Evaluation of exercise videotapes performed by fitness experts and celebrities
Adrienne Robinson, San Jose State University, United States
San Jose State University . Awarded
The study evaluated resistance training exercise videotapes performed by fitness experts and celebrities to determine their accuracy, safety, and usefulness for the general public. An evaluation instrument was developed by the researcher to conduct a critique of each exercise videotape. The videotapes were selected from popular major videostores in a large metropolitan area. A total of eight videotapes were reviewed, five of celebrities and three of fitness experts. Using the Video Critique, the researcher analyzed the teaching ability of the instructor and the appropriateness of the exercises. Comparisons were made between the celebrity and fitness expert groups. The celebrities were shown to have a longer warm-up and cooldown. Although the celebrities provided more comprehensive exercises in this area, the fitness experts were more technically skilled than the celebrities in their presentation of the exercises. Comparisons revealed that the fitness experts and the celebrities provided safe workouts in their exercise videotapes.
Robinson, A. Evaluation of exercise videotapes performed by fitness experts and celebrities. Master's thesis, San Jose State University.
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