Design an Exercise Program for a Special Population


Question Description

You will act as a Certified Fitness Specialist who will design an exercise program for an Obese population. Review the Required Resources for Week Five prior to completing this assignment. (Assume your client has been cleared by his or her physician to participate in an exercise program; therefore, you do not need to complete a pre participation health screening for the individual).

Part I

  1. Create your client for this assignment, providing demographic information (i.e., gender, age, height, weight, and health history).
  2. Identify the compromising condition of your obesity population.
  3. Compare and contrast the compromising condition of the human body in your special population ( obesity) to those without this compromising condition. (For example, compare and contrast the function of the human body in an individual who has arthritis compared to someone who does not). Why does this condition make the individual compromised in regards to physical activity/exercise?
  4. Explain the chronic physiological and psychological benefits of exercise specific to your special population and health condition.

Part II

  1. Choose a cardiovascular health-related physical fitness test described in the text that you would use to assess the beginning fitness level of your client. Pretend to complete the fitness test on the individual and provide results from the test to use as a baseline to create the individualized exercise program.
  2. Design an individualized cardiovascular fitness program for your client using the FITT-VP principles. Clearly define intensity levels by the MET level method, Heart Rate Reserve (HRR), or Rating of Perceived Exertion.
  3. Integrate basic nutrition guidelines that your special population should follow along with his or her exercise regimen (i.e., daily caloric intake, fat intake).
  4. Develop a chart to show progression of the exercise program for the initial week and two additional weeks to demonstrate how you would progress the client. (Progression is not necessary in each of the FITT principles. Some clients, especially special population groups, may only be able to increase their frequency or time in the first few weeks before improving their intensity).

The Final Project

  • Must be a minimum of eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style

Resources: FITT principle of cardiovascular fitness (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site

ACSM’s certified news, Physical fitness for special populations: Suggested readings (Links to an external site.), Working with special populations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.., . Dietary guidelines (Links to an external site.), Perceived exertion (Borg rating of perceived exertion scale

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Running head: OBESITY




Part One
Client details

Obesity is chronic health complication that affects many people in the United States and
the world at large (Luppino et al. 2010). This is the disorder where an individual has excess fat
with increased chances of health problems. People with symptoms of obesity are at risk of
developing the following health complications: type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, some
cancer and depression among others. On most occasions, obesity is caused by lack of physical
fitness exercises, genetic disorders and excessive food (Haslam & James, 2005). This is an
exercise program for Johnson Edwin who is a male person aged 20 years in the state of
Delaware. Johnson’s body mass indeed is over 32kg/m2. Obesity has been common issue that
has made him vulnerable to heart diseases because he is allergic to physical exercise though
developed insatiable appetite for food. He comes from a population where twelve million
children are obese. He is an African-American and his population was known to have high rates
of obesity as of the 2013 report (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2014). His state of
origin shares other similar features to Idaho, Alaska, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming. With
a height of 1.8m, Johnson has been experiencing cases of seizures, manifesting features of being
dull and sometimes collapses under unlimited supply of oxygen.
Johnson has been cleared from Mayo Clinic to participate in the physical exercise in
order to regain his normal state of regular blood flow, normal rate of heart beat and embracing
recommended eating habits by maintaining a well balanced diet. This exercise will keep running
until he is confirmed by the Mayo Clinic attendants that he is fit to continue with normal life. He



will be under close supervision of physical therapist to ensure that there are limited chances of
him missing exercises.
Compromising Condition
Many African-Americans from the state of Delaware have manifested disturbing health
conditions due to increased cases of obesity. Generally, obesity among adults in the state of
Delaware has continued to increase due to a number of factors and reasons. Obesity and
inactivity are the leading causes of premature death, number of illnesses and disability among
people in the state of Delaware and United States at large. Obesity has become a risk factor of
diabetes, joint and bone disorders and other health problems. Obesity and overweight trends have
continued to increase among the Delaware population and Johnson is not an exception in this
case (Puhl & Heuer, 2010).
As early as 1990s, overweight has increased from 32.7% to 36% in 2002 in Delaware
(Delaware, 2018). Generally, the possibility of increased rate of obesity in the state of Delaware
has continued to increase by leaps and pounds. Overweight and obesity are increasing with
increase in individual age (Delaware, 2018). Generally, prevalence rates of obese adults in
Delaware are high among African Americans; population that is manifesting other complications
such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Men are vulnerable to obese as
compared to women due to increased rates of drinking...

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