Benefits of Les Mills BODYPUMP® vs YogaFit® Training on Sedentary Adults Age 50 to 70
Received Date: December 27, 2020; Published Date: January 15, 2021
As people age the risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disability and injuries from falls greatly increases. Interventions that can help reduce the risk in all four areas can save lives, improve quality of life, and save medical care costs. The purpose of this study was to examine the physical benefits of Les Mills BODYPUMP® vs. YogaFit® training for fifty-five minutes, three days a week for eight weeks on sedentary adults aged 50 to 70. The YogaFit® group consisted of 6 males (59.83+5.63) and 23 females (57.35+ 4.79) while the Les Mills BODYPUMP® group consisted of 6 males (56.33+4.32) and 17 females (57.06+5.528). An ANOVA analysis revealed statistically significant differences in fitness performance scores between the two groups, F (30, 19) = 2.14, p < .05; Wilk’s Λ = 0.228, partial η2 = .77. The results of the Bonferroni post-hoc test, between groups for pre-training and post-training measures are described in Table 1. The results of this study indicate that in a sedentary population, not only does performing exercise improve fitness but the use of the Les Mills BODYPUMP® classes shows significant improvements in strength and flexibility related measures when compared with those who perform YogaFit® training.
Table 1:ANOVA Results M = Mean, Yoga represents YogaFit® Style Training, BP = Les Mills BODYPUMP®, M Y-BP = Mean Difference, SE= Standard Error of the Mean, P = Level of significance.
Keywords: Les Mills BODYPUMP®; YogaFit®