Dynamics of Body Composition and Body Image of Sedentary Working Women who Attend Zumba or Functional Training Programs: Pilot Study

Authors

  • Ernesta Aukštuolytė
  • Vilma Mauricienė
  • Algė Daunoravičienė
  • Giedrė Knispelytė
  • Kristina Berškienė

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v2i109.190

Abstract

Background. The aim of the study was to evaluate dynamics of body composition and body image in women who perform sedentary work and are attending Zumba or functional training programs. Methods. There were 31 women taking part in this study. They attended Zumba (n = 16) or functional training (n = 15) programs. All participants were asked to fll in Body Image Scale and Body Shape Questionnaire. Participants’ body composition was evaluated by measuring skinfold thickness with a calliper. All measurements were made twice: before and after eight weeks. Results. No statistically signifcant changes of body composition were found in Zumba and in functional training groups. The results showed that women became more satisfed with their bodies after the functional training program. Conclusion. Body composition did not change signifcantly after eight weeks of Zumba or functional training, however the reduction of body dissatisfaction was observed after the functional training program.

Keywords: body dissatisfaction, fat mass, fat free mass.

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Published

2018-06-25

How to Cite

Aukštuolytė, E., Mauricienė, V., Daunoravičienė, A., Knispelytė, G., & Berškienė, K. (2018). Dynamics of Body Composition and Body Image of Sedentary Working Women who Attend Zumba or Functional Training Programs: Pilot Study. Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences, 2(109). https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v2i109.190

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Health, Rehabilitation and Adapted Physical Activity