The Influence of Structured Yoga Classes versus Individual Exercise Routines on Flexibility
Madeline Marie Connaughton, Christine M Diluia, Alyssa M Marchiando, Megan E Nemecek
The purpose of this project was to determine if participation in three weeks of structured yoga class will reflect a greater increase in flexibility compared to individuals that exercise regularly, but do not participate in a structured yoga class. All participants signed an Invitation to Participate document acknowledging their willingness to volunteer. Data was collected on N = 20 University of Dayton female students; 10 of which participated in a structured yoga classes at the RecPlex, and 10 of which perform other forms of exercise besides yoga, and utilize their own stretching routine. For pre- and post- test sessions, participants were guided through a brief dynamic warm up before performing the flexibility-based assessments. The following measurements were collected and recorded during both pre- and post- test sessions: age, height, weight, leg length, torso length, arm length, YMCA sit-and-reach, and a standing toe touch test. Data was analyzed using SPSS, and result and conclusions will be presented via poster session at the Stander Symposium.
Course Project - Undergraduate
Megan A Clayton
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium poster
"The Influence of Structured Yoga Classes versus Individual Exercise Routines on Flexibility" (2017). Stander Symposium Posters. 861.