The 6th Edition of this best-selling book continues its tradition of taking a positive, realistic, and fun approach to teaching the basics of how to design and implement a personalized physical fitness program. The completely revised and updated new edition is just right for any beginning fitness course or as a guide for anyone interested in developing a safe, effective personal fitness program for a lifetime of physical fitness. Includes fitness logs for aerobics and weight training, fitness goals and assessment worksheets, and fitness progress charts. Covers health, wellness & fitness topics, common exercise myths & misconceptions, how to get started, basic exercise principles, elements of a workout, improving cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance & strength, flexibility, body composition, and how to make your fitness program "a way of life". Many illustrations and inserts giving definitions and emphasizing important points make this a very easy to read and understandable book.