Vol. 10, Issue 1, June 2014.



Adriana Ljubojević1,Vladimir Jakovljević1,and Milijana Popržen2
1Fakultet fizičkog vaspitanja i sporta, Univerzitet Banja Luka, Bosna i Hercegovina
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Firnes studio „Sport Trend“, Banja Luka, Bosna i Hercegovina
Fitness studio “Sport Trend”, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

doi: 10.5550/sgia.141001.en.004L
UDC: 793.3-055.2



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The aim of this research was to determine the effects of zumba fitness program on changes of women body composition. 12 women aged 25-35 participated in the conducted research. The zumba fitness program was estimated after eight weeks of exercise, total 24 training sections. Body weight, fat percentage, fat mass, free fat mass and total body water were measured at the beginning and at the end of the research. The effects of applied training
model were analyzed by using Paired sample T test. The obtained result showed that zumba fitness program achieved statistically significant improvement in total body weight loss (p=.019), fat percentage (p=.012) and fat mass (p=.000). Although the value of free fat mass (0.22 kg) and the total amount of body water (0.15 kg) recorded increase after complete of program, they were not statistically significant. The study results clearly indicated that the zumba fitness exercise can be used as effective group fitness exercise for the change in body composition of women.

Key words: body composition, effects of exercise, zumba fitness.


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