Fitness is important for everyone's health and wellness. Not everyone will believe there is a fitness program for them. Through projects and case studies, we find this is not true. Merriam-Webster (2014) defines the adjective "holistic" as: "relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts". Taking this principle of holistic health and applying it to a fitness plan, we see that all individuals can participate in physical activity, no matter what their socio-economic, cultural, or fitness level. Care is taken in building a personal fitness plan by looking at the whole person, such as their: goals, barriers, lifestyle, current physical activity, risks, age, and influences like family, peers and co-workers.
Below are some examples of case studies. All four individuals have different lifestyles, goals, and barriers. Check out what their fitness action plans look like. Maybe you can identify with one of these people. The "FITT and PROS" principles for building these plans were retrieved from Howley, Edward T. & Thompson, Dixie L. 2007. Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Sixth Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.