MOBILE FITNESS APPLICATIONS AND GYM EXERCISES OF FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS

The study employed a quasi-experimental non-equivalent pre-test-post-test design which determined the effectiveness of mobile fitness applications and gym exercises in enhancing the health-related fitness performance of the first-year college students of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College for A.Y. 2019-2020. An experimental group with ten students was exposed to mobile application exercises, while the control group with ten students was exposed to gym exercises. The standardized Philippine Physical Fitness Test was used to assess the students’ physical fitness performance. t-test for dependent sample and Wilcoxon tests were used to obtain the difference between pre-test and post-test fitness performances of the two groups, while the Mann-Whitney U test was used to attain the difference in the mean gain of the students’ fitness performance after using the two exercises. The study revealed that mobile fitness application exercise is as effective as gym exercises in enhancing the health-related fitness performance level of the students.</p.

Keywords: Mobile Fitness Applications, Gym Exercises, First-Year College Students, Health-related Fitness, Fitness Performance.

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