Program Results

During the past four and a half years, 383 men and 749 women have completed our basic exercise program. The 1,132 participants were an average age of 51.7 years, with 238 between 21 and 40 years, 553 between 41 and 60 years, and 341 between 61 and 80 years. As shown in Table 1, all three age groups began the basic exercise program with similar average body weights (between 172.7 and 179.9 pounds), and similar average body composition (between 25.6 and 27.2 percent fat). After two months of training, the three age groups experienced similar reductions in body weight (1.7 to 2.6 pounds), and significant improvements in body composition (2.0 to 2.3 percent fat).

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