In it together: A qualitative evaluation of participant experiences of a 10-week, group-based, workplace HIIT program for insufficiently active adults
MetadataShow full item record
Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 40 (1): pp. 10-19, https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2017-0306 © 2018 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Using guidance from the reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance evaluation framework, we aimed to qualitatively evaluate the participant experiences of a workplace high-intensity interval training (HIIT) intervention. Twelve previously insufficiently active individuals (four males and eight females) were interviewed once as part of three focus groups. Perceptions of program satisfaction, barriers to and facilitators of adherence, and persistence to exercise were explored. HIIT initiates interest because of its novelty, provides a sense of accomplishment, and overcomes the barriers of perceived lack of time. The feeling of relatedness between the participants can attenuate negative unpleasant responses during the HIIT sessions. HIIT, in this workplace setting, is an acceptable intervention for physically inactive adults. However, participants were reluctant to maintain the same mode of exercise, believing that HIIT sessions were for the very fit.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Short-Term Psychological and Physiological Effects of Varying the Volume of High-Intensity Interval Training in Healthy Menda Silva Machado, D.; Costa, E.; Ray, H.; Beale, L.; Chatzisarantis, Nikos; de Farias-Junior, L.; Hardcastle, Sarah (2019)We assessed the short-term effects of varying the volume of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on psychological and physiological responses of 23 healthy adult males (M = 21 years; M peak oxygen uptake [VO2peak] = ...
Effects of high intensity interval training on exercise capacity in people with cystic fibrosis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trialSawyer, A.; Cavalheri, Vinicius; Jenkins, S.; Wood, J.; Cecins, N.; Singh, B.; Hill, K. (2018)Background: In people with cystic fibrosis (CF), higher exercise capacity is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQoL), reduced risk of hospitalisation for a respiratory infection and survival. Therefore, ...
The effect of aquatic high-intensity interval training on aerobic performance, strength and body composition in a non-athletic population: systematic review and meta-analysisDepiazzi, J.; Forbes, R.; Gibson, N.; Smith, N.; Wilson, A.; Boyd, Roslyn; Hill, Kylie (2018)Objective: In a non-athletic population, to (1) investigate the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training in an aquatic environment (A-HIIT) on aerobic performance, strength, and body composition and (2) report ...