1st Edition

A Unified System Fitness Design Concepts Of Holistic and Inclusive Fitness Framework

    224 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A Unified System Fitness Design proposes a new fitness framework that encompasses all fitness indicators in a holistic and comprehensive manner, striving to provide a comprehensive and inclusive definition of physical fitness, one that considers all attributes contributing to overall well-being, crafting a flexible framework that can adapt to diverse contexts and purposes of physical fitness assessments. This new book is divided into two parts. Part 1 explores redefining and reconstructing the concepts of an inclusive and holistic fitness framework. In Part 2, the reader is encouraged to embark on a journey to discover the interconnected system functions of physiological health, homeostasis, motor control, and energy regulation. Part 3 reinforces the role of wellness in the Unified Systems Fitness Design, guided by the principles of inclusion and equity, in the decision-making process. Finally, the perpetual complementation theory emerged from the design, making sense of the cyclical connection between the system functions for health and skill and strengthening the Health-Ability-Task Suitability (HATS) Framework. There are still many uncharted territories in the realm of fitness and wellness. A Unified System Fitness Design addresses these gaps in the literature and practice and seeks to inspire a transformative worldview that urges the reader to question the existing paradigms and explore innovative, inclusive approaches that cater to people with unique needs. In doing so, this exciting new volume aims to establish a common language for researchers and practitioners in the field, offering accurate and concise descriptions of each fitness component and its associated indicators in a universally understood terminology.

    Part 1: A New Perspective on Physical Fitness

    Redefining And Reconstructing Concepts of an Inclusive and Holistic Fitness Framework


    1. The Fitness Puzzle


    2. Complexities of Fitness


    3. Theoretical Framework


    4. The Building Block Systems of Fitness


    5. The Design of the Framework


    6. Coordination: The Essence of Motor Control


    7. Essentials of the Unified Systems Fitness Design: A Synthesis


    8. Body Function Regulation

      Part 2: The System Functions of Fitness

    Exploring the Interconnected System Functions of Physiological Health, Homeostasis, Motor

    Control and Energy Regulation


    9. Metabolism


    10. Aerobic Control


    11. Motor Control


    12. Body Composition


    13. Energy Production and Utilization


    Part 3: Real-world Application of the USFD Framework

    Unveiling the Principles and Potential of the USFD Framework to Real-life Success


    14. The Role of Wellness in USFD


    15. Perpetual Complementation Theory and the Brake Mechanisms



    Nguyen Tra Giang is Director, Institute of Sports Science and Management, University of Management and Technology Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Lai Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Oliver N. Gomez is the Deputy Head of Sport Management Department of the Institute of Sports Science and Management at the University of Management and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.