This is the number one guide for fitness professionals. "Fitness Professional's Handbook, Sixth Edition", meets the demands of the evolving fitness profession with a fully updated text based on the latest standards, guidelines and research from the leading authorities on the subject. With the expanded scope on the study of physical activity and its relevance to fitness, this text will allow both students and professionals to stay abreast of the latest research and information in the field. This full-colour text serves as an essential resource for those seeking professional certification and an invaluable reference for those already certified and striving to stay informed amid ongoing advances in research. It incorporates information from the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans", the eighth edition of "ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription", and the American Health Association on exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults, older adults, children and those with special needs.