Wiitm Yoga Vs. A Traditional Exercise ProgramJordan Burkhart*, Maureen McKenna and Jennifer Hill
Department of Physical Therapy, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jordan Burkhart
Department of Physical Therapy, Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 23, 2012; Accepted Date: June 22, 2012; Published Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: Burkhart J, McKenna M, Hill J (2012) Wiitm Yoga Vs. A Traditional Exercise Program. J Yoga Phys Ther 2:116. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000116
Copyright: © 2012 Burkhart J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of Wii™ yoga versus a traditional structured exercise intervention regarding posture and self-esteem. The data were analyzed using a bivariate correlation and repeated measures 2-way ANOVA with the level of alpha set at p < .05. Four participants (4 females) from Wheeling Jesuit University took part in the study. Two females completed a traditional exercise intervention, consisting of strengthening and stretching exercises from a certified personal trainer for 6 weeks, 3 times a week. The other 2 female participants completed the Wii™ yoga for the same number of sessions. Self-esteem was measured by implementing the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to the participants before the exercise intervention and after the exercise intervention. No significant difference was found using SPSS™ Version 19.0 in the study. However, the data indicate that if there had been a larger sample size, it would have increased the statistical power of the study showing that there could have been a statistically significant difference.