Students begin by evaluating the health and fitness goals to promote optimal wellness. Students participate in a variety of aerobic activities; such as cycling, pilates, yoga, tae bo, tai chi, power walking, water aerobics, jogging, step aerobics, cardio boot camp, circuit training, jump roping and stress reduction to maximize cardiovascular fitness. Students participate in a pretest and post test to determine aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Using the National Standards for Physical Fitness, students pretest on the five fitness categories and set goals based on the results. At the end of the semester, students post test to measure the results of their goals. Students gain competence and confidence in their abilities as leaders. Through participating in group activities, students develop skill in cooperation and sportsmanship. Throughout the course, the concept of lifelong fitness is emphasized.