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San Diego, California 92123


The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a fitness- and behavioral-focused intervention, Athletes for Life (AFL), to improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) among 160 underserved families.

Study summary:

The Athletes for Life (AFL) study was a 12-week randomized controlled trial designed to promote cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and healthy lifestyle changes among parents and children. The original enrollment target was 160 families. A total of 149 parent-child dyads living in a Southwestern U.S. metropolitan area were enrolled in the study. AFL consisting of 24 structured, twice-weekly 90-min family-based, nutrition and sport/fitness-oriented sessions, and was delivered in a municipal recreation center. Behavior change, including increased physical activity, and adherence were motivated through positive reinforcement techniques. Families were randomized to either the AFL program or a wait-list control group.


Inclusion Criteria: - Parent ages 18 years and over - Child ages 6-11 years Exclusion Criteria: - Presence of a mental or physical condition that was contraindicated to participating in sports/exercise - Having a chronic condition that limited mobility - Taking medications that influenced body composition



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Noe C Crespo, PhD
San Diego State University

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Location Contact:

San Diego, California 92123
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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