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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 52, No 3, September, 2013

UDK 61
ISSN 0365-4478(Printed version)
ISSN 1821-2794(Online)


Correspondence to:

Nataša Nikić

Ul. Gavrila Principa 41/22

18000 Niš

E-mail: nirle@medianis.net

Original article                                                                       

UDC: 796.035.012.1-055.2





Nataša Nikić1,2, Dejan Milenković1,2


University of Niš, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Niš, Serbia1

Aerobic club „NIA” Niš, Serbia2


The survey was conducted as an experiment with parallel groups in order to determine the efficiency of step aerobics program on motor abilities, circular dimensionality and body composition in young women.  Twenty-four respondents from 18 to 25 years of age participated in the three-month  study, divided in two groups: I group of 12 younger women involved in the experimental program of step aerobics (experimental group) and II group of 12 younger women who were not included in any program of regular physical exercise (control group). Measuring instruments for the assessment of research areas consisted of six tests for motor skills, five tests for circular dimensionality and eight tests which evaluated body composition. The measurements were performed before and after the experimental treatment. The analyzing of obtained data was made by analysis of covariance in order to determine the effect of experimental treatment. After statistical analysis, the results showed that the step aerobic program had a statistically significant effect on all three research areas in favor of experimental group of younger women. Acta Medica Medianae 2013;52(3):25-34.


Key words: step aerobics, motor skills, circular dimensions, body composition, younger women