• Outreach to the Community
• Community Promotion- Radio, Flyers, Schools,
Newspaper Ads., Email, Newsletters, Social
Media (Facebook, Twitter)
• Provides Scholarships- Nobody is turned away
o Application Process
An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Exercise
Among Older Adults by Gretchen A. Brenes, Michael J.
Strube and Martha Storandt
o Older adults are least likely to exercise
o Planned Behavior Model Theory
Theoretical Support Cont.
o Age Range 53-84 years old
o 60% White, 31% African American, 2% Native American &
• Three predictor behaviors
o attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control
The theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985).
• In Conclusion
o 93% at 1 month, 90% at 3
months and 89% at 9
o Once adults participated
they generally stayed on
Brenes, G. A., Strube, M. J., & Storandt, M. (1998). An application of the
theory of planned behavior to exercise among older adults. Journal
of Applied Social Psychology, 28(24), 2274-2290.
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The YMCA (2014). YMCA of the USA. http://www.ymca.net/