Effects of Different Exercise Environments on Perceived Exercise Affect for an Adult with Cerebral Palsy
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of different exercise environments (public vs non-public gym) on perceived exercise affect (feelings) for an adult with cerebral palsy (CP). Method: The Physical Activity Affect Scale (PAAS) was used once a week for seven weeks to assess the pre-post perceived exercise affect. Results: The results of this study indicated highly positive exercise affects in either environment . However, the increase of perceived exercise affect in the public gym setting was greater than non-public environment prior to exercising. Conclusion: Both environments impacted perceived exercise affect; the public exercise setting may have increased a greater positive influence. Additional research is needed to further determine the effects of exercise setting on exercise induced affect for persons with disabilities.