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Table 2 Main categories of the focus-group discussion on content and methods of physical activity promotion

From: Physical activity promotion in daily exercise therapy: the perspectives of exercise therapists in German rehabilitation settings

(1) Explicit concept-based approaches in exercise therapy are comprised of:
 - volitional support (high concept-base) vs. movement experience (low concept-base); and
 - institution-specific adaptations.
(2) The action pattern of ‘Fun and joy in exercise and physical activity’ includes:
 - a diverse spectrum of exercise interventions;
 - (the rediscovery of) individually tailored and enjoyable activity;
 - the promotion of group experiences and activities;
 - reflections on exercise experiences; and
 - an effort to make rehabilitants more receptive to positive and joyful exercise experiences.
(3) Knowledge transfer to the rehabilitants as a theory–practice combination involves:
 - a central principle of reflection in the pairing of knowledge and exercise experience; and
 - the demonstration of knowledge through proximity to everyday life and pictorial language.
(4) Use of material and media for independent training and practice involves:
 - the common but mostly ineffective use of materials in paper form; however,
 - the search continues for modern forms of media use.
(5) Strategies to promote personal responsibility include:
 - the independent use of therapy-free time fostered by different elements;
 - a reduction in consuming attitudes of rehabilitants; and
 - preparation and strategies for concrete continuation at the place of residence of the rehabilitants.