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Register for the Spring 2018 10-Week Fitness Challenge

Michele Armstrong, staff participant in the Fall 2017 Challenge, and her trainer Dani Mosbrucker (’17 Kinesiology)
Michele Armstrong, staff participant in the Fall 2017 Challenge, and her trainer Dani Mosbrucker (’17 Kinesiology)

Students in the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology invite faculty and staff to participate in the 10-week challenge.

The 10-week challenge is an opportunity to improve health and fitness for the upcoming spring, give students an outstanding experiential learning opportunity, and, for those of you who set it, to achieve your New Year resolution to get in shape.

Faculty and staff will commit to participate for 10 weeks and KINES 432 Conditioning Principles students will commit to provide personal training. The purpose of this semester-long project is to help faculty and staff improve their health and wellness by providing a knowledgeable trainer and external accountability. Clients and personal trainers will agree to meet a minimum of two times per week for 10 weeks. Faculty and staff will be provided times to train in the Kinesiology Annex weight room (locker rooms are available).

Student personal trainers will develop and guide clients through an exercise routine designed to help participants meet their health and fitness goals. We do not know what the response to this program will be and the number of student trainers may be limited, so it will be first come, first served.

Participants will be required to complete a health history questionnaire before participating. We will compare before/after data for height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and resting heart rate and blood pressure, as well as appropriate performance measures (e.g. speed, power, strength). Those clients making the most significant improvement across all measures will be awarded prizes (as will their personal trainers).

Congratulations to the top five finishers from last semester’s challenge: Sara Fry, Joanne Klein, Busayo Apampa, Cathlene McGraw and Erin Nance. Kudos to their student trainers: Dusty Fisher, Kevin Blume, Grace Matlock, Marlon Carson and Minttu Hukka. In addition, fitness challenge participant donations increased the Kinesiology Department Scholarship fund by more than $5,000.

“The challenge was the best thing I could have ever done and I look forward to the next challenge,” said Michele Armstrong, a staff member who participated in the fall 2017 challenge.

Please follow this link to Orgsync to enter.

The 10-week challenge will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16. For more information, call (206) 550-2899 or send an email or