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Faculty and Staff Invited to Register for the Fall 2018 10-Week Fitness Challenge

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

The Fitness Challenge is an opportunity to improve participants health and fitness for the upcoming year, give the student trainers an outstanding experiential learning opportunity, and achieve exercise and physical activity goals. Participants will be required to complete a health history questionnaire before participating. The number of student trainers is limited, so it will be first come, first serve.

Participants commit to 10-weeks of students from KINES 432 Conditioning Principles providing personal training. The purpose of this semester-long project is to help participants improve their health and wellness by providing a knowledgeable trainer and external accountability. Participants 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 them meet their health and fitness goals for a minimum of two times per week for 10 weeks. Clients initial questionnaire will be compared for 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 all of last year’s clients and kudos to their student trainers. In addition, donations from the Fitness Challenge clients increased the Kinesiology Department Scholarship fund by more than $9,000 last year!

Please follow this link to OrgSync to enter the challenge and choose your time slot.

The Fitness Challenge began on Tuesday, Sep. 4 but there are still spots to register.

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