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Kinesiology Congratulates Top Five Finalists on Fitness Challenge

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

The Department of Kinesiology congratulates the top five finalists of their Spring 2019 Fitness Challenge.

The Fitness Challenge is a friendly competition among Boise State employees who train with kinesiology students over the course of one semester to see who improved their health and fitness most. Faculty and staff commit to ten weeks of personal training provided by students of the KINES 432: Conditioning Principles class. Student personal trainers develop and guide clients through an exercise routine designed to help participants meet their health and fitness goals.

Students in the Kinesiology department would like to thank and congratulate all of the finalists of the Fitness Challenge who improved their health and fitness this semester. As a result of the challenge, more than $3,000 was raised for the Department of Kinesiology scholarships.

Finalists and their departments include:

  • Nader Rafla, Electrical Engineering
  • Jacob Thibodeau, Campus Facilities
  • Nicolas Diaz, Advising and Academic Support
  • Erin Rausch, Service Learning Program
  • Micki Courtney, Taco Bell Arena Administration

Student trainers included: James Murphy, Emily Rush, Carson Dodd, and Kourtney Williams.

Faculty and staff involvement in the Fitness Challenge provides students with a unique hands-on learning opportunity. Most students report that it was one of the most difficult yet significant learning experiences in their time at Boise State. The Fitness Challenge occurs every Fall and Spring semester and is open to all faculty and staff on campus.