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

Students in the 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 students an outstanding experiential learning opportunity and achieve exercise and physical activity goals.

Participants commit to 10 weeks of KINES 432 Conditioning Principles with students 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. Clients and personal trainers agree to meet a minimum of two times per week for 10 weeks. 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 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 all of last year’s participants and kudos to their student trainers. Thanks to those who have participated every semester too! In addition, fitness challenge participant donations 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 Sept. 4 but there are still spots to register.

For more information, email or