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Sign up for the Fitness Challenge at Boise State

Students in the kinesiology department are once again hosting the fall Fitness Challenge to help faculty and staff achieve their health and fitness goals through an experiential learning opportunity. The KINES 432 Conditioning Procedures class is small this semester so Fitness Challenge spots are limited. Registration is first come, first served.

The Fitness challenge will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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 the 10 weeks.

Faculty and staff will be provided times to train in the Kinesiology Annex weight room (locker rooms are available). Due to COVID, the kinesiology department has enhanced health protocols in place. The weight room recently was deep cleaned and they are asking all participants to help thoroughly wipe equipment down. The Kinesiology Annex weight room is open for training Monday through Friday:

  • 7 – 9 a.m.
  • noon – 1 p.m.
  • 4 – 6 p.m.

Student personal trainers will develop and guide clients through an exercise routine designed to help clients meet their health and fitness goals. Participants will be required to complete a health history questionnaire before beginning. Before/after data will compare: weight, body mass index (BMI), and resting heart rate and blood pressure, as well as appropriate performance measures (e.g. speed, power, strength).

Clients who have made 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.  Fitness Challenge participant donations increased the Kinesiology Department Scholarship fund by more than $8,000 last year.

With questions, contact Josh Murphey at or Hannah Mauer at