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Faculty and staff invited to register for fall fitness challenge

KINES 432 Conditioning Principles students provide personal training to faculty and staff as part of the kinesiology Fitness Challenge, Kinesiology Annex, photo Patrick Sweeney

Students in the kinesiology department are once again participating in an an experiential learning opportunity and hosting the fall fitness challenge to help faculty and staff achieve their health and fitness goals. The challenge will begin on Monday, Aug. 30 and continue up to the Thanksgiving break. Those interested in participating can register via a Google Form.

Faculty and staff will commit to participate two days per week of personal training with students in the kinesiology department’s conditioning principles course. The goal of this semester-long project is to help faculty and staff 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. The weight room recently was deep cleaned and all participants are asked to wear masks at all times and to help thoroughly wipe equipment down.

The weight room is open for training Monday through Friday:

  • 7–9 a.m.
  • 12–1 p.m.
  • 5–6 p.m.

Student personal trainers will develop and guide clients through an exercise routine designed to help meet their goals. Participants will be required to complete a health history questionnaire before beginning.

Before and after data will compare: weight, body mass index, 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).

For help with additional questions, contact or, or register using the Google Form.