Spring Faculty/Staff Exercise Program - 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.


Date: Jan. 27 - April 28 (Registration deadline Jan. 20, 2014)

Time: MWF 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

Location: Macc Annex Gym, 350 Midway Drive

Event Description:

This program is specifically designed to assist those individuals who may benefit from a more structured and personal exercise program due to a sedentary lifestyle or for individuals who may have some risk factors that require more supervision, such as hypertension, diabetes, family history of heart or coronary disease, metabolic disease, etc.

Participants will meet three days each week for 12 weeks for an individualized exercise program that includes:

  • Warm-up
Stretching and Calisthenics (20-25 minutes)
  • Aerobics
Walking, Jogging, Elliptical (20-30 minutes) continuous or discontinuous based on the participant's level of fitness.
  • Anaerobics

Using lightweights to strengthen a given muscle group through the range of motion (optional: 10-15 minutes)

  • Cool-down
Stretching and relaxation exercises (5-10 minutes)

Participants will be required to complete a Consent, Waiver and Release Agreement, a Waiver of Worker’s Compensation Benefits and a Physician’s Informed Consent. In addition, and for your benefit, trained staff will perform the following tests in order to write an appropriate exercise program for each participant:


  • Body Composition
Height, Weight, Skinfolds
  • Lungs Capacity

Lung Function with a Pulmonary Function Test

  • Cardiovascular
Resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • Aerobic Capacity

Cooper 12 min. Walk Test or 1.5 Mile run (depending upon activity level.

  • Anaerobic Tests
Handgrip Dynamometer
  • Muscular Endurance

Curl ups, push-ups in one minute

  • Flexibility

Sit and Reach test (modified for the older adult or less fit)

  • Balance
Biodex Testing
  • Blood Analysis

Complete Blood Count (CBC, Hb, Hct, Glucose, Lipids, HDL, LDL, Trig)

  • Cognitive and Psychological Testing

Profile of mood state, memory, ability to learn, attention (with Gunstad Laboratory)

The 12-week program will cost $50 per person and payment can be made when you attend your first session. This covers all costs associated with staff, equipment, and your confidential health screenings conducted during the program. Showers and locker rooms will also be available to faculty/staff participating in the program.

Registration is limited for both the 6 a.m. and 12 noon session. If you have specific questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Mallory Kobak at (216) 570-3118 or mkobak2@kent.edu. You may also contact Dr. Ellen Glickman at (216) 401-2332.

Kent State University is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Amy Quillin, Student Accessibility Services, at 330-672-3391 or aquillin@kent.edu.



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