Faculty/Staff Exercise Program: Fall 2013 6 AM Session


 

Date: October 14-December 13 (Registration deadline October 11)

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 (you choose the preferred time slot) for 8 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 participants level of fitness.
- ANAEROBIC: 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 asked to complete the attached 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 Parameters: 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 and 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 (i.e., 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 8- 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.

We are very excited to bring such a comprehensive program to our faculty and staff at Kent State. 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 Dr. Ellen Glickman directly at 330-672-2930 or Rachael Decker at 330-672-8368.

 

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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