Exercise Science Unit, is offering an exercise program for faculty and staff
of the University of Tennessee beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14.
There will be sessions held daily, Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m.-12:45
p.m. and 5:15-6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the HPER Building, room
136B. The cost is $25 per semester, and locker and shower facilities are
Participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible each
week and are welcome during all times. Each session will consist of light
stretching and a walking workout followed by some light abdominal work and
additional stretching. They will also offer access to the HPER weight room
for those interested in resistance training and have gymnasium space available
for other activities. Everyone is encouraged to follow the workout given
for that day but is welcome to design their own. The emphasis for the program
is to initiate physical activity in a social atmosphere.
Each workout will be geared towards increasing physical fitness and weight
control. Through exercise, participants will be able to decrease the risk
of disease and increase their quality of life. Center staff will be on hand
for each session to offer support, guidance and motivation.
Once each semester, participants are encouraged to perform a variety
of physical fitness assessment tests in order to gauge their starting point
and progress. Certain tests will be offered free of charge, as a service
for being a member of the program.
Open screening days will be Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12-13, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Those who are unavailable at these times are asked to come to
a regularly scheduled session or call to make arrangements at 974-6040.
The screening is necessary to insure the safety and ability to participate
prior to the program.
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