The Center for Physical Activity and Health, which is affiliated with the

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

available.

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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