A Healthier U

Get Fit in 2017: Free Fitness Program

Want to start a fitness program but don’t know where to begin?

Do you want to get back into shape?

Have you been exercising and want to change things up?

If you answered YES to any of the above, we have a great program for you.

We are looking to recruit several participants to receive free physical activity
counseling from students in the Health, Kinesiology and Recreation Department
who are training to be Fitness and Wellness Specialists.

As part of the program you will receive:

  • Cholesterol and glucose screening (PEAK HPR-E 217)
    Appointments available:
    Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7-9 a.m.
    Thursday, March 2 from 7:30-9 a.m.
    (Visit will take approximately 15 minutes)
  • Two 45-minute fitness assessments (HPR-N 235)
    Round 1: Wednesday, March 22 from 7:30-9 a.m.
    Round 2: Monday, April 24 from 7:30-9 a.m.(Assessments will include: body composition, heart rate and blood pressure,
    three-minute step test, grip strength and flexibility)
  • A four-week exercise program tailored to your specific goals (This will be a program you can do on your own time, at home and/or in a fitness setting, this is not an exercise class).
  • Individualized physical activity counseling
    *Please note the dates of the testing sessions as they cannot be changed.*
    Please contact me if you are interested in joining: jon.groot@utah.edu.



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