Fit For Life | Kent State University

Fit For Life

In collaboration with the School of Health Sciences, the Division of Human Resources will be offering the Fit For Life Program.  This program will run 12-weeks each semester (as well as two 5-week summer sessions).  The program will be located in the Gym Annex off of Midway Drive on the Kent Campus.

Enhance your health and well-being while having fun with your co-workers, family members, and friends. Join, Fit for Life, and get the individual and small group attention you need while improving your goals at your own pace.  This one-credit workshop is a perfect way for faculty, staff, students, and adult family members to achieve the success you've been looking for in your personal health and fitness journey. 

For employees and students eligible for tuition benefits, this exercise program is FREE!  Three different times are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6-7 a.m., 12-1 p.m., and 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

This 60-minute class typically begins with a warm-up of stretching and calisthenics, followed by a choice of aerobics (walking, jogging, bicycling, aqua aerobics & more). Next, to strengthen muscle groups through the range of motion, is an anaerobic workout using light weights. Finally, you will cool-down through light stretching and relaxation exercises. 

Participants will also take part in a series of functional fitness tests both at the beginning and completion of the semester. These tests will include a standard lipid profile and a series of exercise tests aimed at evaluating flexibility, aerobic endurance and anaerobic strength. Participants will also receive a Movband, a fitness tracker, to help increase awareness of your daily activity level and to inspire the healthy decision to keep moving.

Sign up for Fit for Life today and improve your fitness and health through knowledge, diet, and exercise. For CRN and registration information visit http://www.kent.edu/cde/workshops/credit, scroll to Fit for Life.  New Fit for Life participants must complete a paper registration form found at www.kent.edu/cde/workshops/credit/registration-information. Returning Fit for Life participants will register on FlashLine.  Fit for Life is listed under EXSC 43093. 

Questions regarding registration may be directed to the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu.  For questions regarding the program itself, please contact Dr. Ellen Glickman, Professor of Exercise Science/Physiology and program coordinator.  Glickman can be reached at eglickma@kent.edu