Group Exercise and Fitness

Weightroom Orientation

Weightroom orientations are suggested for those who are new to weight training or for those who may need a refresher course on how to use the equipment properly. This orientation will also help teach/correct your form and alignment.

Fitness Assessment

The purpose of a fitness assessment is to evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and muscular strength and muscular endurance. The following tests are used to evaluate your level of fitness:

  • Resting heart rate
  • Resting blood pressure
  • Bioelectrical Impedance-Tanita (body composition)
  • YMCA 3-minute step test (cardiovascular fitness)
  • Sit & reach (flexibility)
  • Push-ups (muscular strength)

With the information gathered from these tests, the Exercise Coordinator will be able to develop an exercise program specifically for your needs. The fitness assessment is also a good way to chart your progress when taken several times over a few months. Please allow one hour for testing and consultation. Wear loose comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Call 262-6314 to make an appointment.

Personalized Training Program

Meet with the staff to get your personalized training program. The exercise program developed for you will be sensible, progressive, and designed with your goals in mind. Please email Stephanie McDaniel, Exercise Coordinator @ mcdanielst@appstate.edu.