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Join the 8-Week Challenge to Improve Your Health and Fitness

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 2:56 pm / January 11, 2017

Students in the kinesiology department invite faculty and staff to participate in the spring semester 8-Week Challenge, a friendly competition between Boise State employees to see who can improve their health and fitness the most.

Faculty and staff who commit to participate for eight weeks will be paired with a student from the KINES 432 Conditioning Principles class, who will provide guidance, encouragement, external accountability and personal training. Congratulations to the top five finishers from last semester’s challenge: Danielle Packard, Andrea Long, Breanna Mead, Kelly Weak and John Gibbons.

The challenge will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Please follow this link to a Google Form to enter.

Participants and personal trainers will agree to meet a minimum of two times per week for eight weeks. Faculty and staff who possess Recreation Center memberships may choose to train at the facilities, while those without memberships will be provided times (see below) to train in the kinesiology annex weight room (locker rooms are available).

Student personal trainers will develop and guide clients through an exercise routine designed to help participants meet their health and fitness goals. The number of student trainers may be limited, so first come, first served.

Participants will be required to complete a health history questionnaire before participating. At the end of eight weeks, we will compare before/after data: height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and resting heart rate and blood pressure, as well as appropriate performance measures (e.g. speed, power, strength). Clients who make the most significant improvement across all measures will be awarded prizes, as will their personal trainers.

Kinesiology annex weight room open gym times, Monday-Friday:

7-8 a.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
4:30-5:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the challenge, feel free to contact:

Lucas Felten, (630) 204-2110, or
Evan Sanford, (206) 550-2899,,