Campus Rec launches online personal training program

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Skype isn’t just for chatting with friends; students, faculty, staff and alumni can now meet with an exercise technician to review health history, set wellness-related goals and receive a physical activity plan — all from the comforts of their home using UFit-V.

Previously, the UFit program was a process to create a customized fitness plan with an exercise technician at the Fitness and Wellness Center, said Dustin Mier, wellness coordinator of Campus Recreation. The new virtual component was added to serve people who may not be able to visit the Rec Center for the in-person program.

“Instead of just being able to help people in the Allendale area, we can now potentially work with anyone in the world who has an Internet connection,” Mier said.

UFit-V, and the in-person UFit, is available for anyone looking to improve three general areas: physical activity, diet/nutrition, and stress/lifestyle management.

The cost of the UFit-V/UFit program is $50 for three sessions; students and alumni receive a 20 percent discount. After registering, students will meet with a fitness technician on Skype or ooVoo for three appointments.

To register or learn more about the UFit-V program, visit www.gvsu.edu/rec/ufit-v-home-page.

About the Recreation Center

The Grand Valley Recreation Center offers a variety of services throughout the academic year, including free Ufit Plan exercise programming, massage therapy, small group fitness classes, a variety of large group fitness classes, personal training, free health screenings, intramural sports and CPR/First Aid classes. They also have a registered dietitian who offers a variety of nutrition services. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/rec.

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