Get Fit Stay Fit
Get Fit Stay Fit is an exercise program that provides kinesiology student volunteers with an opportunity to apply their education in a professional setting. Our kinesiology students train CSUEB employee members using evidence-based exercise program designs.
To strengthen campus physical activity habits proven to provide health benefits while improving the kinesiology student learning experience.
- To meet and exceed the American College of Exercise Professionals and the American Heart Association's Primary Physical Activity recommendations.
- To develop habits that continue to meet and exceed the ACSM-AHA Primary Physical Activity recommendations outside of the program.
- To improve professionally by applying Kinesiology curriculum knowledge.
Kinesiology students can gain professional field experience as a volunteer or for KIN 498 Internship course credit.
Internship (Kin 498)
Students must attend the internship orientation or meet with Dr. Carpenter prior to enrolling in an internship program. Each student must fill out the Verification of Acceptance form to register for KIN 498 Internship.
Course hourly requirements:
1 unit = 50 hours
2 units = 100 hours
*3 units = 150 hours
*We rarely allow students to complete 3 units in a single term. In the cases that we do, we require references from Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Exercise Prescription instructors.
Students who are interested in participating in the program, but do not need to complete units for KIN 498 may volunteer. Our only requirement is a commitment to scheduled attendance and an eagerness to develop exercise program design skills.
All CSUEB employees are welcome to join this program.
Term membership fees must be paid before participation. Payments are made to the Cashier's Office in the Student Affairs building.
1-on-1 Personal Training (includes other training options)
- Staff = $100
- Admin/Faculty = $125
Group Exercise and Open Gym Training
- Staff = $75
- Admin/Faculty = $100
We offer 1-on-1, Group Exercise, and Open Gym (semi-structured) training.
1-on-1 Personal Training
Our student trainers create a custom, evidence-based exercise program for their client's specific needs. The trainer's availability is based on their experience as well as their schedule.
The group fitness classes are a high-volume Bootcamp style program that is appropriate for participants from every skill level.
Spring 2020 Schedule:
Monday and Wednesday 12-12:55p
Tuesday and Thursday 5-5:55p
Semi-structured training programs provided through the Teambuildr application. The Teambuildr application allows us to create exercise programs and track progress. Student trainers will be supervising the training room floor space to provide support when needed.
Spring 2020 Schedule:
M-Th 12-2p and 5-6:30p
Friday 12-2p only
Verification of Acceptance (KIN 498 Internship) form is available in the Kinesiology office.
For Employee Members
Medical history questionnaire
ACSM-AHA Primary Physical Activity Recommendations:
- All Americans should participate in an amount of energy expenditure equivalent to 150 min/wk of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 min/wk of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or a combination of both that generates energy equivalency to either regimen for substantial health benefits.
- These guidelines further specify a dose-response relationship, indicating additional health benefits are obtained with 300 min/wk or more of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 150 min/wk or more of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.
- Adults should do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high-intensity and involve all major muscle groups in 2 d/wk because these activities provide additional health benefits.
Improvements in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function
- Increased maximal oxygen uptake resulting from both central and peripheral
- Decreased minute ventilation at a given absolute submaximal intensity
- Decreased myocardial oxygen cost for a given absolute submaximal intensity
- Decreased heart rate and blood pressure at a given submaximal intensity
- Increased capillary density in skeletal muscle
- Increased exercise threshold for the accumulation of lactate in the blood
- Increased exercise threshold for the onset of disease signs or symptoms ( e.g., angina pectoris, ischemic ST-segment depression, claudication)
Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Function
- Reduced resting systolic/diastolic pressure
- Increased serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and decreased serum triglycerides
- Reduced total body fat, reduced intra-abdominal fat
- Reduced blood platelet adhesiveness and aggregation
- Reduced inflammation
Decreased Morbidity and Morality
- Primary prevention ( i.e., interventions to prevent the initial occurrence)
- Higher activity and/or fitness levels are associated with lower death rates from CAD
- Higher activity and/or fitness levels are associated with lower incidence rates for CVD, CAD, stroke, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, osteoporotic fractures, cancer of the colon and breast, and gallbladder disease
- Secondary prevention ( i.e., interventions after a cardiac event to prevent another)
- Based on meta-analyses ( i.e., pooled data across studies), cardiovascular and all-cause mortality are reduced in patients with post-myocardial infarction (MI) who participate in cardiac rehabilitation exercise training, especially as a component of multifactorial risk factor reduction (Note: randomized controlled trials of cardiac rehabilitation exercise training involving patients with post-MI do not support a reduction in the rate of nonfatal reinfarction).
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Improved cognitive function
- Enhanced physical function and independent living in older individuals
- Enhanced feelings of well-being
- Enhanced performance of work, recreational, and sport activities
- Reduced risk of falls and injuries from falls in older individuals
- Prevention or mitigation of functional limitations in older adults
- Effective therapy for many chronic diseases in older adults