TruFit Faculty/Staff Wellness Program is Back This Spring

Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to change their health and fitness habits; unfortunately few will actually follow through.

People want to make changes in their health behaviors and just have a difficult time sticking with their good intentions. Are you one of these people?

Do you catch yourself saying: “I want to start exercising and changing my diet, BUT…”

Time to sign up for the spring 2007 TruFit Wellness program designed for faculty and staff members looking to make changes to their health.

TruFit Wellness is a 12-week education and exercise program focused on teaching group members the skills needed to empower lifetime health behavior changes.

Spring session will incorporate behavior education sessions to assist members in learning:
• Creating motivation for change
• Planning strategies for change
• Combating negative thoughts
• Goal setting for success
• Overcoming obstacles
• Nutrition tips and education

NEW for the spring semester is the addition of a weekly organized group exercise session lead by Karen Skoch, director fitness/wellness at the Student Recreation Center.
In addition, group members will receive:
• Orientation to the Student Recreation Center
• Including orientation to all Cardiovascular machines
• Including orientation to all Weight Room equipment
• Instruction on and use of a Heart Rate Monitor
• Body composition testing
• Incentives for completing the program

TruFit members will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Meetings will begin Jan. 9 and continue through April 11.

Any Truman faculty or staff member who is at least 10 pounds overweight and not currently engaging in regular physical activity is encouraged to join. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to sign up, contact Jennifer Hurst at 665.4464 or
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