TruFit Faculty/Staff Wellness Program for Spring Semester 2008

It is time to sign up for the spring 2008 TruFit Wellness program designed for faculty and staff members looking to make changes to their health. TruFit Wellness is a 12-week education and physical activity program focused on teaching group members the skills needed to empower lifetime health behavior changes, not just short-term results.

The spring session will incorporate behavior education sessions on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. 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

Participants will have a choice to participate in a group exercise class lead by Karen Skoch, director of fitness/wellness at the Student Recreation Center, on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. or to engage in a walking session at least one day a week.

In addition to the educational and fitness sessions, group members will receive:

•    Orientation to the Student Recreation Center
            • Including orientation to all Cardiovascular machines
            • Including orientation to Weight Room equipment
•    Instruction on and use of a Heart Rate Monitor
•    A pedometer to track activity
•    Body composition testing
•    Incentives for completing the program

Meetings take place Jan. 29-April 29.

Any Truman faculty or staff member who is 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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