Tri-C Puts Focus on Fitness at ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Event
October 31, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free community event will be held Nov. 15 at Eastern Campus
Learn how fitness and lifestyle can improve your overall health during “Exercise is Medicine on Campus,” a free upcoming program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Services building at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.
“Exercise is Medicine” is part of a national initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine. The goal is to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle to help prevent many chronic diseases.
“This year our focus is on fitness technology and how these new innovations can make workouts fun, safe and effective,” said Chris Faciana, Sport and Exercise Studies program manager at Eastern Campus.
The event will feature a variety of fitness assessments and activities between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Services building. Activities will include:
• Chair massages by students in Tri-C’s Massotherapy program
• A bicep strength test using the Polar Tri-Fit machine
• The VibeCage, which utilizes whole body vibration to enhance physical therapy and sports performance
• Cardiovascular assessments, including blood pressure and target heart rate calculations
• Fitness technology demonstrations by DHS Group of Brecksville
An hourlong presentation on fitness technology will run from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the gym. That will be followed by demonstrations of the BodPod, which uses air displacement to gauge body fat and muscle mass.
The event is sponsored by the College’s Sport and Exercise Studies program, which prepares students for careers as personal trainers, fitness specialists and jobs in other health-related professions.
For more information on Exercise is Medicine or Tri-C’s Sports and Exercise Studies program, call 216-987-4822 or go to www.tri-c.edu/exercise.