A new perk of the Fitness Center — the Cooper Quest wellness program. This on-going, custom-designed benefit provides you tools, resources and encouragement to help you achieve the fitness results you desire.
Cooper Quest is based on Dr. Kenneth Cooper's 8 Steps to Get Cooperized™, and at the foundation of the program are five key health areas:
Regular cholesterol and glucose testing is a simple, yet reliable, way to monitor your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Opt to use existing blood work from your doctor—including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose. Complete the Blood Work Form provided by the Fitness Center to submit blood work results that you have completed within the past year.
An unhealthy body composition increases the risk of chronic health conditions. Get a complete picture of your body composition by measuring your body mass index and body fat percentage. You can get this done during the Functional Testing appointment or stop by the fitness office—it’s quick and easy to measure.
Being fit, as proven by The Cooper Institute, decreases the risk of dying from all causes by 58 percent and adds up to six years to an individual’s life. Complete a walk or run test in less than 20 minutes to determine your cardiovascular fitness level. We will be offering a new round of cardiovascular testing at Wellington starting on Wednesday, August 28, and running through Friday, September 6. Testing will take approximately 30 minutes and will involve either walking a mile or running 1.5 miles on a treadmill. We will also check blood pressure and bodyfat percentage. You may also go through the Functional Movement Screening if desired. The screening is one of the perks offered at Wellington; there is no charge. To sign up go to Make an appointment for screening!
The better mobility and stability you have, the more you can improve your exercise efficiency, durability and performance. The 20-minute Functional Movement Screen evaluates your movement patterns, identifying weaknesses and imbalances. Contact the fitness staff to schedule an appointment.
It’s not stress that kills, but rather the way you manage it. Come by the Fitness Center to complete a 10-minute confidential Stress Management Questionnaire. No registration is required.
If you would like to know more about how the Functional Movement Screening is done and/or schedule an appointment please contact the fitness staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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