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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Community Fitness Program
Begins Fifth Year at UW-Eau Claire

MAILED: Sept. 9, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Community Fitness Program is back for its fifth year of helping adults looking for some direction, education, and supervision in exercise. The program is designed to help individuals change their lifestyle and improve their physical health.
         The program is especially helpful for those with specific concerns related to diabetes, obesity, arthritis, depression or continuing improvements following a hospital cardiac rehab program. Participants typically will walk for their endurance workout, but they may also jog, swim, or use a variety of stationary bikes or cardio machines. The program also includes strength and flexibility components, as well as information about how to begin exercise sensibly and what benefits to expect from regular exercise workouts.
         Directing the program is the university’s exercise physiologist, Dr. Don Bredle, assistant professor of kinesiology and athletics. The program’s governing board includes medical director Dr. Louis Frase, UW-Eau Claire faculty, and cardiac rehab personnel from Sacred Heart, Luther, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kinesiology students lead the exercise sessions, log the workouts and help monitor participants’ blood pressures and heart rates.
         This program, which began Sept. 9, is open to the community as well as faculty and staff of UW-Eau Claire. Sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 8 a.m. at the Olson Addition, McPhee Center, on upper campus, and will continue until the end of first semester. Come during any session throughout the semester to see what this exciting program offers.
         The cost for one semester is $60. For more information, contact Don Bredle at 836-3953 or bredledl@uwec.edu.
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Updated: February 4, 2003