The Employee Fitness Program is an opportunity for current or retired employees and their spouses of The College at Brockport to have their own place to exercise. The program matches each member with an exercise mentor who will provide a personalized exercise program to meet each members individual health and fitness needs.
Exercise mentors are students currently in the Exercise Science Major. The Employee Fitness Program is a key component of their practicum experience. The students have been preparing throughout their time at The College of Brockport to work in a health and fitness profession and the Employee Fitness Program provides the Exercise Science students with real world experience before their graduation. The primary job of an exercise mentor is to screen, assess, prescribe, and monitor the exercise of the participants in the program.
As a new member of the program each person is expected to answer a health history questionnaire and undergo the following assessments (outlined below) which will provide the exercise mentor pertinent information needed to develop individualized exercise programs.
All exercise mentors will use The American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription as they prescribe exercise.
As part of the program, each member will be stratified as being low, moderate, or high risk for exercise participation based on age, gender, past and present health history, and health assessment information. Our program follows the American College of Sports Medicine’s risk factor assessment algorithm for exercise participation. Because of the risks associated with exercise participation, some participants will require physician’s approval before exercising in our facility. We have a form to fax to your physician for approval if necessary or you can take the Physician Clearance Form on our website to your physician.
As a participant in the program you will undergo all assessments upon joining except for the blood analysis. This assessment will occur only once per year at a designated time. Your Exercise Mentor will provide you with all of your results with an explanation of them within approximately one week after the assessments have been completed. We can provide copies of your information to your health care providers if you would like.
As a part of the program, it is expected that participants exercise in our facility at least 2 times per week. This is beneficial for you as well as ensures that the facility is being used.
The Employee Fitness Program is open Monday-Friday and closed when the College is officially closed. The program will be opened from 6:30 - 8 am, 11 am - 1 pm, and 4 - 6 pm. The program will be held in Tuttle North C-204.
The program is FREE of cost to all current and retired College employees.
Elizabeth Lenz, PhD
Director of the Employee Fitness Program