Auburn’s TigerFit fitness evaluation free fall semester to campus and community

Published: September 21, 2015
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The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by Auburn University's School of Kinesiology, is offered free during fall semester 2015 to students, faculty, staff and the community.

The assessment is a comprehensive fitness evaluation that is completed in 90 minutes. This includes a cardiovascular disease risk assessment, cholesterol and blood glucose screening, assessments of pulmonary function, body composition, aerobic exercise testing with an electrocardiogram, or ECG, muscular endurance, flexibility, balance and a musculoskeletal evaluation. After the tests are completed, each client receives a report explaining their results as well as an individualized exercise program.

TigerFit has been a part of the School of Kinesiology's curriculum for 10 years, with recent funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield through the Caring Foundation allowing Auburn University to offer the assessments free this semester.

"There are two main goals to the program," said Jim McDonald, director of TigerFit. "The first is to give our students hands-on experience performing exercise testing in accordance with guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine to prepare them for careers in health and fitness ranging from corporate fitness to clinical applications. The second is to provide lot cost health and fitness assessments for the faculty and staff of Auburn University and for the citizens of Lee county and its environs."

Appointments for the assessment are available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning at 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (334) 844-1482 or email tigrfit@auburn.edu