When and Where
The next session begins on May 19th, 2014. Orientation dates: Orientation dates are Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th in BEL 858 12-1pm.
We Offer 4 Enrollment Options:
- T/Th/Fri from 6-7:00am
- T/Th/Fri from 7-8:00am
- T/Th/Fri from 12-1:00 pm
- M/Tu/Thurs from 4:30-5:30 pm
Returning participants are eligible for GET FIT II at the following times:
- M/W/Fri from 6-7:00am
- M/W/Fri from 7-8:00am
- M/W/Fri from 12-1:00 pm
- M/W/Thurs from 4:30-5:30 pm
Weekly lunch and learns held on Tuesdays from 12-1pm in BEL 858.
What is GET FIT?
GET FIT is a 12-week exercise and weight loss program administered by FIT staff. This program involves three workouts and one luncheon seminar each week. The workouts consist of a balanced mix between cardiovascular and resistance training, the goal being to maximize weight loss from fat and improve the daily functioning for each participant. The weekly luncheon is a one hour seminar where GET FIT participants bring their lunch and learn from a registered dietician and behavioral specialist about healthy eating habits and factors influencing consistent exercise habits, such as barriers and common myths. The lunch meeting is also a time for individual questions to be answered. In addition to the exercise and weekly seminar, GET FIT also includes before and after DEXA Body Composition tests allowing each participant to see changes in fat, muscle, and bone (see Body Comp FIT). Finally, each participant receives a binder full of helpful information and behavioral tips designed with personalized goals for the 12-week program, updated research and important resources.
Is GET FIT Right For Me?
GET FIT is designed for the sedentary individual who would like to improve their fitness level and lose weight. We ask that you are in good health and injury free. We will ask you to complete a medical history questionnaire and may require a doctor's clearance if significant risks are identified. Please call the Fitness Institute with additional questions 471-0081.
When and Where is it?
The next session of Get Fit begins on Monday, May 19th. Program orientation will be held on Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th in BEL 858 from 12-1pm. Registered participants can attend on either date.
We Offer Four Enrollment Options:
- T/Th/Fri from 6-7:00am (GET FIT I) or M/W/Fri from 6-7:00am (GET FIT II)
- T/Th/Fri from 7-8:00am (GET FIT I) or M/W/Fri from 7-8:00am (GET FIT II)
- T/Th/Fri from 12-1:00 pm (GET FIT I) or M/W/Fri from 12-1:00 pm (GET FIT II)
- M/Tu/Thurs from 4:30-5:30 pm (GET FIT I) or M/W/Thurs from 4:30-5:30 pm (GET FIT II)
Weekly lunch and learns taught by our registered dietitian and behavioral specialist will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm in BEL 858.
What are the Benefits?
GET FIT is designed to not only maximize healthy weight loss from fat, but to also provide the tools to make a life-long change. FIT cares about each participant’s short and long-term goals, and aims to instill an optimal level of lifetime success for each participant. The Fitness Institute of Texas provides appropriate, research based behavioral information to help participants understand what is keeping them from reaching and maintaining their goals. To improve one’s overall health often requires the accountability and assistance of others which GET FIT provides.
How Much Does it Cost?
GET FIT is $275 for all 12 weeks and includes before and after DEXA scans with a consultation. Returning participants pay $225 for all 12 weeks plus a DEXA scan. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.
*Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.
How Do I Sign Up?
You can sign up by calling our office at (512) 471-0081, or online at the FIT Online Store. Please fill out and bring our screening form to your initial appointment. Click here for the screening form.
How Do I Pay?
You can come by the Fitness Institute of Texas located in Bellmont Hall 966 or pay online with credit card by clicking this link: FIT Online Store.
Can I Pay for the Program with my UT Flex Account?
If your doctor has recommended a diet and exercise plan for a medical reason (i.e. to lower your blood pressure, to control your diabetes, anemia, etc) you can use your UT Flex account to pay for GET FIT. You must pay with cash, check or credit card and get reimbursed. Our online store does not accept payflex cards. You must provide signed documentation from your doctor for approval. You can use the form provided below to obtain a signature from your doctor. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources.
- Letter of Medical Necessity Form (PDF File)