DEXA Scan for Body Comp FIT
Treadmill Test for Aerobic Fitness
Vertical Jump for Muscular Power
The mission of the Fitness Institute of Texas (FIT) is to enhance the quality of lives through research, service, training and educational programs in physical activity, nutrition, and behavioral health. FIT is an integral part of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.
I'm 35 years old and a mother of two. I look as good as I did when I started college!
I'm proud to be a FITer and am happy to share my successes. I started FIT in January 2009 and since then have dropped and maintained a 20 pound weight loss with substantial gains in muscle. I'm continuing in FIT II (my fourth FIT rotation) because I actually enjoy the exercise now. I never imagined in a million years that I would ever say that I enjoy and look forward to working out, but that's one of the best things about the FIT program - it made me an exerciser! I did ballet until I was 14 and never did any other exercise beyond that, so to say that I am an exerciser now is a big deal.
I LOVE Get Fit!!! I love the variety of exercises and that it is pure movement. I hate all the exercise gimmicks that are 'out there' now. I did not do so well the first session in terms of weight loss because I didn't stick with a diet - I still developed more muscle - but that taught me. Through dieting and exercise I have gone from 169 pounds to 158 pounds and am still losing. I feel like my body fits together better and I feel so much better and sleep much better. I will be 59 in August and Get Fit helps with the stiffness of older age. I trust and admire all the trainers too. I am a nurse and I appreciate the evidence-based approach they use. It's the best exercise program in which I have ever participated!
I started with no get up and go, and I guess my mood was a little low. After the class I felt challenged and energized with a better perspective on my own capabilities. I didn't lose much weight - certainly not at first but man, do I have more energy and get around better.
When I started Get Fit, I had been taking iron (both pills and infusions) for several years to control some internal bleeding that many doctors (including Mayo Clinic) had been unable to locate. After a 12-week Get Fit program, my iron level was normal for the first time in three years. Six months later, that's still true.