ASU HPPE Department seeking volunteers for wellness study


three weomn in casueal fitness clothes walk toward the camera the middle person has her arms raised flexing her muscles the woman to the right smiles there is a group of women visible behind them to the left of the picture frame is a wooden fence behind is a cloudy sky and trees without leaves

Pictured, left to right, front, Ryhanna Cisneros, Veronica Cisneros, Ramona Silva; back, Andria Silva, Isabella Lopez, Melanie Maldonado, Erica Maldonado and Leslie Maldonado, participating in the Wellness Study.

Last spring, the Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, Empower U Wellness group, and the Unidos Equity Institute partnered to offer fitness testing, physical activity programming, and educational materials to the campus and community. This was all a part of the San Luis Valley Wellness Study.

The data showed there were increases among participants in multiple domains of fitness, including muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Due to the success of the study, the work will continue during the 2017-2018 academic year.

This is your opportunity to gain a better understanding of your cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, flexibility, body composition, cognitive health, and emotional health. This inclusive programming will start with an information meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Adams State East Campus Building room 107.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Maria Martinez, visiting professor of Human Performance and Physical Education, at 719-588-5847 or