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Fitness & Assessment Services


A medical history form  is required and certain individuals will need to get physician’s approval prior

to beginning the service. Please email completed paperwork to sabrina.pate@wku.edu.

 

FREE Health Assessments (Formerly "walk-in" services):

Due to the "Healthy at Work" guidelines, we have changed our "Walk-in" Services to "Free" by appointment services.
You may book online, stop by during our office hours, or call (270)745-6531 to book your appointment
COST: Students- FREE, F/S & Alum- FREE, Community- $5

    If you are a First Time User:

  1. Click https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/
  2. Click “Do not have a login?” at the bottom of the login screen
  3. Member Number = Your WKU ID (800#)
  4. Create a username and password
  5. You will now use that login every time you login with us!

To Book An Appointment:

  1. Login to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/ (see instructions above)
  2. Click on Fitness & Nutrition
  3. Click Lab Services
  4. Select "FREE Health Assessment"
  5. Choose the date you would like to come and press Continue
  6. Select a time in white and double click, then press continue
  7. Select your name and click the host circle to the right, then press continue to cart
  8. Come to the Health & Fitness Lab, wearing your mask, tshirt, and shorts on your scheduled date.

 A blood pressure test measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps. We will wrap an inflatable cuff around the top part of your arm so that the bottom of the cuff is just above your elbow. Your results will be given immediately and will be categorized as low to high blood pressure. 

** Please note: Our staff is trained to pick the best method of measurement for your body type.We offer 2 types of measurement:

Skinfold Measurement with Calipers 

This is the most common method of body fat analysis used in the Health & Fitness Lab. It is very accurate if done by a trained individual.

IMPORTANT: We require clients to wear shirts and a t-shirt to allow access to the 6 sites of measurement located below. Clients should not work out beforehand or apply lotions of any kind to ensure accuracy.

 

The 6-Site method for evaluating body fat percentage requires 6 skinfold measurements. These sites are the chest (men only), triceps, abdomen, suprailliac crest or just above the top of the hip bone, subscapular or just behind the shoulder blade, and the thigh. For consistency and accuracy, all skinfold measurements are taken at least twice on the right side of a standing, relaxed body and should never be taken after exercise, when a person’s fluid levels can interfere with accuracy.

 

TANITA Body Fat Analyzer

TANITA body fat analyzer is scale that measures your percent body fat in only a few seconds. After inputting the data (height, weight, gender, age), a measurement will be started by simply standing on the scale (no shoes or socks) and pressing the START button. Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current (you will not feel anything!). The measurement takes about 5 minutes.

Guidelines to obtain an accurate measurement:

  • Do not eat or drink within 4 hours of the measurement
  • Do not exercise within12 hours of the measurements
  • Urinate prior to taking the measurement
  • Abstain from alcohol consumption within 48 hours of the measurement
  • Do not ingest diuretics, including caffeine, before the assessment unless they are prescribed by a physician
  • Avoid the time of menstruation

Circumference measurement provides specific reference to the distribution of fat in the body. The pattern of body fat distribution is recognized as an important predictor of the health risks associated with obesity.

Sites for circumference measurement:

Abdomen, Waist, Hips, Arm, Calf, Forearm, Thigh, Mid-thigh

 Measurement of height and body weight is a quick and simple screening that provides you with information about your body. Height and weight are assessed with Tanita’s WB-3000 digital bean scale.

 

Fitness Assessment Services:

   If you are a First Time User:

  1. Click https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/
  2. Click “Do not have a login?” at the bottom of the login screen
  3. Member Number = Your WKU ID (800#)
  4. Create a username and password
  5. You will now use that login every time you login with us!

To Book An Appointment:

  1. Login to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/ (see instructions above)
  2. Click on Fitness & Nutrition
  3. Click Lab Services
  4. Select the service you want to book
  5. Choose the date you would like to come and press Continue
  6. Select a time in white and double click, then press continue
  7. Select your name and click the host circle to the right, then press continue to cart
  8. Pay by credit card
  9. Please complete the paperwork and email to sabrina.pate@wku.edu! Thanks!
  10. Come to the Health & Fitness Lab, wearing your mask, tshirt, shorts, and tennis shoes on your scheduled date.

 Clients are evaluated in six areas to determine their current level of fitness. Each area is compared to national norms to identify the clients’ strengths and to determine areas that may need a little work.

Estimated Length: 60 Minutes

Included:

  • Evaluation of current fitness level
  • Measurement of the effectiveness of a fitness program
  • Comprehensive fitness report with results
  • Consultation with a qualified fitness professional

Tests Included:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular endurance (submax treadmill test)
  • Muscular endurance (push up)
  • Muscular strength (grip strength test)
  • Flexibility (sit and reach test)

 Cost: Students $5; Faculty/Staff $10; Community $25

Please complete the paperwork and email to sabrina.pate@wku.edu! Thanks!

 Clients are evaluated in six areas to determine their current level of fitness. Each area is compared to national norms to identify the clients’ strengths and to determine areas that may need a little work.

Estimated Length: 60 Minutes

Included:

  • Evaluation of current fitness level
  • Measurement of the effectiveness of a fitness program
  • Comprehensive fitness report with results
  • Consultation with a qualified fitness professional

Tests Included:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular endurance (submax treadmill test)
  • Muscular endurance (push up)
  • Muscular strength (grip strength test)
  • Flexibility (sit and reach test)

 Cost: Covered by the TopLife Wellness Program (for participating members only)

Please complete the paperwork and email to sabrina.pate@wku.edu! Thanks!

 

To report this service for employee wellness credit:

  • Snap a picture of the assessment report cover, or workout program, from your appointment
  • Visit the Employee Wellness Portal & Login
  • Go to Points Planner > Workplace Programs > Fitness Assessment/Strength Training Orientation Activity > Act Now
  • Hit the Submit for Approval button
  • You will fill out the date and click add file, then attach the picture you took, and hit submit

 

Exercise Services:

If you are a First Time User:

  1. Click https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/
  2. Click “Do not have a login?” at the bottom of the login screen
  3. Member Number = Your WKU ID (800#)
  4. Create a username and password
  5. You will now use that login every time you login with us!

To Book An Appointment:

  1. Login to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku/ (see instructions above)
  2. Click on Fitness & Nutrition
  3. Click Lab Services
  4. Select the service you want to book
  5. Choose the date you would like to come and press Continue
  6. Select a time in white and double click, then press continue
  7. Select your name and click the host circle to the right, then press continue to cart
  8. Pay by credit card
  9. Please complete the paperwork and email to sabrina.pate@wku.edu! Thanks!
  10. Come to the Health & Fitness Lab, wearing your mask, tshirt, shorts, and tennis shoes on your scheduled date.

 Cost: Students $5.00; Faculty/Staff $10.00; Community $25.00

An individualized one time personal fitness consultation leading to the design of a personalized fitness program. Each client will be led through each component of the fitness program providing ample opportunity to ensure program comprehension.

Estimated Length: 60 Minutes

Included:

  • Equipment/exercise orientation
  • Personalized fitness program
  • Exercise tracking sheet to record progress

Make sure to complete the paperwork ahead of time and email to sabrina.pate@wku.edu so we can begin working on your plan!

Cost: Covered by the TopLife Wellness Program (for participating members only)

An individualized one time personal fitness consultation leading to the design of a personalized fitness program. Each client will be led through each component of the fitness program providing ample opportunity to ensure program comprehension.

Estimated Length: 60 Minutes

Included:

  • Equipment/exercise orientation
  • Personalized fitness program
  • Exercise tracking sheet to record progress

To report this service for employee wellness credit:

  • Snap a picture of the assessment report cover, or workout program, from your appointment
  • Visit the Employee Wellness Portal & Login
  • Go to Points Planner > Workplace Programs > Fitness Assessment/Strength Training Orientation Activity > Act Now
  • Hit the Submit for Approval button
  • You will fill out the date and click add file, then attach the picture you took, and hit submit

 

 

** The Health & Fitness Lab is located in the Preston Center, room 20. Take a left after the front desk, go past the locker rooms and vending machines. We are the last thing on that side of the building.

 


 


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 Last Modified 2/10/21