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Dog Days of Summer Fitness Challenge

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Looking for some motivation this summer? Campus Recreation is here to help!

Our Dog Days of Summer Fitness Challenge includes a free pre and post self-administered (at home) fitness assessment, six weeks of virtual fitness guidance based on your fitness assessment, fitness tips emailed weekly, self tracking through free fitness applications (Map My Run, Map My Ride, Strava, etc.) and access to Ask the Trainer weekly — live in Instagram. Registration closes Friday, July 10.

Dog Days of Summer Fitness Challenge Schedule

June 29 thru July 3: Pre Fitness Assessment

Our virtually guided, self-administered fitness assessment is a great way to measure your cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance and body composition and will help determine where you need to make changes for improvements during the six week challenge. This fitness assessment is easy to self-administer in the convenience of your own home.

Fitness Assessment includes:

  1. Resting Heart Rate: one minute pulse
  2. Cardiorespiratory Endurance Test: three-minute step test
  3. Muscular Endurance Test: one-minute push up test
  4. Body Composition Assessment: waist circumference measurement or body weight (one or the other)

July 6 thru August 16: Six-week fitness challenge

August 17–21: Post Fitness Assessment

For more information please contact Laura Crisman, Assistant Director of Programs and Communications at

Note: When beginning any new exercise program, check with your physician first. Participants should listen to their bodies, work at their own pace and cease any exercise that causes pain to reduce and avoid injury. By performing any of the suggested exercises, you are performing them at your own risk and Harper College will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you may sustain as a result of the online fitness videos, information shared on our website, in emails, and through social media.

Last Updated: 11/3/21