Dog Days of Summer Fitness Challenge 2022

Dog Days

6 - Week Fitness Challenge Monday, June 27 to Sunday, August 7

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

Join in on the fun at the Health and Recreation Center for the Dog Days of Summer Fitness Challenge. This six-week challenge includes fitness tips and fitness challenges emailed weekly, a self administered pre and post fitness assessment, and access to "Ask the Trainer" sessions held at the Health and Recreation Center. Non-members receive a six-week membership to the Health and Recreation Center with access to drop-in group exercise classes. Online registration required.

Fitness Challenge Includes:

  • Pre and post self-administered fitness assessment.
  • Fitness guidance tips and fitness challenges emailed weekly.
  • Access to "Ask the Trainer" sessions held in the fitness center at the Health and Recreation Center. Dates TBD.
  • Non-members receive a six-week membership to the Health and Recreation Center with access to drop-in group exercise classes.
  • All participants who register and complete the pre and post fitness assessments will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit. Rules and regulations apply.

Fitness Challenge Fees:

  • Free for Health and Recreation Center members
  • Harper Employee Non-member: $35
  • Community Non-member: $55

Note: All participants MUST register online. Non-members please register online FIRST and then pay at the Health and Recreation Center welcome desk between June 6 and July 1. Registration closes Friday, July 1.

More Information:

Pre and Post 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 or on your own at the Health and Recreation Center.

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)

For more information please contact Laura Crisman, Assistant Director of Programs and Communications at lcrisman@harpercollege.edu.

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: 9/7/22