Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more

Fitness Assessments

Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness: Free Fitness Assessments - Thursday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fitness assessments are used to collect baseline health data such as blood pressure, body fat, muscular endurance and posture. These assessments can then be used to develop fitness goals and training programs, and as comparison for future testing. Free to Harper students, employees, and Health and Recreation Center members and is sponsored by: Harper Wellness, Department of Campus Recreation and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

Fitness Assessment Includes:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Body fat testing Flexibility
  • Muscular endurance
  • Posture
  • Confidential consultation with a personal trainer


  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and exercise shoes
  • Eat a small meal 1-2 hours prior to assessment, do not attend on an empty stomach
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffeine 3-5 hours prior to assessment
  • Do not exercise or play sports prior to assessment

Questions? Contact Beth Ripperger, Manager of Harper Wellness at or 847-925-6963.

*A Health and Recreation Membership is not required.

Last Updated: 11/3/21