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Northwest Missouri State University


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Northwest's Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center is offering the Heart Health Challenge during the month of February. The program encourages participants to pledge at least 30 minutes of activity five days a week for one month. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Northwest's Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center is offering the Heart Health Challenge during the month of February. The program encourages participants to pledge at least 30 minutes of activity five days a week for one month. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Jan. 12, 2017

Registration open for Foster Fitness Center’s Heart Health Challenge

Northwest Missouri State University Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center is encouraging individuals to make a healthy change by participating in the Heart Health Challenge during the month of February.

The Heart Health Challenge invites participants to pledge to participating in at least 30 minutes of activity five days a week for one month.

In addition to making a lifestyle change, participants receive February group classes, cardio workouts, a heart healthy cooking class and weekly recipes, body measurements, blood pressure and weight monitoring, weekly prize drawings and a T-shirt.

Foster Fitness Center members may participate for $10. Affiliates may participate for $25, which includes a one-month membership to the fitness center.

Signup is available until Monday, Feb. 6, by contacting Valerie Ruby, a graduate assistant at the Foster Fitness Center, at s514916@mail.nwmissouri.edu.

The Heart Health Challenge is sponsored by Northwest’s School of Health Science and Wellness, the Foster Fitness Center and the National Student Dietetics Association.

Opened in the fall of 2015, the Foster Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility, consisting of 19,490 square feet of open floor space to accommodate cardio and weight lifting machines, a human performance lab and classroom space. The facility houses a group exercise room and a 2,300-square-foot mezzanine with cardio equipment as well as new locker rooms and an enclosed walkway connecting Northwest’s existing Student Recreation Center for added convenience.

The facility is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468