In order to participate in any of the Vitality! fitness programs, participants must receive approval from their physicians. After approval is obtained, an initial assessment with a Vitality! staff member is scheduled. During this assessment, the staff member will review the participant's health history.
An understanding of his or her risk factors, current activity level, limitations, occupational and leisure time demands and other issues help to create an individualized exercise program. The staff will explain the structure of the program and orient the participant to the facility. Family members are welcome to attend the initial assessment and are encouraged to observe the exercise classes. The participant will have the opportunity to ask questions or air concerns at this time. Once physician approvals and the initial assessment are complete, a start date is set in which the participant will be led through the individually created exercise program. Initial assessments are conducted by appointment and take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
The following forms may be completed before your assessment to expedite your start to the program:
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in a Vitality! program or would simply like to learn more, we encourage you to calll:Carol Sames, PhD,
Vitality! Program Director,
Medical University's Upstate Connect 1-800-464-8668 (toll free).