June 14, 2019

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core sponsors "Understanding Client Success in a Fitness Program" is July 12

A program titled "Understanding Client Success in a Fitness Program Aimed at Low-Income Women" will be Friday, July 12, 8:30 - 10 a.m.at the New Beginnings Center, 509 Craighead Street.

The program is sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC).
RSVP to cerc@vumc.org  or call (615) 963-2817. A light breakfast will be provided.

Program description:
New Beginnings is dedicated to providing individualized programs, allowing women to achieve new levels of fitness, strength, well-being and confidence. Although, physical activity is known to reduce risk of chronic diseases, disadvantaged groups are less likely to have access to and engage in physical activity interventions. Identifying factors that facilitate participation in lifestyle intervention programs provides insight for how to designing customized coaching approaches. This study aimed to evaluate a group of women participating in a structured, 12-week lifestyle intervention. The presentation will identify if individual traits†and functional status were associated with program completion and assessing the impact of distance from participantís home to facility. 


Sarah Jones, BA Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tasha Weedle, MSC, CSCS New Beginnings Center
Kathy Zhao, MPH, PhD(c) Vanderbilt University Medical Center