The Spartan Slimdown is a 12-week weight loss and lifestyle change program offered by the McNiff Fitness Center for up to 16 UT students per semester. Guided by a nationally certified and experienced personal trainer, participants engage in two, one-hour group workouts per week. In addition, participants workout with another participant three times per week. Participants use My Fitness Pal to keep track of eating habits and meet as a group with a registered dietitian monthly. Every other Friday, the group will gather for their progress assessment and a group challenge. The goal of the program is not only to lose weight, but to encourage healthy, lifelong exercise, eating and stress reduction habits while creating a support group of friends.
How to Participate
Unlike group fitness classes or personal training, Spartan Slimdown requires students submit an application to participate. The program requires 12 weeks of dedication at an average of five hours per week commitment in order to be successful. Group training will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., allowing just enough time for students to get to an 8:30 a.m. class. Applications for the Spring 2013 semester are due Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Applications are accessible online. The fee to participate is $60 and is due only when accepted into the program. Students who complete the program are reimbursed $30.
The Spring 2013 program will start the last week of January. Please check back regularly for more updates.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions document or contact Katie White, assistant director of Campus Recreation, at (813) 257-3151 or email@example.com.