Community Initiatives

UNIVERSITY CLUB FITNESS CENTER

The University Club Fitness Center at the University of Pittsburgh is operated by the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center and the Department of Health and Physical Activity. This center is available to faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh and offers access to exercise equipment, exercise classes, and health promotion program programming. Additional information is available at www.ucfitness.pitt.edu.

KINDER KINETICS

This program is designed to meet the motor development needs of children ages 3 to 12 years. The program is unique in that it provides physical education and aquatic instruction to children in an inclusive setting. Each child will receive 45 minutes of instruction in gym and swim classes. At the end of each session all children are given evaluation cards regarding what they learned and how they need to progress with learning. Additional information is available at www.kinderkinetics.pitt.edu.

AMERICA ON THE MOVE IN PITTSBURGH

“America On the Move in Pittsburgh” is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with corporate and community partners that include UPMC Health Plan, HJ Heinz, Del Monte, and KDKA-TV. The mission of this coalition of partners is to improve the health of individuals in the Greater Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania region by encouraging moderate increases in physical activity and small reductions in the amount of food eaten. Moreover, this initiative focuses on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity through the “Schools On the Move” initiative. With these changes Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania can become “America’s Healthiest Region!” Additional information can be obtained at www.americaonthemove.org.

COMMUNITY LEISURE LEARN

The Community Leisure-Learn Program was initiated by the University of Pittsburgh over 35 years ago as a community outreach Service Program under its Department of Health and Physical Activity. It is the University’s oldest outreach program to date and was designed to assist local residents optimize their quality of life through improving their overall health and well-being. Located at Trees Hall, a number of programs are year round for both youth and adults. The mission of this program is to promote health and well-being across the lifespan through the teaching and study of human movement. More specifically, health and well-being promoted through the teaching and study of enhancement of exercise performance; education for wellness and disease prevention; control and learning of movement skills; and stress reduction and relaxation. Additional information is available at www.cll.pitt.edu.