Helping the campus community get healthy

INShape is an IU Indianapolis service-learning program that helps campus faculty and staff live healthier lives. It provides hands-on experience for exercise science and fitness management and personal training students in the School of Health & Human Sciences.

After joining the program, faculty and staff are paired with an SHHS student who will conduct a health and fitness assessment and design a personalized exercise program for the campus client. The student then serves as a personal trainer, working with the campus client to set and accomplish fitness goals.

INshape participant Amy Vaughan (left) with her trainer

I have participated in the INShape program many times and can’t say enough good things about it. I have enjoyed getting to know the student trainers while benefiting from their expertise and improving my health.

Amy Vaughan, TESM Faculty (left, with trainer)

Program details

Students work with INShape participants, who:

  • Undergo pre- and post-program health screenings that measure height and weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio, resting heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Participate in 10 to 20 personalized workout sessions with the student trainer
  • Get weekly tips on ways to improve health and achieve goals

IU Indianapolis faculty and staff: do you want to get in shape?

Want to stay up-to-date on opportunities to join this program? Please share your contact information to receive INShape program updates.

INShape contact form