Get Fit: A Monitored Exercise Therapy Program
A unique feature of the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic is an after-school monitored Exercise Therapy program, Get Fit.
Get Fit is designed to help Pediatric Fitness Clinic patients get moving in a safe, individualized and most importantly fun atmosphere.
Clinical Exercise Physiologists create personalized exercise programs for each patient using gaming (DDR, Wii, X-box, PS2), traditional equipment (treadmills, bicycles, floor games and core exercises) and pool activities to improve aerobic capacity, strength and balance. The idea is build confidence and interest in physical activity that transfers to the home environment
Get Fit Details
- Who? UW Pediatric Fitness Clinic patients 10 years of age or older. This fun, monitored program is for patients interested in exercising but wondering how to get started. Clinical exercise physiologists monitor each patient, ensuring individual attention and guidance in a fun, safe environment. Parents are required to stay in the waiting area during their child's session.
- Where? Get Fit sessions take place in the Exercise Science Lab at the UW Health Research Park Clinic, 621 Science Drive. Please check in at the kiosk or lobby desk and wait for the instructor to meet you.
- When? Get Fit sessions are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm. Pool sessions are Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.
- How often? Participants in the Get Fit program are eligible for 12 visits over a 14-week period. Please check with your insurance provider to be sure they cover the cost of Get Fit before scheduling your child's sessions.
Get Fit Graduate Program
Upon completion of 12 Get Fit sessions, patients who are motivated to continue their exercise therapy and are able to exercise independently are invited to join the Get Fit Graduate Program.
The Get Fit Graduate program is self-pay. The cost is $50 for 16 visits over a 16-week period. Get Fit Graduate sessions meet at the same time as Get Fit, Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm. There is no pool access for the Get Fit Graduate Program.