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Sports Medicine Fitness Center: How To Join

Contact Information

(608) 263-7936

Sports Medicine Fitness Center staff talking with memberUW Health Sports Medicine's Fitness Center at Research Park features an outstanding staff, the latest equipment and a comfortable exercising atmosphere. No affiliation with the University of Wisconsin is required for participation in any Fitness Center program.


Joining the Fitness Center
To enroll in a class or join the Fitness Center, a Physician Authorization Form (PDF) must completed by your physician and informs him/her of your interest in starting an exercise program. The completed form can be returned in person or faxed from your physician's office.


Fitness Evaluation


Our staff of exercise specialists will work with you one-on-one to assess your physical condition. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed to assist in prescribing an exercise program specifically for you. This evaluation includes:
  • Medical history/risk factor analysis
  • Exercise history
  • Resting blood pressure and heart rate
  • Submaximal endurance assessment
  • Optional body composition analysis
  • Flexibility assessment

Your results will be analyzed and we will discuss with you your goals, interests, lifestyle, and other exercise concerns. Using this information, an exercise program will be developed specifically for you emphasizing:

  • Your personal goals
  • Your choice of activities
  • Strategies for integrating exercise into your lifestyle