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
Call (608) 263-7936 ot stop by if you are interested in joining the Fitness Center. We are happy to discuss your specific situation and arrange for you to get started. This includes requesting a completed Physician Authorization Form (pdf), which we will fax to your primary care provider. When this form is faxed back to us, we will contact you to schedule a fitness evaluation with our staff.


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