About the FIT Lab:
Director: Katie M. Heinrich, Ph.D.
- The FIT Lab has a three-part mission of Research, Education, and Public Health.
- It encompasses the L.I.F.E. Program and K-State CrossFit.
- The Laboratory is located in Natatorium, Room 4.
FIT Lab Graduate Research Assistants
Brian Sanborn, BS
Degrees: BS Kinesiology-Physiology, MS Kinesiology-Physiology (current)
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
Thesis: Human Metabolic Response to CrossFit Exercise
Jamie Allan, BS
Current Research Projects
- A Qualitative Study of Key Social and Behavioral Factors Associated with CrossFit Participation
- Human Metabolic Response to CrossFit Exercise *Currently Recruiting!*
- Systematically investigate relevant public health physical activity research questions that will contribute to the behavioral and physiological Kinesiology body of knowledge and involve students in the research experience.
- Populations of Interest – healthy college students, K-State employees, worksite wellness, PE programs, youth, older adults, cancer survivors, pregnant women, fire fighters, military personnel, overweight and obese individuals, and others.
Teach evidence-based fitness using a core strength and conditioning program where needs of participants vary by degree and not kind with the goal of providing broad, general, and inclusive fitness.Teach the 10 general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.Teach real life functional movements (e.g., squat, deadlift, and press) in a group
setting while providing individual feedback.Educate kinesiology, and other interested students on CrossFit methods through exposure to the program.
To make functional fitness available to all regardless of ability level, pre-existing conditions, and financial status; to address rising rates of obesity through physical activity.Disseminate and promote knowledge of CrossFit training methodology to professional (e.g., PE teachers, PT instructors, Meadowlark Hills, medical professionals) and lay communities (e.g., elementary school children, college students, older adults).
Location: Natatorium, Room 4