UMass Amherst Exercise Science Department Hosts Community Open House April 22

AMHERST, Mass. – As part of its Translating Research in Exercise Science (TREx) community outreach initiative, the exercise science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Totman Building.

TREx Day participants can:

* See how sight and sensation affects their stability while standing

* Learn about their fitness level and how to be more active

* Understand the ups and downs of their blood pressure

* View a computer model of their bicycling motion

* Listen to the electrical “chatter” of their nerves

* Experience the biomechanics of a golf swing

* Determine their resting metabolic rate

* Realize how active their child is

* Test their muscular strength

Free pedometers will be given to the first 75 visitors. Kids are welcome.

Free parking is available in Lot 43.

Support for TREx Day comes from a UMass Amherst Public Service Endowment Grant.