How fit are you?
Tuesday 3 August 2010
It's time to find out as Surrey Human Performance Institute opens for business.
Sports performance professionals from Surrey Sports Park (SSP) and medical and clinical research experts from Surrey Clinical Research Centre (Surrey CRC) are collaborating in a partnership which will enable everyone, from Olympic athletes to the general public, to measure their fitness and improve their performance.
For anyone who has ever wondered just how fit and healthy they are, the newly opened Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI) can provide the answers.
The SHPI, housed within SSP, provides a range of services for you to obtain a comprehensive and detailed fitness analysis. It offers a range of the most sophisticated heart, lung and cellular function tests, together with strength, power and flexibility assessments. Having your fitness tested will enable you to:
• learn more about your current physical condition
• develop a bespoke training plan, focussed on maximising your training efforts and enhancing your performance
• stay on track to achieve your goals
• monitor your improvements over time
• provide you with a complete health, lifestyle and nutritional assessment
With the results from a recent survey* indicating that 32% of men and 60% of women were classed as unfit, maybe it's time for you to find out if they're talking about you?
If you’re interested in being tested contact the SHPI directly on 01483 683769
* Health Survey for England 2008
About Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI)
Surrey Human Performance Institute is a collaboration between the Surrey Clinical Research Centre and Surrey Sports Park (both part of the University of Surrey), both world-class in their fields. The collaboration sees both partners strengthen their offerings bringing together first-rate health, fitness and assessment resources with internationally recognised academic and clinical expertise.
The SHPI’s services will be available to everyone including high performance athletes through to complete beginners and those wanting a thorough fitness assessment. The SHPI is also working with local NHS partners to develop preoperative tests to optimise patient outcomes.
About Surrey Clinical Research Centre
The Surrey Clinical Research Centre, part of the University of Surrey, has a proven formula for success in clinical research, with a particular emphasis on sleep and human psychopharmacology. To date they have undertaken over 250 clinical trials including both volunteer and patient populations. They have the experience and expertise to develop quality, tailor-made solutions for clients in a timely and flexible manner.
Working in collaboration with the Surrey Clinical Research Centre enables access to:
12 individual sleep laboratories and a 12-bedded ward
Full clinical support and project management
Highly experienced clinical trials staff
Complete data management and statistical analysis
Leading academic expertise
Large populations of healthy volunteers and patients
Experience in regulatory submissions
About Surrey Sports Park
Surrey Sports Park houses some of the most up to date sports facilities in the country, as well as Surrey’s first 50 metre pool, there are glass backed squash courts with 2 show courts for spectators, eight outdoor floodlit tennis courts, two new floodlit artificial grass pitches including one 3rd generation, a 120 station health and fitness centre and a 12m high Climbing Centre with a unique bouldering facility. Its 250 seat Starbucks Coffee House is the first Starbucks in Europe to be housed within a multi-sports facility.
Not only does the Surrey Sports Park facilitate able bodied sporting excellence, it also provides first rate facilities and access for disabled athletes and selection as an official training venue for the Paralympic Games in 2012 has emphasised its top rate provision for disability sport. For more information visit www.surreysportspark.co.uk
The highly trained sports park staff will be able to develop bespoke fitness training programmes to optimise fitness gains based on the results of fitness tests carried out in the SHPI to ensure you get the most out of your training sessions.
Peter La, Press Office at the University of Surrey, Tel: +44 (0)1483 689191, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org