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University of Iowa News Release

March 27, 2006

'Fastlane To Fitness' Helps UI Students Get Active

Health Iowa/Student Health Service at the University of Iowa is offering a four-week online incentive program to help UI students adopt a regular physical activity program including cardiovascular, resistance training and flexibility activities.

The program, called "Fastlane to Fitness," uses an online format that enables participants to earn points for various fitness activities while accessing personalized information to create their own physical activity plans. The program will begin April 3 and continue through April 30.

All participants who complete the program will receive a free water bottle and a chance to win prizes such as a Fitness Loft pass, pedometer, Pilates video, exercise stability ball and more.

Registration is available online at www.uiowa.edu/~shs/. Registration ends April 2.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu.