Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Fitness for Life

Fitness 4 Life

For over 40 years, the Cleveland State University Employee Fitness for Life Program has helped promote health awareness and encouraged CSU Employees to learn and integrate healthy living practices into their everyday lives. 

Your Fitness for Life tests cover the VikeHealth "Know Your Numbers" testing requirements.

Staff Development benefits cover the cost of this program for eligible CSU employees.

Fitness For Life

New Fitness for Life participants receive:

  • Two submaximal graded exercise (stress) tests for aerobic capacity, resting ECG, and measures of body composition, flexibility, and muscular strength.
  1. A baseline in your first semester to assess your level of fitness and set exercise goals.
  2. A follow-up in your second semester help measure improvement in your fitness level.
  • Two blood analyses, one in your first semester and one in your second semester to measure blood glucose and lipids.
  • Supervised exercise sessions (available M-Th 11am-1pm).
  • An informative monthly newsletter.

Returning Fitness for Life participants receive:

  • One submaximal graded exercise (stress) test for aerobic capacity in the spring, along with resting ECG and measures of body composition, muscular strength and flexibility.
  • One laboratory blood analysis in the spring for blood glucose and lipids.
  • Supervised exercise sessions (available M-TH 11am-1pm).
  • An informative monthly newsletter.

We have a convenient online registration system for the Fitness for Life program. You will need to set up a personal profile in the new system with a password, and a confirmation will be sent to you via email after you register.

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  1. Register online

  2. Complete a Staff Development form and send it via Campus Mail to JH 206 ATTENTION ANDREW HEFFRON, or email to
  3. Complete a medical questionnaire (provided to you after your testing is scheduled). This must be completed annually by all participants.
  4. Sign an informed consent statement (available at orientation or provided to you after your testing is scheduled) prior to participation in any aspect of the program
  5. Submit proof of a medical examination by your personal physician (submit at orientation).
  6. Attend the Fitness for Life orientation session to schedule your testing and collect/submit forms (1 hour). Date and location will be emailed after you have registered in the program.

A medical exam is required for all new members over age 35, and for returning members as follows:

  • every three years for those under 50 years of age
  • every two years for those 50 - 59 years of age
  • every year for those over 59 years of age

Fitness For Life

Questions? Call 216/523-7234 or email

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Fitness for Life
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Program Archived Information

Fitness for Life Spring 2022 Orientation Webinar


Fitness For Life

Drop Policy

Intent to withdraw must be made known two full business days before the start of the program for a refund to be processed.

Call (216) 523-7234 or email to withdraw.


No refunds will be issued for requests received less than two full business days before the program.