Fitness Programs and Services

WorkoutThe NMU School of Health and Human Performance offers a wide variety of programs related to fitness and health. Call 906- 227-2130 for an appointment to discuss your needs and interests. Always talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program.


Instruction is aimed at encouraging individuals to develop healthy lifestyles, which includes activities to enhance fitness and relieve stress.  The GetFit Program is conducted in the Exercise Science Lab in the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF) on the NMU campus.  The Exercise Science Lab is climate controlled and program enrollment is limited to provide individual attention as well as access to equipment.  If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact Lorraine Hillock in the School of Health and Human Performance at 227-2130, or email

Program Staff

Derek Marr, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., N.S.C.A., Assistant Professor

Other staff will include Graduate Assistants and Interns in Exercise Science and Health and Fitness Management.

Fitness Assessment

Available for individuals interested in obtaining an accurate view of their current fitness status and professional assistance in developing or adjusting a personal exercise program based on that information.

Body Fat Assessments

Provides a good estimation of body composition, expressed as percent body fat, to assist in setting goals for diet and exercise.

Fitness Consultations

A qualified exercise specialist will assist in design or improvement of a fitness program. This is based on the individual’s interests and goals and will include motivation, exercise selection, form, technique and resources.

Workshops, Presentations and Staff In-service

Our diverse and knowledgeable staff of health and fitness professionals are qualified to present on a wide variety of topics related to health and fitness and can tailor to your group.