James Madison University

Fit Minded

In partnership with Dr. Jennifer Huberty (Arizona State University), the Fit Minded study was designed to assess the impact of a book club intervention on women’s physical health, as well as motivation for, self-beliefs surrounding, and participation in physical activity. Women ages 30-60 exercising less than 30 minutes most days of the week participated in a 12-week intervention. At baseline, anthropometrics, body composition, blood lipids, and blood pressure were measured. Additionally, the participating women completed a battery of surveys to assess their physical activity and related self-perceptions. Each week, participants met with a member of the research team to discuss a set of books (covering topics such as behavior change and self-image) and supplementary educational materials. Data from wearable activity trackers provided to the women were also collected during each book club meeting. The first Fit Minded study will conclude in Fall 2016, with the baseline assessments repeated post-intervention. It is our hope that Fit Minded becomes an ongoing collaboration and opportunity to provide a positive service to the women of Harrisonburg/Rockingham.   


  • Healthy Kids
    Spring 2018 Dates:
    Thursdays, February 1 – April 12, 6:15-7:30pm 
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    * There will be no program on March 8 due to JMU's Spring Break
  • Girls Have H.E.A.R.T.
    Spring 2018 Dates:
    Tuesdays, February 6 – April 24, 3:45-5:15pm
    (Waterman Elementary School)
    * There will be no program on March 6 or March 27 due to JMU's and Harrisonburg City Schools' Spring Breaks
  • Movin' and Groovin' Day
    Spring 2018 Date:
    Saturday, March 24, 9:00am-3:00pm
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
  • Alumni Health and Wellness Program
    Spring 2018 Date:
    Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
  • Contact us at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu
    with questions or to register for any of our programs!