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.   


  • Girls Golf
    Fall 2017 Dates:

    September 16 – Mulligan’s Golf Center (no inclement weather location)
    October 7 – Mulligan’s Golf Center
    October 21 – Mulligan’s Golf Center
    November 4 – Godwin Hall (JMU)
    December 2 – Godwin Hall (JMU)
    * All sessions will run from 9:00am-12:00pm
    * Godwin Hall (JMU) will serve as the inclement weather location unless otherwise noted
  • Healthy Kids
    Fall 2017 Dates:
    Thursdays, September 14 – December 7, 6:15-7:30pm 
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    * There will be no program on November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Barbells and Brunch
    Fall 2017 Date: Sunday, November 12
    Time: 9:00am-10:45am - doors open at 8:30am
  • Girls Have H.E.A.R.T.
    Spring 2018 Dates: TBD
    Waterman Elementary School
  • Movin' and Groovin' Day
    Spring 2018 Date: TBD
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Alumni Health and Fitness Program
    Spring 2018 Date: TBD 
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Contact us at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu
    with questions or to register for any of our programs!