WHAT IS EXERCYSE?
ExerCYse is a Department of Kinesiology Outreach program that is working to advance the global 'Exercise is Medicine' (EIM). The goal of the EIM initiative is to increase visibility about the importance of physical activity and to advance the notion of exercise as a 'vital sign' in the medical community. Visit ExerciseIsMedicine.org to learn more about this important cause.
The ExerCYse program is powered by an ISU Student Group (ExerCYse) that plans, coordinates and promotes a variety of programs and events on campus and in the community. Programming is coordinated by a student-led Leadership Team. Scroll down to read some brief descriptions about what we do or click on the tabs above to check out all of what we do. Then,click on the ExerCYse Ambassador button below to join our group!
Givepulse is the central Ambassador volunteer hub for all things ExerCYse! This hub provides our Ambassadors with a unique way of signing up to volunteer for events AND it also allows our Ambassadors to track their volunteer service over time! Students interested in ExerCYse should register through GivePulse.com and then join the ExerCYse group.
ExerCYse at Iowa State University is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an Exercise is Medicine - On Campus (EIM-OC) program. We achieved Bronze status in 2015 and are continuing to enhance the program over time. Visit the link below to learn more about the national vision of EIM-OC,
ExerCYse is Medicine wants to assist YOU with your next exercise or health-related event. We currently have over 200 ambassadors willing and ready to volunteer and benefit your cause. Please click HERE to find out more about what our program has to offer or click below to submit a request for volunteers.
Sign up to receive the ExerCYse eNewsletter to keep informed about our efforts and to get updates on the national and international campaign. To see the entire archive of monthly newsletters, click the archive button below.
Overview of ExerCYse Programming
The Youth Ambassadors work with the Ames Community Preschool Center each semester to where to help kids be active by leading them through fun games that promote activity and exercise. Click here to see the many other projects the Youth Outreach Group leads.
Senior Citizen Outreach
One of our Senior Citizen outreach projects involves leading seniors in performing seated exercises through an innovative new game - BingoCYse, while also providing motivation and a lot of fun to assist seniors with being active . Click here to check it out!
This event aims to offer 5-14 year-olds a place to come and exercise by playing fun games. It takes place on Friday evenings in the Forker Building (Gym 184) from 7-8:00pm throughout the cold Iowa season. Click below to sign up for information on program start dates. Activities include:
Send us an email at exerCYse@iastate.edu