Healthy U students Ariel Soderberg, left, and Penny Pummill work on their timed half mile in the cardiac rehabilitiation unit at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
Healthy U students, from left, Shelley Hotsenpiller, Lucas Robinson and Blanca Briones perform the chair squat test as part of their initial physical assessments. They had to see how many times they could go from standing to a seated position, without using their arms for assistance, in 30 seconds.
Megan Webb, University of Missouri Extension Service nutrition and health education specialist, right, does a flexibility measurement for Nikki Berg as part of the initial assessments for the 2013 class of Healthy U Jan. 12 at the Bothwell Education Center.
Carla Halane, left, Chad Weis, center, and Londyn Wright are tested on how many 3-inch sit-ups they can do in a minute as part of their initial physical assessments as members of the 2013 class of Healthy U. The students will undergo the same assessments each quarter to track their progress.