The Lifetime Fitness Program is currently managed by Director Dr. Ken Wilund and graduate coordinators in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, as well as a dedicated team of undergraduate exercise leaders.
Professor Wilund’s area of interest is exercise science. The focus of his research is to investigate the efficacy of lifestyle modifications (exercise and dietary factors) on co-morbidities associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
I started my undergraduate career here at the University of Illinois where I studied psychology and played on the women’s basketball team. During my time on the women’s basketball team I was a 4-year started and a 3-year captain but my career was cut short due to an injury. After graduation I got engaged and married to my college sweetheart, at the time a football player and now a college football coach. We moved to Lawrence, Kansas where I received my NSCA strength and conditioning certification and began working as a full-time strength and conditioning coach at Next Level Sports Performance. My husband and I moved back to Champaign along with out two dogs in March of last year. Upon our return I interned with our women’s and men’s basketball team strength and conditioning staff. I am currently a Master’s student and a girl’s basketball coach at Unity High School.
I’m a graduate Coordinator of LFP. I’ve previously taught Exercise Science at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and worked as a Strength Coach fro the Washington Nationals. My wife and I recently moved to Illinois from Pennsylvania and we just welcomed our first son (Jameson). My hobbies are cooking, golfing, skiing and enjoying the outdoors.