The Lifetime Fitness Program is currently managed by Directors Dr. Jack Senefeld and Dr. Emerson Sebastião, and graduate coordinators in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, as well as a dedicated team of undergraduate exercise leaders.
Jack Senefeld, Ph.D.
Professor Senefeld’s research focuses on the advancement and understanding of non-pharmacological interventions (such as exercise) to mitigate the detrimental effects of human aging and metabolic diseases. Specifically, Dr. Senefeld is interested in how skeletal muscle fatigue negatively influences exercise responses in older adults and people with diabetes, as well as how exercise training might improve these impaired responses.
Emerson Sebastião, Ph.D.
Professor Sebastião’s research focuses on topics investigating factors influencing exercise participation, health consequences of exercise, and the effects of exercise interventions to improve both physical and cognitive function, and quality of life, with a particular interest in older adults and people with multiple sclerosis.
PhD Student; Human Integrative Physiology Research Lab
Hello everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a PhD student studying exercise physiology at UIUC. My research looks at the effect that exercise has on patients with chronic kidney disease. This is my third year as the LFP Coordinator and I’m so lucky to call this “work”! I am originally from Hoopeston, and completed my bachelor’s at Indiana State University in Exercise Science. Looking forward to another great year of early mornings with LFP!
Master’s Student; Renal & Cardiovascular Disease Research Lab
Hello everyone! My name is Kaitlyn, and I am a master’s student in Dr. Wilund’s Renal & Cardiovascular Disease Research Lab at UIUC. I completed my bachelor’s in Exercise Science at Troy University, but am from Fort Lauderdale, FL. I work LFP on Mondays, Tuesday, and Fridays. My favorite LFP class is yoga/tai chi, and fun fact – I used to play soccer in college!!
FALL SEMESTER – UNDERGRADUATE STAFF