From a Client
I was tired of being tired...and I was
looking for a way to energize myself.
I knew John from church so I asked
him about the kind of training he does.
His techniques and knowledge are
incredible. He's a great trainer
– one of a kind – and his workouts
are working! I'm getting results. My
metabolism has increased. And I'm in
much better shape than I was. I tried
other kinds of workouts but I felt like
for the most part, I was left on my own
without guidance and not knowing
if they were working. I'm invested in this.
I'm seeing results and it makes me even
more motivated. Elizabeth Harrison, 33
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St. Luke's Human Performance is where people of all ages and fitness levels can maximize their health and fitness potential. With the help of our college-degreed, certified staff, members will experience the thrill of accelerated improvements in muscular, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, motor and morphological fitness. St. Luke's Human Performance has a fitness program for you. When it comes to your health and well-being, are you going to sit it out or go for it?
What is St. Luke's Human Performance?
Human Performance can be defined in two distinct ways.
- First, it is the ability to perform muscular exertion satisfactorily. It depends heavily on motor skills, cardiorespiratory power and capacity, muscular strength, speed, power or endurance, body size, body composition, motivation and nutritional status.
- Second, it can be defined by an ability to perform daily activities with vitality and by qualities and abilities that are associated with low risk for development of chronic diseases and premature death.
These biological traits can be grouped under five major components: morphological, muscular, motor, cardiorespiratory, and metabolic fitness. St. Luke's Human Performance addresses the relationships among physical and leisure activity, physical, health and performance fitness, exercise and wellness.
St. Luke's Human Performance Training combines a skilled exercise professional [College-Degreed, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and/or American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)], using their knowledge base to provide a comprehensive analysis of the individuals human performance levels with activity, fitness, exercise and wellness protocols that are especially designed to enhance overall health and well-being.
St. Luke's Human Performance Training is focused on improving a person's level of fitness and work performance, physical condition, welfare and prevention or management of chronic diseases through the enhancement of Health and Performance related physical activity that incorporates structured fitness programming, metabolic training, leisure and occupational physical activity. Training involves the use of scientifically proven training methods that focus on the following components:
Physical/Leisure Activity: Movement of the body/discretionary time activity that involves muscular movement, increases energy expenditure and improves health and well-being.
Physical Fitness: Development of an energy level and vigor that enables one to live an active lifestyle and to meet unforeseen physical and mental stresses without excessive fatigue. Physically fit individuals generally have a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases and are more able to function at the peak of intellectual capacity. such as cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition that are related to improvement in health and well-being.
Health Fitness: Components of physical fitness such as cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition that are related to improvement in health and well-being.
Performance Fitness: Components of fitness such as power, strength, agility, speed, injury prevention, motor skills, balance and coordination that are related to an enhanced performance in an individual's sport, occupational work or leisure activity.
Exercise: Physical effort of adequate frequency, intensity, time and type (FITT) to enhance or maintain health or performance fitness.
Metabolic Training: Exercise programming that utilizes a combination of exercise intensity, duration, movements and recovery periods in combination with exercise modalities and movements. Objective is to increase aerobic/anaerobic fitness, muscle development and definition and bodyfat reduction more effectively than traditional exercise programming.
Wellness: A holistic approach to development of an improved level of physical, psychological and social health and well-being.
Facilities and Equipment
The Human Performance Center is designed to serve the human performance, fitness and medical fitness needs of its clientele ranging from adolescence to seniors, chronic disease and disability to elite levels of fitness.
Already recognized by both Perform Better™ and LifeFitness™ as a showcase facility, the Human Performance Center Cardiovascular Training Area will feature LifeFitness™ treadmills, cross trainers, recumbent and upright bikes and stair climbers, Nu-Step™ recumbent steppers, Keiser™ M3 Indoor Cycle, Concept II Rower and Scifit UBE.
The Strength & Resistance Training Area will include two complete circuits of LifeFitness™ signature selectorized equipment, Hammer™ strength iso-lateral strength equipment, Hammer™ Smith Machine, free weight training, band and tubing training, bodyweight training, flexibility and recovery modalities, kettlebells, medicine balls and plyometric training boxes.
Additionally, the Human Performance Center Staff will utilize evidence-based testing protocols to periodically assess the performance and fitness improvements of clientele. Combining the equipment with nationally recognized programming and assessment makes the St. Luke's Human Performance Center the preferred choice of fitness participants.
You must download and complete this form and take it your first workout.
|General (14 - 59 Years Of Age)
|Senior (60 Years Of Age & Older)
Location & Hours
The St. Luke's Sports & Human Performance Center is located at:
St. Luke's West End Medical Center
501 Cetronia Road
Allentown, PA 18104
Main Number: 484-426-2501
Maps & Directions
- Monday – Thursday: 5 am – 10 pm
- Friday: 5 am – 8 pm
- Saturday: 7 am – 4 pm
- Sunday: 8 am – 4 pm
For more information, call St. Luke's Infolink toll-free at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8536).