From understanding how exercise acts as medicine to sending muscle cells to space, our team of research faculty, exercise physiologists and postdoctoral fellows are experts in muscle function and research training methods.
Your participation contributes to new and important scientific discoveries that can make a large impact on your community. There are also several potential benefits to you as an individual that could include:
Weight loss, improved body composition and strength
Improvements in quality of life
Opportunity to learn new exercises and physical activities that will build a healthier lifestyle
Access to new and advanced therapies and treatment strategies before it's available to the public
Our physicians screen every new participant accepted into a study to ensure that they safely meet the criteria to participate. Your participation is voluntary and our research team continues to monitor your health and wellbeing during the length of the study.
The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) is to assess molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity (PA). To achieve this aim, a mechanistic randomized controlled trial (RC ...
To obtain a better understanding of how metabolic and heart health change with aging.
To be enrolled in this study, you must meet certain requirements. You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
Study Purpose: To determine how working a nighttime shift impacts your metabolism.
To be enrolled in this study, you must meet certain requirements.
The training facility, located at the Translational Research Institute, is equipped with treadmills, upright bicycles, recumbent bicycles, rowing equipment, free weights and resistance equipment as well as ergometers and ECG systems for testing the maximum amount of oxygen that a person can use during strenuous exercise. The exercise training facility is fully equipped with men’s and women’s showers, lockers and changing rooms. This facility has the capability to monitor participants’ blood pressure, blood glucose, and urine ketones as well as heart rate (via heart rate monitor wrist watches and chest straps) and Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE) at specific time intervals.
Exercise Research Story
When COVID-19 changed our world, former bariatric patient, Will, began to regain weight. Through becoming a research participant for an exercise study at AdventHealth, Will was able to both become healthier and give back to his community.