Bridging the Gap Between Community and Research
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For this week’s client spotlight we would like to focus on the Revved Up Research Group, an innovative research program focused on translating research knowledge about physical activity into practical guidelines and interventions that foster full and meaningful participation. We recently had the pleasure of redesigning and rebuilding a website for them which we just launched this week, and wanted to say a few words about the great work that they do.
About Revved Up Research Group
The Revved Up Research Group operates out of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. They are co-led by Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung, an associate professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Disability, and Dr. Jennifer Tomasone, an assistant professor at the Health Studies at Queen’s University and the Knowledge Translation Lead of the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines.
Revved up has a number of programs focused on translating their research knowledge about physical activity into practical guidelines and interventions that foster full and meaningful participation for all Canadians. They begin with a one-on-one session with a certified personal trainers to develop a personalized fitness plan focusing on building strength and regaining mobility, after which they pair up the participant with a trained student volunteer who will offer exercise support, encouragement, and company.
The Thrive Program
The Thrive program is an exercise program designed to provide weekly community-based physical activity opportunities to breast cancer survivors in the Kingston community.
The Circuit Program
The Circuit program at Revved Up is an adapted exercise program designed to provide weekly community-based physical activity opportunities to adults (18+) with a developmental disability.
The Mobility Program
The Mobility program at Revved Up is an adapted exercise program designed to provide weekly community-based physical activity opportunities to adults (18+) with a mobility impairment.
The Revved Up research lab has generated research that has been published in several high impact, peer reviewed journals such as Psychology of Sport and Exercise and Translational Behavioural Medicine.
You can learn more about their research and publications on their website.
Like every other business in the world today that has been shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic, they also were touched by these winds of change and had to close their programs until further notice. That did not stop them however, from continuing their work by providing temporary alternatives such as Canadian Disability Participation Project for people with a physical disability who are looking for support during these trying times.
We are looking forward to the future and are hopeful that they can resume their work soon and continue their hard work of bridging the gap between community and research!