TrainMeUp MN

What is TrainMeUp MN?

Improve your fitness by participating in the University of Minnesota/National Institute of Health TrainMeUp MN study! 
The study investigates how exercise might alter fitness and improve metabolism before and after a running or yoga routine. The investigators are interested in how skeletal muscle processes fat and how this may affect insulin resistance. This is an important question since insulin resistance predates and predicts type 2 diabetes. The investigators are especially interested in learning about the effects of weight and training on insulin resistance.

Eligibility to participate

You may be eligible to participate in the TrainMeUp MN Study if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 – 40
  • Generally healthy
  • Overweight (BMI>25) and have no active exercise program (less than 30 min/week)
  • Lean (BMI <25) and an active runner (45 min/day, 5 days per week)

This study is currently recruiting participants.

What is involved in the Study?

Overweight participants will be

  • Randomly selected to enter into either a treadmill training program or yoga program for 16 weeks at a local fitness center close to you.
  • Asked to visit the University of Minnesota 8 times, to include
    • 1 screening visit
    • 3 pre-training visits
    • 1 mid-training visit
    • 3 post-training visits
  • Pre- and post-training visits will measure fitness, body composition, muscle fat content (by needle sampling of the muscle) and the body’s use of sugar and fat
  • Expected participation is approximately 6 months

Lean participants will be

  • Asked to visit the University of Minnesota 4 times, to include
    • 1 screening visit
    • 3 visits to assess metabolism
  • Running capacity, body composition, muscle fat content (by needle sampling of the muscle) and the body’s use of sugar and fat will be assessed
  • Expected participation is approximately 3 months

Principal Investigator

Lisa Chow, MD


For More Information

endores@umn.edu
(612) 624-1469