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Rockport demonstrates fitness test geared to walking activity NEW YORK -- Officials of the Rockport Walking Institute, Marlboro, Mass., have introduced what they claim is the first scientifically valid fitness test geared to the activity of walking.
Dr. Jams M. Rippe, cardiologist and the institute's medical director, last week demonstrated the test, which has been named the Rockport Fitness Walking Test, at a press conference that included Bruce Katz, Rockport president; Rockport walker Robert Sweetgall, and other key company personnel.
Rippe developed the scientifically validated test based on walking with associates at the Exercise Physiology Lab of the …