Start! Fitness Challenge
Monday, January 23- Monday, March 19
Colonial Community is proud to partner with the American Heart Association’s Start! Campaign, a physical activity initiative to fight heart disease and stroke by getting people to move. By participating in this program you can significantly improve your health and receive great tools including:
A Colonial Community collapsible water bottle for the first 150 people registered
Fitness resources to help you reach your goal
Bi-Weekly “Extra Credit” activities
The opportunity to win great prizes!
Join the Start! Fitness Challenge Today!
Compete for prizes against other GW faculty and staff while you exercise your way to a healthier you! You can compete as a team or as an individual, the choice is up to you.
Individuals can organize themselves into teams with a maximum of 5 people (teams of 6 or 7 are allowed but may be at a disadvantage). Team members can be any faculty or staff member who currently works at George Washington University and does not necessarily have to be in your department. Each team must select a leader to fill out the form below. Every participant will need to track his or her own exercise using either the on-line system or through weekly paper exercise logs. Detailed instruction will be e-mailed to you once your team has registered.
Click here for Team Challenge form
We are also offering an individual challenge.. Individuals will only compete against other individuals in the competition and cannot be part of a team. Please fill out the form below to register.
Click here for Individual Challenge form
Fitness Challenge Details:
Program Starts: Monday, January 23, 2011
Program Ends: Monday, March 19, 2011
The fitness challenge will be eight weeks long. To complete in the Team Challenge each team will need to log a minimum of 1.2 million steps (roughly 300,000 steps per individual team member)
Exercises don't have to be just walking and running - all exercises, even weight lifting, can be converted into steps using the online tracker.
To compete in the Individual Challenge each individual must complete a minimum of 300,000 steps (remember, the tracker will convert any activity into steps).
Prizes will be based on the total number of steps taken during the 8 week challenge Note: tracker converts activities to steps; you do not need a pedometer to track steps
1st Place Team: Each individual on the team gets a gold medal and their choice of Platinum level prize.
2nd Place Team: Each individual on the team gets a silver medal and their choice of Gold level prize.
3rd Place Team: Each individual on the team gets a bronze medal and their choice of Silver level prize.
1st Place individual: Choice of a Platinum level prize.
2nd Place individual: Choice of a Gold level Prize.
3rd Place individual: Choice of a Silver level prize.
All Challenge Finishers: All other teams or individuals who complete the challenge will receive a Bronze level prize and a certificate of completion.