By Ron Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor, and Lauren Sykes, Professor, Criminal Justice Technology
In October 2017, West Campus conducted the #GetFit Challenge, which was open to all students, faculty and staff. During the challenge, which lasted nine weeks, participants had the option to record their weight, body fat percentage and waist circumference at the beginning of the challenge and then again at the end. Activity progress was monitored via fitness trackers and were posted to a leader board on Facebook, which was set up to stay connected and track progress throughout the term. Each week, bonus points were awarded to individuals and teams who had the highest weekly average of steps.
There were eight teams in the #GetFit Challenge, and, collectively, the teams took more than 32 million steps. That is an equivalent distance of 16,335 miles. Impressive! The winners include:
The top three finishing teams with the highest average were:
- First Place — “TEAM 10″ with 84,601 steps
- Second Place — “Seal TEAM 6” with 71,848 steps
- Third Place — “TEAM BSS” with 64,913 steps
The top three Individuals with the highest STEPS in the challenge were:
- First Place — Heidi Shugg, coordinator, Atlas Access Lab, on “TEAM Sweat is Best” with 1,255,165 steps
- Second Place — Lester Green, security officer, on “TEAM Dragons” with 1,152,115 steps
- Third Place — Desmond Duncan, professor, political science, on “TEAM BSS” with 1,026,718 steps
Congratulations to our winners and everyone who participated. The TEAMS are set for the spring #GetFit Challenge, which started on Sunday, February 4 and will run through Saturday, April 14, 2018.