Get up and get moving – Go Move Challenge 2019

Ever wonder which Jesuit institution has the most active employees? University Recreation is calling all Detroit Mercy employees to sign up (free!) and log your steps for this year’s Go Move Challenge. 20+ Jesuit colleges and universities compete to see who is the most active through the month of February. Detroit Mercy came in second place in 2018.

On Friday, Feb. 1, URec will host a kick-off event in the Student Fitness Center, encouraging everyone to sign up. Participants will be entered into one of multiple raffles throughout Friday. Raffle prizes include tumblers, shaker bottles and free smoothies! As an added bonus, if your Biggest Loser team signs up for the Go Move Challenge, you will gain a one-pound advantage on the scales for the Biggest Loser competition.

Sign up today for the Go Move ChallengeSpread the word and get a move on!

Information about how to track movement during Go Move Challenge 2019

Participants track their minutes of movement throughout the month. Movement is defined as any intentional exercise that causes at least a small increase in breathing or heart rate. This includes cardio, strength/resistance, mind/body and sports/fitness.

  • Cardio – Any indoor or outdoor physical activity that causes a temporary increase in heart rate, with or without a machine. Examples include walking, hiking, running, and biking.
  • Strength/Resistance – Any physical activity that utilizes weights or resistance (e.g. barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, gym machines, boxing equipment, gravity, etc.) to increase muscular strength. Examples include weightlifting, CrossFit, circuit training, barre classes, boxing, and rock climbing.
  • Mind/Body – Any physical activity executed with a profoundly inward-directed focus that consciously engages the mind. Examples include Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, Qi Gong, and Karate.
  • Sports/Fitness – Any physical activity or fitness class in which individuals or teams compete against themselves or other teams. Examples include basketball, baseball, step class, aerobics class, dance, Zumba, soccer, swimming, spin class, gymnastics, rugby, football, and racquetball.