Get a move on: AJCU Go Move Challenge 2020

For the last three years, Detroit Mercy has competed in the AJCU Go Move Challenge and this February was our biggest success. The University finished 13th in all Jesuit colleges and university in the “average minutes” category at 888 minutes per person. Congratulations to everyone who participated for logging your minutes and inspiring others to get out and move this winter!

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Every February for the past 3 years, Detroit Mercy has competed in the Go Move Challenge against 20+ Jesuit colleges and universities. University Recreation is calling all Detroit Mercy employees to sign up (free!) and log your steps. This year, departments will compete against each other to see who can average the most minutes moved. The winning department will be treated to lunch provided by University Recreation.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, there will be a kick-off event featuring a free cardio drumming party in the Student Fitness Center. Wyandotte’s Club Empowerment Nutrition will supply 50 exercise balls, buckets and drum sticks to get the party started at 5:15 p.m. See the cardio drumming Facebook page for video on how to cardio drum!

Sign up today for the Go Move Challenge. Spread the word and get a move on!

Information about how to track movement during Go Move Challenge 2020

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.

Go Move Challenge 2020 Logo featuring a stick figure walking up a slanted grade.