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RRC Get Movin Challenge

January 30, 2017

This February, go toe-to-toe with your colleagues and walk your way to improved health and a chance to win some great prizes!

The Wellness Committee is hosting its second annual Get Movin’ Challenge. For the entire month of February, challenge yourself, your co-workers and students to stop sitting and start moving. Your challenge? Reach 7,000 steps per day.

Sign-up now by filling out the form on the Wellness blog (http://blogs.rrc.ca/wellness/events/the-get-movin-challenge/), .

All registrants who are interested will can use The Get Movin Challenge logbook (fillable form_get movin’_Jan.2017) to record your steps. All participants will be self-reporting, and at the end of February you will be invited to submit your results electronically on this page.

Counting Your Steps!
It’s easy! Use your smartphone, fitness band or a pedometer

Smart phone Apps Examples:
IPhone- Steps, Pacer, Pedometer
Android- S Health, Google Fit, Pedometer
BlackBerry- Casca/Sports Run Tracker Pro, Sports Tracker, Endomondo

Step Conversion Chart

Some activities do not allow for a pedometer to be used, or perhaps you would rather count your steps/exercise/activity without one. No problem. You can use the following Step Conversion Charts to mark your progress! Below are to separate but similar conversion charts, use whichever one that works best for you and get active!

Purdue University Activity Converter

Step Conversion Chart

Videos

Watch these two videos of RRC staff and students being active and achieving their 7000 steps!

Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – 360° Experience (Facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/etv.learning.technologies/videos/1318628724878567/

Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – Standard (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ-gd1qWemg

Prizes

There are three huge prize categories that can be entered depending on how many days you achieve 7,000 steps! The more days you achieve your goal, the better the prizes. All participants will be self-reporting. Cutoff to enter results online is 3:00pm, Wednesday March 1st.

Incentives/Prize Structure: Participants will gain entry into each prize category if they complete a specific minimum number of days in which they achieve 7,000 steps per day. There will be 3 prize levels:

Bronze Level: 10 days completed

Swag, Rebels gear, Yard games, Fitness equipment

Silver Level: 15 days completed

Jane’s Restaurant $50.00 gift card, Free Rec Services Fitness Class, Massage session with Jason Matthes @ AAA Mobile Massage Therapy, Athletic Therapy Session with Rebels Athletics, Saje Wellness Diffuser , Snow Shoes

Gold Level: 20 days competed

$175.00 Photoshoot donated by Lindsay Rowan, $200.00 Thermea Spa Gift Certificate, 200.00 VISA gift card, $200.00 Gift Card to Float Calm Therapy Centre, $200.00 Sport Check gift card

Example on how prize leveling work: If Jill reaches 7,000 steps in 21 days, she is entered once in each level draw. If Joe reaches 7,000 in 17 days, he is entered once into the Bronze and Silver levels.

Weekly Prizes- NEW for this YEAR!!

Send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to wellness@rrc.ca along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Prize Day:

After the results are collected, a draw will be held to determine the various prize winners on Thursday March 2nd. Winners will be announced at our Prize Day, Friday March 3rd 10am-12pm at the Cave on NDC. Winners will be announced then, and can either pick up their prizes in person or have other arrangements made. Along with the Prizes being handed out, the RRCSA will be holding a pancake breakfast at the same time in the Cave. More details about that to follow!

Please note: Result submissions will not be accepted on Prize Day. Deadline to submit results is March 1 at 3 pm using the online form that will be posted here later in February.

If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to wellness@rrc.ca