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Get Movin Challenge Week 3 Prize Winner

February 21, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to 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 coskinner@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!

Week 2 Prize Winner: Deron Warkentin

Deron has been very active during the challenge, submitting a picture every week. This week he submitted the following:

” After almost 2 hrs. of exploring the Mossey River in Winnipegosis, including several thigh-deep trudges, I thought I deserved a nice sit-down break.

Congrats to Deron  and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!

Click Here for more photos of RRC Staff and Students in the Get Movin Challenge!

Get Movin Challenge Week 2 Prize Winner

February 14, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

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Get Movin Challenge Week 1 Prize Winner

February 7, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to 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 coskinner@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!

Week 1 Prize Winner: Sherry Seymour

Our Week #1 Get Movin Challenge Prize Winner is RRC Instructor Sherry Seymour (2nd from left). Sherry submitted this photo with the following:

“Some friends and I participated in the Ironman Curling Bonspiel over the weekend. Over $10,000 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
I am second from the left with my arm in the air. This is my third time participating in the event, and it is a lot of fun. We placed 4th overall. When you’re dressed properly, -30 temps are tolerable! ”

Congrats to Sherry and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!

Click Here for more photos of RRC Staff and Students in the Get Movin Challenge!

Have You Heard? The Get Movin’ Challenge is Back

February 1, 2018

Originally posted by Breanna Sawatzky on HMHC Blog

RRC’s Recreation Services is hosting this year’s Get Movin’ Challenge. Those who are involved are trying to log 7,000 steps per day, through a variety of activities. Sign up to join the fun.

Since physical activity contributes to a healthy mind, we’re supporting the Challenge with weekly group walks outdoors at the Notre Dame Campus. These walks will be a perfect opportunity to connect with friends or colleagues, meet new people, get fresh air and sunshine, while logging 3000 steps.

Walks will start at 12:15 outside the Campus Store (NDC) and will return to the same place by 12:50.

Dates

Mondays February 5, 12, 26

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to join; there is no need to register.

Sign Up to 2018 Get Movin Challenge

January 16, 2018

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

To sign up, please complete the below online form.

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Logging your Steps Each Day

All participants will be self-reporting, and at the end of February you will be invited to submit your results electronically on this page.

Free pedometers are also available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, at the in-person sign up days!

January 25th at NDC
January 30th at EDC

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 12:00pm, Thursday 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:

Here are some the prizes for this year’s challenge, check back often as more prizes are added to the list.

Bronze Level10 days completed

Swag, Rebels gear, Fitness equipment

Silver Level15 days completed

Saje Wellness Diffuser,

Gold Level: 20 days competed

$200.00 Thermea Spa Gift Certificate,

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.

The Draw

After the results are collected, a draw will be held to determine the various prize winners, which will be announced on Friday March 2nd.

Weekly Prizes

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 coskinner@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!

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