Get Movin’ Challenge

Each year, for the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! or being active for 30 minutes through out the 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 youre active, 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…

Check back closer to February for more information about the 2021 Get Movin Challenge.

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.

Feel free to use this form to track your steps, or print out this postcard to track your steps along with a great resistance band workout!

Counting Your Steps!

It’s easy! Use your smartphone, fitness band or a pedometer. Smartphone app 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!

University of Calgary Conversion Chart

Step Conversion Chart

Videos

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

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.

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

Silver Level

15 days completed

Gold Level

20 days completed

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 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!

Click Here to see various RRC staff and students submitting their GMC pics!

Weekly Prizes: Rebels gear, GC for Ciniplex, Free Fitness Pass

Click Here to see Weekly prize winners and photos from Get Movin Challenge participants.

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