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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Week 2 Prize Winner: Kimberley Pinel
Our Week #2 Get Movin Challenge Prize Winner is RRC Instructor Kimberley Pinel. Kimberley submitted these photos with the following:
“Well if your going to run 10 km in crazy high winds, open fields, and -30 windchill you better wear onesies! My friends, which included another RRC nursing instructor (Tracy Palmer) joined me as we raised money for the Fort Whyte Alive’s educational programs. That was a whole lotta steps in a whole lotta cold but s’mores were the reward!
I am on the left crouched in trail pic and on the left end getting s’more ready!”
Congrats to Kimberley and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!
Week 3 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!!
Week 4 Prize Winner: Gord Bone
Our Week #4 Get Movin Challenge Prize Winner is RRC Instructor Gord Bone. Gord submitted these photos with the following:
I’m entering my Sunday morning outdoor trash-talkin’ shinny skate, for the Get Movin’ Challenge. As I’ve mentioned to you in the past we’ve been at it for 40 yrs (began in 1976 or 77), never let temperature shut us down, (at least for the hard core group of 7-8), skated many times in the minus 30’s (before wind chill). Play is just for fun, no one cares about a score, it’s great back and forth exercise in the fresh air from 10:00-noon, 12-14 times each year. It’s remarkable, almost every time as we leave the ice the shared commentary is the same, ”Wasn’t that a great morning!” Winter is a fabulous time to get outside, for me outdoor shinny is a highlight of our colder season, and I’m always sad when the sloppy warm days of March are here.
Congrats to Gord and thanks to all participants who submitted photos. Good luck to everyone in the Get Movin Challenge!!
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If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to email@example.com