Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ready. STEP. Go - The 2013 Hofstra University Walking Challenge

Receive your Free Pedometer from the Fitness Center...Walk on, and Win Prizes with Ready. STEP. Go.

The mission of the challenge is to create an even greater culture of fitness on our campus and encourage the Hofstra University community to realize the importance of physical activity.  

Challenge yourself and contribute towards your fitness level in preparation for Spring Break by simply walking to class or to work! 

Hofstra University students, faculty and staff.
Beginning on Monday, February 11, the 5-week challenge will conclude on Sunday, March 17.
From January 28 through February 8, register in person at the Fitness Center and receive a free pedometer. You must receive your pedometer no later than 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8.
Beginning on Monday, February 11, you will walk as much as you can and use the pedometer to track the number of steps taken daily. Clip the pedometer on your waist and simply walk on.

Using the step entry link provided on the web page, each participant will log in daily or weekly, and enter your data into our online log system. You can also report your data to the Center staff via paper form (which you can print out within the step entry page).

All data must be submitted no later than Mondays at 12:00 p.m. The data you enter will represent your Monday through Sunday progress. Failure to submit will jeopardize your eligibility for that week’s random drawing prize. The Fitness Center staff will chart the progress for each individual. It’s that simple!

Everywhere! From outside campus housing or your home, to and from your car, bus or train, to and from your class or work - and everywhere in between!

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further away. Walk to a new place to eat. Walk when on the phone. Walk! Walk! Walk!

Weekly prizes will include a fitness-related gift (water bottles, yoga mats, t-shirts, etc.) and will be distributed to the following participants:
  1. All eligible participants will be entered into a random drawing
  2. The #1 Step Leader for each week – the total numbers of steps throughout the entire week
Weekly drawings will take place on Wednesdays at the Fitness Center at 12:00 p.m.

Weekly winners will be showcased at the Fitness Center as well.
Two Grand Prize winners will be recognized:
  1. The #1 Step Leader for the duration of the event – the total number of steps throughout the entire challenge
  2. The individual who walks the most steps in a single day throughout the duration of the event
Grand prizes include a $150 Gift Card to the Hofstra University Book Store and will be announced on the first day of Spring, Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m.

*All weekly and Grand Prize winners will be notified via Hofstra email.

DISCLAIMER: All information entered is based upon the honor system. Submitting false data is cheating the challenge and yourself.


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