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Navigating Remote Fitness with the Movement Challenge
The Barnes Center at The Arch invites the campus community to participate in the health and wellness Movement Challenge. Participants have the opportunity to choose their navigation style, complete challenges from any location, track weekly results and contribute to a shared campus community goal using the “Movement Challenge” section of the Wellness Portal.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to continue to build our sense of community surrounding health and wellness,” says Alena Anthony, associate director of fitness programs at the Barnes Center at The Arch. “The Movement Challenge places a unique spin on fitness. Though movement may be completed independently, together we’re working to reach personal goals and a community goal of 150,000,000 minutes/miles/steps in honor of our 150th Anniversary.”
Now until Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, the Movement Challenge will host weekly competitions. Tracked in minutes, miles or steps, each week the competitor who moves the most and tracks it in the Wellness Portal will win a prize and will be featured on the Barnes Center social media pages! Individuals not interested in competing are invited to contribute to the campus community goal of tracking a total of 150,000,000 minutes/miles/steps in honor of the 150th anniversary.
“There are creative ways to get movement into your daily schedule. One of my favorite ways is by participating in a virtual workout video or live workout through the Wellness Portal,” says Erin Maurno, group exercise coordinator at the Barnes Center at The Arch. “Additionally, the Movement Challenge offers the ability to uniquely track a variety of movements. Participants have the option to truly personalize their experience from selecting movement, tracking and goal setting styles.”
The health and wellness team suggests creating a journal or using your favorite mobile app to track daily movement. Then at the end of each week, calculating your total and submitting it on the “Movement Challenge” section of the Wellness Portal. Students looking for personalized support surrounding movement suggestions and goal setting are encouraged to virtually connect with a free Cuse Fit Chat personal trainer on the Wellness Portal.
Help build the Movement Challenge community on social media. Participants are encouraged to share their progress, tag their friends and be featured on the Barnes Center social media pages. Be sure to tag @BeWellSU and use #CuseMoves.
Additionally, each week the person with the most movement logged will get a special shout out on the Be Well SU Instagram and Facebook page. When you’re notified that you have won the week’s challenge, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a photo and a social media handle to be featured on Instagram and Facebook.
For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Erin Maurno at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315.443.8000.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Lauren Crimmins ’20