Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Hosts Annual Faculty and Staff Fitness Challenge

Emily Gardner

February 16, 2015

Team registration is now underway for the eight-week competition.

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The program aims to increase daily activity levels among faculty and staff, and must supplement normal activity.

Registration for the Texas Tech University Faculty and Staff Fitness Challenge begins today (Feb. 16) and lasts until March 8. The competition lasts from March 2 until April 26 and includes spring break and Easter week.

Teams must consist of two to four full-time, benefits-eligible Texas Tech employees. The team captain must register the team in one of the three participation levels before the other members can register. Teams should choose their participation level based on their fitness levels and goals. The three participation levels are:

  • Raider Rookie, which requires 150 minutes a week per team member
  • Raider Power, which requires 270 minutes a week per team member
  • Raider Warriors, which requires 360 minutes a week per team member

The program aims to increase daily activity levels among faculty and staff and to support, motivate, inform and encourage the campus community to be active, eat well and be fit.

Activities must occur outside the scope of a team member's normal activities to count for minutes and must reach at least a moderate level. To see examples of activities that count, click here. Minutes are recorded once a week through the individual's Get Fit account.

Rewards will be given to teams throughout the competition and include weekly and overall rewards. In order to receive the weekly award, teams must meet their weekly participation minutes. The weekly winner is selected through a random drawing.

All participants will receive a participation reward at the completion of the challenge. Three overall rewards also will be given: best team name, grand fitness and great fitness.

The competition is sponsored by Human Resources and supported by the Office of the President.

Teams can register and learn more about the activities and rules on the challenge's website. For more information and help choosing team members, contact Betty Blanton, associate director of Fitness/Wellness and Outdoor Pursuits, at betty.blanton@ttu.edu.


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