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…
To sign up, please complete the below online form.
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.
Free pedometers are also available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, at the in-person sign up days!
January 25th at NDC
January 30th at EDC
Counting Your Steps!
It’s easy! Use your smartphone, fitness band or a pedometer
Smart phone Apps 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!
Watch these two videos of RRC staff and students being active and achieving their 7000 steps!
Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – 360° Experience (Facebook)
Get Movin’ Challenge 2017 – Standard (YouTube)
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. Cutoff to enter results online is 12:00pm, Thursday March 1st.
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:
Here are some the prizes for this year’s challenge, check back often as more prizes are added to the list.
Bronze Level: 10 days completed
Swag, Rebels gear, Fitness equipment
Silver Level: 15 days completed
Saje Wellness Diffuser,
Gold Level: 20 days competed
$200.00 Thermea Spa Gift Certificate,
Example on how prize leveling work: If Jill reaches 7,000 steps in 21 days, she is entered once in each level draw. If Joe reaches 7,000 in 17 days, he is entered once into the Bronze and Silver levels.
After the results are collected, a draw will be held to determine the various prize winners, which will be announced on Friday March 2nd.
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!
If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to email@example.com