Spring 2016 Fitness Challenge

March 14 through April 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Fitness Challenge

How does it work?

Starting March 14 until April 22, 2016, you can earn points by working out in the Inver Hills Fitness Center and attending short workshops. Not only will you be doing something healthy for yourself, you can also win prizes! Each participant who reaches 100 points will receive a prize. Top point earners from each category (students, community members, faculty/staff) will receive an additional prize.

What do I do?

  1. Register! Come to the Rec Desk in lower level of Activities and bring an ID. Complete the form. It is FREE. Registration is worth three points.
  2. Workout! Participants earn three points for every 30 minute workout in the fitness center, weight room or open gym. You must sign in and check out at the fitness center each time to earn workout points. Bring your ID. You may not earn points for regular class participation in a PHED course. Maximum workout points awarded per day is nine.
  3. Learn! Earn three points for attending “Fast Fitness” sessions to learn different ways to work out! Information including times, locations and topics will be posted each week by the recreation desk. Sessions last five to 10 minutes max. Be sure to sign the participation sheet to get your points. You may earn points for each different session you attend, but not by repeating the same session within a week. Weekly schedules for sessions will be posted at the Rec Desk.
Samples include:
  • Spring 2016 Fitness Challenge
    Sign up for FREE!
    Body composition pre-assessment and weight control tips
  • Yoga 1, 2, and 3
  • Ab workout
  • Body weight exercises
  • Weights—pulling, pushing, legs, etc.
  • Balance training
  • Kettle bells
  • Circuit training
  • Cardio training tips
  • Body composition post-assessment
  • Tabata

29 Reasons to get fit & stay fit

Courtesy of BuiltLean

  1. Reduces Cholesterol
  2. Sleep Better
  3. Improves Self Esteem
  4. Reduces Blood Pressure
  5. Decreases Back Pain
  6. Reduces Risk of Injury
  7. Prevents Certain Cancers
  8. Increases Metabolic Rate
  9. Increases Range of Motion
  10. Increases Functional Strength
  11. Stop playing dodgeball with your health; take the Fitness Challenge!
    Stop playing dodgeball with your health; take the Fitness Challenge!
    Increases Insulin Sensitivity
  12. Improves Sex Drive
  13. Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
  14. Exercise is Fun and Enjoyable
  15. Exercise Prolongs Life
  16. Improves Balance and Coordination
  17. Reduces Anxiety and Depression
  18. Gastrointestinal Tract Benefits
  19. Weight Control
  20. Improves Fat Utilization
  21. Strengthens Immune System
  22. Strengthens Your Bones
  23. Improves Focus
  24. Reduces Aches & Pains
  25. Lose the Hidden Fat
  26. Improves Energy Levels
  27. Prevents Alzheimer’s
  28. Improves Confidence
  29. Reach Your Potential
To learn more about the Spring 2016 Fitness Challenge as well as Physical Education at Inver Hills, contact:

Kathleen DeDeyn
Physical Education Faculty
Office: Activities Building 213

For more information about Fitness and Recreation at Inver Hills, contact:

Tom “Bo” Johnson
Director of Recreational Sports
Office: Activities Building 212

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