Fall Into Fitness Challenge

Challenge yourself to be physically active for 30 minutes for 30 days in the month of September. Complete any type of physical activity and earn points for each day completed. The program is self-paced. This means you can complete 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there to equal up to 30 minutes or more each day. The goal is to get up and move! Register anytime between August 23rd and September 1st.

Getting started

Step 1: Complete the participant registration anytime between August 23 and September 1. Individuals and teams can register here.

Step 2: Download and save the weekly tracking log.

Step 3: Begin the challenge on September 1 by uploading your weekly tracking log each Wednesday before 9 a.m.

Step 4: Follow the challenge results on the EarlhamAWC Facebook page.

Why participate?

Being physically active on a regular basis may:

  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack 
  • Manage your weight better 
  • Have a lower blood cholesterol level 
  • Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers 
  • Have lower blood pressure 
  • Have stronger bones, muscles and joints and lower risk of developing osteoporosis 
  • Lower your risk of falls 
  • Recover better from periods of hospitalization or bed rest 
  • Feel better – with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better.

Participation in Earlham College AWC activities, including the use of facilities and equipment, is completely voluntary. There are risks and hazards, minor and serious, associated with participation in fitness activities. Participants voluntarily assume all responsibility and risk of loss, damage, illness, and/or injury to person or property associated with the participation in the Fall Into Fitness Challenge. Participants are advised to check with a medical professional before starting any exercise program. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately and drink water before, during, and after exercise.

Challenge details

The Fall Into Fitness Challenge is open to all Earlham College faculty, staff, and students.

You may participate in physical activity anywhere, anytime, Monday-Sunday. Those who complete the 30-day challenge will have been active for a minimum of 900 minutes by the end of the challenge!

Challenge yourself to take a get up and move with a colleague or friend at lunch time or a 5-minute walk each hour—it all counts—whatever works for you!

To participate in the Fall Into Fitness Challenge, log your daily time spent being active on the weekly tracking log and submit it through the Box portal on this webpage. Failure to fill out the weekly activity log by Wednesday at 9 a.m. will result in a forfeit from the challenge.

Participants do not have to workout consecutive minutes and may accumulate 30 total minutes or a total of 210 minutes a week. Participants are encouraged to be active in at least 5-minute intervals.

Yes! All participants logging a minimum of 900 minutes (30 minutes per day) will be entered into a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prize drawing.

Participants must keep track of daily activity time, then submit the weekly log form on Mondays at 9 a.m.

Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Fitbit
  • 2nd Place: Wellness Gear
  • 3rd Place: Wellness Goodie Bag

Wondering where to walk? Check out these locations:

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Questions?

Questions and requests for rule exceptions must be presented to the program coordinator, Jason Fleenor at f[email protected].