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The Fitness Challenge

Get Ready to be Challenged



For the past 14 years, the Center for Health Education & Wellness has hosted our annual 4-week Fitness Challenge every spring. Last year over 1,000 University of Scranton students, faculty & staff registered to take the Challenge with nearly 90% completing the program!
Join us this spring for our annual 4-week Fitness Challenge where we all commit to be fit and motivate each other as a group. The Fitness Challenge is for everyone- those new to exercise and those with an established workout routine.Participants complete the Fitness Challenge and earn a t-shirt by exercising at least 150 minutes per week (CDC recommendation) and submitting a Weekly Fitness Log by Monday at 1pm for at least 3 of the 4 weeks. Submit your weekly log to be automatically entered into weekly prize raffles. Want to get your friends involved or have extra motivation? Make a Fitness Challenge team of up to 4 people and be entered into additional weekly raffles if all team members submit their Weekly Fitness Log.  
Check back in January 2022 for information about how to register for the Fitness Challenge!  

Fitness Challenge Calendar

2019 Fitness Challenge Calendar


To complete the Fitness Challenge and receive a FREE Fitness Challenge Athletic Shirt & Qualify for Weekly Prizes you must:
  1. Complete 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. This is the minimum amount of aerobic exercise recommended by the CDC for healthy adults 18-64 years old. (Click here for additional CDC physical activity guidelines). 
  2.  Each Friday you will receive an email from The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) that contains a link to your Weekly Fitness Log, which you will use to track the exercise you completed during the prior week. Certify you completed 150 minutes of physical activity on your online Weekly Fitness Log before 1pm every Monday during the Challenge. By submitting your log, you will automatically qualify for weekly raffle prize drawings. You will receive your first Weekly Fitness Log on February 22ndYou can not submit a Fitness Log for a team member- each person is responsible for submitting their own Fitness Log.  If you do not complete 150 minutes of exercise, do not submit a Weekly Fitness Log for that week and try again the next week.
  3. In order to complete the Fitness Challenge and earn a shirt, you must complete 150 minutes of exercise and submit your Weekly Fitness Log on time for 3 out of the 4 weeks of the challenge. Weekly Wellness Logs will not be accepted after noon each Monday. You must also complete a brief online Final Program Survey at the end of the Fitness Challenge

Prizes: Gift cards and fitness-related items will be raffled each week during the Fitness Challenge. Examples include gift cards from Amazon,Dicks's Sporting Goods, etc. and fitness related items. 

Participating as an individual or part of a team- what's the difference? how do you qualify for prizes? Read Below



  • Everyone must register individually to be part of the Fitness Challenge. Even if you have  joined a team, you are also participating as an individual in order to earn your Fitness Challenge shirt. 
  • You are responsible for submitting your own Weekly Fitness Log before 1pm each week, which will automatically qualify you to be eligible for the individual weekly raffle prize drawing. 
  • Submit at least 3 out of the 4 Weekly Fitness logs to earn a FREE T-shirt!


  • Registering as a team will allow students, faculty, and staff to participate as an individual to earn weekly prizes AND as a team to earn weekly team prizes.
  • Weekly Fitness logs will need to be submitted individually by ALL team members each week.
    • As a team member, when you submit your individual weekly log you will qualify for the weekly individual raffle prizes AND (if all of your teammates submit their logs) qualify for a weekly raffled TEAM prize.
      • *If all members for a team do not submit their individual weekly log, the team will not qualify for the weekly TEAM raffle prize, but individual team members will still qualify for individual weekly raffle prize.
  • Teams who successfully have all members of their team complete their fitness logs for all 4 weeks of the challenge will be entered to win a TEAM GRAND PRIZE.