Fitness That Works
(Based on Sean Foy’s book “Fitness That Works: Simple Moves to Make Exercise Happen from 9 to 5”)
Sunday, March 31 through Saturday, May 11
The Simple Moves program includes seven straightforward “moves” that when performed consistently and correctly can make you stronger, physically younger, healthier, more productive, and so much more. No classes, fitness center membership, or costly equipment is required. These Simple Moves can be performed multiple times throughout the day at work or home, and are proven to improve strength, coordination, balance, and productivity while decreasing your risk for injury.
Each participant will receive a copy of the “Fitness that Works: Simple Moves To Make Exercise Happen From 9 to 5” book. Participants will earn one point for each Simple Moves activity completed daily and additional fitness points for engaging in self-selected cardiovascular activities like swimming, biking, walking, etc.
Individual: Complete the Weekly “Individual” Scorecard and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of each week.
Team: Choose a team captain. Each team member will submit their "Individual" Scorecard to the team captain at the end of each week. The team captain will record the individual weekly fitness points on the “Team” Scorecard and then submit that form to email@example.com at the end of each week.
The top 10 individuals with the highest number of points and the team with the largest “average” number points will win a grand prize!
- All participants completing the challenge (210 total fitness points) will receive a t-shirt.
WellPoints for Completing the Challenge
312 – 329 Total Challenge Points: 6 WellPoints
294 – 311 Total Challenge Points: 5 WellPoints
252 – 293 Total Challenge Points: 4 WellPoints
210 – 251 Total Challenge Points: 3 WellPoints
Fitness That Works Workshop Series
Part 1: Monday, March 25 @ 3:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, March 27 @ 3:30 p.m.
MSU Recreation and Wellness Center
(Bring your MSU ID for admission)
This workshop will teach you 7 simple moves that can help improve your fitness through strength, balance, and coordination, as well as increase your energy, decrease stress and improve overall work productivity. Based on the book “Fitness that Works: Simple Moves to Make Exercise Happen from 9 to 5,” this workshop will teach you to apply simple movement into your daily routine.
We will be demonstrating and practicing the moves through light physical activity as well as performing some basic assessments to give you baseline data for tracking your progress. Athletic shoes and loose fitting clothing are recommended but not required.
This workshop will be taught in 2 sessions, Part 1 (moves 1-3) and Part 2 (moves 4-7). The program is also the basis for an upcoming wellness incentive challenge program through Live Well Work Well @ MSU.
Each workshop is worth 2 WellPoints. Register at http://www2.moreheadstate.edu/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=ekfrm&ItemID=42238.
Dr. Gina Blunt Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Health, Wellness and Human Performance. Her research interests include understanding motivations toward physical activity and implementing behavioral interventions to increase activity levels in a variety of populations. She has over 20 years of experience working in the wellness field where she has helped people make positive and lasting changes with their health and fitness.