Every spring, the University’s Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) runs the Fitness Challenge. This year, more than 1,000 Royals registered for the 12thAnnual challenge. Weekly Fitness logs are sent out once a week, along with optional daily wellness challenges and a fitness calendar that includes various fitness programs on campus.
Cory Freivald ’20, a Peer Health Educator leader, said, “The Fitness Challenge is run by CHEW every year, and it’s a fun opportunity for students, faculty and staff to keep their new year’s resolutions going strong and get fit! Scranton offers tons of fitness classes, club and intramural sports, and an amazing fitness center. The goal of the Fitness Challenge is to help people find their favorite way to work out and stay healthy, and keep them motivated over the course of the four weeks.”
The fitness challenge is a great way to get motivated and live a healthier lifestyle. Free prizes help to encourage students to get moving and hit the gym or fitness classes on campus. At the end of the fitness challenge, those who completed it are rewarded with a free shirt.
Gabby Basile ’20 loves going to the gym and especially enjoys it throughout the fitness challenge.
“What I like about the fitness challenge through CHEW is that you get a tighter sense of community,” Basile said. “Knowing that many other students are participating motivates me even more to crush my workouts- and who doesn’t love to be rewarded with a nice new gym shirt?! I participate every year and I think everyone should.”
Information about fitness classes can be found here.