University Recreation to Host Annual Fitober Challenge

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University Recreation is set to host its annual Fitober challenge during the month of October. The event runs from Oct. 1-31. Participants may log their physical activity to win prizes.

Fitober is free and does not require a UREC membership. All university faculty, staff and students may participate. Participants who log 600 minutes of physical activity will receive a pair of performance socks and will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes.

"I enjoy that UREC offers Fitober each year," said Chris Butler, director of communications. "After the rush of starting a semester, Fitober is a great way to refocus on fitness heading into the holidays and build connections within our team as we challenge and support one another to complete it."

Participants may still sign up individually, but also have the option to create a team. The team option allows peer groups to offer support and encourage each other throughout the challenge. 

"Competing as a team during Fitober allowed our office to work together in a way that was fun and inspired us to be physical active," said Jake Tyson, computer support manager. "It was fun listening to how members of our team were completing their mileage by going on nightly walks with their families or going in person to support cases that may normally be handled over the phone.  We even had a team member walk to and from work."

Fitober encourages the university community to get active during, and stay active after the month of October.

"The Surgeon General's recommendation for a healthy lifestyle is to accumulate 150 minutes of activity each week," said Casey Fant, assistant director for fitness and wellness. "Fitober is an excellent way for the campus community to stay engaged in their physical wellness in October and beyond."

Sign up for the challenge and log your physical activity starting today at fitevent.uark.edu. Participants should login using their current username and password.

For more information, contact Casey Fant at cfant@uark.edu.

Contacts

Casey Fant , assistant director
University Recreation
479-575-3542, cfant@uark.edu

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