Fitness challenge encourages activity

Students, faculty, staff and WSU supporters are encouraged to participate in the Pac-10 Fitness Challenge to compete for the title of “Most Active School.”

The Pac-10 Fitness Challenge is a conference-wide initiative that promotes regular physical activity and will be occuring Nov. 5-9. People do not need to be a member of the Student Recreation Center to participate.

“This is an awesome way to promote being active,” said Theresa Lehman, assistant director of marketing for University Recreation.

To participate in the event, people need to log on to the Fitness Challenge Tracker at and record their physical activity for the week. Activities can range from walking to rugby, with many options in between.

“This is really based on everyone’s participation at their own level,” Lehman said. “It can be anything you do. If you walk to work, if you bike to work, if you walk up flights of stairs…all of that can be logged.”

Miles logged will be calculated based on the total number of minutes of activity completed. To determine the Pac-10 Champion, a weighted score will be used based on each institution’s enrollment.
To support the Challenge, University Recreation is offering several campus-wide events to encourage people to be active. One event is the all-campus walk on Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. Butch, the WSU marching band, and staff from UREC & Athletics will walk around campus—picking several other colleagues up along the way. For more information about the walk (including the route) you can visit
For more information, visit or call 335-UREC.