The getfit@mit 2015 Fitness Challenge is presented by MIT Medical.
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  • March 29, 2015

    Basketball and hoopIt's time for a full court press—we'll be having a special prize drawing for all teams in which every member meets Week Nine's exercise goal of 260 minutes. Is your team up to the challenge? Assist your teammates, and take it to the hoop!

    • Contest starts: Monday, March 30 (Week Nine)
    • Minutes due: Tuesday, April 7 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Winner announced: Friday, April 10
  • March 27, 2015

    The special Week Seven "pot 'o gold" challenge has ended, and we have a winner! Ryan Bersani of House of Cardios was chosen at random from the 1,758 participants who met or exceeded the Week Seven goal of 225 exercise minutes. Ryan has won a $50 gift certificate to Za.
    Congratulations!
     

  • March 27, 2015

    Week Seven results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. History Monks wins our Week Seven team prize, chosen at random from the 191 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Seven goal of 225 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Traci Anderson of Imagine My Exemplary Shape
    • Laura Brattain of Enduring Turtles
    • Jen Donath of GetFit or GetInjured Trying
    • Christina Epstein of One-Oh-Onederwomen
    • Elizabeth Evans of Couch Busters
    • Carolyn Ann Gearson of The Mighty Why Nots?!
    • Michael Peng of The Last of... more
  • March 23, 2015

    targetKeep your team "on target" to be eligible for Week 8's team prize drawing for all teams whose members average the weekly minimum or better for Weeks One through Eight of the fitness challenge.

    • Contest starts: Monday, March 23 (Week Eight)
    • Minutes due: Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Winner announced: Friday, April 3
  • March 20, 2015

    The special Week Six "Spring Training" challenge has ended, and we have a winner! It's Team Butch chosen at random from the 52 teams whose members all reached or exceeded the Week Six exercise goal of 225 minutes. Each member has won a gift certificate to The Similans.
    Congratulations!

  • March 20, 2015

    Week Six results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. WeAre3ps wins our Week Six team prize, chosen at random from the 224 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Six goal of 225 minutes.
     
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Elena Byrne of nuts_on_the_river
    • Craig Guenette of Pork Butts
    • Breeshna Javed of Tater Trotters
    • Julia Kellogg of Westgatefit
    • ... more
  • March 18, 2015
    Winning 2015 T-shirt design

    2015 T-shirt (click to enlarge)

    We gave out more than 2,800 T-shirts at the campus and Lexington midpoint events on March 18. But if you missed that opportunity to pick up your team's shirts, don't despair.

    If you are on campus, you can send one member of your team to Community Wellness at... more

  • March 16, 2015

    Four leaf cloverDo you have the luck 'o the Irish? During Week 7, which starts Monday, March 16, you can get even luckier by dancing to fiddle tunes, bicycling to the end of the rainbow, and taking long hikes in search of four leaf clovers. Every participant who records at least 225 minutes of exercise during Week 7 will be automatically entered in a drawing for our pot of gold.

    Breaking news! The pot of gold has been swapped out for a $50 gift certificate to Za. Those tricky leprechauns.

    • Contest starts: Monday, March 16 (Week Seven... more
  • March 13, 2015

    Week Five results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. Vperyod wins our Week Five team prize, chosen at random from the 255 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Five goal of 210 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Akhilesh Bakshi of Faster Than Flames
    • Ryann Fame of ARFs (americans aren’t fatties, Sive)
    • Concepcion Kafka of How many burpees for a bagel?
    • Ina Kundu of Device Realization... more
  • March 10, 2015

    app screenshot

    Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? Want to try out an app that can record your exercise activity and submit the data directly to your online getfit@mit account? Curious about MIT research on mobile phone activity tracking and what data apps can collect?

    If you answered, "Yes, yes, and yes!" then starting today, you'll have the chance to pilot a new getfit app and participate in some interesting research. The app, developed by the folks in the MIT Big Data Living Lab at CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) will give you the ability to log your... more