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

  • March 6, 2015

    Week Four results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. Captain Picardio wins our Week Four team prize, chosen at random from the 283 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Four goal of 195 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Regina Burris of Caffeinated and Crushing It
    • Mark Derome of HUSIR Daddy
    • Mary Ellen Gearin of Industrial Power Lunchers
    • Shaun Keller of Enduring Turtles
    • Steve Kissel of Bazinga!
    • Magnus Ljungberg of... more
  • February 27, 2015

    Week Three results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. TooFit2Quit wins our Week Three team prize, chosen at random from the 345 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Three goal of 180 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Larkin Brown of Shakeweight
    • Kirsten Derrickson-Boice of Workplace Warriors
    • Emily Diamond of Got the Runs
    • Jose Estabil of Vperyod
    • Philippe Le Hegarey of Web Runners
    • Harlin Lemus of The Walkers
    • Chris Saulnier of Crushing Collaborators
    • Sue Shansky of Bod Squad... more
  • February 20, 2015

    The Schrodinger’s Fat team outperformed 15 other entrants in the Week Two Team Spirit contest. Each member has won a gift certificate to Social Boston Sports.
    Congratulations!