The getfit@mit 2016 Fitness Challenge is presented by MIT Medical.
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  • January 12, 2016

    Learn more about the race here: http://racewire.com/register.php?id=5945. To get the getfit discount code, you must be a registered member of a getfit@mit team and log in to view this page.

  • January 3, 2016

    With a decade of getfit@mit under our belts, we've learned a little about the secrets of successful teams. Here are some tips to think about when putting your team together:

    • Mix it up. Many of the most successful getfit teams of the last ten years have included a mixture of serious exercisers and beginners. Experienced exercisers in these groups told us they enjoyed taking leadership roles, and beginners appreciated the encouragement and advice from their more experienced teammates. And remember, it's all about the team average. One or two very active people on a "mixed team" can easily make up for several team members who can't quite meet the exercise goals every week. In the race for the grand prize, there's no advantage in having your team's... more
  • January 3, 2016

    People walking (legs only)Image: Freeimages.comStep Your Way to 10,000 a Day is a 12-week program designed to help individuals become more active by walking 10,000 steps per day. Sign up and participate, and you might just win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards!

    You’ll get a week-by-week guide, along with tips for getting in extra steps. And if you already walk 10,000 steps a day, the tips can help you get in even more daily steps. Every participant who records the minimum number... more

  • January 3, 2016

    These are tips that any member of a team can use—co-captains and team members alike!

    1. Choose a method for regular team communications—and use it!

    • Weekly in-person mini-meetings/coffee-breaks
    • Regular group emails (you can even send them through the getfit website!)
    • Regular group text messages
    • A Facebook group for your team members

    2. Use your communications method to:

    • Ask your teammates how they’re doing
    • Provide encouragement
    • Remind each other about deadlines.
    • Challenge your team members to complete a certain activity or goal
    • Offer and solicit exercise tips and suggestions, for example:
      • Activities to do at your desk... more
  • December 4, 2015

    mobile screenshot, Duo approvalWere you required to use the Duo two-factor authentication service the last time you logged on to the MIT Atlas employee self-service site to see a paystub or make health insurance changes during Open Enrollment? If so, you can expect to use the same login process on the getfit website during the 2016 challenge.

    Duo, implemented by MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) to increase network security, is now required for everyone with an email address ending in mit.edu, with the... more