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  • May 9, 2015

    Week 1

    Prizes donated by Anna’s Taqueria and Great Brook Ski Touring Center.

    Individuals—chosen at random from the 2,752 participants who met or exceeded the Week One goal of 150 exercise minutes

    • Akshay Agarwal of Fitness Junta
    • Charlene Chow of Fit_for_a_King
    • Sy Danberg of Breathless
    • Emily Gates of We workout so we can eat cake,
    • Matt Mahowald of Velocireactor
    • Margaret Ann Root of Fusing our Bodies... more
  • May 4, 2015

    Muscled MavensBack L-R: Alena McNamara, Kim Kennedy, Grace Mlady, Christine Quirion. Front L-R: Ann Marie Willer, Jana Dambrogio, Annie Lee Bisset.
    These Muscled Mavens of the MIT Libraries lived up to their name in winning the 2015 getfit@mit Grand Prize. Professionals in the Information Delivery & Library Access and Curation and Preservation Services departments, the getfit team also proved to be experts in finding a variety of creative activities and approaches to keep on track toward their fitness goals.

    Composed of relative newcomers and... more

  • May 4, 2015

    Jim TraffieLincoln Laboratory employee Jim Traffie, winner of one of the two getfit@mit Onward & Upward awards for 2015, at a rocky knoll on a nearby favorite trail.Jim Traffie may be the first winner of a getfit@mit Onward & Upward prize who spends part of his time literally climbing onward and upward. The Lincoln Laboratory technician and member of the HUSIR Daddy getfit team is part of a crew that maintains and operates radio astronomy and radar antennas, and he regularly scales towers. So fitness is practically a... more

  • May 1, 2015

    Congrats to Kristen Bartoli of The MegaDalton Machines for winning our Boston Marathon drawing! Kristen has won a $100 gift certificate to Fuji at Kendall

  • May 1, 2015

    Week Twelve results have been posted, and we have our last set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. The Food Club wins our Week Twelve team prize, chosen at random from the 115 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Twelve goal of 300 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Jeff Barsoian of Old Guys Aging Badly!
    • David Carpenter of Velocireactor
    • Daniel Chamberlain of The Fondas
    • Kenneth Cole of House of Carbs
    • Phyllis Collymore of Women of XVI
    • Nancy Cook of CEE Happy Feet 2015
    • Lisa Deng of I'm too aero for my 5hirt... more
  • April 26, 2015

    You Did It! graphic

    Congratulations on completing this year’s challenge! We hope it provided the habits and motivation for you to keep moving and staying fit in the coming months.

    For the immediate future, we remind you to:

    • Enter your Week 12 minutes—as well as any minutes you may have forgotten to enter from previous weeks—by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. These late-entered minutes count toward qualifying you or your team for some of our end-of-challenge prizes.
    • Participate in and enjoy the second annual ... more
  • April 24, 2015

    Week Eleven results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? wins our Week Eleven team prize, chosen at random from the 114 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Eleven goal of 300 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Ian Cariolo of TooFit2Quit
    • Su Chung of Team Mission Slimpossible
    • ... more
  • April 20, 2015

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    getfit@mit Field Day
    May 7, 2015

    It's the second annual getfit@mit Field Day! Celebrate the end of the challenge by joining your teammates to compete in traditional field day games. Or just cheer and enjoy the goodies, we won't mind!

    Prizes and perks:

    Event winners raffle: The winner of each heat will receive a raffle ticket for a chance... more

  • April 20, 2015

    Silhouetted figures finishing a raceGet inspired by the marathon! Even if you're not planning to run 26 miles this week, you've been training hard, and it's time to finish strong. Every individual who records at least 300 minutes of exercise this week will be automatically entered in our drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Fuji at Kendall.

    Don't worry; during the marathon that is getfit, you can take as many bathroom breaks as you want.

    • Contest starts: Monday, April 20 (Week Twelve)
    • Minutes due: Tuesday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.... more
  • April 17, 2015

    Week Ten results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2015. Die Lard wins our Week Ten team prize, chosen at random from the 138 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Ten goal of 285 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Tom Bork of Velocireactor
    • Chris Chang of Let's get physical, physical (TBD)
    • Elisabeth Daley of The Theory of Everything!
    • ... more