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  • May 3, 2016

    The Matt Damon Diet getfit team"The Matt Damon Diet" team was awarded the 2016 getfit@mit Grand Prize. From left, Nina Domenico, Bara Blender, Karla Casey, Jennifer Vieira, "Matt Damon," Emer Garland, Ellen Patton, Lisa Nold, Violetta Venegas and "Matt Damon" again. 

    The road to the 2016 getfit@mit Grand Prize started with the announcement in December of Matt Damon as MIT's Commencement speaker. That was the moment Ellen Patton, who works in the Office of the President, says she came up with “The Matt Damon Diet.” This, she laughs, was a get-in-shape... more

  • May 3, 2016

    Kaicheng LiangGraduate student Kaicheng Liang, winner of one of the two getfit@mit Onward & Upward awards for 2016 (with friend).

    Kaicheng Liang, an MIT graduate student in biomedical imaging, moved seamlessly from working out regularly with friends to entering the 2016 getfit@mit challenge, and garnered an Onward and Upward award for his efforts—not bad for a first-year getfitter.‬

    Some of his workout friends had participated in getfit@mit before. Since the group was already exercising every weekend at the Z... more

  • May 3, 2016

    Rachel RomeoGraduate student Rachel Romeo, winner of one of the two getfit@mit Onward & Upward awards for 2016. Rachel Romeo, a PhD student in the Gabrieli Laboratory in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, discovered that a battle between the sexes was the perfect motivation for regular exercise, which ultimately put her in the position to win one of the two 2016 getfit@mit Onward & Upward prizes.

    Her participation in getfit@mit lagged last year... more

  • May 3, 2016

    Week 1

    Prizes donated by Boloco, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Great Brook Ski Center Peabody Essex Museum and Savory Living.

    Individuals—Chosen at random from the 2,932 participants who met or exceeded the Week Two goal of 165 exercise minutes

    • Alan Anderson of Team 24601
    • ... more
  • April 29, 2016

    Week Twelve results have been posted, and we have our last set of winners for getfit@mit 2016. The geckos wins our Week Twelve team prize, chosen at random from the 168 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Twelve goal of 300 minutes.
    Dominique Altarejos of The Sweet, Sweaty Six has won our special "Boston Marathon” competition, chosen at random from the 1,634 participants who met or exceeded the Week Twelve goal of 300 exercise minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Natasha Arora of Work-... more
  • April 27, 2016

    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.

    • Celebrate your accomplishments May 4 with snacks, raffles, and giveaways at our closing events at noon in Cambridge and Lexington.
    • Stay tuned for announcements of Week Twelve, Marathon, Grand Prize, and Onward & Upward Prize winners.
    • Send us your thoughts in our upcoming getfit survey, coming soon to an... more
  • April 22, 2016

    Week Eleven results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2016. Waist Removal wins our Week Eleven team prize, chosen at random from the 140 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Eleven goal of 300 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Marcus Ainsworth of Millstones5
    • Emir Aviles-Pagan of TOWtally awesome
    • Elena Byrne of Fitbits and Giggles
    • Anita Horn of STS - Spurn The Sofa
    • Roxanne Knight-Plouff, DVM of e-LEMON-ators
    • Julie Kucyn of Lab Rats 
    • Nancy Levesque of The Overfitters... more
  • April 17, 2016

    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 18 (Week Twelve)
    • Minutes due: Tuesday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m... more
  • April 15, 2016

    Week Ten results have been posted, and we have another set of winners for getfit@mit 2016. Ab Wars: The Core Awakens wins our Week Ten team prize, chosen at random from the 152 teams whose average exercise minutes met or exceeded the Week Ten goal of 285 minutes.
    Our individual prizes this week went to –

    • Stasia Behmer of Ever Upward - Exceeding our Personal Best
    • Maura Custar of Buck Furpees
    • Lizzy Desrosiers of Get Fit, Get Swole!
    • Alice Dragoon of FiTR
    • Carolyn Ann Geason of Divas with Dumbbells
    • Chris Heline  of Lincoln Losers
    • Nicole Moody of... more
  • April 10, 2016

    Keep Calm and Enter Your Minutes

    In honor of Stress Awareness Month, take some time to unwind! And remember that exercise is an excellent stress reliever. Take a walk, go for a run, play a sport to relax and recharge! Every participant who records at least 300 minutes of exercise during Week 11 will be entered into a random drawing to win a de-stressing kit. Winners will be announced April 22.

    • Contest starts: Monday, April 11 (Week Eleven)
    • Minutes due: Tuesday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Winner announced: Friday, April 22