2019 Go Move Challenge: Week Four Recap

Published Friday, February 22

We’re in the final week of the 2019 Go Move Challenge! Here are the latest numbers:

  • 23 Jesuit Institutions registered
  • Over 4,200 employees participating 
  • 2,500,000 minutes of activity accumulated

Last year, the challenge ended with 3,354 participants accumulating 3,143,377 minutes of movement - our new goal is to reach 4,000,000 minutes collectively! Furthermore, most impressive are the following institutions who have been averaging over 600 minutes per participant:

  • Le Moyne College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Spring Hill College
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of San Francisco

Congratulations to the winners of the weekly social media contest! Linda Wong (USF) won the video of the week for her two-day Tahoe adventure. The following participants tied for the picture of the week:

As we have been reporting each week, here is some feedback from another happy Go Move participant: Dyvianne Martinez, the Recruitment Coordinator for USF's School of Law, has participated in the challenge for the past two years. She was even more inspired to join the challenge this year because she wanted to help de-stress while simultaneously working full time and attending graduate school.

Dyvianne has committed to a new routine a few days a week of 6 a.m. pool sessions at Koret, USF's recreation center. She definitely has seen an increase in her energy level, and she is able to complete her graduate school reading after work. Furthermore, after just two weeks of swimming, she has been experiencing much less back pain! She is excited to keep up the swim schedule as a regular routine. Keep up the good work, Dyvianne! 

Once again, here is a recap of how faculty and staff are creatively earning their minutes of movement, regardless of climate and other challenges!

We would love to hear from participants from every institution! Remember to share your stories and follow us on social media. Keep moving and tracking: 5 more days to go! If you have any questions, please contact the Go Move Challenge administrator, Suzy Kisylia, at skisylia@usfca.edu.