2023 Go Move Challenge: Week Four Recap

JJ Thorp, USF, steering a 4- on a beautiful Bay Area morning


Published Friday, February 24, 2023

24 days down and 4 more days to track your minutes in the 2023 Go Move Challenge!  The challenge officially closes on 11:59 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, Feb. 28.  However, to ensure that participants have an opportunity to track their weekend minutes, the challenge portal will stay open until Wednesday, March, 1 11:59 p.m. (PST).  Final numbers will be posted in next week's AJCU newsletter! Here are the latest numbers on what we have collectively accomplished:

  • 22 Jesuit Institutions registered
  • Over 3700 employees participating
  • Over 2.5 million minutes of activity accumulated!
  • Average of 30 minutes a day per participant which is AHA physical activity guideline!!

Share Your Experience: How do you move?

Who: Michelle Schmahl, Xavier University

"I am participating in the Feb. Go Move Challenge. I am earning my minutes with a variety of activities. I am training for the full Flying Pig Marathon in May and have been earning minutes by completing my training for the marathon. I will also be in a sports competition and have been weight training and completing HIIT workouts in preparation for that. What I really like about the challenge is the competitive nature and ability to compete for prizes. (I really like the year when participants were able to receive Xavier University shoes). Seeing my colleagues and their minutes is motivation for me to keep going as well. Even on days when I just want to relax, I remember that and push through. I look forward to the challenge every year!"

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Michelle with husband and dog after the Loveland 5k race

Moving at Work


John Carroll University

The rec center at John Carroll University has been offering 50 minute lunch time yoga classes to get some mid-day movement in. They offer yoga 2x per week through their employee wellness program, JCU FIT


people walking

Creighton University

Creighton kicked off the challenge with a polar walk which was a walk up and down the mall that runs through campus. They also encouraged participants to take part in "wake up workouts," group workouts that meet every Tuesday and Thursday mornings in February.

Leaderboard - Most Minutes

The leaderboard is ever changing, so visit the Go Move Challenge website to see the most current standings! To date, the top institutions averaging the most number of minutes per person are:

  1. Santa Clara University
  2. Creighton University
  3. Loyola Marymount University
  4. University of San Francisco
  5. Saint Louis University

Leaderboard - Most Average Number of Minutes

  1. Saint Peter's University
  2. Santa Clara University
  3. Loyola Marymount University
  4. Saint Joseph's University
  5. University of San Francisco

Regional Leaderboard: Most Average Minutes Per Person

The regional home page is based on average number of minutes. This has leveled the playing field! The leaderboard is ever changing, so visit the Go Move Challenge website to see the most current standings! To date, the top universities with the most minutes by region are:

  • East Coast: Saint Peter's University
  • Midwest: University of Detroit Mercy
  • West Coast: Santa Clara University
  • South: n/a

Get Social

A picture is worth 1000 words. Encourage, engage and get motivated by seeing how our fellow Jesuit colleagues are moving this month, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook or use our tag #GoMoveChallenge.

Count Down

There are 4 more days to go before the winning institutions are announced! Keep moving and logging your minutes. If you have any questions, please contact the Go Move Challenge administrator, Suzy Kisylia, at skisylia@usfca.edu.

Weekly Recaps

As we have been reporting each week, participants have been as excited as ever to share their feedback on how the Go Move Challenge has positively influenced their month of February and beyond. If you missed any stories from previous weeks, you can access them, along with pictures, at any time: