University Recreation to Host Its Annual Fitober Event

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Photo Submitted University Recreation is set to host the annual Fitober challenge during the month of October. The event runs from Oct. 1-31. Participants may log their physical activity to win prizes. Fitober is free and does not require a UREC membership. All university faculty, staff and students may participate. […]



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University Recreation is set to host the annual Fitober challenge during the month of October. The event runs from Oct. 1-31. Participants may log their physical activity to win prizes.

Fitober is free and does not require a UREC membership. All university faculty, staff and students may participate. Participants who log 600 minutes of physical activity will receive a gift card from Chartwells to be redeemed at locations on campus.

“I enjoy that UREC offers Fitober each year,” said Chris Butler, director of communications. “After the rush of starting a semester, Fitober is a great way to refocus on fitness heading into the holidays and build connections within our team as we challenge and support one another to complete it.”

Participants may still sign up individually, but also have the option to create a team. The team option allows peer groups to offer support and encourage each other throughout the challenge.

“Our area really enjoyed the comradery participating in Fitober.” said Laura Cate,  executive director, administrative and development services. “We held some of our one-on-ones as “Walk and Talk” and encouraged everyone to start their fitness journey where they are.  A ten minute stroll around the building or campus does wonders for clarity and attention to work detail. Now that most of my team is working remotely, we are still encouraging stretching a quick stroll in the yard throughout the day.”

Fitober encourages the university community to get active during, and stay active after the month of October.

“The Surgeon General’s recommendation for a healthy lifestyle is to accumulate 150 minutes of activity each week,” said Casey Fant, assistant director for fitness and wellness. “Fitober is an excellent way for the campus community to stay engaged in their physical wellness in October and beyond.” 

Sign up for the challenge and log your physical activity starting on Oct. 1 at fitevent.uark.edu. Participants should login using their current username and password.

For more information, contact Casey Fant at [email protected]

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