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Living Healthy Los Rios is pleased to present the Great American Fitness Adventure. This program was created by the makers of Thrive Across America and has many of the same features and functionality as Thrive, but with fun and exciting new details and features!

What is the Great American Fitness Challenge?

The Great American Fitness Challenge is a 6-week online physical activity program that allows you to have fun and compete while being physically active, all while traveling on a virtual route and visiting National Parks across the US from Maine to Hawaii. The more activity you log, the higher your score, the more park “passes” you receive and the better your chances of improving your health and winning cool prizes! You can participate as an individual or as a member of a team.

How does it work?

Research shows that 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week is the threshold for having a positive effect on your health. For every day that you log 30 minutes or more of physical activity, you will receive a virtual “park pass.” In addition, you can also utilize 12 “free passes” to assist you in finishing the program if you log 5 out of 7 days of activity each week.

Who is eligible to participate?

Regular and adjunct faculty & staff are eligible to participate, but please note that participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to the first 500 enrollees. In other words, sign up early to guarantee your place in the competition!

When can I register?

Registration begins Friday, March 13th. The last day to register is Friday, March 27th. Register at Great American Fitness Adventure..

How do I join a team?

You don’t have to join a team to participate, but teams can offer great support, comradery and fun. Teams must have at least 4 members but can be as large as you want. You can either set up your own team and invite colleagues to join you, accept an invitation to join a team set up by someone else. (You can only join one team and you cannot switch once on a team.)

When does the competition begin and end?

The competition begins Friday, March 20th and ends Thursday, April 30th, 2015. Weekly updates, including information on individual and team prize winners, will be posted here.

When does the competition begin and end?


Should you encounter any issues with the registration process, call Nicole Keller at (916) 568-3197 or email livinghealthy@losrios.edu If you have general questions or comments about our wellness program, feel free to contact your representative on the wellness committee: SCC: Jake Kattan, FLC: Renee Russo/Tanya George, ARC: Heidi Fuller, CRC: Michelle Barkley, DO/FM/ETW: Nicole Keller

Have a question, comment, or suggestion? You can now email us at livinghealthy@losrios.edu.


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