Registration is now open for getfit 2018, a 12-week, team-oriented fitness challenge open to the entire MIT community, including students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and family members.
During the challenge, teams and individual participants who meet weekly exercise goals are eligible for weekly prize drawings, as well as several end-of-challenge awards. Participants can also sign up for fitness classes and events—and every participant gets a free T-shirt.
Teams consist of five to eight members. To be eligible for prize drawings, participants must log their exercise minutes on the getfit website each week before Monday night at midnight.
- Wednesday, January 10, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.: Kick-off events in Cambridge (Lobby 10 on campus) and Lexington (Lincoln Laboratory Fitness Center). Staff from getfit will be available to answer your questions and provide information about local fitness options. You’ll also have the chance to win door prizes and to complete a fitness assessment.
- Sunday, January 21: Last day to create a team or change a team name. Form a team with people you know—including family members at home—or visit the “find a team forum”, where you can connect with teams looking for members or individuals looking for teams.
- Sunday, January 28: Last day to invite people to join your team or accept an invitation to join a team.
- Monday, January 29: The challenge begins.
New this year:
- Log late minutes: You may now enter minutes for the previous week, even if it’s past the Monday night deadline. These minutes will show up in your personal and team totals; however, they will not count toward weekly or end-of-challenge prizes.
- Name your own activity: Last year, when logging your minutes, if your activity wasn’t listed, you had to request it. This year you can type in any activity of your choice, and add it permanently.
- Weekly standings: In addition to viewing team and individual standings in near-real time, you may now view standings by week.
getfit is presented by MIT Medical, the MIT Health Plans, and Community Wellness at MIT Medical, with major sponsorship from the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation and the MIT Federal Credit Union.