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Fitness Challenges and Programs

Campus Recreation Fitness challenges and programs will motivate you to move your body and is a great way to help you stick to those workout resolutions whether you are a beginner or an expert. Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for the potential to win a prize and have fun!

If you're looking for a competitive advantage, attend our Coog Fit workshops at the beginning of the month to master your form and increase your strength to directly apply to these challenges!

September: Stair Climber Challenge

The Chase Tower is the tallest building in Houston with 75 floors. How fast can you climb 75 floors? You can choose to knock it out all at once or log a few floors throughout the month. Simply log your floors and time by taking a picture of the screen and showing it to our fitness staff. Intramural Champion shirts for those that finish the fastest while supplies last. 

October: Rowing Challenge

Did you know that rowing is one of the top three calories burners for cardio?! Want to find out how long it would take you to burn 10 calories on the rower? Simply log your time by taking a picture of the screen and showing it to our fitness staff. T-shirts will be awarded to those finishing with the highest amount of calories burned. 

October: Body Weight Rep Challenge

We observe Veterans Day on November 11 every year. Check out our body weight rep challenge! The winner will receive an intramural champion t-shirt.

December: Stress-Free Finals  | 12 Days of Well-Being Challenge

Your best way to an A on your finals is you. Join us in December as we help you gear up, clear up your mind, and get through finals. Spend time each day focusing on your well-being through resources available to you throughout the year. 

  • Attend Yoga Power Nap as indicated on the group fitness schedule
  • Download your punch card or get one from the fitness zone desk. Check-in and workout punch card 4-5 days per week with no more than 10 punches. 
  • Brain foods - our registered dietitian has created a list of brain foods. Pick this up at the fitness zone desk and get your card punched. 
  • Time management tips

December 1-12