Fitness Challenge 2013 "Virtual CM-YOU! Degree"

Fitness Challenge 2013 "Virtual CM-YOU! Degree"

Let's get this campus moving! The challenge starts Jan 28th.

Below is everything you need to have your own 2013 Fitness Challenge "Virtual CM-YOU! Degree" - Consider this your "FIT KIT"

Fitness Challenge Tracker - pdf
Lecture Series - pdf
Global Map - pdf

The fitness challenge has 3 goals:  1) to increase awareness of Carnegie Mellon's global presence in other countries,  2) to get this campus exercising 4 times a week for 20 minutes and 3) to encourage the Carnegie Mellon campus community to attend the fitness lecture series to get participants ready to walk or run a 5K that will be in the Oakland area on Sunday, March 3rd.

Above is the form to register for the Fitness Challenge 2013 "Virtual CM-YOU! degree", a document of fitness lecture series dates and locations plus a tracker for you to chart individual progress and an 11x17 color global map to chart the team progress. On the global map each block represents 20 minutes of exercise. On the tracker each block represents a day of the week (the goal is to exercise 4 times a week for 20 minutes).

The first lecture series will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 in McKenna in the UC:

Jon Kissel from the Pittsburgh Marathon came to talk about how to train and get ready to run a 5K in 6 weeks.

Running sharpens focus, enhances mood and helps individuals of all fitness levels feel better and more full of energy. Lead coach of the Steel City Road Runners and coordinator for the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Jon Kissel presented a simple approach to running your first - or best - 5k in just 6 weeks. Jon explained the basics of building an aerobic base, developing running speed, and mostly importantly, how to have fun when running.

These are his handouts. 
1) 6 weeks to a 5K for novice and advanced runners - pdf
2) Pittsburgh Campus Challenge reduced Marathon rate for students, faculty and staff - pdf
3) 2013 Registration Pittsburgh Marathon - pdf
4) Steel City Road Runners Campus Challenge Registration Form - pdf

Register for the March 3, 2013 5K in Schenley Park @ 11am meet in the Anderson Shelter - Walk or Run for $5.00.  Go to or

We had a great time at the 5K run on Saturday, even in the cold! Check out the results!

Lecture Series Presentation Material

Leslie Bonci - Performance Eating for Fitness

Adam Hindes - Ready, Set, Stop!! Injury Prevention

Dr. Rabin - Coping with Stress | Guided Meditation - #1 Mental Journey