Staff members on the OLLU-RGV campus are celebrating their win in the “Let’s Move” Summer Step Challenge. They received gift cards and OLLU swag for being the team that took the most steps during the month-long challenge which involved all three OLLU campuses.
Over 30 days, participants in the challenge completed 35,077,840 steps, exceeding the goal of 30 million. The Top Walker was Cynthia Olvera from Team Aguilar on the RGV campus. Team Aguilar also recorded the most steps of all 12 teams. The challenge was fun, healthy, inspiring and helped bring people together from different campuses.
OLLU Houston Campus Leadership and Campus Recreation are collaborating to host a Summer Step Challenge which starts tomorrow.
The goal is to have 100 participants on 10 teams across all three OLLU campuses who achieve 10,000 steps per day for 30 days. This will lead OLLU to the overall goal of 30 million steps in 30 days during the month of June. Teams are already forming. Use the linked form to sign up to participate.
To assist and encourage participants, Kyle Belback, coordinator of Campus Recreation, will provide tips each week for team members.
Week 1: Tips for Steps
Tip 1 – Set a reminder on your phone to walk around. Take your purchase orders to Accounts Payable yourself.
Tip 2 – Park farther away. Parking a little farther away could add a couple hundred steps to your office in the morning, and then another couple hundred when you leave for the day.
Tip 3 – Starting June 6, Campus Recreation will lead morning walks around Lake Elmendorf at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For Houston and RGV colleagues – arrive early and take laps around the building before you clock in for the day. You could have a few thousand steps in before you even clock in!