J.R. Holder Wellness Center offering 'Fit and Fresh' Challenge for Northwestern faculty, staff during September

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J.R. Holder Wellness Center offering 'Fit and Fresh' Challenge for Northwestern faculty, staff during September

August 23, 2016 

Fit & Fresh ChallengeThe J.R. Holder Wellness Center will play host to a “Fit and Fresh” challenge for all of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s faculty and staff during the month of September.

All Northwestern employees will instantly receive a $10 Subway gift card after completing 30 minutes of physical activity in the Wellness Center, or at their respective campus locations, on Sept. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An individual has the potential to earn $90 worth of Subway gift cards in one month by giving 30 minutes of their day on the selected dates.

All Northwestern’s campuses—Alva, Enid and Woodward—have gift cards ready and waiting for participants.

Employees must have a valid 2016-17 Northwestern full-time employee ID and must check-in for the Fit and Fresh Challenge at the front desk. Employees must complete 30 minutes of exercise during the dates and times posted. There is no minimum of activity required for the gift cards; from walking the track to taking a class. Gift cards will be awarded while supplies last.

The Wellness Center will offer a Spin Class and Body Blast Class during the posted times.

“Our idea behind the whole thing was to have people on campus take 30 minutes out of their day to receive the physical activity and also to make a healthier choice after that activity for their lunch,” Richard Burdick, director of the Wellness Center, said.

“It’s killing two birds with one stone: increasing physical activity and the nutritional value of their food. Ideally what we are looking to improve upon is the health on campus and for the faculty and staff.”

Last year the Wellness Center received Certified Healthy Campus award and looks to continue improving upon that reputation moving forward.

The Fit and Fresh Challenge is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). More BCBS challenges for employees will take place during each semester.

Keep an eye out for the hashtag #HealthyCampus on social media.

For additional information about the Fit and Fresh Challenge, any future challenges or the Wellness Center, contact Burdick at (580) 327-8109 or rpburdick@nwosu.edu.