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Physical Activity


The fitness challenges offered through the Emory Recreation and Wellness Program provides Emory students, faculty, and staff with fun and competitive activities that promote physical activity. Challenges typically range from one to three weeks in length and include structured plans that guide participants through a variety of exercises. Most challenges require participants to log their workouts in order to track their progress. At the end of each challenge participants who successfully complete all of the requirements will have the opportunity to win great prizes, such as, t-shirts, gift cards, Fitbits, etc. The goal of the fitness challenges is to get the Emory community more active!

halloween hustle

In honor of Respiratory Care Week we challenge you to hustle and increase your cardio! One of the most effective ways to promote respiratory health is physical activity, so we encourage you to participate in the Halloween Hustle Fitness Challenge!

Starting Monday, October 23rd through Sunday, November 5th track the miles you complete from cardiovascular exercises like walking, jogging, or running, either indoors (treadmill, elliptical, indoor track, etc.) or outdoors (park, outdoor track, etc.). Participants can track miles on multiple platforms, for example, activity trackers (i.e. Fitbit), running apps (i.e. Runkeeper), or smartphones. Those who log 15 miles will win a Rise To The Challenge T-Shirt and water bottle, and those who log 25 miles or more will receive the same prizes and a chance to win our Grand Prize Fitbit Alta! We are also hosting two Lullwater Fun Run’s throughout the course of the challenge. 

You can sign up for the challenge at the WoodPEC 4th floor front desk or at Please contact Ida Babazadeh at for more details.