Go Move Challenge FAQ

What is the history of the Go Move Challenge?

Four years ago, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco engaged in a friendly fitness competition to determine which university could accumulate the most minutes of movement in one month. The challenge has expanded over the years with faculty and staff from eight Jesuit universities accumulating over two million minutes of exercise collectively in February 2016.  We have 20 Universities participating in 2017!

How do the university participants track their minutes of exercise?

As the number of participants continues to grow, so has the need to improve and fine-tune the administration of the challenge. Previously, universities participated by tracking employees’ minutes manually or by paying for a short-term membership to Hubbub, an online wellness challenge platform. Now, participants can enter their minutes on this new Go Move website!

Is there a cost for using the Go Move Challenge tracking website?

No! Universities with any number of participants can join the Go Move Challenge via this website.

When is the next challenge?

February 1, 2017 – February 28, 2017

Who can participate in the challenge?

All full-time and part-time faculty and staff from any of the 28 Jesuit Universities in the United States.

How do universities sign up for the challenge?

Your university’s wellness administrator or human resources coordinator should contact gousf@usfca.edu to request for your university to participate.

Once a university signs up, how do faculty and staff sign up for the challenge?

Participants must have a valid university email to create an account and will track their own minutes online.
When logging minutes, participants will be prompted to indicate with which university they are affiliated.

How does the challenge work?

Participants track their minutes of movement throughout the month.

Movement is defined as any intentional exercise that causes at least a small increase in breathing or heart rate. This includes cardio, strength/resistance, mind/body and sports/fitness.

  • Cardio – Any indoor or outdoor physical activity that causes a temporary increase in heart rate, with or without a machine. Examples include walking, hiking, running, and biking.
  • Strength/Resistance – Any physical activity that utilizes weights or resistance (e.g. barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, gym machines, boxing equipment, gravity, etc.) to increase muscular strength. Examples include weightlifting, CrossFit, circuit training, barre classes, boxing, and rock climbing.
  • Mind/Body – Any physical activity executed with a profoundly inward-directed focus that consciously engages the mind. Examples include Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, Qi Gong, and Karate.
  • Sports/Fitness – Any physical activity or fitness class in which individuals or teams compete against themselves or other teams. Examples include basketball, baseball, step class, aerobics class, dance, Zumba, soccer, swimming, spin class, gymnastics, rugby, football, and racquetball.

Can I track my minutes multiple times a day?

Participants can enter their movement minutes as many times as desired each day throughout the challenge. When entering minutes, participants are asked to indicate the type of exercise performed and duration.

Can I track my minutes on my mobile device?

Yes. The site is mobile device friendly.

Is there a limit to the daily number of minutes that each participate can accumulate?

No, there is no limitation to the daily number of minutes that each participant can accumulate.

What if I forget to track my minutes for a day or even a week?

You can log workouts for previous days by clicking on the “Log Workout” button.

What if I can’t remember if I logged my minutes?

Under the “workouts” area, you will can view your workout history to determine which days you have logged your minutes.

When and how is the winning university determined?

The university with the highest total number of minutes as of 11:59 p.m. pst on February 28 will be the winner!
Other awards, including highest average of participating employees and most minutes per individual, may be announced.

Is there support to help my university in promoting the challenge?

USF will provide templates for communication, tracking instructions, example activities, etc. to use as desired and will contact media for coverage and national sponsors for underwriting.

Is there a way to promote the activities and events that my university is offering during the challenge through the Go Move Challenge website?

Once a university commits to participating in the Go Move Challenge, their logo/icon will appear on the home page, which participants can click to view university-specific events and other information as determined by the challenge administrator.

Will other participants see my workouts?

The workouts that you log can be viewed only by you and your university’s challenge administrator unless you choose to share your workouts on the Go Move forum, Facebook page, or elsewhere