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Get Fit Texas! Challenge

Get Fit Texas! Challenge | January 22 - March 31, 2024

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The 2024 Get Fit Texas! challenge is here!

Sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services, this 10-week competition is a chance for state agencies to see who can complete the most minutes of physical activity. Let's show the Lone Star state that Bobcat employees are dedicated to fitness!

Registration Opens: January 15
Challenge Dates: January 22 - March 31
Last Day to Log Activity: April 8

What Are the Rules?

The goal is for each participant to complete 150 minutes of physical activity per week. If you successfully complete 150 minutes of activity for at least 6 out of 10 weeks, you complete the challenge. The state agency with the highest completion percentage wins!

Who Can Participate?

All state agency employees are able to participate. In order to join the challenge, visit the GetFitTexas! website to create an account and register. Registration opens on January 15.

What Activity Counts?

Any physical activity can be used for the GetFitTexas challenge. Walking, swimming, dancing, gardening or even washing your car. If it gets you moving, it counts! 

Remember, you have until the end of the challenge to go back and log your activity.

  • Read below to learn how you can combine exercise with other daily activities like watching TV, cooking, and cleaning!

    • Be mindful of fitness opportunities during screen time.
      • Walk or jog in place, lift weights, or do yoga while you watch your favorite shows. Split TV marathons with small sessions of activity between episodes.
    • Add micro-movements!
      • Use micro-movements like glute squeezes, abdominal contractions, and pelvic floor exercises while watching TV or waiting for food to warm up. Your core will thank you!
    • Actively play with your pets! 
      • Choose pet toys that can get you moving too, like playing fetch.
    • Make exercises accessible.
      • Keep equipment somewhere it can easily be used for a quick workout.
    • Add variation to your routine.
      • While walking mix-up your routine by adding wall push-ups, lunges and/or other exercises. Or do short, one-minute intervals at a faster pace to boost the intensity.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the challenge, please contact the Well-Being team at 5.2557.