2014 “GET FIT” FAQs

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


How much does it cost per person?
The team registration fee is $40, or $10 per person.

How do we form a team?
After you register on the Get Fit site, you log in and choose “Register” from the menu at the top of the page, then choose “Create a Team.”  Once the team is created, the other three members log in, choose “Register” and then choose “Join a Team.”

Why is there a cost? The $40 team registration fee is used to provide a themed shirt to all participants and it  covers additional prizes that are not provided by a sponsor.

Does each member of the team have to do the same activities to get credit?  No.  Your team gets credit for all the activities in which your individual team members participate.  When determining team prizes, all the points your team members earn are counted.

How do we earn points?  You earn points by attending faculty-staff group fitness classes or the other group fitness classes offered by the REC-IM open to students and members.  You also earn points by attending HR Lunch and Learn sessions, BCBSM and TIAA-CREF meetings (including personal counseling sessions), completing a BCBSM Health Risk Assessment online, and participating in other HR department activities and events as announced.   When you attend an eligible event, there will be a designated REC-IM or HR rep present to stamp your point sheet.  You submit your point sheets each week to the REC-IM in person, or by scanning and emailingDo not send via interoffice mail.

How do we find out about points-eligible  events?  Classes and events are posted on the REC-IM Get Fit Challenge page and HR Wellness page.  You will find group fitness schedules for faculty-staff only classes, and general fitness classes open to all.  On the HR Wellness page, you will also find info about Lunch and Learn programs, and other points-eligible activities and events.

Use the comments section below to ask other questions about the 2014 Get Fit Challenge.


Get Ready. Get Set. Go – Build a Team of Four and Start the “Get Fit” Challenge!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

LET’S GET PHYSICAL  Continues – Join the Winter 2014 “Get-Fit” Challenge …

Here’s how it works.

  1. You and three co-workers decide to join the REC-IM Get Fit Challenge – Open to EMU students also; however, faculty and staff will compete against each other for weekly prizes, and grand prizes at the end of the challenge.  For extra fun, create intra-department challenges where multiple teams from your department also compete against each other for department “bragging rights.”
  2. Register with REC-IM and pay your $40 team registration fee.  The registration fee helps fund the weekly and grand prizes, and a tee-shirt for everyone.  Sign up at this link on the REC-IM Get Fit site.
  3. Start the challenge now.  Earn points by attending free group fitness classes, seminars and workshops sponsored by REC-IM, and educational sessions and events sponsored by the Human Resources Department.  This includes Lunch and Learn programs, BCBSM and TIAA-CREF sessions, and other benefits-related events as announced.  See the HR/Benefits Wellness page at this link for more info.
Will you participate?  What are your thoughts?  Looking for teammates?  Use the comments section below to provide feedback…and please return  often or subscribe to keep up with the latest news and posts  about the REC-IM Get Fit Challenge.