UM-Flint Takes Home 2015 Commit to Fit Trophy

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Chancellor Susan E. Borrego congratulates UM-Flint's Commit to Fit College Challenge team.
Chancellor Susan E. Borrego congratulates UM-Flint's Commit to Fit College Challenge team.

The Commit to Fit College Challenge focuses on promoting physical activity in local colleges by giving students the chance to take part in a little “healthy competition” throughout the month of February. Taking home the Commit to Fit College Challenge trophy for 2015 are the students from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint students collectively logged over 156,000 minutes of activity on commit2fit.com. The University of Michigan-Flint students averaged 933 minutes of physical activity, equivalent to 33 minutes of activity per day.

The Commit to Fit College Challenge trophy was presented to the University of Michigan-Flint students on Monday, March 16. In addition to the trophy, students that logged over 840 minutes of physical activity were entered to win a variety of gift certificates to local businesses as well as cash prizes.

The next Commit to Fit Challenge, the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge, will begin April 1, 2015, and will highlight a variety of free healthy events in the community. For more information visit commit2fit.com.

Commit to Fit is an ongoing initiative of the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) focused on improving the health and health behaviors of Genesee County residents. It is one component of the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s County Health Rankings Action Plan, an eight point action plan developed collaboratively by the GFHC that outlines a series of short and long-term strategies to improve health in Genesee County.

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