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2021 Campus Challenges

 

Explore The Mediterranean With YP4H

Team Walking Challenge  |  April 19 – May 30

Pre-Registration Begins April 12

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We still may not be able to travel as freely as we’d like, but this challenge will help cure your desire for wanderlust in the meantime! The Mediterranean Sea has one of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet – experience it virtually as the university works together to explore the food and culture of five iconic cities in southern Europe.

Challenge Basics

Prizes* Available

10K Day

During each week of the challenge, 1 participant will win $25 PulseCash for walking 10,000 steps on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

View details on how to enter

 

Mediterranean Meal

During each week of the challenge, 1 participant will win $25 PulseCash for submitting a photo of their Mediterranean inspired meal or snack.

View details on how to enter

 

Weekly Winners

Were you one of the lucky winners of $25 PulseCash?

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Points** Available (up to 5,000 max)

  • University unlocks Marseilles – 500 points
  • University unlocks Venice – 500 points
  • University unlocks Naples – 1,000 points
  • University unlocks Athens – 2,000 points
  • Individual step average ≥ challenge step average – 1,000 points

Challenge Resources

Engage in any of the activities below to enhance your challenge experience!

Become A Meal Prep Pro! Group Health Coaching Series
Join OSU Health Coaches, Lindsay and Adam to master your meal planning and prepping steps on Thursdays from 12-12:30 PM. This five session series starts on 4/22 and will provide Mediterranean inspired recipe ideas.

Register here

 

Advanced Running Techniques Group Health Coaching Series
Join Health Coach Michael as we get more in depth to discuss running techniques such as running mechanics, determining pace, and much more to help you conquer your running goals. This four session series is on Mondays from 12-12:30 PM starting on 5/3.

Register here

 

Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Choose from a variety of live virtual classes including Zumba, STRONG and HIIT just to name a few. These classes are regularly scheduled throughout the calendar year so you can continue participating after the challenge ends.

View classes

 

Eat Like A Mediterranean
You don’t need to “diet” to eat like those in southern Europe. Look to include fresh produce, fish, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts; small amounts of dairy, eggs, and poultry, and limited red and processed meats.

Learn more & view recipes

 

Learn About The ‘Blue Zones’
There are five places in the world where people live the longest and are healthiest: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California. Two of these are in the Mediterranean! What can you learn from these cultures?

Explore Sardinia | Explore Ikaria

 

 

 

The Fine Print
*Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) are not eligible for prizes. PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned, so weekly winners can accept or decline the prize.

**You must log/sync your activity with the Virgin Pulse portal/app at least twice during the timeframe between stage unlocks in order to be eligible for the reward points. If you are using an app/device, you have to regularly open the dashboard of that app/device in order for that data to be synced to the Virgin Pulse portal/app. Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) will not receive points. Stage unlock points will be awarded within 48 hours of the stage unlock and final bonus points will be awarded by 6/11/21.

 


 

TBA #3 – Summer 2021

Team Walking Challenge  |  TBA – TBA

Pre-Registration Begins TBA

More info coming soon!

 


 

TBA #4 – Fall 2021

Team Walking Challenge  |  TBA – TBA

Pre-Registration Begins TBA

More info coming soon!

 


Anytime

 

Create Your Own Challenge

You have the ability to challenge your peers by creating your own challenges at anytime.

You can choose from a steps challenge or many healthy habit challenges.

Learn how to create your own challenge here.


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Previous Campus Challenges

Take a look back at the quarterly challenges from past years.

View challenges here.