For the academic year 2013/2014, we will have the following competitions and rules:
Miles Competition: This competition requires you to have a running band or smart phone app which will document the number of miles you have run during a set period of time and provide your average pace. Competition categories include:
Walking: Average pace 15.00 + minute miles
Jogging: Average pace between 9.01 – 14.59 minute miles
Running: Average pace < 9.00 minute miles
The competition will start on October 1st and end on April 21, 2014. No matter which category you sign up for, your ending pace will designate which category you are actually competing in. There will be gold, silver, and bronze medals given to the top three males and top three females in each category.
Recruit Fitness Course: Toward the end of the spring 2014 semester, a recruit fitness course will be developed to simulate typical physical agility tests conducted by police departments during the hiring process. The course may include the timed completion of running, sprinting, sit-ups, pushing a car, body drags, and climbing over obstacles. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be given to top three males and females to complete the entire course.
Weight-Loss Challenge: This competition requires you to visit the campus nutritionist, Karen K. Fiorenza, 125 W. Rosedale Ave., to obtain nutrition advice and a starting weight. This information will be confidential and will be maintained by the nutritionist for comparison to the ending weight on April 21, 2014. The competition winners will be decided by the percentage of weight loss achieved over the challenge period. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be given to the top three males and the top three females who have the highest percentage of weight lost over the competition period.
In order to participate in any of these competitions, you must sign up at a meeting or directly with Dr. Tucker.
Most Improved Fitness: Among the students who have participated in the program, the coordinator will chose a student who has shown the most improvement in their personal physical fitness/wellness throughout the academic year. This student must have participated in at least two of the above components of the physical fitness part of the program, however, winning is not a requirement for this award.