Spring 2017 Incentive Program: "Spring in Your Step"

Spring 2017 Incentive Program: "Spring in Your Step"
Monday, March 20 – Sunday, April 16
About the Program

Step into spring right by stepping up your physical activity and mental attitude – literally! Sign up for W&M Campus Recreation’s FREE Patron Incentive Program. Join the William & Mary community as we embrace walking as a great and easy way to incorporate physical activity into our daily routine. Together we will use pedometers to log our weekly steps as we put some spring in our step!

Program Objectives

The objectives of this program are aimed at encouraging people to move more and find a healthy outlet for stress relief. When in doubt, just STEP!

·       S: Socialize! Physical activity should be fun and enjoyable. Through our weekly Mindful Walks, participants will be able to meet people and make new friends who are on the same fitness journey as them.

·       T: Teach! One of the goals is to educate the William & Mary community more about the healthy benefits of walking.

·       E: Explore! Walking around campus and beyond will help you discover another side of William & Mary that you may not have known before.

·       P: Progress! Not only does this program encourage participants to engage in more physical activity, but it also encourages them to engage in self-monitoring practices that can help in other aspects of daily life.

Weekly Mindfulness Walks

Over the course of the four-week incentive program, the incentive program coordinator or other campus partner will be leading a weekly Mindfulness Walk. These walks will be the same day/time every week but will vary in their location (TBA). The walks will be approxiately 45 minutes in length. Mindfulness walks are a great way to stay motivated as well as socialize with other members of the William & Mary community as we explore campus and the surrounding area!

In the event of inclement weather, the incentive program coordinator will contact participants and let them know when the next weekly Mindfulness Walk will resume.

Prizes

Prizes will be given out at the Spring in Your Step Event Reception & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 19th from 4-6PM in the Sadler Center lobby. 

Prizes will be given out in a tier structure based on the total number of steps achieved by the end of the program. You are only eligible to receive the prize from the highest tier achieved and not each tier surpassed (i.e. if you complete the highest tier of steps you will not receive the prize from each lower tier and the highest level prize).  

There will be several raffles at the Wellness Fair for all participants who complete the program!

270,000 steps = Campus Rec Prize Pack: full of your favorite Campus Rec swag such as a canvas tote bag, nalgene water bottle, sunglasses, bandana +/or other goodies

324,000 steps total = Swell Bottle or Yoga Mat

405,000 steps total = Door prize drawing for around $50 gifts: (gifts will be drawn at random but everyone who reaches this number of steps will receive a gift). Some examples in this category include 60 minute massage, fall semester fitwell pass, four-pack of personal training sessions, and up to $50 off a spring outdoor trip.

Finally, the top 15 participants with the most steps will receive a FitBit Alta fitness tracker!

Logging Weekly Steps

You may either keep a running total of your weekly number steps or add up your daily steps for the entire week. Regardless of whether or not you reset your pedometers, please log your total number of steps for the week online by 11:59pm on Sunday evening in order to have these steps added to your overall total. A link will be provided here.

Can I use my personal fitness tracker or cell phone to log my steps?

Of course! If you have a personal fitness tracker feel free to use the device for step counting rather than the pedometer.

Registration and Pedometer Pick-up

Register here. Pedometers will be available for pick-up at the Rec Center front desk, during Rec Center hours, Friday, March 17-Friday, March 24. Registration closes March 24.

Starting a Walking Program

For any further questions please contact the Patron Incentive Program Coordinator, Emily Wilkinson (erwilkinson@email.wm.edu), or Associate Director of Campus Recreation, Jenny Fisher (jvrueh@wm.edu).