University Recreation Challenges UA Community to Commit to Fit

January 27, 2016

commit to fitUniversity Recreation challenges the U of A community to 'Commit to Fit'. This incentive program for University of Arkansas students and UREC members is a perfect way to stay committed to your health and wellness goals in 2016.

This program is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle by providing incentives for fitness and wellness activities. Participants will earn points for doing any type of physical activity and completing a variety of wellness challenges. The fitness and wellness points earned will determine the prizes awarded at the completion of the challenge.

Participants earn points by doing any type of physical activity with one minute of activity equaling one point.  Participants can walk, swim, lift weights, take group fitness classes, participate in UREC Outdoors activities, play intramural and club sports or do any other type of physical activity to earn points.  Participants are encouraged to complete 200 minutes of activity each week for six weeks to achieve 1,200 points. They will be able to log their activity minutes online and see their progress throughout the challenge

"The wellness component included in Commit to Fit encourages participants to learn about at all aspects of their wellbeing," said Casey Fant, assistant director of fitness/wellness.

"We will provide participants the opportunity to learn more about their health and wellness through seminars, recording food intake, keeping a daily gratitude journal, blood pressure checks and much more," said Fant.

Registration for Commit to Fit begins Monday, Feb. 1. UREC members will be able to register for Commit to Fit and enter their daily physical activity minutes and wellness points at > Fitness > Special Events or by going to

For additional information contact Casey Fant at or 575-3542.

spotlight on faculty scholarship

  • Preparing Teachers of Color to Teach

    Christian Goering, co-author Sense Publishers

  • Impact of Diversity on Organization and Career Development

    Claretha Hughes, Palgrave Macmillan

  • A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

    Lynn Koch, co-author Springer

  • Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

    William F. McComas, co-author Arcadia

  • The School Choice Journey

    Robert Maranto, co-author Palgrave Pivot

  • American Indian Workforce Education

    Carsten Schmidtke, Routledge