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2016 Get Fit Texas State Agency Challenge, Jan. 17 to March 26

11P079_getfit_logo_finalThe Department of Sports and Fitness invites faculty and staff to join the 2016 Get Fit Texas State Agency Challenge.

This event provides an opportunity for state employees to get active for an agency-to-agency competition. By accepting the challenge, state employees take on being physically active for 150 minutes per week for at least six of the 10 weeks of the challenge.

In the spirit of friendly competition, the Statewide Wellness Coordinator at the Department of State Health Services will track the completion percentage for each state agency and recognize the agencies in each size category (small, mid-size and large) with the highest completion percentage as the Fittest State Agency in Texas.

Trophies and bragging rights will follow! As an added incentive, UHD Sports & Fitness will award all signees a UHD water bottle. Those who complete the challenge will receive a UHD Sports & Fitness T-shirt.

Beginning Jan. 17 and continuing through March 26, participants can log their physical activity time and track their progress on the Get Fit Texas online physical activity tracker at GetFItTexas.

Although, the challenge actually starts Jan. 17, employees can register for the Get Fit Texas State Agency Challenge between Jan. 5 and Jan. 31.

Additional information about the Challenge and instructions for joining can be found online at Work Well Texas or by contacting UHD Wellness Coordinator, Rhonda Scherer at 713-221-8481 or DSHS Statewide Wellness Coordinator, Rocky Payne at 512-776-3672.

Lace up those shoes, join the program and show the state that UHD is the Fittest State Agency in Texas!