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Sports & Fitness Hosts Walk Challenge & Zumba Valentine's Party


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD Sports & Fitness invites the Gator Community to a nutrition workshop, a 28-day Walk Challenge and the annual Zumba Valentine’s Dance Party.

Beginning on February 8 – 28, join Sports & Fitness for the 21-Day Walking Challenge. It’s known that walking has a number of benefits—maintaining a healthy weight, prevents or manages various conditions (heart disease, Type-2 Diabetes, high blood pressure), strengthens bones and improves mood. During this virtual challenge, participants will receive daily tips to stay on track, encouraged to share their results and tag Sports & Fitness on Instagram at #UHDsportsandfitness to be entered in a prize giveaway. Sign up for the 21-Day Walking Challenge here.

Wear your best red, pink, hearts and flowers for Sports & Fitness’s Zumba Valentine’s Party 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Replace your sweets for sweat for 90 minutes of dancing for an exhilarating workout—all fitness levels are welcomed. Be sure to take plenty of pictures. Random drawings will be held for prize giveaways. Join via Zoom.

Don’t forget UHD Sports & Fitness hosts a variety of ways to get fit—from Aerobics to Zumba!


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.