GENESEE COUNTY, MI (MARCH 13, 2015) – The 3rd annual Commit to Fit! College Challenge focuses on promoting physical activity in local colleges by giving students the chance to take part in a little “healthy competition” throughout the month of February. Taking home the Commit to Fit! College Challenge trophy for 2015 are the students from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint students collectively logged over 156,000 minutes of activity on www.commit2fit.com. The University of Michigan-Flint students averaged 933 minutes of physical activity – which is equivalent to 33 minutes of activity per day!
The Commit to Fit! College Challenge trophy will be presented to the University of Michigan-Flint students on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center. In addition to the trophy, students that logged over 840 minutes of physical activity were entered to win a variety of gift certificates to local businesses as well as cash prizes. Individual winners were announced Wednesday, March 4, 2015 on the Commit to Fit! Facebook page.
The next Commit to Fit! Challenge, the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge will begin April 1, 2015 and will highlight a variety of free healthy events in the community. For more information visit commit2fit.com.
About Commit to Fit!
Commit to Fit! is an ongoing initiative of the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) focused on improving the health and health behaviors of Genesee County’s residents. It is one component of the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s County Health Rankings Action Plan, an eight point action plan developed collaboratively by the GFHC that outlines a series of short and long-term strategies to improve Genesee County’s health. For more information on Commit to Fit! and the County Health Rankings Action Plan visit commit2fit.com.
About the Greater Flint Health Coalition
Established in 1996, the Greater Flint Health Coalition is a Flint, Michigan-based non-profit health coalition – a true partnership between Genesee County hospitals, physicians, business, insurers, public health professionals, policymakers, government leaders, educators, organized labor, community organizations, residents, and all those concerned about the well-being of our community and its residents. The two-fold mission of the Greater Flint Health Coalition is to improve the health status of Genesee County residents and the quality and cost-effectiveness of the health care delivery system in the community.