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Join the SBU Fitness Challenge: Stay Healthy and Win Prizes

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Van Sullivan, FSA Executive Director: wall sit.

Many Seawolves are starting the new year off right with a fresh new beginning, whether it be a new exercise regimen, personal goals or just eating healthier.

Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Faculty Student Association (FSA) and Healthier U have teamed up to launch the SBU Fitness Challenge, which runs from February 1-14. This fun fitness challenge is open to all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff. Seawolves can learn a few fitness moves, challenge friends and coworkers and be entered to win great prizes!

How to Participate

Simply choose one of the following exercises — plank, push-ups, jumping jacks, wall sit, or tree pose — and take a video of yourself completing 21 reps or seconds (depending on what the exercise is). Be sure to tag the person you are challenging and tag @sburecandwellness and @sbufsa with the #SBUfitchallenge2021. You can exercise anywhere — at home, the gym and outside, which is what makes the challenge so versatile and fun.

Five random winners will be selected to win prizes. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to Shop Red West.

“Exercise is a really great way to strengthen yourself both physically and mentally.  Being physically active is not only great for your heart and muscles it is also beneficial for your brain. Even a few minutes of exercise releases endorphins which can improve your mood and energy tremendously,” stated Laura Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness.

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Cathrine Duffy, Director of Healthier U: tree pose.

Over intersession, when the Fitness Challenge was being developed, FSA Executive Director Van Sullivan began the kickoff with a wall sit and then challenged Cathrine Duffy, director of Healthier U, to join in the fun and do the tree pose.

Healthier U is a health program that focuses on the improvement and education of employee health and wellness. All faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the SBU Fitness Challenge and inspire others.

“Self care is extremely important for your mind, body and spirit, and the SBU Fitness Challenge helps all Seawolves stay connected and be a part of our amazing campus community,” Van Sullivan said.


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