Wellness Challenge

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just starting to pursue a healthier way of living, you are encouraged to participate in the annual Wellness Challenge.

Here’s how the challenge works:

  1. Create your team of 10 members and submit your Team Sign-Up Form (PDF)
  2. Earn points for participating in a variety of wellness categories through the week
  3. Document your team’s points daily and weekly on the Point Tracking Sheet (PDF)
  4. Email your team’s Point Tracking Sheet to rachel.schlauch@go.winona.edu or drop them off at the Wellness Center each Monday morning
  5. The team with the most points at the end of the Wellness Challenge wins a prize!

If you have any questions, email rachel.schlauch@go.winona.edu

Point Explanations

Here’s how to earn points and track them on the Point Tracking Sheet. 

There are several ways to earn aerobic points, including:

  • 30+ minutes on any cardio equipment located in the IWC’s Fitness Center or another fitness center of your choice.
  • 30+ minutes of jogging, walking, rollerblading, etc. outdoors.
  • Attending a fitness class offered by the WSU Intramurals department.

You can earn 1 point maximum per day. If you do an hour of aerobics a day, you do not get another point.

Earn 2 points by attending any WSU sponsored event. This could be a campus concert, athletic event, guest speaker’s lecture, etc.

It is important that you have a yearly appointment with your doctor. This can be the first indication of any concerns or changes that you may have to make in your wellness journey.

This appointment must be done during the challenge and can only be counted one time during the challenge. You can receive 10 points for meeting this goal.

Consuming enough water daily is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you get 8 or more 8 oz. glasses of water in a day, you can award yourself 2 points.

Eating healthy can be tough with the busy schedule of a college student. Make it a priority and earn 1 point daily by eating 3 veggies and 2 fruits each day. Hey, it’s a start!

The Fitness Center will try to arrange a fitness evaluation open to all students, staff, and faculty. This will be worth 3 points and can only be submitted one time.

You must make an appointment to get a fitness evaluation.

One of the biggest problems among college students is a lack of sleep. Sleeplessness can contribute to the inability to concentrate, depression, and many other wellness problems.

Earn 2 points daily by getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night.

Participation in any of WSU’s intramural activities is worth 1 point.

This is separate from your aerobic workout. You can have a point for intramurals and for aerobics if you did both activities in one day. 

But you can’t give yourself a point for intramurals and aerobics if the only thing you did was intramurals.

This category encourages you to try something new. Each new activity provides a one-time opportunity to earn 2 points. You must list the new activity or equipment used on your tracking sheet.

You can qualify for a new activity max of 2 points daily. You cannot earn points for a new activity (2pts) plus your regular aerobic activity (1pt) in one day.

We are encouraging everyone to quit the habit of smoking. Each day without smoking is worth 1 point. Non-smokers qualify for points too.

Earn 1 point daily by abstaining from consumption of alcoholic beverages. Avoid alcohol, feel better, and earn extra points for you and your team.

You can do any type of strength training you desire. However, it must be a minimum of 30 minutes to earn your 1-point max per day.

Taking to time to stretch is extremely important, so spend a minimum of 20 minutes daily to earn 1 point.

Contact the Fitness Center

Jeff Reinardy
Director of Fitness & Wellness

Integrated Wellness Center Complex 107


Email Jeff Reinardy
Gunnar Mach
Associate Director of Fitness & Wellness

Integrated Wellness Complex 110


Email Gunnar Mach
Mark Bambenek
Director of Intramural & Recreational Sports

Integrated Wellness Complex 1-8


Email Mark Bambenek