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Active U runs February 5 - April 1, 2008.

Making a small commitment to an active lifestyle is a great way to make life a little better. Build activity into your daily routine and enjoy the benefits of improved strength, flexibility, stamina, muscle tone, sleep, stress release, energy and cardiovascular health.

Active U 2008 can help you do it…

Now in its third year, Active U is an eight-week physical activity program designed for every fitness level.  So whether you are taking that first step toward becoming more active or want to take your fitness routine to the next level, this program is for you. 

Every U-M faculty member, staff member, graduate student and retiree is welcome to participate in Active U! Join in teams or join on your own, but join in and stay active.


Aim to achieve your weekly physical activity goal.
Each week you will have a personal activity goal based on your current state of fitness and desired activity level. Remember, Active U is for Every Body! – individuals of all activity levels can participate. Walk, run, swim, bike, play basketball, do yoga or Pilates, lift weights, dance or log miles in a wheelchair. Do it inside or outside. It all counts!  Success is based on “percent of goal achieved each week” NOT actual minutes.

Track your progress.
Track and view your personal activity online throughout the Active U program.  If you joined a team, you can also view your team’s overall status each week (percentage of goal achieved).

Stay motivated.
Participants will receive weekly “Tuesday Tips” e-mail messages providing motivation, education on various health topics and information on upcoming programs.  

Each Tuesday Tips email also contains a weekly pass (for all eight weeks of the program) for free access to U-M recreation centers on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses – another way to stay active and motivated. For more information about free access to U-M Rec Centers and the MFit at the Ice Cube Fitness Center, click here.

Rec Center day pass

Also, visit the MHealthy website regularly for health information, motivational tips, and links to other U-M physical activity events and programs.

Win prizes.
In addition to the t-shirt enrollment prize that all participants receive, each week that you log in your activity, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for great prizes, including iPods, free gym memberships, gift certificates from local retailers and much more!  There will be at least FIVE random prizes given each week. Log in at least six of the eight weeks, and you will be entered to win the grand prize – some serious cash toward a FREE VACATION!

Make a small commitment.
When you enroll, make another commitment—make a donation. The total amount collected will be divided into six randomly selected awards. So everyone who enrolls has the opportunity to earn some serious money for charity. Three teams and three individuals (one team and one individual from each campus) will be randomly selected to choose the charity where enrollment donations are to be given.

Friendly competition.
Want a little friendly competition?  Team and individual winners will be chosen at the end of the program (based on percent of goals achieved).

Get Active U! Because fitness is for Every Body!

Active U Links
Information for U-M Retirees
Frequently Asked Questions

Information on Rec Center Free Admission for Active U Participants
Interested in Serving as a Team Captain?
Team Registration Information
Individual Registration Information
Tips to Keep You Moving
Activities that Count
Active U Program Rules
Eligible Charities
For a complete list of U-M fitness and health resources, click here...


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