With the fall semester being held online, students no longer have the luxury of using the BRIC. In response, ASI created the Be Active CPP Step Challenge to motivate the CPP community out of the house and engaging in physical activity.
Anyone who participates in the challenge can do so individually or in a team of three to five people. Those who are a part of the challenge will compete to see who can earn the most steps each week. The challenge offers a variety of positive reinforcement to those who are participating. This includes mileage markers that will illustrate the number of miles participants have accumulated through their steps, as well as prizes for the individuals or teams that post the most steps.
ASI Competitive Sports Coordinator Kaycee Tanioka spoke about planning the challenge. “The idea of the Be Active CPP Step Challenge started with the adventures coordinator,” Tanioka said. “He thought the campus recreation could collaborate to launch the step challenge to encourage the CPP community to stay active through whichever ways they enjoy.”
Fourth-year sociology student Alyssa Pedroza expressed her appreciation for the step challenge. “I think it’s a great way to stay motivated and challenge yourself,” said Pedroza. “I think once you see how you did one day, the next day you want to do better.”
There is no cost for students that are participating in the challenge; however, there is a $5 fee for non-students. Participants must submit their weekly steps by the following Tuesday in order to recieve credit for their steps.
Submitting steps should be a weekly occurrence; however, there may be a time when someone forgets to submit their steps for the week. In that case, if the steps are not submitted by the deadline the participants will not earn any steps for that week. Participants will submit screenshots of their pedometer or step tracking app to verify their step count.
Fourth–year biochemistry student Michael Lopez spoke about the innovativeness of the step challenge. “It’s really easy to forget about your physical health during these trying times, and the prizes and awards are an added and appreciated bonus,” said Lopez.
The steps that are accumulated through this challenge can be earned through several physical activities such as walking, hiking, running and cycling. ASI also provides participants with the information of numerous recreational parks and trails in Los Angeles County including Phillips Ranch Park, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, Claremont Wilderness Loop and the Michael D. Antonovich trail.
For more information about the Be Active CPP Step Challenge, go to https://asi.cpp.edu/campusrec/programs/intramural-sports/leagues/be-active-cpp-step-challenge/
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