NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge
What is NIRSA?
Founded in 1950, NIRSA is an organization that comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation and is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and well-being.
About the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge
NIRSA is leading a country-wide movement challenge running from April 6 - May 3 that enables university students, faculty, and staff to participate and compete against other colleges and universities. The university with the highest self-reported active minutes will win the challenge and enjoy bragging rights.
Ohio University students, faculty/staff, and alumni with an @ohio.edu email can access these online fitness classes and online fitness classes from over 40 schools classes through NIRSA's online Movement Challenge Platform, where they can self-report their minutes of physical activity. Self-reported physical activity does not need to come from participation in the virtual group fitness classes; it can come from any type of movement they enjoy doing.
When Does the Challenge Start?
The challenge launches officially on Monday April 6th at 4pm! At that time, you will be able to gain access to the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge Portal and begin taking virtual group fitness classes or self-report your own movement via the tracking feature of the portal.
Create an account via the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge portal and be sure to use your @ohio.edu email when creating your account and select your school as Ohio University.
After this one-time account creation, you will be able to access classes directly via the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge Portal.
The NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge Portal will launch on Monday April 6th at 4pm EST! At that time, you will be able to create your account and begin taking virtual fitness classes or self-report you own movement to help Ohio University win the challenge!
Outside of viewing classes via the Virtual Group Fitness Schedule, you can also view classes via the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge Portal.
1. Create an account via the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge portal.
2. After logging in to the NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge portal, you will click on the Recreation Movement Logo on the upper left hand side to get the the website's home page.
3. Once you are in the portal and are logged in on the main page via the link above, you will select classes from the list of "Upcoming Live Events." If you do not see the class you would like to participate in, click the "View All" tab for a comprehensive list of all classes that are available from over 40 schools across the nation!
It is recommended that you bookmark the portal to your "favorites" in your web browser, as this is how you will be able to participate in all of the live fitness classes!
Contact Tony Gregory, Assistant Director of Well-Being & Fitness for assistance