University Health Challenge
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10000 step challenge 2023_with dates

The start of the AUHC 6-week challenge is here, urging us to reshape our mindset and embrace an increased level of physical activity. While completing the 10,000-step daily goal can be accomplished through a simple stroll, the opportunity to infuse fun into our exercise routine is enticing. Beyond mere steps, achieving 10,000 steps varies for everyone.

Given that everyone's mobility levels differ, it's important to tailor your workout to your personal abilities, ensuring a comfortable pace. Let's embark on this journey to set you on the path to succeed:

  • Plan your movement schedule.
  • Kick off your day with a positive mindset.
  • Create a motivating playlist of your favourite tunes.
  • Dust off your runners.
  • Involve friends, family, and pets in this challenge.

Try these movement options to keep you energized:

Explore Your Surroundings:

When an hour-long workout is challenging to fit into your busy day, consider breaking it down. Allocate 10 minutes every hour between 10 AM and 4 PM to embark on brisk walks wherever you are. Gradually accumulate steps to reach your 10,000-step target.

Join in our Group Fitness classes:

Head to The Forum and join in on a Group Fitness class. There are over 100+ classes to choose from.  On average you will earn 3,000 steps during a 30 minute workout with moderate intensity.  If you would like a pass to attend a class at The Forum, contact for access.

Loungeroom Workout:

Need a quick exercise session to increase that daily tally? Tailor this workout to your available time. Select the number of rounds based on your schedule 1, 2, or even 3 rounds. Allocate 60 seconds per exercise:

  • Step back into a reverse lunge.
  • Execute squats (add a jump for added intensity).
  • Maintain a wall sit.
  • Perform Russian twists.
  • Hold a plank position.

Extend the exercise duration to 90 seconds for heightened intensity, with 2 minutes of rest in between. Finish this workout with burpees.

Weekly Household Fitness Fusion:

Efficiency meets cleanliness in this dual-purpose routine. Combine your weekly house cleaning regimen with achieving your exercise quota. The comprehensive workout covers your bathroom, floors, and wardrobe mirrors, contributing an estimated 9,000 steps to your progress. Don’t forget to chuck on your favourite playlist to boost that motivation.

  • Bathroom: 15 minutes
  • Floors: 25 minutes
  • Mirrors: 10 minutes
  • Kitchen:15 minutes

Remember to log your daily steps to contribute to your team's average. Enjoy the journey!


  • Prior to engaging in any exercise, consult your physician.
  • Adhere to your limits and exercise in a secure and suitable environment.



As we head into this 6-week challenge, we need to move our mindset to look at total movement. You can simply step your way to hit your 10,000 daily target or you can spice things up, try something new, and to get your movement on! It’s more than just steps that will count towards your daily movement tally.

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