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Movement Challenge

The 2018 Movement Challenge begins on August 19. Employees who participate will earn 4 HealthQuest credits for having reported activity for all five weeks of the Challenge. Employees with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) may also earn a contribution to their account.  


Leaderboards and prize winners

Prize Winners
  • Week 1
    • Participation - Christy Hanthorn (Fit Bit)
    • Social Media - Monica Curnutt (One month membership to Recreational Services, Polytechnic)
  • Week 2
    • Participation - Cassandra Schnarr (Fit Bit)
    • Social Media - Sarah Keatley (Zipline package)
  • Week 3
    • Participation - Crystal Strauss (Fit Bit)
    • Jayna Ukrazhenko (Zipline package)
  • Week 4
    • Ketty Reppert (Fit Bit)
    • Mal Hoover (Hidrate Spark Water Bottle)
  • Week 5
    • Julia Peterson (Fitbit)
    • Bryan Severns (Hidrate Spark Water Bottle)
2017 Movement Challenge results
2016 Movement Challenge results

Activity trackers

Activity tracker

A time tracking sheet (pdf) is available if you would like to manually track your activity each week.

Activity wearables

Some popular activity trackers that can be ordered online:

Fitbit($$ - $$$)
Apple Watch($$$)
Moov Now($$)
Garmin Vivo($$$)
Misfit ($ - $$$)
Pedometer apps

Resources for Success

Frequently asked questions

How do I get started?

Sign up is not required. Just start tracking your activity on August 19 and record your steps in our eReport. The eReport will be sent out each Sunday for the upcoming week. Otherwise, you may find the link to the eReport on PurpleIsProgress.

How do I track my activity?

The Movement Challenge Progress eReport will be open during each week. You may record your activity daily or at the end of the week.

The time tracking sheet (pdf) is a resource for you if you would like to wait until the end of each week to track. An activity tracker or pedometer app will track your time spent being active from day to day, but some pedometers will need to be reset every night.

My logged activity is not showing when I return to the eReport. How can I log additional activity?

Each time you log activity in the weekly eReport, you will receive a response email that will show your updated activity for the week.  At the bottom of that email is the link you can use to enter any additional activity for that week.  You must use the most recent link in the most recent response email in order to return and see all of the activity that you have logged.  Be sure to check your junk email folder if you don’t see your response email.

Why should I participate?

By joining this challenge you are empowering yourself to Live Your Best and reap the healthy benefits of a more active lifestyle! There will be incentives from KSU too!

  • You will earn 4 HealthQuest credits for reporting activity all five weeks.
  • You will join in a fun and active challenge with your colleagues and friends!
  • There are weekly prizes for participants.

Are student employees able to participate?

Yes. Any employee is able to participate in the challenge and their "minutes" will be counted towards the department by which they are employed.

Can my spouse participate?

While the Movement Challenge is reserved for K-State employee participation, we encourage you to form a support system that will help you be most successful in your journey to Live Your Best. Unfortunately, activity cannot be tracked and additional HealthQuest credits may not be earned for a spouse's participation.

Additional resources

Learn more about physical wellness

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