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Fitness Programs | University of Detroit Mercy Recreation

Throughout each calendar year, University Recreation will host fitness programming to get people active. Prizes are available with most programs.


Holiday Wellness Challenge: Get a leg up on your New Year's Resolution by being active and earning points for various activities. The person with the most points at the end wins a Finals Survival Kit with items from Great Lakes Coffee and Avalon Bakery!

Holiday WellnessWellness Points


Go Move Challenge: A challenge amongst other Jesuit universities in the country for most minutes moved throughout February. Starts February 1st! Sign up at
Go Move Challenge 6th Annual 2018

Detroit Mercy Biggest Loser: A weight-loss competition for the Detroit Mercy community. (Cash Prizes)

The 6th Annual Begins January 24th. Teams of 3-6, $25 buy-in per person. Email for more details!

Biggest Loser 18

2017 Winners
1st Place - Ana Janic, Shari Lambert, and Patrick Weber
2nd Place - Phat Ops (David Vandelinder, Gay Vivier, Rodney Warren, and Bernie Olsen)
3rd Place - Essence Gresham, Robiane Banks, and Jay Patel


Resolution Reboot: A push to keep fitness resolutions alive, with a prize presented at De-Stress Fest to the winner. (Spring 2017: Bluedio Bluetooth Headphones)

Student Winner - Christopher Clark

Staff/Faculty Winner - Barraka Baber


Summer Burn: Triathlon-style exercise competition with prizes available for multiple areas.
The 2017 Summer Burn kicks off on May 15th and runs through July 27th. Run 26.2 miles, (stationary) bike 112 miles, and row 10,000 meters in an effort to win money! This is a free event!


Barraka Baber (188 points), Chris Clark (154 points), Delanda Dixon (145 points)

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