Join Us May 1 for Get Fit Don't Sit Day

National Get Fit Don't Sit Day™ is an opportunity for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase awareness of the dangers of excessive sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day, especially at work.

At Kent State University, we value the health of our faculty, staff and students and want to provide opportunities to empower you with the resources needed to get moving today and every day.

Join us at the track behind the DeWeese Health Center as we get up and move on May 1 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Employee Wellness Team and Recreational Services will host an Open Walk and Total Body Toning clinics as part of our commitment to Get Fit Don't Sit Day. Details include:

  • Open Walk: Grab your walking shoes, water bottle and a friend, and come join us on the walking track. The open walk hours will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us when you can for as long as you can during this time.
  • Poker Walks: Starting at 11:40 a.m. and running concurrently through 12:40 p.m. Jump in and see if you have the winning hand.
  • Basic Strength Training: Meet with our favorite trainer, Beth Michel, who will lead you in a basic strength training session "at the track." Sessions will be at 12:10 and 12:40 p.m. All fitness levels welcome. Dress accordingly.
  • Show us your moves! Snap some photos of you and your co-workers and send to You may also Tweet and use #HealthyKSU #Showusyourmove to show your Flash support for National Get Fit Don't Sit Day!

Registration is preferred so that in the event of adverse weather, we can notify registrants. Register here for Get Fit Don't Sit Day Activities.

All activities will take place at the track and field area behind DeWeese Health Center. In the case of adverse weather, all activities will take place at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the upper track during the same time.

Whether you are coming to stretch your legs, walk, run or do basic strength training, let's get on the move together for National Get Fit Don't Sit Day on May 1!

All participants will receive a raffle ticket to enter into our prize drawings. For details, please visit our Get Fit Don't Sit website.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:38 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 07:17 AM