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minutes in motion

Minutes in Motion 2019

Free six-week community physical activity challenge. Besides the payoff of better health, you have a chance to win great prizes.


  • Alex Martinson - week 1 winner
  • Jessica Slowiak - week 2 winner
  • Chris Haskell - week 3 winner
  • Ariel Watson - week 4 winner
  • Jean Fernstaedt - week 5 winner
  • Rachel Haworth - week 6 winner

Gundersen winners

  • Laura Herdt
  • Patti Fellenz
  • Lisa Brueggen
  • Carolynn Devine
  • Catherine Wooten

Classroom winners

  • Melissa Wilber
  • Brenda Bunn
  • Dayna Andersen
  • Karla Fitzgerald
  • Kris Johnson
  • Brittany Kuderer
  • Amy Mather
  • Jillian Naughton

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  • Dillon Erickson

Grand Prize $500

  • Erica Laures

Dates to remember:

  • April 1 - Challenge begins
  • May 12 - Challenge ends
  • May 15 - All minutes submitted

Track and record your minutes of physical activity - at least 30 minutes a day or 210 minutes a week. Minutes can be reported daily, weekly or all at the end of the challenge.

  • To qualify for weekly prizes you must meet the goal of 210 minutes a week and report your minutes by midnight on Monday.
  • To qualify for the grand prize you must have at least 1,260 minutes over the six week challenge with minutes reported by May 15.

Who can take part?

Anyone! Any age or fitness level can participate in Minutes in Motion. Participate as an individual, create a community team with family and friends or join co-workers as a worksite wellness challenge. Teachers can also register their students and participate as a classroom. All classroom students K-5 who register will receive a free calendar to keep track of their "Minutes in Motion" and will be eligible for a special classroom prize drawing.

Why should I join?

Minutes in Motion is a fun way to get moving this spring. Improve your health and your attitude by moving your body.

  • If you have not been active lately, start with as little as 5-10 minutes three times a day and add a few more minutes each week.
  • If you are getting 30 minutes of activity already, challenge yourself by trying something new. Add strength training or a new class to your routine. Share what you know with others and help them be successful.
  • Do something you enjoy! Play with your kids, work in your garden, ride a bike, walk your dog, try a fitness class. As long as you are moving your body, you are adding to your "Minutes in Motion"!

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Thank you to our community partners: Mid-West Family Broadcasting, WXOW News 19 and the La Crosse Tribune.

Amanda Sebal, Wellness Education Specialist, talks about the Minutes in Motion Activity Challenge 2019.

For more information about wellness programs, call the Office of Population Health at (608) 775-4717 or email

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