Take #nyusteps for New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai Teams
Small steps can mean huge strides for your health. Step with colleagues around the world in NYU’s Seventh Annual Global Walking Challenge. Whether you're already a power walker or looking for a fun way to increase your physical activity, the contest is your opportunity to challenge yourself, track your progress, and enjoy some friendly, competitive spirit in the workplace with the support of colleagues.
Track Your Progress and Socialize with Stridekick
NYU LiveSmart has partnered with Stridekick to use technology to improve the participant experience. Stridekick's cross-device compatibility allows almost everyone with a smartphone to join. The web and app integrate with Apple Watch, Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, Misfit, Pebble, Polar, Xiaomi, and Withings. Plus, you can socialize with colleagues near and far on the newsfeed and message boards.
Frequently Asked Questions
NYU's Seventh Annual Global Walking Challenge begins Tuesday, October 3 and concludes Tuesday, October 31.
The team with the highest daily step average – New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai – will be named the winner.
To introduce technology that enhances the participant experience, NYU LiveSmart has partnered with Stridekick to track steps and progress using your smartphone or fitness device.
Faculty and employees will have the opportunity to join one of three teams – New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai – upon registering.
Faculty and employees may join and support any team – New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai – but may not switch teams during the contest.
Faculty and employees will have the opportunity to join one of three teams – New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai – upon registering for the Team Challenge. You will also be enrolled in the Target Challenge, where you "compete against yourself" to reach a minimum target of 205,000 total steps throughout the month-long contest.