On Your PATH to 30

Research by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports that adults require at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This year’s program will focus on the FITT principle --a set of fitness guidelines outlining recommendations for frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise for a balanced routine. Aligning research and Campus Recreation resources with the adage of 30 days to create a habit, On Your PATH to 30 is geared towards helping you add 30 minutes of exercise to your daily routine while highlighting the many physical and mental benefits of frequent moderate to vigorous activity.

On Your PATH to 30 is an active, 28-day program that will take place over 4 themed weeks. Those who achieve the weekly goal of checking into the RecPlex, participating in a recreational activity for at least 30 minutes, and completing a guided reflection will earn 1 PATH point per given week --with 4 points total available at the end of the program. Those who achieve all 4 PATH points or check-in for 30 minutes a total of 16 days will receive a “Get Your 30” t-shirt to commemorate their achievements and serve as a reminder of the important, healthy lifestyle habits they worked to establish.

Themes and Reflection Deadlines

Upon registering, communication will be sent from campusrec@udayton.edu outlining PATH event details, as well as various reminders and updates throughout the week.

Click the Reflection Deadline link within each week's description for access to the reflection form. Reflections are due for submission by 11:59pm the Sunday of each themed week.

Week 1: Frequent Flyer | September 11-17

Reflection Deadline: Sunday, September 17th at 11:59pm

We know how great the perks are being a member of that "elite" class of grocery shoppers or airline regulars, so why not commit the same mentality to our health? This week will help you initially fit the FITT into your workout routine, as well as highlight the perks of frequently getting your 30!

Week 2: Fuel the Fire | September 25-October 1

Reflection Deadline: Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm

Understanding how our body responds to activity is a key component to knowing whether or not we're reaching the moderate-vigorous level during exercise, as well as ensure we don't push ourselves too hard! This week will focus on different ways you can pump up the intensity while also highlighting how to monitor your workout in a safe and effective manner.

Week 3: You've Got 'Time' For 30 | October 9-15

Reflection Deadline: Sunday, October 15th at 11:59pm

We all have reasons for not doing something, like exercising, on a regular basis --we don’t like to, we’re not sure how to implement it into our schedules, we don’t have time. This week will focus on both time management and the prescribed amount of cardio, strength and flexibility exercises for well-balanced routines so you can get the most out of your 30 minutes a day!

Week 4: What's your 'type'? | October 23-29

Reflection Deadline: Sunday, October 29th at 11:59pm

While there might be a specific activity you enjoy doing on a regular basis to get your 30, there are SO many great ways to get up and moving that will both expose you to something new and target various areas of fitness. The final week of On Your PATH to 30 aims to highlight various types of exercise and challenge you to try something new!

Program Rules and Information

A. To receive a PATH each week, two criteria must be met:

  1. Participants must engage in recreational activity within the RecPlex for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4 days of the themed week.
    The self-guided program check-in and check-out will be centrally located on marked computers outside of the Equipment Resource Center.
    Please note that facility entry scans at the Welcome Desk do not record or account for On Your PATH to 30 participation.

  2. Participants must complete a guided reflection activity where they will identify the impact the week-long program has had on their perception of personal health and wellness, specifically related to incorporating the FITT Principle into their routines.

B. Any attempt to utilize another’s ID or falsify participation in conjunction with the Misrepresentation Clause (Item 12) of the University of Dayton Student Code of Conduct will result in program disqualification.

C. Access is limited to informal recreation use only. All participants who have interest in programs such as Group Fitness, TRX, or Personal Training will need to purchase those passes separately.

D. Campus Recreation provides inclusive facilities, programs, and services to meet the recreational needs of all users. Students who are not enrolled in eight billable credit hours, and therefore not current Campus Recreation members, will have the opportunity to be registered for a special program pass permitting them to use the facility for the duration of the program they choose to participate. If applicable, please contact campusrec@udayton.edu.

> Graduate Students are welcome to participate if they are Campus Recreation Members. Visit our Membership page for more information and pricing.

E. The University of Dayton strives to provide equal and easy access to programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations to attend this event are encouraged to contact the LTC's Office of Learning Resources (OLR) in advance with their request in order to ensure adequate processing time.

Contact OLR by telephone at 937-229-2066 (TTY 937-229-2059 for deaf/hard of hearing) or by email at disabilityservices@udayton.edu.

"Get Your 30" T-Shirts

Participants of the On Your PATH to 30 program will receive the "Get Your 30" t-shirt if they achieve either:

  1. 4 PATH points or
  2. Check-in for a minimum of 30 minutes, 16 of the 28 days the program is running

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409