Get Moving with the Healthy Troll Challenge

Mar 16, 2021

The Healthy Troll Challenge is back, and everyone in the Troll community can take part!

Students who are majoring in Exercise Science and Physical Education K-12 are leading this year’s challenge, which is running through April 23. Since this year’s event is taking place virtually through Facebook and Instagram, anyone can work out alongside Trinity students, earn points for prizes, and get healthier.

Each week features a different theme, such as body weight, abs/core, cardio, flexibility, yoga, and Pilates.

According to Physical Education, Recreation and Kinesiology Department Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Education Shari Jurgens ‘92, an exercise science major and a PE K-12 major team up each week to create three 10-minute workout videos. “They are doing a great job of making these workout videos fun, engaging, and doable for all fitness levels,” said Jurgens.

One recent week of videos featured Matt Kamp ’21 and Manaase Mbuyi ’22, “Keep going, keep doing your thing, just keep pushing yourself,” Mbuyi urged viewers. “Just be better every day, be respectful to one another, and just make a difference in your life and the lives of others.”

Along with getting healthier, participants have the chance to earn points and compete for prizes. Points can be earned by sending in selfies to the Healthy Troll e-mail address. Selfies can include images of participants working out on their own, a screen shot of 10,000 steps for the day, a screen shot of a food log for the day, or a screen shot of participating following along with a Healthy Troll challenge workout on social media.

It’s never too late to start!