Brandeis On The Move

 Brandeis On The Move, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources as part of the university's Wellness Program is a team-fitness challenge designed to encourage exercise, health and fitness at Brandeis University. Each team is composed of five employees.

Give your team a catchy name, select a captain (someone who will motivate the team to exercise and submit logs on time) and then e-mail your team roster to the Benefits department at

Human Resources will provide the necessary forms to enroll in the program. If you need assistance finding a team, Human Resources will attempt to match you with other employees who are looking to participate.

What’s Involved?

Brandeis On The Move will start March 3, 2014 and run till April 27, 2014. At the end of each week, all participants should record the minutes they spent on their activities; team captains will forward the totals to the Benefits department at

Submitting Your Team's Weekly Log

Each Monday, team captains should submit their team’s information by completing the Brandeis on the Move Weekly Log.Team points will be posted on the Web site.

Brandeis On The Move Reception 

All participants are invited to attend the Brandeis On The Move Reception and Awards Ceremony to celebrate their achievements. The time and location of the reception will be announced. Prizes will be awarded during the competition.


All exercise can be counted towards this program.

Level Exercise
Minutes Points
Level 1 20 1
Level 2 20 2
Level 3 20 3

Level 1 Exercises
Archery Fishing Shuffleboard, lawn bowling
Bicycling, very light effort Football or baseball, playing catch Snowmobiling
Billiards Frisbee Surfing, body or board
Bowling Golf, miniature or driving range Volleyball, noncompetitive
Canoeing, rowing, light effort Golf, using power cart Walking, 2.0 mph, slow pace
Croquet Horseback riding, walking Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog
Dancing, ballroom, slow Mowing lawn, riding mower Walking, carrying infant or 15-lb load
Darts, wall or lawn Pushing or pulling stroller with child Water volleyball
Diving, springboard or platform Sailing, boat/board, windsurfing Weight lifting, light or moderate effort
Wii games

Activity Minutes Points
Bowling 60 3
Frisbee 20 1
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 50 2.5

Level 2 Exercises
Aerobics Health club exercise, general Skiing, cross-country, slow or light effort
Backpacking Hiking, cross country Skiing, downhill
Badminton Horseback riding, general Skiing, snow, general
Basketball, nongame Horseback riding, trotting Skiing, water
Basketball, officiating Hunting, general Skin diving, scuba diving, general
Bicycling, <10mph, leisure Jogging, general Sledding, tobogganing, bobsledding, luge
Bicycling, 10-11.9mph, light effort Kayaking Snorkeling
Bicycling, stationary, moderate effort Kickball Soccer, casual, general
Boxing, punching bag Moto-cross Softball or baseball, fast or slow pitch
Broomball Moving furniture, household Stair-treadmill ergometer, general
Calisthenics, light/moderate effort Moving household items, carrying boxes Stretching, hatha yoga
Canoeing, on camping trip Mowing lawn, general Sweeping garage, sidewalk
Canoeing, rowing, moderate effort Paddleboat Swimming, leisurely, general
Coaching: football, soccer, basketball, etc. Painting, papering, plastering, scraping Swimming, treading water, moderate effort
Construction, outside, remodeling Race walking Tai chi
Cricket (batting, bowling) Racquetball, casual, general Tennis, general
Curling Raking lawn Unicycling
Dancing, aerobic, ballet or modern, twist Rowing, stationary, moderate effort Volleyball, competitive, in gymnasium
Dancing, ballroom, fast Sailing, in competition Walk/run-playing with child(ren)-moderate
Dancing, general Shoveling snow, by hand Walk/run-playing with child(ren)-vigorous
Fencing Skateboarding Walking, 3.5 mph, uphill
Gardening, general Skating, ice, general Walking, 4.0 mph, very brisk pace
Golf, carrying clubs Skating, roller Water aerobics, water calisthenics
Gymnastics, general Ski jumping (climb up carrying skis) Weight lifting (toning)
Hacky sack Ski-mobiling, water Whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing
Wii Fit


Activity Minutes Points
Dancing 20 2
Tennis 60 6
Shoveling snow 35 3.5

Level 3 Exercises

Basketball, game Football, touch, flag, general Running, cross country
Bicycling, >20mph, racing Handball, general Running, on a track, team practice
Bicycling, 12-13.9mph, moderate effort Hockey, field Running, stairs, up
Bicycling, 14-15.9mph, vigorous effort Hockey, ice Skating, ice, speed, competitive
Bicycling, 16-19mph, very fast, racing Horse racing, galloping Ski machine, general
Bicycling, BMX or mountain Jai alai Skiing, cross-country, moderate effort
Bicycling, stationary, very vigorous effort Judo, karate, kick boxing, tae kwan do Skiing, cross-country, uphill, maximum effort
Bicycling, stationary, vigorous effort Lacrosse Skiing, downhill, vigorous effort, racing
Bootcamp Moving household items, boxes, upstairs Snow shoeing
Boxing, in ring, general Polo snow shoveling by hand
Boxing, sparring Racquetball, competitive Squash or soccer
Calisthenics (pushups, sit-ups), vigorous effort Rock climbing, ascending rock Swimming
Canoeing, rowing, >6 mph, vigorous effort Rock climbing Tennis, singles
Canoeing, rowing Rapelling Volleyball, beach
Carrying heavy loads, such as bricks Rope Jumping Walking, upstairs
Circuit training, general Rowing Water polo
Crewing Rugby Weight lifting, body building (intense )
Football, competitive Running Zumba


Activity Minutes Points
Running 60 9
Skiing, downhill, vigorous effort, racing 20 3
Rock climbing 50 7.5