Active U

Log your minutes!

We’re celebrating 15 years of Active U! It’s a great way to kick off the New Year with a little “me-time.” Take a walk with friends, pump some iron, or focus on your flexibility.

Just get moving and sign up for U-M’s annual 12-week physical activity challenge!

Who Can Participate: 

All at the university – faculty, staff, and students – and every fitness level are encouraged to join. U-M retirees and spouses/other qualified adults (OQA) of U-M faculty and staff can also participate! Please note, you must register by the end of the day on January 13 to join a team.

How It Works:

  • Register for Active U December 10, 2019 – January 13, 2020.  
  • Once registered:
    • Complete the Active U pre-survey (required) which includes questions about your current physical activity habits (this will help set your weekly exercise goal). 
    • Create or join a team (or remain an individual participant). The deadline to join a team is January 13. 
    • Explore the Active U tracker, sync your wearable activity tracker or mobile app, and more!
  • Starting January 14, begin tracking your physical activity minutes in the Active U tracker. Use your computer, mobile device, or your wearable activity tracker.
  • Keep moving each week (through April 6) to achieve your personal weekly exercise minutes goal. 
  • Every Tuesday, look for weekly emails full of health and exercise tips and motivation to keep moving!

How to Successfully Complete Active U

To successfully complete Active U (and qualify for a 15th Anniversary T-shirt!) you must:

  1. Answer the Active U pre-survey questions by February 10.

  2. Reach your personal weekly minutes goal.  Included in this is logging at least 30 minutes per day, at least 3 days per week. The minimum weekly goal allowed in the program is 120 minutes.
  3. Log successfully (see #2) at least 8 out of the 12 Active U weeks.
  4. Answer the post-program questions (available March 12 – April 20).

Questions? Call MHealthy at (734) 647-7888 or email

This activity qualifies for MHealthy Rewards 2020! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can go to the StayWell Portal to learn how to successfully complete this activity to earn points towards a $100 reward.