Greek Grind

The Greek Grind is an exercise competition lasting from February through March that is designed to encourage healthy exercise habits in students and raise the general standard of healthy living in the Greek community. Participants may compete in one or more of the three competition categories: Weightlifting, Cardiovascular Exercise, or the workout classes offered by the Student REC Center or a workout video program. Every student that signs up for the Greek Grind is provided with a personalized online recording tool so that they may keep track of their progress, and reflect on which aspects of their workout regimen could be improved. Students may upload their workouts whenever is convenient for them, and all workouts will be added toward their running semester totals.

Each category of the competition has its own specific target benchmarks which are broken into 3 different achievement levels – Gold, Silver, and Bronze. In general, the highest benchmarks for each category were set with the expectation that they would be easily met with 3-5 days of moderate exercise per week. Please see the benchmarks listed below. At the end of the competition, every participant reaching one or more benchmarks of competition will be entered into a raffle for a number of prizes.

Lastly, it is important to note that The Greek Grind is not intended to be used as a substitute for a workout plan that a student is already comfortable with; instead, we have designed this competition to be used to supplement and encourage healthy workout habits. If you have questions about this competition, or how you could to use this to supplement your workout regimen, you can email:


  • Bronze: 30 minutes, 2x a week, 480-719 minutes total
  • Silver: 30 minutes, 3x a week, 720-1199 minutes total
  • Gold: 30 minutes, 5x a week, 1200+ minutes total

Weight lifting

  • Bronze: 10,000 pounds program total
  • Silver: 20,000 pounds program total
  • Gold: 30,000 pounds program total


  • Bronze: 1 class per week
  • Silver: 2 classes per week
  • Gold: 3 classes per week

Online Recording is now over for the Spring 2017 semester. Thanks to all those who participated!