Tompkins Cortland Community College

Student Life

Panther Fitness Challenge

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It's a Lifestyle Change

  • Nutrition and exercise education
  • Introduction to the Fitness Center
  • Support and encouragement from your team and coach
  • Fun, challenging fitness contests
  • Official Panther Fitness Challenge T-shirt
  • Team and individual prizes
  • Participation in the Muddy Panther run


The Panther Fitness Challenge is collaborative program that provides faculty, staff, adjuncts, and students an exciting opportunity to improve their health through friendly team competition.

Program Details

Physical Fitness will be measured, and team and individual prizes awarded, according to the following health parameters.

  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Physical strength

All participants will be challenged to improve cardiovascular endurance and physical strength during the 10 week program. Weight loss goals will be determined by each contestant with consultation with his/her coach and other PFC staff. For some contestants, significant weight loss may NOT be the primary goal. For others, losing body fat may be central to their participation in the PFC.

Student FitnessParticipation

Participation in mind/body workshops, personal training, fitness challenges, and nutrition counseling, and weekly weigh-ins is mandatory. Participants will be selected by PFC staff for their potential to actively engage in the Panther Fitness Challenge as a teammate and desire to attain a healthy lifestyle. Participants may be of all levels of health and fitness, but should consult with a physician before engaging in physical activity.


Participation in the Panther Fitness Challenge is $40 per student, $100 for faculty, staff, and adjuncts. Some support for students in need may be available. Fitness Center membership (free for students) required.


Prizes will be awarded to the most improved team and individual.


Apply by completing an application and submitting it to the Student Health Center, room 118A, by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015. Applications are available at the Health Center and Fitness Center. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, visit the Student Health Center.

More Information

For more information, visit the Student Health Center.