An eight week team Wellbeing Challenge for Massey staff 

Over eight weeks teams will be supported through a range of individual and team challenges, guided physical challenges and informative sessions. The aim of the game is to have fun, be active and improve lifestyle habits.

Individuals begin by completing an assessment of their overall wellbeing then complete a daily tracker which is submitted by their team captain, to the Activities Coordinator, at the end of each week. 

Once a week, teams are invited to attend either an informative or active session at various locations on the Manawatu campus. These sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 12.15pm. Physical activities will be designed in some part to take people into the natural environment. Activities/Challenges will be designed to suit all abilities and interests.

A point reward system is applied to all individual and team challenges/activities. The top scoring team at the end of the 8 week challenge will be crowned overall winners.

Cost of entry is $50 per person. Challenge begins on  Monday 4th September.

Individualised fitness programmes and testing will be available for an additional cost. 


What's included?

  • Access to all facilities and group fitness classes at Massey Recreation Centre 
  • Email support from Massey Recreation Centre staff
  • Exclusive weekly informative or physical group sessions
  • Participant t-shirt 
  • Coffee voucher for Wharerata Cafe or Coffee Cart

Will I be able to fit the daily challenges into my already busy lifestyle?

Yes. The daily challenges are designed to fit around busy work and home schedules. Some examples are,

  • Sleep for 7 hours
  • Drink 1 litre water throughout the day
  • Dine with a friend or family
  • Take 5 minutes of quite time (may be a challenge with little one around J )
  • Walk to a place with a view
  • 20 mins of activity
  • Play a game
  • Express gratitude
  • Eat breakfast
  • Stretch 

how do i make time for the weekly team challenges?

Weekly team challenges take place on campus on Wednesdays at 12.15pm and will run for approximately 45 minutes. By keeping the session to 45 minutes we hope that it will allow most people to make their way to and from the activity all within a 1 hour lunch break. If you need to clear this with a manger but not sure how to ask, let us know and we may be able to offer some advice.

How does it work?

  • Teams consist of a minimum of 4 people, maximum of 6. Points will be averaged for teams larger than 4
  • Each individual begins by completing an assessment of their overall wellbeing
  • You will be presented with weekly challenges which will outline ways in which you can address and improve in 4 areas of your wellbeing (Focusing on the Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Family/Community aspects of life)               
  • Each team member completes a daily tracker (provided)
  • Individual trackers must be sent to team captains by midday each Monday. Teams captains then send all results to the Activities Coordinator by midday Tuesday each week                    
  • Activities/Challenges will be designed to suit all abilities and interests
  • The challenge begins on Monday 4th September and ends on Sunday 29th October
  • For queries contact Orla on 

Team Registration

Team captains can register their teams by clicking here. For individual payment please complete the form below.

For queries contact Orla on 


Thrive - Staff Wellbeing Challenge

Welcome to Thrive. An eight week team wellbeing challenge for Massey University Manawatu staff. Please make individual payment by completing the questions below.

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Individual Payment - Thrive Staff Wellbeing Challenge

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Make the one off payment of $50.00 per person for yourself or extra team members here

Starts Mon 4th September


If you have chosen to make two payments of $25.00 within an eight week period please use this option


If you have chosen to make 5 payments of $10.00 within an eight week period please use this option

All prices GST inclusive and in NZD (New Zealand Dollars)

For help and enquiries, please contact:

If you need further information please contact Orla Pettman

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey