Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 8

For our eigth and final week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme is landscapes. Students have until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any landscapes they’ve seen!

To go with the theme of landscapes our spotlight of the week is focused on Keweenaw Land Trust. This organization promotes and protects the quality of our resources around us in the Upper Peninsula. The graphic we’ve shared on our socials can be found below. More information on all that the Keweenaw Land Trust does and has to offer can be found at the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 7

For our seventh week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme is sunrise/sunset. Students have until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any sunrises or sunsets they’ve seen!

To go with the theme of sunrise/sunset our spotlight of the week is focused on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula Visitors Bureau. The graphics we’ve shared on our socials can be found below. These are a few different locations throughout the Keweenaw that are awesome for sunrise or sunset viewing. More information on all that the Visitors Bureau has to offer can be found at the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 6

For our sixth week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme is campfire. Students have until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any campfires they’ve had in the past or in a safe zone! We asked this week that students use caution with making fires, as DNR has cautioned the high risk for fire danger in both the Upper and Lower Peninnsula.

To go with the theme of campfire our spotlight of the week was focused on MTU’s Student Leadership and Involvement Office or SLI for short. The graphic we shared on our socials can be found below. This picture was taken at the “S’More than a Feeling” event hosted by SLI this week. More information on all that the SLI offers can be found on the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 5

For our fifth week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme was outdoor skill. Students had until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any outdoor skill they had participated in!

To go with the theme of outdoor skill our spotlight of the week was focused on MTU’s Outdoor Adventure Program or OAP for short. The graphics we shared on our socials can be found below. More information on all that the OAP offers can be found on the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 4

For our fourth week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme was outdoor activity. Students had until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any outdoor activities they had participated in!

To go with the theme of outdoor activity our spotlight of the week was focused on MTU’s Army ROTC students who had participated in the challenge. The graphics we shared on our socials can be found below. More information on what the Army ROTC student group does can be found on the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 3

For our third week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme is wildlife. Students have until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any wildlife they have seen!

To go with the theme of wildlife our spotlight of the week is to focused on the DNR and their information on “Managing your Resources” for wildlife. The graphic we shared on our socials can be found below. More information on resource managing and woldlife can be found on the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 2

For our second week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme is parks. Students have until 8pm on Sunday EST to post pictures of any county, state, or national parks they’ve attended.

To go with the theme of parks our spotlight of the week is to focused camping etiquette. The graphic we shared on our socials can be found below. More information on the camping safety and etiquette can be found on the following website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU: Week 1

To kick off our first week of #captureyouradventuremtu, the theme was water. Students posted pictures relating to water all across the country, from Puget Sound to the shores of Lake Superior.

To go with the theme of water our spotlight of the week was to focus on the U.S. Coast Guard Portage. This crew posts a lot of great graphics and videos about water safety. The graphic we shared from them on our socials can be found below. More information on the coast guard and the duties and services they offer, can be found on their website.


Capture Your Adventure MTU

If you haven’t heard yet, this summer we are hosting #captureyouradventuremtu through social media. Each week will consist of different themes relating to getting outside and we’re asking students to post and share pictures.

To enter, follow and tag @mtu_wellbeing in your post and use the hashtag #CaptureYourAdventureMTU. If you choose to post your submission as an Instagram or Facebook story, we ask that you please DM us a screenshot so we can see your entry at the end of the week!

To participate, you must be a Michigan Tech incoming freshman, undergrad student, graduate student, PhD student, or a 2021 graduate to participate.

For more information, go to the FAQ’s located on our website, and in addition, below are the graphics detailing the themes.


Insights from a Nutrition & Corrective Exercise Specialist

A friend of mine Dalton Keene, located out in Washington State graciously answered a few questions for me about his career as a Nutrition and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

  • Tell us about what you do:

I help individuals achieve certain fitness goals, including but not limited to weight loss, strength training, toning, or overall health management. I do this by creating or revising specific workout routines and helping with nutrition plans.

  • What does the title of Fitness Trainer entail?

It entails leading, instructing, and motivating individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching.

  • How did you get into this?

I have always been passionate about sports and exercise. I chose to obtain my first national certification at the age of 18 and then applied as a personal trainer.

  • What kind of exercise do you give your clients? How do you determine what is best for them?

The exercises that I have them do can range from dynamic, functional, plyometric, corrective, strength based, or aerobic. I determine what is best for them by finding out what their goals are and then assessing their physical capabilities and movement patterns.

  • How do you create diets for your clients? What foods do you include in these diets?

I don’t create diets for clients. I provide nutritional guidance on dietary choices, amounts, and tools that help track. I suggest nutritionally dense foods that my clients will adhere to.

  • There are illnesses that can be centered around fitness and diet, how do you deal with this if you notice an issue arising with a client?

If I notice an issue arising I recommend seeing a specialist.

  • What is some advice you would give to someone looking to create/implement working out and healthier eating into their lifestyle? Is this a change that can be instantly made?

Advice I would give to someone looking to start exercising and eating healthier would be to start out small, find a routine you can stick to, and track your progress.

  • What are the most common mistakes or misunderstandings that you see with your clients?

The most common mistakes/ misunderstandings that I see with clients is the amount of time it takes to achieve goals and that there is a secret to getting fit, which there isn’t. It’s a combination of hard work and consistency.