5 Weeks.  2 Goals. 

A New and Improved YOU! 

Get ready to Strive For Five

September 11- October 16, 2023

What is Strive for Five?
Strive for Five is a virtual 5-week program for University of Alabama faculty and staff that uses five simple steps to improve overall health. Choose goals from among the 5 categories (Eat, Sleep, Think, Move, Drink) and track your progress toward those goals. This is a qualifying program for WellBAMA Rewards.

What’s new?
  • Tracking will now be in the MoveSpring app 
  • 5 goal categories with individualized goal options to fit your life
  • Our kick-off event is on Monday, September 11th. Stop by the Student Center between 10am and 1pm to celebrate the start of the challenge and pick up a free gift to help you reach your goals!

What’s the same?
  • Register on your wellness portal
  • Form a team in the app or participate on your own
  • Choose at least 2 goals to work toward
  • Track at least 75% (26 days out of 35) to get program credit

Program registration is now closed!

There are changes you can make that will greatly improve your health and you can count them on one hand.

  • Strive for Five is a virtual, 5-week program for University of Alabama faculty and staff that uses five simple steps to improve overall health. Individuals or teams can participate in this wellness program and log their achievements through the MoveSpring app.   
  • Check out the Strive For Five Participant Guide to get knowledge and guidance designed to help you reach your goals:
    Eat | Sleep | Think | Move | Drink






Getting started is easy!  ….

Step 1: Register for the Strive For Five program.  Build your dream team of coworkers and friends or participate on your own. 

Step 2: Choose 2 or more goals from the five categories to complete.

  • Receive weekly emails with tips, information, recipes, resources, motivation and more!

Step 3: Track your goal progress each day in the MoveSpring app throughout the five-week program.  Receive program credit towards your WellBAMA Rewards when you complete at least 75% of your goals (26 out of 35 days).

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a smartphone or can’t get the app to work? If you don’t have a smartphone, you can email us for Strive for Five tracking spreadsheet and track your progress manually (You’ll need to email us your completed spreadsheet by Oct. 20th. If you can’t get the app to work, contact MoveSpring support.

What if I don’t have a MoveSpring account? Creating one is easy! When you click to join the challenge, you will be able to sign up for an account. Use the organization code UAS, then when prompted, your CWID. 

How does the tracking work? Tracking is easy – just open the app, tap on the challenge, and swipe to indicate you’ve made progress toward your goal. 

Do I have to join a team? Joining a team is not necessary! We encourage you and your co-workers to create a team because you can help hold each other accountable. Plus, who doesn’t love a little friendly competition?

Can I join anyone’s team? While we love the team aspect, please only join a team within your department, office, or that you were invited to. If you want to be on a team, but no one else is interested, please join our Wellness and Work-Life team! Note: we cannot remove or edit teams for you.

Do I have to meet the entire goal for it to count? Nope. Habits take time to create, and it won’t be perfect. We just want to know that you’re making steps to achieve your health goal. For instance, if you only get 3 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day instead of 5, you can still swipe because you made progress. 

How do I get program credit? Make sure you track your goal progress for 2 or more goals at least 75% of the time (26 out of 35 days). 

What if I miss a day or a few days?  No problem! MoveSpring allows you to go back and complete activities as long as you’re still within the challenge window. 

What if the challenge has ended but I forgot to track something? You have a 3-day grace period after the challenge ends to make sure your tracking is up-to-date. 

Click here for more details about how to contact MoveSpring support. 

Need a Little Help Along the Way?

Wellness Classes:

If you’re looking to learn more about how you can achieve your Strive For Five goals, or any health-related goals you have, Wellness and Work-Life has resources to help. Attend our wellness classes and webinars to learn more about physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing, diet and exercise, and so much more!  

Learn more and register

Additional Resources

MyPlate: Use MyPlate to build your healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime.

MyPlate Graphic: A simple visual tool to help guide you on your path of better nutrition.

Eating More Fruits: Easy ways to increase fruit in your diet.

Eating More Vegetables: Easy ways to increase vegetables in your diet.

Build A Healthy Meal: Ways to create a healthy eating style for each meal.

Choosing Whole-Grain Foods: What to look for to increase your whole-grain foods and fiber.

Making Better Beverage Choices: Ways to increase water intake and reduce sugary drinks in your diet.

Nutrition Guide: A great four-page nutritional resource.