GMIT Students’ Union are delighted to launch KICKSTART21 which takes place from Thursday, January 28th for 21 Days.

We have been busy over the last few weeks developing a Sports & Wellness Campaign that all Students and Staff can take part in across the 5 Campuses of GMIT. Check out all the information below on how you can get involved and win some top prizes!

We have 21 prizes up for grabs for 21 days starting this coming Thursday, Jan 28th. Running, walking, getting outside to take a photo, healthy eating habits, fun challenges, fitness classes and meditation are some of the many things we have in store. Check out our 6 categories below and whichever takes your fancy, sign up on GMITSU Life and join in –

Get GMIT Moving Challenge

This is the core of the campaign and with incredible prizes on offer, there is every incentive to get involved or get a team together (6 members max – creative team name optional). All the aspects of the challenge are explained on the kickstart Tab on GMITSULife. All you need to do is get moving, keep your teammates motivated, take on as many of the challenges as possible, send in the evidence of completed challenges and watch the points pile up in the battle to win a Fitbit Versa for each team member.

If you choose to take on the challenge alone the overall individual winner will win a pair of Apple Airpods. Just by entering you are in with a chance to win a €100 Lifestyle Sports Voucher!

For further info and to take part in the challenge you need to join the Get GMIT Moving section in Kickstart21 on GMIT SU Life or email with questions.

Get Outside

The big challenge we are all facing is too much screen time so find a way to get outside! You will be amazed what a little bit of fresh air can do for you. Yes, we are restricted to exercising no more than 5KM from home but no doubt there are some amazing places within that 5KM. Take a picture of your favourite place to escape and upload it on social media using the #KickstartGMIT and we will have weekly prizes of €50 Lifestyle Sports Vouchers for the best shots. If you’re not on social media – that’s cool, just email your picture to

For further info and to participate you need to join the Get Outside section in Kickstart21 on GMIT SU Life.

Get Walking

In keeping with our 21-day campaign, Sport Ireland have their own 21-day walking challenge that we are linking up with. Simply download their walking app through ( or in the Google Play / Apple store and follow the challenge. Simply download the app and take on the challenge to walk 30 minutes each day for 21 consecutive days!

Submit your screenshots or tracking evidence to to prove your completion of the challenge by February 18th and be in with a chance of winning a GMIT Falcons pack to the value of €150.

Everyone that completes gets entered into a draw to win a GMIT Falcons O’Neill’s Jacket, Quarter Zip & Beanie.

For further info and to take part in the challenge you need to join the Get Walking section in Kickstart21 on GMIT SU Life

Challenge Yourself

What’s the point of it all if we can’t have a bit of craic?? So, do you want to challenge your mates? We have a new fun challenge each week. Send us in a video of you completing it to be in with a chance of winning a laptop – not bad for a bit of craic!

Over the next 21 days we will have a new FUN challenge each week for you to compete.

Send us in a video of you attempting to complete the challenge it to be in with a chance of winning a laptop. You must attempt to complete all 3 challenges to be entered in the draw to win.

Remember – you don’t need to successfully complete the challenge, but you do have to attempt it, and have a few laughs along the way.

Videos can be sent to us privately through any of the GMIT Students Union social media channels or to

To take part in the challenge you need to join the Challenge Yourself section in Kickstart21 on GMIT SU Life – The lucky winner receives a new laptop, you’d be silly not to get involved!!

Kick The Bad Habits

The importance of a balanced nutritious diet for our overall well-being cannot be overstated, the best workout imaginable is no good if you round it off with a generous helping of sticky buns washed down with a fizzy drink!

“you can’t out-train a bad diet” so we will be offering daily tips, advice and easy to follow menu suggestions which you can find on our Social Media Channels. Follow the simple advice for 21 days, try out the tasty recipes and enjoy a new you after 21 days!

We will be running weekly competitions over the 21 days with prizes of Davy Nutrition Cook Book, Aldi Vouchers and Nutritionist 1-1 session for the winners. Keep an eye on our social media channels for a chance to win these prizes or join Kick the Bad Habits section in Kickstart21 on GMITSU Life.

We’ll have a very handy calendar featuring different Nutrition tips to try daily!

Keep Well

It’s called a pandemic for a reason the whole world is dealing with much the same issues at the moment and there is lots of good advice on how best to overcome the difficulties – find what works for you and follow it. Our SU Welfare officer has come up with the GMIT Keep Well campaign which you can find more details on SU Social Media Channels this will supplement the Sport Ireland Campaign which also has great tips and pointers that you might find useful

For further info and to keep up with the initiatives you need to join the Keep Well section in Kickstart21 on GMIT SU Life

Hopefully, one, some or even all of those will suit you and help you Kickstart 2021 with 21 days that will help form the healthy habits.

Kickstart 21 is a collaboration of the Sports Offices on the Galway and Mayo Campuses with the support of GMIT Students Union.

Keep an eye on the GMIT Students Union Facebook, Instagram, pages and GMITSU Life for daily updates!