Just Move

Just Move is our Challenges-based program that provides regular activity and fitness challenges to take part in as means to motivate and support you to start or continue an active lifestyle. 

If you’re looking for something different to help you stay active, Just Move offers a variety of fun and engaging challenges for you to participate in.

From walking to running, skipping to stair climbs, sports activities and fitness challenges, there are challenges available regularly for you to complete.

The challenges are wide-ranging so you can get moving whatever your fitness or ability level - and there are two forms of challenges to support accessibility:

Just Move is completely free – simply go to Google Play or Apple App Store and search for the UoD Active app and join our Just Move community to get started. 

Bonus Challenges for points and prizes

Every so often you can bank some reward points to redeem - or have the chance to win - a small gift or prize for taking part in a Bonus challenge. Entry criteria may apply to these challenges.

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Frequently asked questions

We’ve put together the following questions and answers to provide you with additional information on Just Move

No - the UoD Active app is completely free for students and staff at Derby. Download the UoD Active app and join the Just Move community to get started

No. Just Move offers a choice of both tracker-based and evidence-based challenges. The evidence-based challenges only require you to enter a challenge result and upload a supporting photo or video as proof of taking part.

The tracker-based challenges integrate with a range of popular smartphones, fitness apps, and wearables so everyone can get involved in different types of challenges:

  • Smartphones – Apple (iOS) and Google (Android)
  • Fitness apps and wearables – Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, and Strava

When you join a tracker-based challenge you’ll need to connect a tracker device that records your activity. Once connected your activity data will automatically be collected and loaded into your challenges.

Find out about how your tracker works.

Follow these simple steps to link your fitness app to the challenge you want to participate in.

  1. Select your Challenge
  2. Enter any information requested
  3. Select a compatible tracker from the list and 'Connect'
  4. Sign in to your fitness app to link and grant access
  5. Set your data collection to ‘Workout’ if required (cycling, running, walking, swimming challenges). You can see what data collection applies to the fitness tracker you are using
  6. Take part and check your progress

The new app will only sync relevant activity data when you join a tracker based challenge and connect your tracker or wearable for that challenge. Just Move doesn't sync activity data on a daily basis like Derby Moves.

Yes you can, but we suggest that you enter and complete one challenge at a time rather than setting yourself too many targets all at once.

There is lots of helpful information on the Playwaze app Knowledge Base.

For help connecting Google Fit so you can collect the relevant activity data for your Challenge please visit Playwaze.

Well done!! Once the Bonus Challenge has finished we will email all eligible participants with details on how to claim their reward.

You can browse all live and upcoming challenges on the app. On your device, tap the Just Move tab to see what's available.
We also post notifications on the app news feed and Twitter when there are new UoD Active challenges, events, competitions and activities available.

If you have any further questions about the UoD Active app or Just Move, please contact us by email at teamderby@derby.ac.uk.