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    Program:

    Fit & Lean Team Challenge

     

    Description:

    The Fit & Lean Team Challenge is a 9-week, online team fitness and weight management challenge that will help employees rejuvenate their motivation to practice healthy behaviors to support their weight loss and maintenance goals. There will be an individual challenge option for those who do not wish to be on a team. The challenge consists of a weigh-in/out, weekly exercise minutes tracking and weekly fitness challenges which add up to points for prizes! Incentives include milestone awards based on point status throughout the challenge, grand prizes for the top three teams and top three individuals, and Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points (HLAPs) based on weight loss/management results.
                           
    Who can participate? All Pima County employees.
    Delivery: Onsite or at home weigh-in and weigh-out; online tracking.

    *Contact Employee Wellness if you are unable to access the internet to register or use the online tracking system.

    A note about confidentiality: The onsite weigh-in and weigh-out will be conducted by a trained host/co-host and your information will be kept completely confidential. You will not need to share your actual  weight with Employee Wellness or any other employee.
    Duration: 9-weeks
    Dates: Registration and Weigh-in/Kickoff Event Dates: June 25, 2018 – June 30, 2018

    Challenge Dates:
    July 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

    Weigh-Out Dates:
    August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018
    Challenge Instructions: Download and review the Participant Guide for full challenge details and information on how to set a weight loss/management goal.
    1. Pick a team of up to four (4) members.
    2. Decide on a fun, team name to represent your group. Remember to keep it appropriate. Team Name Ideas.
    3. Choose a Team Captain.
    4. Visit the Challenge Runner Pima County Group Page to register.
      1. Team Captains must register first and create the team. After that, the other team members may register and select their team.
      2. Individual challenge option: Individuals should register, but not pick a team.
      3. View the Challenge Runner Instructions if you need help registering or navigating the Challenge Log.
    5. During the registration and weigh-in week, weigh-in either at an onsite location or at home.
      1. View the Weigh-in Schedule (updated 6/25/2018) for an onsite weigh-in event location near you.
      2. Track your initial weight on the Weight Tracking Card. Use the BMI & Body Fat % Chart to determine if you are in the healthy range. Set a weight loss/management goal.
      3. Log your weigh-in status on the online Challenge Log.
    6. Each week, log your weekly exercise minutes on the online Challenge Log.
    7. Each week, complete the challenge of the week and log your level of completion on the online Challenge Log.
    8. At the end of the challenge, during the weigh-out week, weigh-out either onsite or at home.
      1. View the Weigh-out Schedule for an onsite weigh-out event location near you.
      2. Track your final weight on the Weight Tracking Card. Calculate your percentage of weight loss.
      3. Record our weight loss/management results on the online Challenge Log.

     

    Materials: Participant Guide
    Challenge Runner Instructions
    Weight Tracking Card
    BMI and Body Fat Chart
    Weigh-In Schedule
    Weigh-Out Schedule
    Manual Challenge Log

    Guidelines

    • Teams of up to four (4) employees.
    • There is one Team Captain per team who is responsible for creating the team name and encouraging their team members to stack on track with logging.
    • Each participant must log their weigh in/out results, total weekly exercise minutes and weekly challenge completion on the online Challenge Runner Challenge Log within 7 days of the end of the reporting week.
    • Qualifying exercise activities include activities that are performed briskly, continuously and purposefully for more than 10 consecutive minutes. The activity should not be something performed as part of one's job.
    • Each participant has one week to complete the challenge and track results. Challenges should be logged for one instance only. A participant may practice a challenge as often as he or she wishes, but it may only be logged one time. The highest level of completion achieved that week can be logged on the Challenge log. Completing the challenge together as a team is recommended, but not required.
      • If a participant is unable to participate in the weekly challenge due to a medical consideration or physical limitation, they may use this alternate to choose a level of completion: for one day out of the week count every 10 minutes of physical activity as one level completed. They can pick the day with the most minutes of activity. For example: Monday they exercised for 20 minutes, but on Tuesday they exercised for 30 minutes, so they could select Level 3 as completed for that week.
    • Participants should not send actual weights to Employee Wellness.
    • Weekly leader boards will be posted. Leaderboard results are displayed by team name or anonymously for individuals.
    • Team points are averaged.
    • There will be separate grand prize drawings based on the top three teams and top three individuals.

    Weight Loss Guidelines
    The weight loss/management portion of this challenge is determined by a participant’s total percent of weight loss. A healthy rate of weight loss is one percent of beginning weight per week. So, a person weighing 280 pounds can lose 2-3 pounds per week while a person weighing 180 pounds would be expected to lose no more than 1-2 pounds per week.

    Weight loss should be the result of healthier eating and exercise habits. Participants are on the honor system and should participate in a healthy and fair manner. Prohibited:
    • Diet pills (herbal or prescription appetite suppressants, metabolism enhancers, etc.)
    • Water pills (diuretics) unless prescribed for a medical condition such as high blood pressure.
    • Laxatives and colonics.

    Incentives

    Challenge Milestone Awards
    Challenge milestone awards are based on the participant's point status throughout the challenge.

    • Challenge Milestone 1: Travel Workout Towel ($3 value*)**
    • Challenge Milestone 2: Fitness That Works Book ($4 value*)**
    • Challenge Milestone 3:Drawing entry for 1 of 20 Hydrology 32 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottles ($26 value*)
    • Challenge Milestone 4: Drawing entry for 1 of 5 Fitbit Versas ($200 value*)

    Team Challenge Grand Prizes
    Team grand prizes will be based on the top three scoring teams. Team scores are averaged.

    • 1st Place: $150 Corporate Rewards Gift Cards for each Team Member*
    • 2nd Place: $100 Corporate Rewards Gift Cards for each Team Member*
    • 3rd Place: $50 Corporate Rewards Gift Cards for each Team Member*

    Individual Challenge Grand Prizes
    Individual challenge grand prizes will be based on the top three scoring individuals registered in the individual challenge only.

    • 1st Place: $150 Corporate Rewards Gift Card*
    • 2nd Place: $100 Corporate Rewards Gift Card*
    • 3rd Place: $50 Corporate Rewards Gift Card*

    Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points (HLAPs)
    HLAPs are awarded based on weight loss/management results.

    • Lost 5% or greater of initial weight = 30 HLAPs
    • Lost 2 – 4.9% or greater of initial weight = 25 HLAPs
    • Maintained within 2lbs of initial healthy body weight (based on initial BMI or Body Fat %) = 20 HLAPs
    • Did not weigh-out or gained more than 2lbs = 0 HLAPs


    *All prizes valued at $20.00 or more and all gift cards of any value are subject to taxation.
               
    ** Limited quantity available. An alternative award of the same value will be awarded if supplies are exhausted.

    Points

    Exercise Minutes Points:

    Enter your minutes of exercise for the week. Qualifying exercise activities include activities that are performed briskly, continuously and purposefully for more than 10 consecutive minutes. The activity should not be something performed as part of one's job.

    • 10 minute of exercise = 1 point
    Exercise minutes may be entered up to 7 days after the end of the week.

    Weekly Challenge Points:

    Enter your level of completion for the Challenge of the Week. The challenge is a one-time activity, but everyone has a week to practice and can report the highest level completed that week.

    If you are unable to participate in the weekly challenge due to a medical consideration or physical limitation, you may use this alternate to choose a level of completion: for one day out of the week count every 10 minutes of physical activity as one level completed. You can pick the day with the most minutes of activity. For example: on Monday you exercised for 20 minutes, but on Tuesday you exercised for 30 minutes, so you could select Level 3 as completed for that week.

    • Level 1 Completed = 1 point
    • Level 2 Completed = 2 points
    • Level 3 Completed = 3 points
    • Level 4 Completed = 4 points
    Weekly challenge entries may be added up to 7 days after the end of the week.

    Weigh-In Status Points:

    Select how you completed your weigh-in. Weighing in qualifies you for Challenge Milestone 1 award. If you weighed in at a worksite you should have received your award at the weigh-in/kickoff event. If you weighed in at home, please contact Employee Wellness to request your award.
    • At Worksite = 1 point
    • At Home = 1 point
    • Did not weigh-in = 0 points
    Weigh-in status may be logged up to 7 days past the end of the registration week.

    Weight Loss/Management Results Points:

    Calculate and enter your weight loss/management results. Use your initial and final weights from your Weight Tracking Card and the calculation below to determine your percentage of weight lost. Do not submit your actual weights to Employee Wellness.

    How to Calculate Your Percentage of Weight Loss:
    1. beginning weight – ending weight = pounds lost
    2. (pounds lost ÷ beginning weight) x 100 = percent weight lost

     

    • Lost 5% or greater of initial weight = 3 points
    • Lost 2 – 4.9% or greater of initial weight = 2 points
    • Maintained within 2lbs of initial healthy body weight (based on initial BMI or Body Fat %) = 1 point
    • Did not weigh-out or gained more than 2lbs = 0 points

    Weight loss/management status may be logged up to 7 days past the end of the weigh-out week.

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