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2018 GHT Fitness Challenge Complete; Congrats to All Participants!

Posted on May 30, 2018

Week 6 Points Due May 22

The WCA Group Health Trust (GHT) fitness challenge has ended and the final points have been tabulated. Congratulations to all the participants. You should be proud of yourself for committing to a healthier, more active lifestyle!

The next challenge is for each of you to maintain the active lifestyle you have developed. If you keep going you will not have to worry about getting started again!

Special Thank You to the Team Leaders for reporting your team's points each week!

See Week 6 winners and final WCA Group Health Trust Fitness Challenge results here.

How The Challenge Works
  • Participants must be a member of the WCA Group Health Trust.
  • All team members must be at least 16 years old.
  • During the challenge, participants will track their activity for each week. Their total points for the week will then be reported to their team leader.
  • A team can have 1-4 members. There is one category, so for example, a two person team will compete against a four member team. 
  • A team leader is chosen to be the contact person and to report weekly team points. You can only be a team leader for one team.
Team Leader
Each team will designate one member as the team leader. This person will act as the main contact to the GHT. The team leader is responsible for submitting team rosters and informing the GHT of any changes, collecting and reporting the team's points, and distributing mailings and prizes.
 
All team scores will be tracked by the team leader's name so for that reason a person can only be a team leader for one team and it is suggested that the team leader is a member of the team.

As team leader the most important responsibility is to submit your team's weekly point totals. To be eligible for the weekly prize drawing, team points are due on Tuesday by 4:00 p.m. That means Week 2 points are due on April 24. To submit your team's points please click here.
 
Tracking Your Points
Each participant will use this tracker to record their daily points. You can print a version if you prefer a paper copy. If you want an electronic version an excel file is also available below. This tracker is for your own use and is not turned in.
Prizes
Weekly Prize Drawing:  Each week, every team that reports their total points will be entered in a prize drawing. The chosen teams will receive prizes for each team member that will be sent to the team leader.
 
Diligent Reporter: Any team that reports points for every week will be entered in a drawing at the end of the challenge.  Each team member will receive a prize.
 
Challenge Winner:  The top 30 teams will receive prizes.  Each  team member will receive a voucher to purchase merchandise. The prize selection is to be determined.
 
Qualifying Activities
Please use your best judgment when determining if an activity qualifies for points. This list provides a guideline, but does not include all activities that qualify. Please be honest to make this competition fun and fair for everyone participating.

Your activity should require moderate to vigorous level of effort. If you are participating in a team sport, please only count the actual time you are active. For example, if you are sitting out an inning during a baseball game, that time doesn't count.

Aerobic Activities:
  • Running
  • Brisk Walking
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Aerobics Class
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Roller Blading
  • Stairmaster
  • Elliptical
  • Swimming Baseball/Softball/Volleyball/Hockey, etc.
Muscle-Strengthening Activities:
  • Lifting weights
  • Working with resistance bands
  • Exercise that uses your body weight for resistance (push-ups or sit-ups) Heavy gardening (digging, shoveling)
  • Yoga
  • Pilates 
How Points Are Earned
Participants can earn points each day depending on the amount of time they spend doing a physical activity.
 

Amount Of Time

Points Earned

1-30 minutes of physical activity

1 point

31-60 minutes of physical activity

3 points

61-120 minutes of physical activity

5 points

120 minutes or more

7 points

Questions?
Please contact Kelly Hageman at hageman@wicounties.org or by phone at  608-663-7188.
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