Sign Up Today for GHT's 3rd Annual Fitness Challenge!

Posted on March 4, 2014

Register by March 21st; Challenge Runs April 20th to June 14th

The WCA Group Health Trust is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Fitness Challenge for all employees and their families.  Teammates will work together to reach the weekly goal of 1600 minutes of physical activity.  Get your team together and register by March 21, 2014! Please share this announcement with your fellow staff members.

Register online for the 2014 GHT Fitness Challenge by clicking here.

Participants must keep a daily log of points earned.  One point will be awarded per ten-minute increment of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity or muscle strengthening activity.  Bonus points will be awarded for participation in community/charity sponsored fitness events (ex. 5k run/walk, triathlon, bicycle race, etc.)  These events must be open to the public and don't include for example a running club doing a weekend run. Also, you must participate in the run, walk, etc. Simply volunteering does not qualify you for the bonus points. Each team is working toward a goal of 160 points per week (1600 minutes).  Team members must report their weekly points to their team leader, who will then compile the information and submit it to the GHT. 

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.

The deadline to register is March 21, 2014. If you are unable to access the form online please contact Kelly Hageman (see contact information below).

  • All employees and their family members that reside in the same household are eligible to participate.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Teams can have up to 8 members.  The weekly goal remains the same for all teams, regardless of the number of teammates.
  • Participants are not allowed to be on more than one team.

Challenge Kickoff:  Each participant will receive a gift to kickoff the challenge. Kickoff packages will be sent the week of April 14 to the Team Leader.

Weekly Prize Drawing
Every team that reaches the weekly goal of 160 points (1600 minutes) will be entered in a prize drawing and prizes will be sent to the team leader.

Bonus Challenge Drawing
There will be additional challenges throughout the eight weeks. Watch Twitter, Facebook, the GHT website and the weekly newsletter for these challenges. Teams with 100% participation in the bonus challenges will be eligible for a prize drawing.

Best Team Name
There will be a contest for the best team name. Participants will vote on their favorite name.

Challenge Winner
At the end of the challenge, the team with the most points accrued throughout the 8 weeks will win the grand prize. 

  •     First Place: $100 VISA Gift Card for each team member
  •     Second Place: $50 VISA Gift Card for each team member
  •     Third Place: $30 VISA Gift Card for each team member

Qualifying Physical Activity
This list provides a guideline, but does not include all activities that qualify.  Please use your best judgment when determining if an activity qualifies.  Rounding up to ten minutes or fractional points are not allowed.  Participants cannot do bursts of activities less than ten minutes, and then compile them at the end of day.  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
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Hockey
  • Jump Rope

Muscle-Strengthening Activities

  • Lifting weights
  • Working with resistance bands
  • Exercise that uses your body weight for resistance (push-ups, sit-ups, etc.)
  • Heavy gardening (digging, shoveling)
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

Contact Information
Kelly Hageman
Wisconsin Counties Association
22 East Mifflin Street, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-663-7188
Fax: 608-663-7189

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WCA Group Health Trust
  • 22 E Mifflin St # 900
  • Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Phone: 866.404.2700