Wellness is holding a 2 month summer challenge from June 15th to August 15th for employees. The challenge is to move an average number of miles each day for the two months through structured physical activity outside of your normal daily routine. There are three levels of difficulty and participants get to pick which level they feel suits them the best to be challenged to improve their health and well-being.
Each participant who completes at least 50% of the miles in the level they choose will receive a voucher for $15.00 off a wearable fitness device at the Wellness Outlet, a new wellness benefit we are launching this fall! We will give you instructions this fall on how to get set up, and vouchers will be distributed when the outlet launches.
At the end of the challenge there will be a drawing for 20 prizes. Each participant who completes at least 60% of the miles in the level they choose will get 1 entry, 70% = 2 entries, 80% = 3 entries, 90% = 4 entries, and 100% or more = 5 entries.
After the challenge there will be some completion celebration outings to move and have some snacks!
Register here before beginning and download the recording sheet for the level you choose from below.
You can register and join the challenge at any time, even if it is after the official start date of June 15th. However, you can't count miles until you have registered.
To be eligible for the voucher and prize drawings, please return your completed recording sheets as hard copies to Vicky Jaeger in Union 104 or scan and email as an attachment to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on August 20th.
What counts as Moving a Mile?
Any structured physical activity where you are the main thing moving on two feet including walking, hiking, or running. This must be an increase from your current activity level, so if you are already moving quite a bit pick a more challenging level so you are improving.
- Activities such as dancing, tennis, etc. may be counted if using a smart watch, where 2,000 steps equal 1 mile for recording.
- Swimming 1 mile is equal to 1 mile on two feet, just like walking or running.
- Biking may be included, but since you can go further, faster, and easier than on two feet you must bike 3 miles to equal 1 mile for recording.
- Canoeing and Kayaking may be included if you are actively rowing (sorry, not if you're letting the river do the work!), but you must go 2 miles to equal 1 mile for recording.
Pick the level that will challenge you based on your current activity levels and personal goals.
Level 1 "Pulpit Rock Park" = average 1 mile per day/60 miles total over the challenge
Level 2 "Palisades Park" = average 2.5 miles per day/150 miles total over the challenge
Level 3 "Trout Run Park" = average 5 miles per day/300 miles total over the challenge
After registering at the link above, download and use the recording sheet for the level you choose to keep track of your progress! Just fill in the information requested!