‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge Starts February 1

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The ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge starts February 1, 2015! Compete February 1 – April 30 for your chance to improve your health and win prizes! Create or join a team of 4-8 people and compete against others across Colorado for:

  • most cumulative weight improvement (%) or 
  • most average HEALTHpoints for program participation.

For more information, official rules and to join, visit www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge.

Join the Challenge, Lose More Weight!

Did you know? Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight. Team members lose 16% more weight and team captains lose a whopping 26% more weight than the average participant!

 


PRIZES

Individuals from the top three teams in each category receive prizes AND each winning team gets to make a $1,000 donation to an approved charity. A list of the approved charities can be found online

Weight Improvement Prizes

  • 1st: Fitbit Charge ($129 value)
  • 2nd: Sports Authority Gift Card ($60)
  • 3rd: Foam Roller ($40)

HEALTHpoints Prizes

  • 1st: Target Gift Card ($30)
  • 2nd: Skinnytaste Healthy Cookbook ($20)
  • 3rd: Glass Water Bottle ($15)

Questions? Contact Weigh and Win at personal.trainer@weighandwin.com or 303-694-8007.

Good Luck!

Team Challenge Encourages Weight Loss Success

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Join the Challenge, Lose More Weight!

Did you know? Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight. Team members lose 16% more weight and team captains lose a whopping 26% more weight than the average participant!

Weigh and Win “Spring into Action” Team Challenge February 1 – April 30, 2015

Spring into ActionMEDIA CONTACT: Kaytee Long | Health Promotion Manager|        O: 303-694-8012 | klong@weighandwin.com

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Weigh and Win “Spring into Action” Team Challenge

February 1 – April 30, 2015

DENVER, Jan. XX, 2015 – On Feb. 1, 2015, Coloradans will “Spring into Action” with the semiannual Weigh and Win Team Challenge. Teams comprised of four to eight people will compete across the state in two categories: average percentage of weight lost and HEALTHpoints accrued (earned for program participation).

All team members must weigh-in at least twice between Feb. 1 and April 30. The 2014 ‘Winter Weigh-Off’ Team Challenge consisted of 121 teams.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in both categories, as will a $1,000 charitable donation to each winning team. Past recipients include American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity.

“I’m a single mom, I don’t have the money to donate myself,” said Weigh and Win 2014 ‘Winter Weigh-off’ Challenge winner Desiree Amaro. “Being able to make that big of a donation was sincerely rewarding.”

The average weight improvement for a successful Weigh and Win participant after one year in the program is 17.7 pounds or an 8 percent weight loss. For those who simply participate in the Team Challenge, the average weight lost is 16 percent more than a general Weigh and Win participant, while a Team Challenge captain loses an average of 26 percent more weight.

Normal incentives for weight loss apply.

“The Team Challenge is a great way to engage in the program while motivating your friends and family to join you,” said Lia Schoepke, Weigh and Win Program Manager. “The team-based structure provides extra motivation and the charitable donation adds an additional incentive.”

Participants must sign up for a free Weigh and Win account prior to joining the challenge. Create or join a team beginning Feb. 1, or any time after by visiting www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge.

For questions, contact Weigh and Win at personal.trainer@weighandwin.com or 303-694-8007.

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$25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards Given Away in Healthy Holiday Challenge

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first Weigh and Win Healthy Holiday Challenge.

On average, a person will gain 1-2 pounds every holiday season that they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! The Healthy Holiday Challenge encouraged Coloradans to stay healthy over the holiday season.

We had over 3,326 people sign-up for the challenge and awarded more than $25,000 in Amazon gift cards. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!

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Weigh and Win Success Story: Erik

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Meet Erik, one of our amazing success stories featured in our latest TV commercial. Erik lost 120 pounds with the Weigh and Win Program.

Learn more about how cash motivated Erik to improve his health and what he liked most about the Weigh and Win program.

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What motivated you to join Weigh and Win?

I was jealous of the success my roommate was having. He was being paid to lose weight, not too sure how that isn’t incentive enough!

What were your goals when you started the program?

My goal when I started the program was to maintain my weigh. I wanted to shed pounds in the long term, but I wanted to at least maintain my weight, so I could achieve one goal before going headlong into the others.

Why has Weigh and Win worked for you?

Weigh and Win worked for me because the program automatically sends follow-up emails with meal tips, exercise ideas, and many other great ideas. In a way, it was like I had a personal trainer/dietitian with me at all times.  I loved the fact you had real time progress updates and the system took before and after photos for you as well. That was probably the best part.

Do you have any tips or advice for new participants to Weigh and Win?

I have one short tip for all new Weigh and Win participants. DO NOT GIVE UP. It’s tough, it’s difficult, but the quickest way to failure is giving up. Keep your head up if your diet or exercise routine doesn’t go as planned for period of time. Stop, don’t beat yourself up, and jump back into that routine and I promise you’ll be raking in the dough with Weigh and Win.

Check out more success stories on our website!

Sync your Fitbit with Weigh and Win!

Did you know you can sync your Fitbit Activity Tracker with your Weigh and Win dashboard? You can track your health progress, weight loss and physical activity in one simple spot!

Here’s how you can sync your Fitbit with Weigh and Win:

 

Learn more about Fitbit on their website. Want more information on Weigh and Win? Head over to our website!

Non-Profits Receive Grant to Promote Health and Wellness in Colorado Communities

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Eight Community Partners Awarded with Funding to Host Weigh and Win Kiosks

DENVER, Jan. 6, 2015 ­­– Free community health and wellness program, Weigh and Win, has awarded grants to eight Colorado non-profits to host weigh-in kiosks and promote healthy living throughout their communities. Grants were awarded to potential partners who had the desire to implement Weigh and Win.

Once installed, the program is offered for free to residents 18 and older and provides fitness plans, a weekly grocery list, access to health coaches, meal plans, cash incentives for those with a BMI of 25 or greater and other prizes for participation. Progress is tracked with quarterly weigh-ins at community kiosks. The kiosk measures weight, BMI and takes a full-length photograph providing a visual progress report of participant weight improvement.

“Weigh and Win has been striving to become a fully integrated community resource since our launch in 2011,” said Lia Schoepke, Weigh and Win Program Manager. “The grant funding has allowed us to partner with communities and their existing initiatives to create a successful and sustainable program.”

Primarily funded by Kaiser Permanente, grants will be awarded to Boulder Valley School District, City of Arvada, Clinica Family Health Services, Elizabeth School District, Lake County Public Health Agency, North Colorado Health Alliance/Sunrise Community Health, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Craig and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Steamboat Springs.

Applications were submitted through the designated Weigh and Win website by Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Qualifying entities included municipalities, recreation centers, libraries, hospitals, medical offices, retailers and schools (districts, colleges & universities). Applicants were required to be non-profit organizations or government agencies.  All recipients support Weigh and Win’s Mission: to reward 100 million people for H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating and Active Living), and Vision: to address the obesity epidemic by creating a scalable, engaging weight management program.

“According to County health ratings, 70.6 percent of adults in Lake County are overweight or obese,” said Colleen Nielsen, Director of Lake County Public Health Agency and recipient of the 2014 grant. “Weigh and Win has ensured the sustainability of a wellness program for our community and it will enable us to continue effectively addressing Healthy Eating and Active Living issues.”

Weigh and Win is built on a foundation of behavior change science and research on both extrinsic and intrinsic incentives, with the intention to expand nationwide.

The eight kiosks will be installed throughout January and the beginning of February 2015. Click here for a map of all kiosk locations.

Additional grant opportunity will be available end of year 2015.

Grant Kiosk Locations

Boulder Valley School District:

YMCA of Boulder Valley – 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026

City of Arvada:

TBD

Clinica Family Health Services:

Thornton Clinic – 8990 N Washington St., Thornton, CO 80229

Elizabeth School District:

Pines & Plains Libraries, Elizabeth Branch – 651 W. Beverly St., Elizabeth, CO 80107

Lake County Public Health Agency:

Lake County Public Library – 1115 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461

North Colorado Health Alliance:

Sunrise Community Health’s Monfort Family Clinic – 2930 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Steamboat Springs:

VNA – 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Craig

VNA – 745 Russell St., Craig, CO 81625

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About Weigh and Win: As a free, first-of-its-kind community program, Weigh and Win utilizes verified weight loss data through patented photographed weigh-ins and provides Colorado adults with access to an effective weight management platform. The program engages participants with rewards tied to measured results and is aimed at decreasing obesity rates. Weigh and Win is primarily funded by Kaiser Permanente to complementthe organization’s other efforts to increase healthy eating and physical activity throughout the state.  Colorado residents 18 and over can sign up for free and will receive daily coaching on healthy eating and active living by email or text message. The coaching includes tips for weight loss, daily exercise and meal plans, weekly grocery shopping lists and more. Progress is tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at one of 56 community kiosk locations throughout the state. Success is rewarded with quarterly cash rewards for weight loss and maintenance, as well as monthly prize drawings for participating. Those who begin the program at an unhealthy weight (BMI ≥ 25) qualify for cash rewards.  Sign up for free at www.weighandwin.com. Follow Weigh and Win on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

Weigh and Win Success Story: Nyree

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Weigh and Win has helped more than 55,000 people across the state of Colorado improve their health! Meet three successful Weigh and Win participants – who you might have seen in our TV Commercial.

Nyree – Lost 100 pounds!
Desiree – Lost 30 pounds!
Erik – Lost 120 pounds!

 


 

Learn how Weigh and Win helped Nyree achieve a healthier weight and how you can too!

What motivated you to join Weigh and Win?

A few years ago, I saw a television commercial about the program. I had weight to lose and thought a program could give me the jump start I needed. I figured since it was free; I should go ahead and sign up!

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What do you like about the Weigh and Win Program?

I really enjoy the quarterly weigh-ins and the photo taken at the time of weighing in. Having a visual is really helpful and motivational and acts as a picture diary to record one’s progress. Because I am actually living my journey, I often don’t recognize the changes that are happening to me as I am working toward my weight loss goal.

I appreciate the body weight loss and body mass index (B.M.I.) percentage tracking. The combination of this data and the picture offer comprehensive information that is very motivating and challenges you to keep going.

Nyree’s 3 Tips for Success:

1. Don’t procrastinate! – Sign-up and get started immediately. After I signed up, I waited several months before I took action. The sooner you take action; the sooner you can reach your goal!

2. Don’t listen to the naysayers (even if it is yourself) –  This time can be different and you can actually lose weight even if you have tried multiple times in the past. Ignore those that may try to discourage you and surround yourself with those that are willing to support you.

3. Don’t quit! – Put in effort and you will reap the rewards of a healthier you. It may take a while but consistency is key and you must believe you can succeed.

January HEALTHpoints Prize: $100 to REI

Start the New Year with style! Earn at least 300 HEALTHpoints during January and qualify to win (1) of (3) $100 REI gift cards.

REI440x340Congratulations to December’s HEALTHpoints winners! Each received a $100 Spafinder gift card.

Jason – Canon City
Matt – Denver
Marti – Fort Collins