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Weight Loss Challenge Starts February 1

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Become a healthier, stronger you with the Weigh and Win Team Challenge and compete against others across the state in a competition to get healthy.

Compete in one of two categories from February 1  – April 30, 2016 to achieve:

  • the most average weight improvement (%) or
  • the most average HEALTHpoints during the challenge period

Join or create a team of 4-8 people starting February 1 or any time after. The join and create a team buttons will appear on the Team Challenge page, when logged into your Weigh and Win account, starting February 1, 2016.

HOW TO JOIN

Visit www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge for more information and to join the challenge! You must sign-up for a free Weigh and Win account if you don’t already have one.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The top three teams in each category win great prizes and a $1,000 donation to an approved non-profit.

WEIGHT IMPROVEMENT TEAM CHALLENGE PRIZES: 
  • 1st: Fitbit Flex ($100) – Smart activity tracker that makes fitness fashionable.
  • 2nd: REI Gift Card ($50) – Treat yourself to a healthy, active gift.
  • 3rd: Cookbook Duo ($30) – Two healthy cookbooks to make delicious meals.
HEALTHPOINTS TEAM CHALLENGE PRIZES:
  • 1st: Smoothie Blender ($25) – Blend a smoothie in a convenient travel mug.
  • 2nd: Bluetooth Wireless Headphones ($20) – Makes listening to workout tunes easier.
  • 3rd: Target Gift Card ($15) – Buy yourself a healthy treat.
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Team Challenge Drives Weight Loss Success

Become a healthier, stronger you in 2016 with the Weigh and Win Team Challenge! The team challenge starts in just a couple weeks. Do you know who you want on your team? Teams can begin forming February 1, 2016.

See how the team challenge helped motivate these Weigh and Win participants to be successful in achieving their health goals.

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‘Let’s Get Healthy Colorado’ Team Challenge Starts August 1

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Let’s get healthy together, Colorado! Join the Weigh and Win Team Challenge and compete against others across the state in a competition to get healthy. Use competition and the social support and motivation of your teammates to achieve your health goals.

Compete from August 1 – October 31, 2015 to achieve:

  • the most average weight improvement (%) or
  • the most average HEALTHpoints during the challenge period

Join or create a team of 4-8 people starting August 1 or any time after. The join and create a team buttons will appear on the Team Challenge page, when logged into your Weigh and Win account, starting August 1, 2015.

HOW TO JOIN

Visit www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge for more information and to join the challenge!

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Individuals from the top three teams in each category will receive prizes and each team selects a charitable organization from the list below to receive a $1,000 donation on behalf of their team.

WEIGHT IMPROVEMENT TEAM CHALLENGE PRIZES: 
  • 1st: Spafinder Gift Card ($100) – Use for a relaxing massage or to try a local fitness class.
  •  2nd: iPod Shuffle ($50) – Let music keep you motivated through your workout.
  • 3rd: Naturebox Snack Subscription ($40) – Healthy snacks mailed to your door.
HEALTHPOINTS TEAM CHALLENGE PRIZES:
  • 1st: Spiralizer ($25) – Turn any vegetable into a noodle.
  • 2nd: REI Gift Card ($20) – Treat yourself to a healthy, active gift.
  • 3rd: Fruit Infuser Water Bottle ($15) – Stay healthy and hydrated.
CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS: 

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Healthy Behaviors Are Contagious

Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight over the course of a year than participants who do not join the challenge. Why do you think that is? Well, it turns out being healthy is something contagious you want to catch!

A study found that social networks largely influence weight. If your close social networks (friends, family) have unhealthy habits and are overweight or obese, you’re more likely to have these same unhealthy habits and weight. Conversely, if the people around you are healthy or working to develop healthier habits, you’re more likely to develop those habits and lose weight as well. The researcher in the study concluded that “people are connected, and so their health is connected.”

The team challenge is a great way to connect with the people in your life; friends, family and co-workers, and work together to develop healthy habits.

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Don’t take our word for it, here’s how the team challenge (and the support of their teammates) helped these Weigh and Win participants improve their health.

What People Are Saying

  • “I’ve tried to lose weight by myself before and every time I did that – I gained weight. Having a team that supports you and being able to go online and see how other are people are doing – you feel like you are in an overall larger team and it motivates you.”
    – Steve, The Freedom Fat Fighters Team
    1st place Weight Loss, 2014 ‘Winter Weigh-off’ Challenge
  • “To help encourage each other during the team challenge, we set up a group texting conversation using Group Me and checked-in to share our daily goals, struggles and encourage each other.”
    -Jennifer, Team Heckle
    3rd place Weight Loss, 2015 ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge
  • “Seeing all of it go into one big bucket and how all of your efforts you did individually contributed to the overall group was really helpful.”
    – Richard, The Bod Squad
    1st place Weight Loss, 2013 ‘ Fall Into Fitness’ Challenge

How One Team Used the Team Challenge to Achieve Success

The ‘Let’s Get Healthy Colorado’ Team Challenge is starting August 1, 2015. The team challenge harnesses team support, motivation and social contracting to help achieve health improvement success. Learn how Team Heckle used the team challenge to kick-start their health.

As a team they achieved a 9.25% team weight improvement and took third place in the 2015 ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge.

Visit www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge for more information on the upcoming challenge.

Weigh and Win’s ‘Spring into Action’ Team Challenge Winners Achieve 12 Percent Weight Improvement

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DENVER, May 20, 2015 ­­–Weigh and Win has announced the winners of its annual ‘Spring into Action’ Team Challenge, a three month, statewide competition helping participants achieve weight loss and personal health goals through competition and social support. More than 270 teams across Colorado competed in two categories: average percentage of weight lost and HEALTHpoints accrued (earned for program participation).

Prizes have been awarded to the top three teams in each category, as well as a $1,000 charitable donation made on each winning team’s behalf to a nonprofit of their choice. This year’s donation recipients include the American Cancer Society, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Food Bank of the Rockies. Previous recipients include the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver and Habitat for Humanity. Nonprofit donations are provided by Kaiser Permanente.

“I’m a single mom, I don’t have the money to donate myself,” said Weigh and Win 2015 ‘Spring into Action’ Team Challenge winner Desiree Amaro. “Being able to make that big of a donation was sincerely rewarding.”

Team Challenge Winners: Weight Improvement

First Place: Freedom Fat Fighters­­ – 11.94 percent weight improvement (Aurora)

Second Place: Hungry, Hungry Hippos ­­– 10.98 percent weight improvement (Longmont)

Third Place: Team Heckle ­­– 9.25 percent weight improvement (statewide)

Team Challenge Winners: HEALTHpoints

First Place: 3 Chicks & a Jay Bird ­­– 8,705 HEALTHpoints (Aurora)

Second Place: FITBITches ­­– 8,081.6 HEALTHpoints (Denver)

Third Place: Dragon House ­­– 7,577.25 HEALTHpoints (Northglenn)

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 participate in the Team Challenge, the average weight lost is 16 percent more than a general Weigh and Win participant; a Team Challenge captain loses 26 percent more weight.

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Recent research by the 2009 Shape Up Rhode Island (SURI) campaign suggests that individuals who engage in higher levels of teammate social influence increase their odds of achieving a clinically significant weight loss by 20 percent.

Weigh and Win is primarily funded by Kaiser Permanente and offered for free to all Colorado residents 18 and older, providing tailored health coaching via text message and email. Participants receive fitness and nutrition plans, a weekly grocery list and unlimited access to health coaches over the phone or email. Cash incentives are provided for those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater, as well as other prizes for those who begin the program with a healthy BMI.

Progress is tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at community kiosks. The kiosk measures weight, BMI, and takes a full-length photograph – providing a visual progress report of weight improvement. Weigh and Win has 68community kiosk locations statewide. A map of all partners and kiosk locations can be found here.

The next Team Challenge will take place Aug. 1 – Oct. 31, 2015. Participants must sign up for a free Weigh and Win account prior to joining the challenge. Create or join a team beginning Aug. 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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Spring Into Action Team Challenge Winners

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge. We had over 270 teams and 1,344 people participate!

Weight Improvement Team Challenge Winners
  • 1st: Freedom Fat Fighters – 11.94% weight improvement
  • 2nd: Hungry Hungry Hippos – 10.98% weight improvement
  • 3rd: Team Heckle – 9.25% weight improvement
HEALTHpoints Team Challenge Winners
  • 1st: 3 Chicks & a Jay Bird – 8,705 HEALTHpoints
  • 2nd: FITBITches – 8,081.6 HEALTHpoints
  • 3rd: Dragon House – 7,577.25 HEALTHpoints

Each of the winning teams won a variety of great prizes like Fitbit Charges, gift cards, foam rollers and more. In addition, the winning teams chose a qualifying charity for a $1,000 donation to be made on their behalf.

The Next Team Challenge

Don’t worry if you missed out on this team challenge – there’s another one this fall! The next team challenge runs August 1 – October 31, 2015. The team challenge is a great way to achieve your health goals through competition and social support. In fact, Weigh and Win participants who join the team challenge lose more weight than the average participant! Look for more information on the next team challenge later this summer.

Why A Team Effort Will Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others succeed.” –Napoleon Hill

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If you are looking for extra motivation to stay active and healthy this year, then I encourage you to unite with others throughout Colorado in the Weigh and Win ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge! Joining a team has been shown to boost success, maximize individual strengths, minimize barriers and boost enjoyment. That’s right; weight improvement isn’t only an enjoyable experience but it can be a lasting lifestyle change for the future!

Teamwork has been calculated as ‘one plus one equals three.’  It is true that many can find success in improving their health on their own; however, with the additional support of a team some are able to accomplish even more than they could by themselves. This concept of synergy or collaboration is how teams achieve success. Think about it, even Payton Manning can’t win championships all on his own!

Results show that a typical, successful Weigh and Win participant loses an average of 17.7 pounds over a one year period. A successful member in the Team Challenge loses an average of 20.3 pounds and a team captain loses 22.3 pounds. By teaming up with others in the Weigh and Win program, you can work with like-minded participants towards a common goal of weight improvement and better health.

Individual weaknesses can be minimized through the efforts of a team. The motivation to stick to healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating better quality foods and getting more sleep, can be troublesome for those beginning. The good news is, overtime small changes become habit and finding motivation once you have habits in place is usually less of an issue.  Until then, having the support of friends and family members is vital to reach success. In the Team Challenge, you have email access to communicate with other team members that might be able to offer you support and guidance in the areas you are seeking help. Of course you always have access to your Weigh and Win Health Coaches via email and phone, but you might find that talking to a teammate that is in the same position as you can be truly empowering.

The fun factor of friendly competition against other teams throughout Colorado is also shown to keep participants engaged for success. Studies show that joining a team can reduce the stress that we tend to put on ourselves in individual circumstances. Also many of us are competitive by nature so we enjoy a little competition with others. At your worksite, see if you can create multiple teams for friendly competition at work!

Make your weight improvement journey a successful and enjoyable experience by participating in the Weigh and Win ‘Spring Into Action’ Team Challenge! To join or create a team, login to your Weigh and Win account and click on the ‘Challenge’ tab in the top blue tool bar then select ‘Team Challenge’ from the drop down list. If you are in need of motivation for long-term results this year, you are only a few clicks away! Gather your teams and join the Challenge here: http://bit.ly/1Eqjp2N. Ready… Set… GO!

‘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!