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Spring 2018 Team Challenge Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Spring 2018 Weigh and Win Team Challenge! We had 193 teams participate across Colorado. The Team Challenge helps fuel healthy change through competition and social accountability.

Missed out on this challenge? The next team challenge starts August 1, 2018. Stay tuned in July  for more information.

Team Challenge Weight Improvement Winners

1 | *** Get Out Of MY Weight ***
11.18% average team weight improvement
2 | Aaaaarrrrgh!
8.97% average team weight improvement
3 | The Time is NOW
7.15%
 average team weight improvement

Team Challenge HEALTHpoints Winners

1 | Weight for it
9,154.25
 average team HEALTHpoints
2 | All FLASH no Tim (Fit Ladies Always Staying Healthy)
8,079.75 
average team HEALTHpoints
3 | GV – TAX THAT ASSET
5,489.86 
average team HEALTHpoints

The winning teams earned great prizes like Fitbit Alta activity trackers, Amazon gift cards, gym bags and more. Plus, the winning teams each selected a local Colorado charity to receive $1,000 donation.

Congratulations to Fall Team Challenge Winners

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ‘Fit Fall’ Weigh and Win Team Challenge. More than 650 people and 140 teams participated across Colorado. The Team Challenge helps fuel healthy change through competition and social accountability.

Missed out on this challenge? Our next team challenge starts February 1, 2017. Stay tuned in January for more information on the next team challenge.

Weight Improvement Team Winners

1 | Team Wallace, 9.6% average team weight improvement
2 | UFCW Flab-u-less, 9.09% average team weight improvement
3 | Walcking Health BUSTERS, 6.97% average team weight improvement

HEALTHpoints Team Winners

1 | Walk on the Wild Side, 7091.33 average team HEALTHpoints
2 | DSD Drop it Like its Hot, 6378.75 average team HEALTHpoints
3 | Weapons of Mass Reduction, 6243.75 average team HEALTHpoints

Each winning team won great prizes like a Fitbit Alta and Amazon gift cards. In addition, the winning teams selected a Colorado charity to receive a $1,000 donation.

5 Tips for a Happy, Successful Team Challenge

The team challenge is a great way to achieve your health goals. In fact, people who participate in the team challenge are MORE successful. Successful Weigh and Win participants lose an average of 17.7 pounds, team challenge members lose 20.5 pounds and team captains lose 22.3 pounds which is 26% more than an average participant!

To help make the team challenge a positive and successful experience, here are a few tips from previous challenge winners.

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1 | Encouragement

“We would often weighed-in together and celebrate any loss, even if it was only 0.2 pounds. It was really encouraging to do it that way.” – Jennifer, Team Captain ‘The Bod Squad’

TAKEAWAY: We all have ups and downs, so remember to encourage your teammates and celebrate even the small successes.

2 | Work Together

“We made meals with each other. We would grocery shop together. We started working out together and if we couldn’t work-out we would meet up and walk at lunch. We also all signed up for a 5k and all did that as a team.”
– Desiree, Teammate ‘The Freedom Fat Fighters’

TAKEAWAY: Remember, the point of the team challenge is to HELP one another be successful in achieving your health goals. Try working out, eating healthy and setting goals together.

3 | Communicate

 “A couple times a week a few of us would touch base and discuss our workouts, new foods we had tried and how we did on the scale. About halfway through the contest our team captain would send an email letting everyone know where we were on the leaderboard to keep up the momentum. Communication and interacting with one another was key for us!”
– Cindy, Teammate ‘Weight Loss Wolverines’

TAKEAWAY: Openly communicate with your team and talk about your successes, barriers, and motivation. Try sending out a bi-weekly email to your teammates with words of encouragement and an update on your team’s progress.

4 | Accountability

“My co-worker and I would bring each other lunches and healthy snacks to work, because that was a big downfall for us. There was always a lot of junk around.”
– Krystle, Team Captain ‘The Freedom Fat Fighters’

TAKEAWAY: Accountability is key to success. Help your teammates by keeping each other accountable on achieving your healthy eating and active living goals.

5 |  Motivation

“Our team was wonderful!  We all motivated each other with words of encouragement and cheered each other on.  It is so helpful to have several people working towards the same goal.”
– Cindy, Teammate ‘Weight Loss Wolverines’

TAKEAWAY: Remember to stay positive and continue to encourage your teammates in a helpful and positive way.

Healthier, Stronger Team Challenge Winners

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ‘Healthier, Stronger’ Weigh and Win Team Challenge. More than 850 people and 180 teams participated across the state. The team challenge helps fuel healthy change through competition and social accountability. Don’t worry if you missed out on this challenge, our next team challenge starts August 1, 2016.

Weight Improvement Team Challenge Winners:
  • 1st Place: Freedom Fat Fighters, 10.34% weight improvement
  • 2nd Place: CAM – Mission Slimpossible, 10.07% weight improvement
  • 3rd Place: WCSD6, 9.69% weight improvement
HEALTHpoints Team Challenge Winners:
  • 1st Place: And I Will Walk 10,000 Steps, 6,647 average HEALTHpoints
  • 2nd Place: Pharmers Only…PSI, 6,296 average HEALTHpoints
  • 3rd Place: Here we go again, 6,245 average HEALTHpoints

Each of the winning teams won great prizes like Fitbit Flex activity trackers, smoothie blenders 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

Want to get competitive? The next team challenge runs August 1 – October 31, 2016. 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 in July.

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

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.
Want more details on how the team challenge works?

‘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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Want more details on how the team challenge works?

 

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.

Coloradans are 200,000 Pounds Lighter Thanks to incentaHEALTH and Kaiser Permanente’s Weigh and Win

DENVER, July 14, 2015 ­­– Colorado is getting healthier by the day with help from incentaHEALTH’s scientifically designed and technology-based weight loss program, Weigh and Win. As an incentivized and free resource, Weigh and Win has coached residents across the state to shed 200,000 pounds since 2011. In addition to the program’s push-based Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) coaching, participants of Weigh and Win have been paid $340,000 in cash rewards for their health improvements. The program is primarily funded by Kaiser Permanente.

“Weigh and Win provides a great program for community members and employers who are looking for fun and innovative ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight,” said Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Worksite Wellness Manager, Dan McKenna, MA. “Weigh and Win has been very well received here at CDPHE. Our community enjoys the easy access to kiosks, supportive and high quality coaching, tips and reminders.  This is an important program for Colorado as we strive to be the healthiest state in the nation.”

Achieving a healthy weight is a long-term challenge for millions of people. However, it can be the first step in preventing many life threatening ailments. Recent research suggests that a weight loss of 3-5 percent can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and the need for cholesterol and heart medications. To date, 47 percent of participants have achieved a 5 percent or more weight improvement and 60 percent of participants have achieved a 3 percent improvement. 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. The program has more than 63,000 participants.

Weigh and Win is offered for free to all Colorado residents 18 and older and provides 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 participant weight improvement. See here for a full list of kiosk locations.

The ‘Let’s Get Healthy Colorado’ Fall Team Challenge will begin Aug. 1, 2015. Participants must sign up for a free Weigh and Win account prior to joining the challenge. Create or join a team beginning August 1 by visiting http://www.weighandwin.com/MyCoach/TeamChallengeInfo.aspx.

New participants can enroll online at http://weighandwin.com/ or at any of the 68 kiosks located throughout Colorado.

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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.