Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Spring 2018 Weigh and Win Team Challenge! We had193 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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