Fort Memorial Hospital
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Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Challenge runs September 29th-November 10th!

2020 Theme: “Boosting Your Immunity”

Rock your potential this fall!

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year for most, and has been full of changes, anxieties and the “new normal”. One thing that hasn’t changed is Fort HealthCare’s commitment to our communities’ health, and making sure that our communities and partners feel supported during this tumultuous time. Through this pandemic, we know that maintaining overall health is more important than ever, and that daily physical activity should be part of that plan.

Fort HealthCare is excited to present to you the annual Rock the Walk community exercise challenge. The challenge will take place from Tuesday, September 29th through Tuesday, November 10th, and can be done entirely physically distanced and virtually.

The goal of Fort HealthCare community challenges is to offer an opportunity to improve overall health and well-being by encouraging individuals to get moving, eat healthfully, and increase quality of life. For 2020, we’re taking our challenge goals a step further and will be including weekly information and different opportunities around the theme “Building Your Immunity”.

How to participate

Sign up for the challenge will open on Tuesday September 8th and will be available through Monday October 5th at 11:59pm

How much is enough?

Experts recommend at least 150 minutes – that’s just over 20 minutes per day – of moderately intense physical activity each week. That’s the minimum amount of time that you need to log online in order to stay in the challenge and compete for great prizes!

Some participants continue with their existing workout routines, some just boost their current ones, and some people decide it’s time to begin! Whatever your current fitness level, you can participate doing something that you enjoy – swim, walk, paddle, bike, jog, run, weight lift, row, aerobics, gardening, the list goes on. Just keep track of your activity to stay in the game! We will also share an educational article and have you take a short survey each week to help you stay motivated and engaged.

Why participate?

Increasing your level of physical activity also helps pave the way for feeling great! Lose weight and gain muscle mass, keep your immune system strong, increase your metabolism; change your lifestyle habits to include starting and sticking with a regular exercise program; be a part of a healthy community, and inspire others to move more!

Weekly tasks

  • Logging minutes of exercise totaling at least 150 minutes per week
  • Reading the education
  • Taking a short survey

All tasks will open on Tuesdays and must be entered online/completed by Monday evenings by 11:59pm in order to be eligible for the weekly and grand prizes. Winners will be announced by November 13th.

Rock the Walk Prizes

We know that good health is the best ‘prize’ there is! However, we want to celebrate our participant’s successes, and have some fun along the way. Check out the great prizes for 2020:

Rock the Walk Weekly Winners

Week 1: (Weekly) Elizabeth Ziehmke & John Kempf

Week 1: (Bonus Challenges) Penny Sullivan & Chris Czerniak

Week 2: (Weekly) Sara Stahl & Steven Johnson

Week 2: (Bonus Challenges) Ebee Voth & Laurie Meyer

Week 3: (Weekly) Kim McCrea & Erin Romagna

Week 3: (Bonus Challenges) Ann Holzli & Anneke Legge

Week 4: (Weekly) Diane Markham & Kelly Messier

Week 4: (Bonus Challenges) Cheryel Swisher & Peggy Punsel

Week 5: (Weekly) Luke Bocher & Leigh Froelich

Week 5: (Bonus Challenges) Lois Mach & Jennifer Kawleski

Week 6: (Weekly) Brett Eliszewski & Jennie Burt

Week 6: (Bonus Challenges) Angie Adler & Kathy Hein

Rock the Walk Overall Winners

900-1260 Minutes (63 eligible)

  • Leah Strege
  • Ann Kutz
  • Kim McCrea
  • Wendy Cartwright
  • Julie Kusel
  • Danielle Miller
  • Dani Saltz
  • Nancy Callahan
  • Emily Shepley
  • Diane Burlingame

1260 + Minutes (168 eligible)

  • Kathy Hein
  • Deb Hoffmann
  • Lori Schwab
  • Angie Adler
  • Rich Lynch
  • Carrie Schwartz
  • Tracey Carlson
  • Cindy Suchanek
  • Bonnie Pauli
  • Jennie Burt

Rock the Walk Extras

2020 Challenge Prizes

Rock the Walk Extras

Free Weekly Zoom Check-in/Workout

Weekly Bonus Challenges (In the Wellness Portal)

Weekend Warrior Challenges (In the Wellness Portal)

5k Training plans (below)

Questions? Check out our FAQs:

Rock the Walk 2020 FAQs

Walking & Running Plans for the Virtual 2020 Frosty Rock

Register HERE

Beginner 5k Training Plan

Intermediate 5k Training Plan

Advanced 5k Training Plan


Share your progress, successes, and stories to be the healthiest you can be throughout Rock the Walk and beyond on Facebook.



Thank you to our 2020 Community Partners!


Thank you to our participating Jefferson County Healthy Community Coalitions!