Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001


The Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge is an 8-week-long online challenge that invites all local community members to utilize available tools and seek motivation to live healthier, more active lifestyles while losing some unwanted pounds and improving overall health.

The time is now to improve your health! Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure, eat well, move more, reduce stress, or feel better, the Slimdown Challenge is your opportunity to make it happen.

This year is all about celebrating small successes. To live a healthier lifestyle and achieve your goals, the steps you take today will determine how you feel tomorrow. Are your short-term actions helping you achieve your long-term goals? So you didn’t lose one pound last week, but you ate more fruits and vegetables and earned 10,000 steps each day – congrats, you’re doing it! Living a healthy lifestyle takes time and effort, but you CAN do it and you’ll feel glad you did.

Fort HealthCare collects height and weight at the beginning and end of the Challenge. However, we know that weight is not a total determinant of health. Engage in the process, focus on daily habits, and the destination – weight loss, lower blood pressure, less stress, feeling better – will come. Therefore, all participants will have the opportunity to win incentives no matter their weight loss goals as long as challenge tasks are completed. Prizes will be posted below.

Thank you for participating in the Slimdown Challenge! We hope you find success in the goals you set this year!


2017 Slimdown Challenge


Prize winners must complete each weekly task on time (by Mondays at 11:59pm) and have an official weigh-in and weigh-out. Prizes are based on % of weight loss. Random winners will be selected that fall within the ‘Lose 8+ Pounds’ and ‘Maintain/Lose <8 Pounds’ categories.

Grand Prize (1 winner): $250 Visa gift card

Amanda Price, JUMP

Runner Up (2 winners): Fitbit Charge 2

Ann Garthwait, LMUC

Kristen Haverkamp, FHC

Lose 8+ Pounds (5 winners): $50 gift card to either Adidas, Foot Locker or Dick’s

Julie Lord, FHC

Penny Sullivan, FHC

Nathan Daniels, FA School District

Becky Behling, FA School District

Carolyn Peterson, FHC

Maintain/Lose <8 Pounds (BMI must be within ‘healthy range‘) (5 winners): $50 Two Rivers gift certificate

David Gempler, W3

Carole Collins, FHC

Erin Bzdawka, CAP

Mike Hotter, JUMP

Abby Petitt, FHC

Weekly prizes (8 winners): $25 Visa gift card

Terry Snyder, SDOJ

Linda Dunlap, FHC

Lora Betanski, FHC

Carol Combs, FHC

James Martin, FHC

Susan Polk, Premier Bank

Carolyn Newmann, JUMP

Ann Wanke, FHC

Bonus challenge weekly prizes (8 winners): $10 Festival Foods gift card

Fred Hayward, Other

Ann Lee, LMWC

Deb Hale, Premier Bank

Erica Finger, Other

Jane Humes, FA School District

Tim Neuenschwander, Other

Terry Behlke, Other

Jane Wegner, W3

*Weekly prize winners: Must complete all weekly tasks (log weight, read article, take quiz), opening each week on Tuesdays and closing on Mondays at 11:59pm. Winners will then be randomly selected.

Sponsorship Information

A big thank you to this year’s sponsors!


Pre-Registration and Sign-Up Instructions

Pre-registration and sign-up are now closed. Thank you to all who are participating in this year’s challenge!