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.
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!
Monday, March 13th – Pre-registration (refer to ‘Pre-Registration and Sign-Up Instructions’ below) and sign-up (log in to dashboard) open.
Monday, March 27th – Weigh-ins will take place (refer to ‘Weigh-Ins’ below).
Tuesday, April 11th – Challenge begins on your dashboard!
Monday, April 17th – Absolute deadline to pre-register and sign up. First week’s tasks are due at 11:59pm.
Mondays at 11:59pm – Three tasks are due: Log weight, read education, take quiz or survey.
Tuesday, June 6th – Challenge ends at 11:59pm.
Prize winners must complete each weekly task on time (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
Runner Up (2 winners): Fitbit Charge 2
Lose 8+ Pounds (5 winners): $50 gift card to either Adidas, Foot Locker or Dick’s
Maintain/Lose <8 Pounds (BMI must be within ‘healthy range‘) (5 winners): $50 Two Rivers gift certificate
Weekly prizes (8 winners): $25 Visa gift card
Bonus challenge weekly prizes (8 winners): $10 Festival Foods gift card
*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.
Weigh-ins will take place between Monday, March 27th and Monday, April 10th. Note: All participants must visit an official weigh-in site prior to the start of the challenge to be eligible for participation.
HOSPITAL Weigh-Ins – offered at the main hospital and open to the public!
COMMUNITY COALITION Weigh-Ins – support your local coalition by attending their weigh-in in your community!
To participate as an organization and become a 2017 Slimdown Challenge sponsor, please read, print, and submit this form to Marci.Pasquesi@forthc.com or call 920-568-5244.