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