Prizes will be available for those individuals and teams who met their personal and team step goals during the 2017 Steps to AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge. Prize winners will be notified directly via email and will have their choice between anAhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, a pair ofCoolMax walking socks, anAhealthyU yoga block, and AhealthyU yoga mat, anAhealthyU hat, or anAhealthyU Group Fitness Class Week Pass. Prizes will be distributed at the Luncheon on 7/18 and in the AhealthyU Office in Gray Hall, Room 111 from 10am - 3pm from 7/19 - 7/28. Friends/teammates can pick up prizes for those who are unable to do so themselves. Please review the prize qualification guidelines in the
prize section below.
2017 Steps to AhealthyU Well On Track Pedometer Challenge
Join AhealthyU's 6-week Pedometer Challenge, May 30th through July 10th. Team up with coworkers to compete against other AU Faculty and Staff, or try to beat your personal step goal, and earn rewards along the way.
Sync your device to the "Well on Track" online platform to make for easy tracking (make sure you have a compatible tracking device)
Registration is $5 for those with a compatible tracking device, and $15 for those wishing to purchase a MisFit Flash device through AhealthyU
All participants are eligible for team and individual prizes
CASH prizes for the top TEN competitive stepping teams (subject to tax)
Steppers meeting their personal step goal (established at registration) are entered into a raffle each week
Competitive and Non-Competitive team registration options available
Gather up your friends and colleagues around campus to form a team. Teams of exactly 4 are required for participation and should include 1 Team Captain. In addition to motivating their team, Captains will be the main point of contact during the Challenge and will be responsible for ensuring that all members follow guidelines. This includes completing the registration, connecting to the Well on Track platform, paying the registration fee, and submitting the release form. AhealthyU will host a Team Captain Orientation Lunch to review these items with Captains.
All teams should be formed prior to registration and each team will need a team name for identification.
Every participant must individually complete the online registration. Please confirm that there are exactly 4 people registering on your team using the same team name.
Individuals who are not on an established team should indicate that they are a "free agent" on the registration form. AhealthyU will assign all "free agents" to a team.
Step 2: Watch for an email from AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge Support that will
guide you through finalizing your registration and creating your "Well
on Track" account. Returning users must update or verify existing account information and ensure the tracking device they plan to use in this fitness challenge is connected to the "Well on Track" platform.
Deadline for registration is Close of Business Tuesday, May 30.
Registration is $5 for those with a compatible device, and $15 for those wishing to purchase a MisFit Flash device through AhealthyU. All registrants must submit the registration payment and signed Release Form in order to participate in the Challenge. Checks can be made payable to "American University."
There are several options for finalizing these registration items:
1. Visit the AhealthyU Office in Gray Hall, Room 111 any day of the work week from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please call AhealthyU at x3742 before you plan to stop by.
2. Send your Release Form and registration payment via campus mail to AhealthyU in Gray Hall, Room 111.
3. Scan and email your signed Release Form to AhealthyU (please submit your payment through one of the previous options)
Participants who purchase a device from AhealthyU may pick up the device from the AhealthyU office (Gray Hall, Room 111) between 10am and 3pm on weekdays. Please call AhealthyU at x3742 before you plan to stop by.
Strap on your device everyday of the Challenge and start accumulating steps*.
Be sure that each member of your team individually completed both steps of the registration (submit the online registration form and follow the email instructions you will receive from AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge Support for connecting your device to the Well on Track platform)
*Step tracking devices are designed to count steps taken for the individual who is wearing the device. Certain activities, like bike riding, where the user is not taking steps will record some "steps" on the pedometer. Steps recorded during these activities will generally be lower than steps recorded during activities like walking and jogging.
To maintain the integrity and intent of the program, AhealthyU asks that you engage in activities that are intended to promote cardiovascular health, such as walking, jogging, and other physical activities
Need some help getting in steps during the Challenge? AhealthyU has many physical activity opportunities available to faculty and staff members. CLICK HERE to visit our AhealthyU Calendar to find great activities like Yoga, Zumba, Core and Condition, and more.
The 2017 Pedometer Challenge is all about having fun, moving more, and winning prizes with your team. Teams will either participate in the Competitive Track or in the Non-Competitive Track, with unique ways to win prizes for both options.
Competitive Track Prizes: CASH prizes will be awarded to all team members* from the top 10 teams in the Competitive Track. Teams will be ranked based on their total team steps over the course of the entire 6-week Pedometer Challenge. The prize pot will be determined by the number of participants in the Pedometer Challenge, as each $5 registration fee is put directly into the prize pot. The first place team will receive the highest cash prize, the second place team will receive the second highest, and so on. The first place team will also claim the traveling trophy for the year.
Individuals in the Competitive Track will also have the opportunity to earn prizes for themselves. All participants who meet or exceed their personal goal (established during registration) will win their choice of an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, a pair of CoolMax walking socks, an AhealthyU yoga block, an AhealthyU yoga mat, an AhealthyU hat, or an AhealthyU Group Fitness Class Week Pass.
Non-Competitive Track Prizes:
Beat your team goal. It's as simple as that to earn prizes in the Non-Competitive Track. All team members on teams who meet or exceed their total team goal will win their choice of an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, a pair of CoolMax walking socks, an AhealthyU yoga block, and AhealthyU yoga mat, an AhealthyU hat, or an AhealthyU Group Fitness Class Week Pass.
Total team goals will be calculated based on the average daily step total goal submitted by each member of the team during registration. Participants in the Non-Competitive Track will have the opportunity to earn individual prizes should their team fail to meet its goal. All participants on teams that do not surpass their total team goal, but who meet or exceed their own personal goal (established during registration) will win their choice of an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, a pair of CoolMax walking socks, an AhealthyU yoga block, an AhealthyU yoga mat, an AhealthyU hat, or an AhealthyU Group Fitness Class Week Pass.
Note: Participants in the Non-Competitive Track are eligible for one prize each (either through meeting their team goal or through meeting their individual step goal).
*Participants must receive paychecks on a bi-weekly or monthly pay schedule from American University at the time of registration to qualify for cash prizes. Taxes are applicable to all cash prizes.