Steps to AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge 2012

Join AhealthyU's 6-week Pedometer Challenge.  Team up with coworkers to compete against other AU Faculty and Staff, or try and beat your personal step goal, and earn rewards along the way.

Steps to AhealthyU

Join AhealthyU's 6-week Pedometer Challenge. Team up with coworkers to compete against other AU Faculty and Staff, or try and beat your personal step goal, and earn rewards along the way.

Steps to AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge 2012



6-Week Challenge

May 29 - July 9

***New this year:  Competitive and Non-Competitve team registration options available***

Registration is FREE for AU Faculty and Staff!
Everyone who registers will receive a pedometer, compliments of AhealthyU.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Email ahealthyu@american.edu if you would still like to sign-up for the Pedometer Challenge

Are you up for the Challenge?

     1. Form a team

     2. Register on-line

     3. Pick up your pedometer

     4. Start logging

     5. Win great prizes

1. FORM A TEAM

Gather up your friends and colleagues around campus to form a team. Teams of 4-6 are required for participation and should include 1 Team Captain.  

All teams should be formed prior to registration and each team will need a team name for identification.  Every participant will need to complete the online registration form.

Individuals who are not on a team should indicate that they are a "free agent" on the registration form. All "free agents" will be assigned to a team by AhealthyU.

2. REGISTER ON-LINE

On-line registration is now closed.  If you would like to register for the Pedometer Challenge, please email ahealthyu@american.edu.

Every participant in the Pedometer Challenge must complete the on-line registration form.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 30.

3. PICK UP YOUR PEDOMETER

Come to the NEW AhealthyU Office in Letts Lower Level beginning Wednesday, May 16 to pick up your pedometer. Pedometers can be picked up any day of the week from 10:30am to 4:00pm from the AhealthyU office, except for on the dates of our Know Your Numbers Health Screening Events.

Pedometers will be available for pick-up at all four Know Your Numbers Health Screening Events:

  • Tuesday, May 22 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | WCL - International Student Lounge
  • Thursday, May 24 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | MGC 1-6
  • Tuesday, June 5 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | MGC 200
  • Wednesday, June 6 | 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Butler Boardroom

4. START LOGGING

This year AhealthyU is keeping things simple for you.  Just clip on that pedometer and go.  

That's right. No exercise minutes. No conversion charts. Simply write down the number on your pedometer at the end of the day, and each week send your weekly total to your team captain.

Team Captains will be responsible for submitting team step totals to AhealthyU each Tuesday during the Challenge using the official submission forms. Official submission forms will be dispersed once team rosters are confirmed.

Need some help getting in steps during the Challenge?  AhealthyU has many physical activity opportunities available to faculty and staff members at no cost to you. 

CLICK HERE to visit our AhealthyU Calendar to find great activities like Lunchtime Learn and Burn, Group Walks, AU Run Club, Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and more.

5. WIN GREAT PRIZES

The 2012 Pedometer Challenge is all about winning prizes with your team. Teams will either participate in the "Top Stepping Team" Competition or in the Team Goal Challenge, with unique ways to win prizes for both options.

"Top Stepping Team" Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to all team members from the top 3 teams in the "Top Stepping Team" Competition. Teams will be ranked based on their average step total per team member over the course of the entire 6-week Pedometer Challenge.  Top team prizes include Nike SportBands, iPad Shuffles, and heart rate monitors.

Individuals in the "Top Stepping Team" Competition 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 yoga mat, an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, or a pair of CoolMax walking socks.

Team Goal Challenge Prizes
Beat your team goal. It's as simple as that to earn prizes in the Team Goal Challenge. All team members on teams who meet or exceed their total team goal will win their choice of an AhealthyU yoga mat, an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, or a pair of CoolMax walking socks.

Total team goals will be calculated based on the average daily step total goal submitted by each member of the team during registration. Team captains will have the option of adjusting this total team goal during the team confirmation process.

Participants in the Team Goal Challenge 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 yoga mat, an AhealthyU athletic wicking t-shirt, or a pair of CoolMax walking socks.