Week 1 Points Are Due
The 9th Annual WCA Group Health Trust (GHT) Fitness Challenge began September 13, 2020. To be eligible for the prize drawing, Team Leaders should report their team's points by Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.

How To Report Points

All team members report their points to their team leader. Then the Team Leader will use this link to report their team's total points.

Each team can earn points in two categories.
  1. Total physical activity. A team of four can earn a maximum of 196 points per week.
  2. Total points for the weekly challenge. A team of four can earn a maximum of 28 points per week.

Reminder

All team scores are tracked by the team leader's name. It is very important that you enter your name exactly the same each week, along with the correct week you are reporting. For example, if you enter the team leader's name as Tom Jones for week 1, please do not enter Thomas Jones for week 2.
How Points Are Earned
Participants earn points each day depending on the amount of time they spend doing a physical activity. Choose which category you achieved and record the corresponding points. For example, if you did a 55-minute workout you would report 3 points for that day.

1-30 minutes/day = 1 point
31-60 minutes/day = 3 points
61-120 minutes/day = 5 points
121 or more minutes/day = 7 points

Weekly Challenge

There is an opportunity to earn additional points by doing the weekly challenge.
Week 2 (September 20-26)
Keep a diary of your food and drink intake
Week 3 (September 27-October 3)
Consume at least 64 oz. of water per day
Week 4 (October 4-10)
Sleep 7-9 hours per night
Week 5 (October 11-17)
Do a 5-10 minutes warm-up and 5-10 minute cool down
Week 6 (October 18-24)
Pick any activity from the previous 5 weeks. You can mix and match!
Get Those Extra Points
Participants can earn additional points by doing the weekly challenge. Each day that you complete the respective activity you can add one point to your tracker.

Keep a Food Journal

During week 2 (September 20-26), fitness challenge participants can earn an extra point each day they complete a food journal. To keep a food journal simply write down everything you eat and drink each day.

This list of food and drinks is for your own use and benefit, it does not need to be shared with anyone. Recording everything you eat and drink each day could help you be more aware of what you are eating. It does not matter if you are trying to lose weight or just attempting to eat healthy, keeping a journal can encourage you to make healthy choices. 

A food journal may reveal areas where you are taking in excessive calories or unhealthy foods. Plus, you may think twice before eating a candy bar or drinking a soda, because you have to write it down. For those already eating and drinking healthy, it will be an affirmation of your healthy choices. 

Other benefits of keeping a food journal may include being able to identify food intolerances. Perhaps a particular food leaves you feeling nauseous or lethargic. In that case, you can go back to your journal and see what you ate and perhaps you will notice a pattern. Your food journal may also help you become more aware of your portion sizes. In some cases, reducing your portion size can be beneficial. A food journal may also reveal a deficiency in the consumption of certain food groups. For example, maybe you notice that each day you are consuming little or no fruits. With the help of a food journal you can eat a more balanced diet.
Tracking Your Points
All participants will record their activity for the week and then report to their team leader the totals for the week. The team leader will then report the team's total points.

Below are links to a tracker you can use to record your daily activity. To have a paper copy simply click below and print it. There is also an excel file if you would prefer to have an electronic tracker. This tracker is for your own use and is not turned in.



Below is an example of a completed tracker for week 1. This participant worked out 1-30 minutes for 3 days and earned one point on those days. On the other 3 days they had 31-60 minutes of physical activity so they earned 3 points on those days. They also did the weekly challenge on six days, so earned a point each day they completed it.

The team leader reports the total points for each team. So this participant would report to their team leader 12 points for physical activity and 6 points for completing the weekly challenge.
Prizes Available
Weekly Prize Drawing:  Each week, every team that reports their total points will be entered in a prize drawing. The chosen teams will receive prizes for each team member that will be sent to the team leader.
 
Diligent Reporters: Any team that reports points for every week will be entered in a drawing at the end of the challenge. Each team member will receive a prize.
 
Challenge Winners: The top 30 teams will receive prizes. Each team member will receive a gift card and GHT merchandise.

Team Rankings
1-3
$125 gift card
4-6
$100 gift card
7-10
$75 gift card
11-15
$50 gift card
16-20
$25 gift card
21-25
$15 gift card
26-30
$10 gift card
If you have questions, please contact:
Kelly Hageman
Phone: 608-663-7152
WCA Group Health Trust | www.wcaght.org