Health Walkers sets itself apart from all others when it comes to motivation. Members are welcome to participate in any of the unique individual or group walking challenges that Health Walkers conducts throughout the year. These challenges are simple yet interesting enough to stimulate motivation. Challenges last approximately five weeks per event and be expected to produced increases in performance up to 15% during the challenge period.
This is a team walking challenge where members have the opportunity to create their own walking teams. Teams will compete in a series of three-day challenges in a round-robin tournament fashion. Members will score points for their team every time they log a walk that equals or exceeds their average walk. The team with the most points at the end of the challenge period will win the match. Overall team standings will be posted.
An individual weekly walking target will be calculated for each member. Members will have one week to log in this distance. This weekly target will increase each week that you meet your goal and is based on each individual’s personal walking average. The object is to see how many weeks you exceed your goal expectation.
This event promotes consistency and strategy. An individual walking target will be calculated for each member. Members will have one week to log in this distance, however, any walking entry made on a "Blackout" day will not count in the contest total. Two "Blackout" days will be chosen at random each week. Individuals will advance within the challenge if their walking total meets their target for that week after the "Blackout" days have been identified.
Roll Your Own
Each week participants must roll the "Computer Dice" to help determine their fitness goal for the upcoming week. Targets are based on each individual’s personal statistics. The object is to see how many weeks you meet your goal.
This is the simplest of all challenges. This Thanksgiving holiday classic that promotes family togetherness and dinner relief. Participants are requested to take a walk after the family meal and log their entry.
Twelve Days of Christmas
This challenge is specifically designed with the December holidays in mind. Members who participate must log an activity into the Health Walker database on twelve of fourteen days within the contest period.
Members who elect to participate will be divided into teams. Team rosters will become visible only as members begin logging
their miles during the event period. The goal for each team will be to see which team can log the
most walking points during the contest. A walking point is based
on individual walking habits.