Because it works and it's a lot of fun! Team weight loss is exciting and effective because it harnesses the power of positive peer pressure, the excitement of achieving goals with teammates, and the thrill of competition and big cash prizes. Teams are forming now.
The 2018 HealthyWage Team Challenge is a 12-week weight loss challenge in which teams of five compete to win more than $18,000 in prize money. The winning team is the one that loses the greatest percentage of weight during the contest.
If at least 150 teams of 5 (or 750 total participants) register from BJC, this will be a BJC-only challenge! Otherwise, BJC teams will compete against teams from other companies.
The registration fee is $70 (or $23.33/month for three months), which allows you to compete for the more than $18,000 in prize money. During the 2018 HealthyWage Team Challenge, you can win hundreds of dollars in additional prizes in fun weekly contests. If you sustain a 10 percent (or better) weight loss six months after your challenge ends, your registration fee is fully refundable.
HealthyWage is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, including payment information. HealthyWage uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For example, all payment data is handled following rigorous Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards set by VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. HealthyWage processes payments via a highly reputable third-party payment processor and never stores your sensitive payment information on its own system.
The 2018 HealthyWage Team Challenge is based on team support and motivation, which provides accountability and success. To make it lots of fun, each week, HealthyWage provides you with tips and tricks to help you and your team stay on track. It also has weekly challenges with prizes for the winning teams!
Yes, it's a team-based, weight-loss challenge. If you don't have a team of five, don't worry—HealthyWage will match you up when the contest starts (HealthyWage makes sure everyone is on a team).
Ask them to visit https://www.healthywage.com/clients/bjc/. After they register, they will choose your team from a list.
No. Just let them know that they need to register online at https://www.healthywage.com/clients/bjc/. After they register, they will arrive at the page with a list of teams and will be able to choose your team from the list.
A team can be changed within the first two weeks of the challenge. After two weeks, teams are locked and your team can not be changed (exception: if you sign up later than two weeks into the challenge, your team will remain unlocked for a week).
To ensure placement on a team, all participants should be registered and have their starting weight verified by August 17, 2018. If additional time is needed, contact HealthyWage Support for assistance.
Yes! BJC’s 2018 HealthyWage Team Challenge is for BJC employees only.
Yes, twice. Once during the weigh-in period and once during weigh-out verification.
NOTE - Final weigh-in verifications must be measured by 11:50 PM PT on the last day of your challenge.
You have four options:
This is our most popular option and also the easiest, and you can do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home!
- Download the HealthyWage mobile app from the iOS (Apple) or Android store
- Step on a scale in your own home, while one of our referees watches remotely
- On-screen instructions guide you through the steps
Record a video of your weigh-in by yourself or have someone record it for you. Once done, upload it to the HealthyWage website. The HealthyWage website is mobile friendly, so uploading from your phone can be done quickly and easily!
Print the "VerifyMe!" form from the HealthyWage website and take it to any health care or fitness professional to sign, indicating he/she witnessed your weigh-in. Then scan the form or take a photo of it with your phone (easiest option), and upload it to the HealthyWage website.
An option for Meeting members only! Simply print out the Verify Me! Form and take it with you to a meeting. Then, have the staff member that weighs you fill it out according to the directions in Option 3 above.
You can also have the WW staff member film your video while doing your weigh-in. Just make sure you follow the directions outlined in Option 1 or 2.
Keep in mind that HealthyWage loves WW; we have WW lifetime members on our staff; and many WW franchisees and employees love HealthyWage; however, HealthyWage is not endorsed by WW, which is a registered trademark of WW International. Please do not ask for a special weigh-in for your HealthyWage challenge (just do it as part of your normal WW weigh-in) or do anything else that would cause WW to bear a cost on behalf of HealthyWage.
HealthyWage takes the average of each team member's weight loss percentage, rounded to the nearest tenth (for example 5.17% would be rounded to 5.2%). To calculate your individual weight loss percentage, take the number of pounds you have lost divided by your starting weight.
Yes. To encourage healthy weight loss, HealthyWage only counts weight loss up to 16.6% per person. Any individual weight loss beyond 16.6% does not count for the challenge. So, the winning team is the one where each team member gets closest to the cap. Note: it is OKAY to lose more than 16.6% (you won't be disqualified), but the extra weight you lose above 16.6% will not count toward your team's weight loss for the challenge.
Ribbons are a fun way to keep track of your effort and achievement, and research shows that you're more likely to lose weight if you divide your goals into bite-size mini-goals. The ribbons take this concept to another level by making the mini-goals social (people can see when you earn a ribbon) and fun. You can earn ribbons for taking certain actions and for achieving certain milestones throughout the challenge, as well as via team based achievements. For example, you will earn one weekly weigh-in ribbon for recording an unverified weight at least once per week (12:01am Sunday to 11:59pm Saturday (US Eastern Time) on the site. Ribbons are not required, but they are important because (1) they improve your odds of success; and (2) in the event that you are tied with another team in the challenge, the tie will be broken based on which team has earned the most ribbons ("team aggregate ribbon count"). See "What if there's a tie?" below.
NOTE: Please notify HealthyWage immediately if you think you are missing a ribbon! You must notify HealthyWage within seven days from the date the ribbon should have been awarded; otherwise, the ribbon is forfeited.
In the event of a tie for weight loss percentage, we will break the tie by looking to the team aggregate ribbon count of each team -- most ribbons wins. In the case of a tie for team aggregate ribbon count, we will pool the relevant prizes and divide equally among the tied teams. For example, if two teams are tied for first, we will pool the first and second place prizes and divide the total between the two teams (and the next highest ranking team will get the third place prize). If three or more teams are tied, we will pool the first, second and third place prizes and divide the total between the winning teams. No other teams will win any prizes. All determinations of winners will be managed by HealthyWage and are final – they cannot be appealed.
For the purposes of team aggregate ribbon counts, team ribbons will only count one time toward the team total, even though they are awarded to each individual on the team.
The team aggregate ribbon count for tie-breaker purposes is the sum of all teammates' "Individual Ribbons Won" plus "Team Ribbons Won." For example, a team of 5 may have 12 earned ribbons each, including one awarded for the 2% Team Weight Loss ribbon. Each individual on the team (5) will receive this team ribbon and it will count toward their personal ribbon totals, however only 1 ribbon will be counted in the team aggregate ribbon count (not 5). This team's ribbon total would be 11 personal ribbons x 5 teammates = 55, plus one team ribbon = 56. The team aggregate ribbon count for tie-breaker purposes can be found on the challenge leaderboard and under "Team Total Ribbons Won" on team profiles.
No. But you can sign up if you've recently had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.
Your challenge is suspended the minute you think you might be pregnant -- just let us know. You have 60 days after that to supply proof of pregnancy from your clinic/doctor. You may resume your challenge once you are cleared by your doctor to participate again.
You may not have bariatric surgery during or up to one year prior to the contest. Diet pills may be used only with advanced
Doctor approval. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this before signing up.
Part of our job is to prevent you from giving up, so you can't quit -- there are absolutely no cancellations or refunds. HealthyWage will suspend your challenge if you are pregnant.
No. No one else will see your actual weight (including BJC). Only your percentage weight loss will be visible to other users.