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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. Participants in the contests have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in the last two years. Teams forming now!
The Team Challenge is a three-month weight loss challenge in which teams of five compete to win cash prizes (more than $20,000 for every challenge—details here). The winning team is the one that loses the greatest weight percentage during the contest. You can also win $100 prizes from your employer for drawings from among the participants who have achieved at least 6% weight loss. The number of $100 drawings increases with the number of employees who sign up. You can also win hundreds of dollars in additional prizes in the mini-challenges. We make sure there are bunches of prizes and excitement to make weight loss rewarding.
The entrance fee is $70--can be paid monthly ($23.33/month)
The Team Challenge is based on team support and motivation, which provides accountability and success. To make it lots of fun, each week, we provide you with tips and tricks to help you and your team stay on track. We also have weekly challenges with prizes for the winning teams!
Yes, it's a team-based weight loss challenge. You can have your family, or co-workers on your team. If you don't have a team of five, don't worry, we will match you up with new friends when the contest starts (we make sure everyone is on a team).
Ask them to visit the Team Challenge. After they register, they will choose your team from a list.
No. Just let them know that they need to register online at the Team Challenge page. 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.
No, but the longer you wait after the contest starts, the less time you'll have to lose weight!
Absolutely—that's a popular combination!
Yes—twice: once at the beginning (anytime on or after the start date) and once at the end (within two weeks before, or on, the end date) of the program.
You have two options: (1) it's easy to get verified at home by making a private weight verification video following these instructions or (2) you can get your weight verified at by any fitness profession (e.g., your health club), doctor or as part of your normal Weight Watchers weigh-in. If you do not belong to Weight Watchers or a health club, many health clubs are willing to help out; be sure to call ahead. Note: if you are a corporate participant, please stand by; we will automatically send you a list of weigh-in centers the week of the contest start date.
We take the average of each team member's weight loss percentage. To calculate your individual weight loss percentage, take the number of pounds you have lost divided by your starting weight.
Yes. In order to encourage healthy weight loss, we only count 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.
Ties are rare because there are so many factors at play. In the unlikely event of a tie, the winner of the tie will be the team that earns the most aggregate votes in the six Mini-Challenges that take place every other week during the Team Challenge program. Each team will receive instructions by email for submitting entries in the Mini-Challenges. The criteria for voting on each Mini-Challenge is the same: voters are instructed to carefully review the entries and select the two entries that are the most likely to inspire the most people to lose weight and be healthy.
No. But you can sign up if you've recently had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.
Only with advanced doctor approval.
No! You and your teammates can live in different parts of the country, and get weighed-in at different gyms and/or doctors.
No. You are under no obligation to any health club weigh-in station. While we encourage you to support our sponsors and partners, the weigh-ins are free and without obligation.
HealthyWage will only issue refunds before the start-date of the challenge or in cases where medical issues or pregnancy prevent you from continuing the program.
No. No one else will see your actual weight (including your employer). Only your percentage weight loss will be visible to other users.