Huntsman Slim to Win Challenge FAQ

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Why should I join?

It works - and it's a lot of fun! Team weight means you keep on-track as you don’t want to let down your friends. There’s also the excitement of cash prizes for reaching achievable goals – not to mention the health benefits! Participants in HealthyWage’s contests have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in the last few years. Teams are forming now!

Can my friends and family from outside work join in?

Absolutely! Slim to Win is the best way to lose weight with your friends. Lose weight together and make a few bucks at the same time! Just invite them to play and have them sign up on the Challenge's page,

How does it work?

The Slim to Win Challenge runs for 12 weeks. As more people join, the total cash available in prizes will grow. Players join together into teams of five and every team that achieves an average of 6% weight loss between them wins! The winning teams split the pot between them. The Huntsman Slim to Win Challenge has prizes and excitement to make weight loss rewarding.

When is it happening?

The Challenge starts on March 7th, 2014. Please check the promotional email or poster, or the Challenge’s page on our website.

How much does it cost?

The entrance fee is $20/month for three months (or $60 all at once) for each member of your team. The entrance fee is used to fund the cash prize pot – the more players, the larger the prizes available! Even better, Huntsman is offering a $30 rebate or a FitBit to the first 50 people to sign up!

How do you help me stay on track during the twelve week contest?

The Huntsman Slim to Win 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 optional fun games every 2 weeks!

Do I need a team of five?

Yes, it's a team-based weight loss challenge. You can have your family, friends 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).

If you'd prefer to compete on your own, you might want to check out HealthyWager, the HealthyWage personal game. Note: This is not part of the Huntsman Slim to Win Challenge.

I formed a team; how do my friends and family join my team?

Ask them to visit the challenge webpage to sign up. After completing the registration information, they should choose your team from a list.

Do I need to send my friends and family an invitation through your website?

You can, but you don't need to send an invitation–just let them know that they need to register online at the Slim to Win sign up page. After completing the registration information they will choose your team from the list.

Is there a deadline for registering, adding teammates and weighing-in at the beginning of the contest?

No, but the longer you wait after the contest starts, the less time you will have to lose weight!

Do my teammates have to be co-workers?

No! You may have anyone on your team. The contest is great for families or friends to work together.

Do I need to have my weight verified? What does that involve?

To keep the Slim to Win Challenge fair, we ask you to weigh in either by video or with someone else 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.

Where do I get my weight verified?

You have three options:

  1. It's easy to get verified at home by making a private weight verification video following these instructions
  2. Get your weight verified at 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.
  3. Your organization may be offering weigh-ins at work. We will automatically send you a list of weigh-in centers before the contest starts.

How do you calculate a team's percentage weight loss?

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.

Do you have any rules to prevent excessive, unhealthy weight loss?

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 any extra weight you lose above 16.6% will not be counted toward your team's weight loss average for the challenge.

Is there any way to get a discount on my registration fee?

The first 50 participants to register will be eligible to receive a Fitbit Zip or a $30 subsidy toward your registration fee.

Can I participate if I am pregnant?

No. But you can sign up if you've recently had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.

Can I participate if I am on weight loss pills or if I have had or am planning to have bariatric surgery?

Only with advanced doctor approval. Contact us to discuss this before signing up.

Do I have to live in the same city as my teammates?

No! You and your teammates can live in different parts of the country or even the world! You can weigh-in at different gyms and/or doctors.

Do I have to get a membership or a personal trainer at the gym where I weigh-in?

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.

Can I get a refund once I start the program?

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.

Will others see my weight information?

No. No one else will see your actual weight (not even your employer). Only your percentage weight loss will be visible to other users.

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