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To see the rules for the HealthyWage Step Challenge, go here.
It's fun and effective! Getting moving as a team means you keep on track and encourage each other to reach your goals! Cash prizes for reaching achievable goals makes the challenge super fun. If your team achieves one million steps in 100 days (or 300,000 steps in 30 days for our 30-day step challenges), you get an equal cut of the pot!
Healthywage has a "no-lose" guarantee: if more than 75% of participating teams are successful, HealthyWage guarantees all successful participants will receive at least their entry fee back.
Absolutely! The HealthyWage Step Challenges are the best way to get active with your friends. Get moving together and make a few bucks at the same time! Plus, it's the more the merrier: more teams means a bigger pot!
The HealthyWage Step Challenges are all about teams striving to reach an average of one million steps during a 100-day period, or an average of 300,000 steps in a 30-day period (for our 30-day step challenges). Each team puts money into the pot, and at the end of the challenge that money (less 25% administration fee and any uncollected fee installments) is split among all members of the winning teams! The bigger the challenge, the bigger the pot!
No! When registering, you have the option of paying in full or paying over the course of 3 monthly installments.
You have two options:
1. Smart Phone or Fitbit
For automatic syncing with HealthyWage, you need (1) a smart phone or a Fitbit tracking device, and (2) the free Fitbit app (this app uses your phone OR device to track steps). During HealthyWage registration, you will connect your app to HealthyWage for automatic syncing. It's easy...and fun.
2. Other Step Apps and Devices
Alternatively, you can track your steps with another device or app, and enter your steps manually each day into the HealthyWage app. If you choose this option, you need to enter your step count within a day of stepping and you are more likely to have a step audit.
It's easy! We've got 3 steps outlined for you right here!
We police cheating aggressively. If we determine that someone has cheated, they will be removed from the program immediately and not eligible for prizes.
That depends on how many people sign up. The more participants, the larger the pot!
The pot is split evenly between all teammates of winning teams regardless of team size. For example, if there are two winning teams and Team A has 9 teammates and Team B has 5 teammates, all 14 winners will split the pot evenly.
If you are invited by a friend or family member who is taking part in a HealthyWage Step Challenge, you are more than welcome to join in! If you don't know anyone taking part, you can either suggest the challenge to your employer or take part in a Team Challenge or HealthyWager.
Unless otherwise stated, the HealthyWage Step Challenges are available only to healthy people in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. Void where prohibited.
Yes, they are team-based step challenges—we've found that having a team is a great way to stay motivated. You can have your family, friends or co-workers on your team. If you don't have a complete team, 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, our personal game.
Ask them to visit the Step Challenge sign up page, as promoted on posters and/or emails in your organization. They'll need to use this link to take part. After they register, they will then choose your team from a list.
Don't worry, we've got someone for that! Our Chief Fun Officer will work with you to make sure you are on a complete team. Once you're signed up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and just ask for assistance. You will be matched with a team no later than 2 weeks into the challenge (but get stepping right from the start!).
You can, but you don't need to. Just let them know that they need to register online at the challenge sign up 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 count your steps!
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).
Absolutely. You can participate in up to 10 challenges at the same time! So double-up, even triple-up to maximize your winnings for the same weight loss!
*Note on participating in multiple step challenges:
Participants that join more than one concurrent step challenge use their same daily step count for each challenge. Therefore, the daily goal is 10,000 steps per day regardless of if you are participating in 1, 2, 3 or more step challenges at the same time. You do NOT need an individual 10,000 steps for each individual challenge.
No! You may have anyone on your team. The contest is great for families or friends to work together.
If you have trouble syncing please visit the Fitbit support pages to troubleshoot.
We take the average of each team's steps. We add up the total steps by each member of the team and then divide by the number of teammates to get your team's average step count.
Yes! Your steps will count up until 11:59 pm in your local time zone.
If someone on your team doesn't sync their device, that's okay—we will count their steps as 0 for purposes of computing your team's average step count. You can still average one million if the rest of the team steps up its game (get it?!).
The green, yellow and red challenge success indicators let you know how on-track you are toward hitting the 1 million (for 100-day challenges) or 300,000 (for 30-day challenges) step average! We calculate how many steps you have taken and how many steps you need to hit to see if your team is on track to win. If you have a green dot - you are totally on track. If you have a yellow dot - you are not too far off track but you need to step up your game. If you have a red dot - you need to get to steppin’ because your team is counting on you!
Your company may provide a discount on registration; some companies choose to cover part of the cost for employees who participate, just like WW at Work. Ask your HR department if they are covering part of the cost for the HealthyWage program.
No. But you can sign up if you've recently had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.
You would have to contact us with confirmation from a doctor stating you are unable to perform the actions required to complete the challenge. Once this is confirmed, we will postpone your challenge.
No. Only individuals over the age of 18 are allowed to participate.
Only with advanced doctor approval. Contact us to discuss this before signing up.
No! You and your teammates can live in different parts of the country or even the world! You can get weighed-in at different gyms and/or doctors.
HealthyWage is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, including payment information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For example, all participant data is collected and transmitted over secured connections using 256-bit encryption. All pages on the HealthyWage website are served over SSL. All payment data is handled following rigorous Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards set by VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. We process payments via a highly reputable third-party payment processor and never store your sensitive payment information on our own system.
If you selected to pay in installments (as opposed to one single payment), your account will be charged every 30 days. Please note payments are processed exactly 30 days apart and will not occur on the same date of each month.
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.
There are ways we can back-date your steps. Call or emails us to see how we can help you get your steps counted!
HealthyWage pays you via check or Paypal (your choice). You get paid in as little as 12 hours after you win, but the review process can take longer (occasionally more than a week if our referees determine your case requires additional investigation).
You may encounter a payment fee upon payout of your prize (if you win), depending upon what form of payment you request. We do not charge a fee for PayPal, but PayPal might charge you a fee depending upon your PayPal account. If you require a printed check, there will be a $7 fee per check.