Walking Works Fitness Challenge

posted Jun 17, 2013, 9:16 AM by ‎[ARCHIVE]‎ Liane St. Laurent   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 10:42 AM by HR Administrative Services ]

WalkingWorks® Challenge Update – June 17, 2013

We are off to a great start.  Over 340 people have registered on and most of the 300 winners of FitBits have received their prize.  The rest of the FitBits will be distributed to their new owners this week.

You can still sign up.  If you haven’t registered yet, you have missed your chance to win a FitBit,, but it is NOT too late to register and participate and win prizes.   Registration instructions can be found on this site at Wellness Matters. The program runs June 23 to August 17 and each week two lucky exercisers will win a prize.  To be eligible for the weekly drawings, you need to log a minimum of 90 minutes of physical activity for the week Sunday to Saturday. 

What are the weekly prizes?

There’s a grand prize of a $1,000 VISA gift card that will go to a lucky winner who logs the minimum of 90 minutes during each of at least six weeks of the program.  What would you buy with $1,000 if you win? 


Week 1:  $25 (2)    Sharon Grant and Jan Moore-Simmons

Week 2:  $50 (2)    Shawna Morley and Christine Colantuoni
Week 3:  $75 (2)     Ryan Burgess and Sheila Aubin

 Week 4:  $100 (2)

Week 5:  $125 (2)

Week 6:  $150 (2)

Week 7:  $175 (2)

Week 8:  $200 (2)


Please note that although we welcome family members to exercise right alongside our employees, only active employees, school nurses, and June 2013 retirees are eligible for prizes. 

What activities can be logged in?  This is a time-based program.  So log the amount of time you spend fitness walking, running, working out at the gym or at home, yoga, cycling, kayaking, hiking, tennis, etc., basically any other healthy physical exercise.   If you log steps or distance, the website will convert that to time.  Individuals with disabilities may participate by logging minutes traveled in a wheelchair, swimming in a pool or time spent performing another form of physical activity. 

Get out there and move and strive to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.  Time spent walking does more than burn calories; it builds muscle and improves heart health.  Shoot for 10,000 steps a day.

Remember: If you have a health condition or have not done any regular physical activity for a long time (men over 40, women over 50), talk to your doctor before starting this exercise program. Everyone should be sure to drink plenty of liquids while exercising.

You may email  if you have questions.

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