THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION… WILL THERE BE LONG LINES AT REGISTRATION?
If you pre-register online, you will be fast tracked to weigh in and hopefully eliminate wait times.
CAN ANYONE PARTICIPATE? WHAT ABOUT KIDS? WHAT ABOUT SENIORS?
You are encouraged to discuss participation with your doctor if you have any reason to question your ability to exercise. Those who are pregnant should not participate. Extreme weight loss is never recommended. People under the age of 18 cannot be awarded cash prizes.
WHY 10,000 STEPS?
10,000 steps is based on the US Surgeon General’s recommendation for activity. Walking 10,000 steps a day offers health benefits, from decreasing stress levels to lowering blood pressure. However, if you are someone who doesn’t take many steps in a day, a lower personal goal may be more appropriate.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes – $10. We will accept cash, check or credit card. Those 18 and under are free, but must register in person with a paying adult.
An additional $10 fee will be charged to participants choosing to take advantage of the full 24 hour access at SMART Sports Fitness Center. What’s included? -24 hour main gym access, heavy lifting room, core/stretching area, 90° salt water pool, fitness classes and much more! For additional details please call, 307-632-7677
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE KICK-OFF EVENT?
Call Aubrie at 307-633-3192 to discuss your options. Additional days to weigh in will be made available after the official kick off.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE FINAL WEIGH-IN?
Call Aubrie at 307-633-3192 to discuss your options prior to June 22. No-really, call! We want you to be successful, and have a chance at the cash prize.
CAN MY COMPANY OR OFFICE RUN THEIR OWN CHALLENGES?
If this is something you are interested in call Aubrie at 307-633-3192 for details. We work with several organizations and companies incorporating our challenge into their wellness program.
ARE THERE PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS?
Yes, there will be $2,000 in cash prizes for the winners.
$500 cash – for largest % of weight loss for male
$500 cash – for largest % of weight loss for female
$500 cash – for most fat loss % for male
$500 cash – for most fat loss % for female
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SCALE?
There is a scale available for participants use The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and SMART Sports Fitness Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.
DO I HAVE TO ENTER MY WEIGHT EVERY WEEK ON THE STEP UP CHALLENGE WEBSITE?
No, you are not required to enter your weight weekly. However, those who do will be eligible for additional participation prizes throughout the competition. We’ve also added a motivational tracker. You enter your current weight and track your progress.
You can keep track of your weekly total on the Step Up website, although you are not required to do so.
PLUS! Every week the Wyoming Tribune Eagle will report the overall steps walked as a total. Such as, “Cheyenne has walked 1,045,329 steps.”
CAN WE WORK IN TEAMS?
Unfortunately, the system is not set up to accommodate teams. However, a fun suggestion is to get your friends together and choose one common name but use different ending numbers for your user names. That way you and your friends can easily find each other. Win the prize of teamwork.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STEP UP WORKSHOPS?
Unless otherwise noted, Step Up workshops are part of the registration fee and are free of charge to participants.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO HELP ME SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE?
Various organizations around Cheyenne are offering their support services and FREE activities for Step Up participants.
HOW DO I PRE-REGISTER ON THE STEP UP WEBSITE?
Go to: http://stepupcheyenne.com/enroll and follow the directions to pre-register online. Pre-registration is meant to fast track you at the challenge kick-off and weigh in. Only those participating in the weight challenge are required to weigh in.
Signing in should be fast and easy! After the Health Expo, you can log into http://stepupcheyenne.com/ and select “Let’s get Started”, create an account by entering your name and email, then create a ‘user name’. We recommend that you choose a user name that is fun that you and your friends will recognize. Using your real name is not recommended as that name will be visible to everyone who looks at the website.
Start tracking your progress. It may take a few hours for your registration fee to be processed and attached to your account. Please be patient! Remember each week there will be a prize drawing for everyone who has made an entry on the Step Up challenge website.
If you are a returning participant, you can login with your existing account. However, you will still need to pre-register on the website or register at the health expo to start tracking!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IF I DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER?
You can still participate in the weight loss challenge to win the cash prizes by officially weighing in and out.
If you want your information included in the overall steps walked numbers for Cheyenne and announced in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle you are welcome to call us at 307-633-3192.