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. We will have 8 stations, an explanation sheet, and a place for you to sit down. All these things should make for a fast, efficient and fun kick-off.
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.
We welcome family participation in our passport challenge, there is no cost to participate for those under 18, but they must register with a registering Step Up adult. Everyone under 18 who completes the passport challenge will be entered into a special drawing for an age appropriate prize package.
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.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE KICK-OFF EVENT?
Call Abbey at 307-633-3145 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 Abbey at 307-633-3145 to discuss your options. 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 Abbey at 307-633-3145 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 $2,250 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
$250 cash – turn your passport in at the final event and be entered into a drawing for a cash prize
Participation Prizes: Random prizes will be awarded for those who report their weight loss weekly or steps walked on http://stepupcheyenne.com
Checkpoint Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at many of the workshops and activities!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SCALE?
There is a scale available for participants use The Wyoming Tribune Eagle 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.
At kick-off you will get a pedometer to track your daily steps walked. You can keep track of your daily steps walked on the activity log in your passport and/or enter a daily or weekly total on the Step Up Challenge website, although you are not required to do so. However, to be eligible for the weekly prize drawing, participants must make at least one entry per week.
PLUS! Every week the Wyoming Tribune Eagle will report the overall weight loss and steps walked as a total. Such as, “Cheyenne has lost, to date 2,458 pounds and 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?
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. You will also find support through our online messaging platform (check member directory). Everyone is just like you….trying to make a difference in your life.
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. Those participating in the Passport challenge can still pre-register online and pick up your passport at the Step Up kick-off on April 19 or at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle starting on April 20.
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. Remember each week there will be a prize drawing for everyone who has made an entry on the Step Up challenge website.
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, you can also take advantage of all the great offers included in the passport.
If you want your information included in the overall weight loss/steps walked numbers for Cheyenne and announced in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle you are welcome to call us at (307) 633-3145.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IF I DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER?
You don’t have to enter your information on the computer but you are welcome to call us at (307) 633-3145 if you want your numbers to be included in our overall weight loss number.