Building the Right Challenge for Employees
While it is not difficult to create a fitness challenge, the objective is to create an effective challenge.
Building a fitness challenge is not complicated. There are plenty of websites that will help you create a pedometer or weight loss
challenge or you could even just use a spreadsheet for record keeping. However, creating the challenge is not the point; getting your employees
engaged in a competition that improves their health and fitness while teaching them better lifestyle choices is the real goal. ChallengeRunner
is dedicated to the latter. With ChallengeRunner, a wellness program administrator can create a fitness challenge fully customized to your
employees, culture, environment, and goals. In order to accomplish this, we provide unprecedented flexibility and ease-of-use.
Weight loss challenges can be effective but only help a certain segment of your employees. Walking / pedometer challenges are useful for
almost anyone but are always won by a handful of distance runners. ChallengeRunner allows admins to create a challenge encompassing as many
types of activities as you like so you can make the challenges competitive and therefore engaging to all employees. Create a challenge
that includes both weight loss and pedometers... then include some daily activities to teach good health practices such as drinking at least
6 glasses of water or eating at least 4 servings of vegetables. You can now build a fitness challenge that will actually engage your employees.
Cycles and Variety
A fitness challenge is like most diets: it may be useful for a period of time but does little over the long haul. Likewise, the solution for this is
similar to a healthy diet plan where, instead of starting and stopping, the process is an ongoing lifestyle change. For fitness challenges, this
means executing them in cycles with only a short time in between. Unfortunately, running the same challenge over and over is not going to produce
the desired results. As described above, ChallengeRunner allows administrators to create a challenge from virtually any criteria which will keep
the challenge fresh. The system also allows the administrator to create individual and team challenges to further change the dynamics of the