Spring Into Action Wellness Challenge

Spring Into Action Step Challenge: April 29 – June 9, 2024

ABOUT THE STEP CHALLENGE:

Join us in living a healthy, fulfilling life as we Spring Into Action with this 6-Week Virtual Step Challenge! This challenge will involve step-tracking, and we’ve made it simple – using the Strive App and Google Fit, your steps, exercise minutes and move calories will all be tracked automatically. Simply sign up for the challenge, download the app, enable health tracking, and keep an eye on the leaderboard as you compete for one of our top three prizes!

Transfitnation & Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) of Smithtown have teamed up to raise money to benefit children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. All proceeds from this fundraising campaign will go directly to DDI.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

STEP 1: SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Sign up for the Spring Into Action Wellness Challenge by donating $10.00 on our GoFundMe Page. This money will go directly to support the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI). Review the Medical Disclaimer & Terms of Participation below before signing up for the challenge.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE (DDI)

Founded in 1961, DDI serves more than 1,700 children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. As a nonprofit, DDI relies on the generosity of donors to ensure that those served experience their maximum personal growth and fulfillment. Your support extends DDI’s ability to provide the highest quality of service in their educational, residential, habilitative, vocational, transportation and self-direction services.

The money raised from this fundraising campaign and wellness challenge will be used to provide the children and adults at DDI with therapeutic gardens. The children and adults at Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) are thrilled to be spending time outdoors appreciating nature and feeling the warmth of the sun and the cool soil as they plant their gardens at DDI. The benefits of these gardens go beyond the vegetables, herbs, and flowers they yield – they also build self-esteem, calm the senses and instill a sense of wonder in those DDI serves. We are working to ensure that every site has a garden for each child and adult to enjoy.  Join us in the Spring Into Action Wellness Challenge to help to provide therapeutic gardens to be enjoyed by our children and adults for years to come.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER & TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

By participating in this wellness challenge, you acknowledge that you have been check by a medical doctor and cleared for exercise. You agree not to participate in this challenge before receiving full medical clearance. All content, including graphics, information, images, text and hyperlinks received during this challenge are for general information purposes only. The information received during this challenge is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Transfitnation, LLC., Development Disabilities Institute, Inc., their partners, staff and affiliates make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in or made accessible through this competition, and such information is subject to change without notice. We encourage you to consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise and/or lifestyle. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING TREATMENT BASED ON INFORMATION YOU HAVE READ OR ACCESSED DURING THIS COMPETITION.

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THE STEP TRACKING APP

iPHONE USERS: 

  • Download the Strive Fitness & Weight Loss App on your phone.
  • Create a free account – Make sure your account name matches the name used to make the GoFundMe donation.
  • Click Competitions > Join A Competition > Click “Use Code” > Enter the Code: bSrQWnLWTH to join our competition. **Please note, the code is case-sensitive be sure to include the capital and lowercase letters above.**
  • *Make sure health tracking is enabled to allow your steps and activity to be automatically synced.

ANDROID USERS: 

Download the Google Fit: Activity Tracking App on your phone.

STEP 3: JOIN OUR WELLNESS COMMUNITY

1. JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: 

This group will connect you with the members of our wellness community. We will be posting weekly content to help keep you on track towards hitting your step, exercise & active calorie goals. Topics that will be posted include the benefits of step tracking, hydration, fitness tips and more. This will be a place for you to ask questions, share your progress, and be held accountable. 

2. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @transfitnationllc   @ddi_family

Tag us in your fitness and nutrition posts. Use the hashtag #SpringIntoAction for all posts related to our Spring Into Action Step Challenge to be featured on our page/story.

HOW THE WELLNESS CHALLENGE WORKS:

OVERVIEW:

During this 6-week Wellness Challenge, we will be tracking our steps. Participants with smartwatches will have the option to track active calories and exercise minutes. At the end of the 6 weeks, the top three participants with the most steps will win a prize. Exercise Minutes and Move Calories will be tracked for fun, but no prizes will be awarded for these categories.

WEEKLY GOALS:

We set daily goals for you to hit each week. To keep the competition fair, we will cap the maximum number of steps/move calories/mins of exercise each week. Daily Move Calories & Minutes of Exercise can be tracked using a smartwatch. Each week, the maximums for each category will increase to encourage a safe progression for all fitness levels. 

The Strive app Leaderboard will not adjust to these daily maximums – we will post weekly updates for the top participants from the adjusted leaderboard on our Facebook Group & on the Transfitnation Instagram story. 

The Google Fit app does not allow for group tracking. If you are using the Google Fit app, we ask that you email us a screenshot of your weekly/monthly step tracking stats to be included in the leaderboard. You can submit your weekly/monthly step-tracking stats to us at: [email protected]

WEEK DAILY STEPS DAILY MOVE CALORIES DAILY MINS OF EXERCISE
Week 1 10,000 steps/day 350 cal/day 30 mins/day
Week 2 10,000 steps/day 400 cal/day 45 mins/day
Week 3 10,500 steps/day 450 cal/day 60 mins/day
Week 4 10,500 steps/day 500 cal/day 65 mins/day
Week 5 11,000 steps/day 550 cal/day 70 mins/day
Week 6 11,500 steps/day 600 cal/day 75 mins/day

 

WEEKLY GOALS:

We set daily goals for you to hit each week. To keep the competition fair, we will cap the maximum number of steps/move calories/mins of exercise each week. Daily Move Calories & Minutes of Exercise can be tracked using a smartwatch. Each week, the maximums for each category will increase to encourage a safe progression for all fitness levels. 

The Strive app Leaderboard will not adjust to these daily maximums – we will post weekly updates for the top participants from the adjusted leaderboard on our Facebook Group & on the Transfitnation Instagram story. 

The Google Fit app does not allow for group tracking. If you are using the Google Fit app, we ask that you email us a screenshot of your weekly/monthly step tracking stats to be included in the leaderboard. You can submit your weekly/monthly step-tracking stats by messaging us on Facebook.

WEEK DAILY STEPS
Week 1 10,000 steps/day
Week 2 10,000 steps/day
Week 3 10,500 steps/day
Week 4 10,500 steps/day
Week 5 11,000 steps/day
Week 6 11,500 steps/day
WEEK DAILY MOVE CALORIES
Week 1 350 cal/day
Week 2 400 cal/day
Week 3 450 cal/day
Week 4 500 cal/day
Week 5 550 cal/day
Week 6 600 cal/day
WEEK DAILY MINS OF EXERCISE
Week 1 30 mins/day
Week 2 45 mins/day
Week 3 60 mins/day
Week 4 65 mins/day
Week 5 70 mins/day
Week 6 75 mins/day

PRIZES:

1ST PRIZE = First Place With The Most Steps

  • Two 45-min Transfitnation solo training sessions ($140 value) + TBD

2ND PRIZE – Second Place With The Most Steps

  • 1 month Transfitnation group training (4 group sessions ($120 value)) + TBD

3RD PRIZE  – Third Place With the Most Steps

  • Transfitnation 1 month of group training (4 group sessions ($120 value)) + TBD

DDI Prize – Winner Selected At Random. 

  • To Be Determined

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