Challenges are a great way to promote wellness, build camaraderie, and boost morale. Quarterly or monthly challenges are a fun way to keep employees engaged.
When creating a challenge, consider your location, the season and events that may be going on. We encourage you to get creative! Switch between Individual and Group Challenges from time to time to keep things interesting and encourage participation. Some group will incorporate challenge incentives. Incentive ideas include: raffle entries for sports tickets, the best parking spot, lunch, and fun prizes. Gift cards or a fun group offsite are also great incentive ideas that get people excited. If you're looking for some inspiration for your next company challenge, here are some ideas to help get you started!
Daily 30 Challenge:
This is a take on the common "Daily Step" challenge, but here your employees can choose their workout as they're trying to get 30 minutes of activity each day. This can also be team-based, where teams try to get the highest number of active days to win.
This is a familiar type of challenges that brings the whole team together, typically raising money towards a specific charity. Instead of counting miles, you would count workouts or active days as ways to earn money for the goal.
Team v. Team Challenge:
Here you can get competitive between departments, or however you want to divide up into teams. You can be striving to see who gets the most active days in a "Move More" Challenge or set a goal and see which team meets it first like a "Million Minute" Challenge.
An individual challenge will track days or minutes of individual employees over a couple of weeks and see who gets in the most. There are fun, creative takes on this, such as "Beat the Boss", where the person to beat is the CEO or team leader! For some extra motivation, you can incorporate small prizes or drawing entries for the daily leaders and winners.
5 Day Energy Boost:
A great way to introduce Sworkit Challenges at your company or school is to setup a 5 day challenge where you encourage everyone to workout for at least 3 different days, or a total of 45 minutes for the week.
Set a goal for the organization to reach a certain milestone of active minutes and celebrate that achievement with making a donation that is special to your organization and its values.
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