Groove Your Way to Improved Health!
The Fall Step It Up Challenge, powered by Health Action Council, is a national no-cost, four-week step program that promotes overall health for the workplace and community. The process to join is simple. Register a team made up of employees, colleagues, customers, family, and friends and join us in hip-hopping your way to healthy living. Teams must have at least three participants.
🎵 Listening to music has been shown to have positive effects on the mind and body such as boosted mood, increased heart rate, and improved performance while exercising. This fall, we will step our way through the most popular songs in each decade through our group virtual race feature. Whether you’re an Elvis, Prince, Nirvana, or Eminem fan, this challenge is for you!
🎸 Rock out to top songs and artists as we enjoy some friendly competition with team-based and individual-based challenges. Compete in pop-up weekly mini challenges and win valuable prizes such as gift cards, Fitbits, and swag!
In addition to prizes, as a collective group, if we reach our step goal, we will donate $500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philadelphia Region. Let’s step it up together and give back!
- When: October 9 - November 5
- Deadline to Register: Friday, October 6
- Compete with other teams to have the highest average total steps
- Keep moving to reach the TOP of the leaderboard
- Participate in the weekly challenges
- Build team camaraderie and have fun maintaining healthy habits while we re-visit some of the most popular songs of the past
- Prizes: will be determined by team and individual leaderboards
- Team Winner:
- 1st Place: Receive a healthy lunch up to $350 and a $300 donation in your name to either a local school garden project or Ronald McDonald House Charity.
- 2nd Place: Receive a healthy lunch up to $150 and a $200 donation in your name to either a local school garden project or Ronald McDonald House Charity.
- 3rd Place: Receive Step It Up swag for your team.
- Individual Winner: 3 individuals from the Top 15 Steppers will be entered in a drawing and randomly selected to win a new Fitbit Charge 5.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING
Create a MoveSpring account and set up your team on a computer or by downloading the MoveSpring app to your mobile phone. Here’s how to register:
To invite teammates, send them the highlighted link and have them follow the same steps. Please note that organizations can split into several teams and compete.
- Click this link to join: https://link.movespring.com/join?orgCode=6RPJ529JM4&groupCode=MEVZV9
- Create your MoveSpring account & connect a device. You’ll automatically be added into the challenge!
- Create and join a team before the challenge starts.
NOTE: If you have created an account from a previous challenge, simply click on the link, log in, and create a team.
For challenge related questions:
NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?
Check out the MoveSpring Help Center, how-to videos, or contact their support team. To contact MoveSpring Support in the mobile app, tap the menu bars at the top left corner of the dashboard and then tap the green Message support button at the bottom of the utility panel. On web, click the blue chat icon at the bottom right of the screen. You can also reach the MoveSpring Support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Who can participate?
All employees, colleagues, customers, family, and friends. You do not have to be a Health Action Council member to join. Must be 18 years or over.
Q. How do I sign up?
Click here to view instructions on how to sign up. Get started by clicking on the highlighted link above!
Q. How do I create a team?
To learn how to create a team in the MoveSpring platform, please click here.
Q. What devices can participate?
MoveSpring connects to a variety of fitness tracking devices including Fitbit, Garmin, Withings, and Apple Watch. To view a full list of connectable devices click here.
Q. Does everyone on my team need to sign up through the invite link?
Yes, everyone on your team needs to sign up using the invite link at the top of the page. No code is needed to input through the join link. The first person to register from each organization should create a team so others can join the correct team as they register.
Q. Will non-syncing users impact my team’s score?
Yes, non-syncing users activity will be reported as “Zero” activity. Users who aren't syncing any steps, distance, or minutes will count towards their team's activity average, which could negatively impact the team's average.
Q. What is a daily activity cap?
We have included an activity cap in this challenge to help even the playing field among participants. For this challenge, participants will only be able to log up to 50,000 steps each day. To learn more, Click Here.
Q. If I don’t have a fitness tracking device, can I still participate?
Yes, participants can select “Manual Entry” when prompted to sync their device. *Please note logging distance or active minutes will not convert to steps. Click here to see how to convert distance to steps.
Q. Will manually logging my distance convert to steps?
No, adding distance will not convert to steps. Click here to view how many steps are in a mile to convert to steps.
Q. How do I manually log activity data?
Click here to view instructions on how to manually add your activity in the platform. This challenge is based on steps, so make sure to log your steps each day.
Have additional questions? Send us an email and we'll get back to you quickly to troubleshoot!
About Health Action Council
Health Action Council is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization representing mid- and large-size employers that enhances human and economic health through thought leadership, innovative services, and collaboration. It provides value to its members by facilitating projects that improve the quality and moderate the cost of healthcare purchased by its members for their employees, dependents, and retirees.
Health Action Council also collaborates with key stakeholders – health plans, physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry – to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the community.