Holiday Fitness Challenge 2015
As we all know, the holidays can be a challenging time to stay on a healthy course. The opportunities to miss training and eat poorly seem to keep coming, so the HFC gives you some incentive to stay on the right track by pushing your training a little more and avoiding those costly food fouls that tend to add up.
Here’s how it works. You’ll form a 4-person team and choose a captain (if you don’t have a team and want to be assigned to one, just let us know via email or by submitting the form with an X in the fields for additional team member). Once you’re signed up, your team captain will enter each team member’s exercise and food foul points each day by noon. Exercise points will add to your teams total and food fouls will subtract from it.
***Note from the administrator: You can pick any 3 people you like, but only one of them can be a fellow driven client. Carefully consider who’s going to be on your team – ringers? Family members who need a little encouragement? Potential driven customers? All are welcome, but make sure they’re reliable enough to get their scores in every day (there will be bonus points for people who come in to give Driven a try :).
In addition, there will be bonus challenges each week that give you the opportunity to earn extra points. These will be announced at the beginning of each week.
Since we are not big fans of paperwork, we’re going to simplify the process. You’ll make sure to get your exercise point total and food foul total to your captain as soon as possible. If you’re the captain of your team, you’ll be sent a form you’ll complete each day with each team member’s points included. Be sure to report your previous day’s points by noon or receive an auto -1000 score per non-reporting person. Set an alarm. If you’re not the captain, get your scores in as early as possible so that your captain has time to submit the scores for the team.
EXERCISE POINT VALUES
Walking/running – 100 per mile *This is not “daily steps”
Cycling – 25 per mile
Mountain Bike – 30 per mile
Standard Driven workout – 400
Versaclimber – 15 per 100 feet
SkiErg – 8 per 100 meters
Rower – 8 per 100 meters
Yardwork (involving sweat) – 150 per hour.
Golf (riding) – 200 per round.
Elliptical – 100 per mile
Yoga/pilates – 200 per hour
Home workout/Group training – 300 per hour
Tennis/basketball, etc. – 400 per hour
Swimming – 200 per mile
FOOD FOUL GUIDELINES
The baseline is your normal diet minus any things that you already know are bad. Since the goal for this contest is to avoid letting your diet tank during the holidays, we are mainly concerned that you keep your diet from getting worse. While we want you to eat more vegetables, we aren’t asking you to consider “not enough vegetables” a foul (although you probably should).
PERFECT DAY (+100) – No food fouls. You’ve had a normal diet and abstained from any food fouls.
LEVEL 1 (-100) – A minor violation. This would be a normal day for most people. Maybe you had something you know wasn’t very healthy. Or perhaps you just had a little too much, even if it was good food. Single, small violations fit this category. But if you had two, you’ve moved to:
LEVEL 2 (-500) – Multiple minor violations. You haven’t been perfect, but you haven’t totally blown it, either. Generally 2-4 minor fouls.
LEVEL 3 (-1000) – An egregious violation, or just a really bad day. This happens when you’ve totally blown it. It may just be an epically bad meal, or it could be a mass of minor violations. If you’ve committed more violations than you can count easily, you’re in this category. If you have one of these days, you might as well enjoy it. -1000 is your score for this day, regardless of how bad it gets.
So that’s the deal. You’ll notice it will be a challenge to stay in positive territory, and on many days, you’ll lose ground. That’s where the team concept comes in. Pick up your teammates and when you’re struggling they’ll do the same!