Team up for Virgin Pulse’s ‘Step it Up to a Better You’
Start 2018 off on the right foot by participating in “Step it Up to a Better You” the first Virgin Pulse challenge of the year. The challenge starts Monday, Jan. 22, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Sign up begins Friday, Jan. 12.
Teams will progress together to unlock five stages: Winter Workouts, Hello to Healthy Eating, A Good Night’s Sleep, Ward off Winter Blues and Bring Your Best Everyday. Each stage provides health and wellness advice and highlights resources right here at Argonne. We encourage you to explore each stage using the desktop version of Virgin Pulse, as this will allow you to access all of content and the associated links.
The competition is based on the total number of steps recorded by each team, as tracked by Virgin Pulse, which will display a “leaderboard” of teams. Employees are encouraged to form teams of eight since steps are totaled, not averaged, so having a full eight-member team is an advantage.
New for this challenge — all individuals earning an average of 7,000 steps per day will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of ten $25 Visa gift cards. They will also receive 1,000 Virgin Pulse points which count toward the 2018 Incentivized Wellness Program. First place team members will earn 300 points each, second place team members 200 points each and third place team members 100 points each. The first place individual will earn 300 points, second place individual 200 points, and third place individual 100 points.
Visit Virgin Pulse to sign up today and earn 100 points just for entering. Anyone can invite others to form a team.
Team members who don’t track steps can still participate by using Virgin Pulse’s “Step Converter” tool which allows other types of exercise to be “converted” into steps for the purpose of the challenge. Converted steps will not translate into points toward the Incentivized Wellness Program, they only count in the challenge.