Step-IT-Up Challenge

Surf's Up in May

Surf's Up and the BMC Shoe is back and making a splash for the Step-IT-Up Team Challenge, one of the biggest challenges of the bWell year. Create or join a team and compete against other BMC teams to track the most activity between May 2 and 27. At the end of the competition, the team with the highest average step count wins the grand prize - a team trophy, a $250 gift card*, and 500 bWell points for each team member.

Beyond the points and prizes, getting active is really good for your body, mind, and health - and there are so many great ways to get active! Whatever your age, size, or physical condition, you will benefit from being more active - even a slight change can make a difference!

*The Internal Revenue Code considers the gift card value as taxable income.

Surf's Up Step-IT-Up Team Challenge Dates

Surf's Up Step-IT-Up Team Challenge Dates

Challenge Begins:

Monday, May 2

Last Day to Join a Team:

Saturday, May 14

Challenge Ends:

Friday, May 27

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160,000-step goal. You will need to log at least 160,000 steps between May 2 and 27 to be eligible for rewards. Once you reach the goal, keep moving. Every step you log gets your team closer to the highest average step count and the Work Hard, Play Hard bWell program grand prize, awarded in September.

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Choose how you'll move. Any activity counts, and the more physical activity you get in, the more steps you accumulate.

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Head to the beach. Head outside to our metaphorical beach for some fun in the sun (with sunblock, of course). The Step-IT-Up Team Challenge is a great way to prepare for summer and soak up the benefits of outdoor activity.

Plogging

Try Plogging. It's as good for the planet as it is good for you. Plogging is any form of outdoor exercise while you pick up trash. Check out the benefits of plogging here or start a cleanup here.

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Make activity part of the lunch-time menu. Lunch-time workouts are an excellent way of re-energizing your day. The break from your laptop/computer/phone is mentally re-invigorating. Getting out in the fresh air and upping that heart rate is good news for your cardiovascular system and your general well-being.

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Track your activity: Use your activity tracker or a smartphone app to record your movement. Embrace your inner athlete and prove that you can move - a lot - in May. Read more about tracking your steps here.

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Earn rewards; win prizes:

  • Grand (Team) Prize: The team with the highest average step count wins the competition, receives an awesome trophy, a $250 gift card*, and 500 bWell points for each team member.
  • Individual Highest Step Count Prize: One competitor on each team with the highest step count wins a $250 gift card*.
  • 160,000 Steps Prize: Competitors who log at least 160,000 steps are eligible to win the random prize drawing for a $250 gift card*, awarded to one competitor from each team.

*The Internal Revenue Code considers the gift card value as taxable income.

Ways to Move More in May

Being active doesn't mean we need to spend hours working out or turn into long-distance bikers or runners. Find activities you enjoy and do the equivalent of 6,400 steps of activity each day of the challenge to reach the 160,000 steps goal.

Need inspiration?

Here are some fun ways to increase your step count and reach the Step-It-Up Team Challenge goal.

  • Enjoyment is the key to sticking to physical activity. Choose an activity you enjoy, not one you think is 'good for you.' Or, link your activity with something you enjoy, such as listening to podcasts or music or exercising with a friend.
  • Working out is play. If you have children, play backyard games like tag, hopscotch, and capture the flag. If your yard is big enough, croquet, badminton, or bocce ball are options.
  • Beat boredom. Is this the month you try kickboxing or join a dodge ball league? Maybe you make a splash at a water fitness class.
  • Vary the time. Do your activity at different times and for varying amounts of time. If you become bored with your noon walk, try exercising in the early morning or after work. Instead of doing one 45-minute session, do three 15-minute sessions.

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