Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Biggest Winner Challenge 2024

WellnessWorks challenges you to improve your health and fitness in 12 weeks by joining the Biggest Winner Challenge 2024.

  • Choose your challenge: muscle gain or fat loss
  • Registration opens Jan. 8
  • Challenge runs Feb.12 and ends May 17

To enroll, email your name, employee ID and department to your Department Personnel Representative or Wellness Liaison.

Put the focus back on you in 2024 with the Biggest Winner Challenge. The challenge begins with an initial assessment for all participants to get a baseline. Full-day visits will be scheduled at forthcoming site locations in a one-week span from Feb. 12 to 16. 

Find a convenient location near you to get started. Schedule will be shared soon.

The challenge will run for 12 weeks, and participants must complete a  mandatory final-week assessment for comparable metrics. Participants who want to receive a midpoint assessment to determine progress must be scheduled with the WellnessWorks team. This midpoint assessment also allows reevaluating a game plan for the final six weeks. 

The Bodimetrix UltraSound system will be used on participants to assess body composition (total fat mass and total lean muscle mass), height and weight measurements. It is a noninvasive tool that completes the measures in less than 10 minutes. 

The ultrasound will utilize a standard three to four sites or one site. If the three to four-site test is chosen, the participant must come in athletic attire, such as a t-shirt and shorts, to access the specific sites. The choice depends entirely on the participant’s comfort and ease. The sites or areas that can be measured are: 

Men: Chest, abdomen and thigh 
Women: Tricep, hip, abdomen and thigh 

If participants do not come in athletic attire, a one-site bicep measurement is the default site to participate. There will be no exceptions if proper attire is not worn at the time of arrival, as it will delay and increase wait time for conducting these measurements. 

This year’s challenge will be both an individual and a team challenge. The individual challenge will be designated by location and Countywide. The team challenge will only be Countywide. 

The individual that wins in each category (percent fat loss and percent muscle gain) for each location will win the $250 incentive. The participant who wins Countywide for each category (percent fat loss and percent muscle gain) will win a $500 prize ($250 location winner and $250 grand prize). 

The team that wins each category overall Countywide will be crowned the Biggest Winner Team and receive a team trophy. Each team member will receive a WellnessWorks mega swag bag. All teams will be assigned to a wellness coach who will assist and develop the program. 

WellnessWorks webinars during this period will be geared to the success of these metrics and goals. Incentives will be provided during the assessments, and 25 points for completing the challenge will go toward the participant’s 75 points for the quarterly $250 raffle. 

The individuals and team members who win will also receive one year of health coaching and body composition testing at no cost if they maintain or continue to improve into the following year. In the case of a participant’s yearlong hard work, they will earn a mystery prize from the WellnessWorks team. 

The primary focus at WellnessWorks is to provide the best overall wellness programming for all Miami-Dade employees. For this reason, WellnessWorks has moved away from weight loss challenges and shifted to a goal of fat loss and lean muscle mass gain. The positive impact and long-term health benefits of decreased body fat and increased muscle mass are well-established and researched. 

For more information, email [email protected].

To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any County sponsored program or meeting, please contact Takia Burnett at 305-375-4585 or emailing [email protected] five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also use the Florida Relay Service by calling 711.

Wellness Works Resources

Originally published at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/news-item.page?Mduid_news=news1702900223352554

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