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2019 Chorus.FM Wellness Challenges [February 2019 - Calories Burned Challenge]

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by dylan, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. dylan Jan 25, 2019
    (Last edited: Feb 1, 2019)

    But I find there is time Prestigious

    2019 Chorus.FM Wellness Challenges
    With the new year, a lot of us will be setting wellness goals for the year. One of the best ways to make sure you keep up with and achieve your goals is through accountability. So, for 2019 we will be running monthly wellness challenges for anyone who wants to participate. This will allow us to work on our goals together through friendly competitions and to keep each other active, engaged, and accountable.

    Current Challenge: February 2019 Challenge
    Dates: February 1 - 28, 2019
    Challenge: Calories Challenge
    Rules: Participant with the most calories burned at the end of the month is the winner.

    How to Participate:
    Anyone can request to join at anytime during the year. Participants are not required to participate in every challenge, but are encouraged to do so! To request to join this month's challenge, go to
    inKin . I'll approve you once I receive the request.

    1. @dylan

    The Challenges:
    The challenges will be ran through inKin, which has both Apple and Android apps and an online web portal. inKin allows participants to use a multitude of fitness tracker devices and apps to log their progress and various metrics related to the competitions and wellness goals. Participants who do not have a tracker device or use an app not supported by inKin can still manually enter their metrics into the web portal, so if you don't see your device or app supported, you can still participate!

    We will have a different challenge each month for the year. This allows all sorts of participants with different wellness goals, activity levels, and abilities to participate. You might do better during some challenges than you do others, but the most important part is that you're working towards your wellness goals.

    The metrics available for challenges are Steps, Distance, Calories Burned, and Activity Time. These four metrics are tracked based on your fitness device/app or your manual entry. Challenge rules state that the person with the highest result at the end of the challenge is the winner. So for the challenges the person with the most steps, highest total distance, most calories burned, or highest cumulative activity time logged is the winner.

    Below is the schedule for the year (subject to change based on participants' desire).
    February: Calories Burned
    March: Activity Time
    April: Distance
    May: Steps
    June: Calories Burned
    July: Activity Time
    August: Distance
    September: Steps
    October: Distance
    November: Activity Time
    December: Calories Burned

    The winner of each month will get a $10 gift card from the merchant of their choice from me once the winner has been verified by inKin. In the event that I win, the $10 will be rolled over into the next months challenge until someone else wins and then the prize will reset to $10 for the following month's challenge again.

    Previous Challenge Winners:
    January: @Mr. Dennis
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  2. dylan

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  3. Dirty Sanchez

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  4. Dirty Sanchez

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    Friggin activity app set my new cal move goal to 1070 today.
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  5. Manually updated my missed-steps today. I gained a whole spot on the leaderboard! Haha
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  6. Fucking Dustin

    When you walked into my life and we connected Supporter

    As pathetic as this sounds work has become too chaotic for me to focus on my physical health AND work AND finish classes AND pick my guitar back up. Hopefully next month is less busy so I can hop back in the ring.
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  7. dylan

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    Take care of yourself, bud! We'll see you in March!
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  8. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    So you have time for wonderwall got it
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  9. terps12


    How do I find this one on inKin? I was in the January challenge. Woo 4th place!
  10. dylan

    But I find there is time Prestigious

    On the app? It should be showing on the Chorus.fm community page. It's also under contests tab, then filter to current challenge. The link is also up in the OP
  11. JBoch

    Trusted Supporter

    This is a really cool idea. I've been struggling for motivation this winter and this will hopefully help. Thanks for organizing @dylan !
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  12. 26k calories burned in 8 days?!? What?? How?!
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  13. Dirty Sanchez

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    Yeah some people use fitbits which I guess accounts for all total cals for the day, not just active calories.

    Going to have to type my calories in manually this month, sigh.
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  14. GrantCloud


    Ugh I need to stop being lazy and figure out my password to sign back in
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  15. kelseyleigh

    Regular Supporter

    This has done a good job of motivating me to get to the gym after work. Sometimes that feels like a feat in the winter.
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  16. terps12


    Sanchez, just out of curiosity -- what do you do for exercise? I thought I was pretty active (I do cardio 5-6x a week) but you crushed me when you entered your calories the other day.
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  17. Dirty Sanchez

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    I use an arctrainer on max resistance for about an hour a day. Then about 20 mins of lifting a day.
  18. terps12


    Damn, I need to up my game...
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  19. Mrplum5089


    Subbing so I can join in next month
  20. dylan

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    Wow I fell off this challenge this month haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard. I suck.

    I've created the March Challenge. and the thread will be created here in a moment. Make sure you get everything synced and updated on the app so we see who wins.

    This challenge was a little bit more difficult to do since different trackers can have wildly different ways of calculating total vs active calories. We might remove this one from the rotation because of that.
  21. Dirty Sanchez

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    Yes, remove.
  22. thesoftskeleton

    you're a germ

    Yeah I agree with removing it
  23. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Supporter

    I put in effort don't be a coward Dylan
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  24. Had a death in the family. Will manually log what I can. My year will just be logging for the foreseeable future.
  25. dylan

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