General Rules

This Fall the SUNY Broome Wellness Challenge will be an 8-week competition that runs from Monday, September 18, 2017, through Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Join us for the Kick-Off meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Room D-201 at 11:00 am.

A Point System has been developed to calculate how many points a person can earn each day. Players participating in the Wellness Challenge will track the following on a daily basis:

  • Total Steps (using a pedometer)
  • Physical Activities that you would consider true exercise
  • Eating a Combination of Fruits and Vegetables each day
  • Drinking 8 cups of water each day

Players track their daily total steps using a pedometer. Also each day, players will keep track of their non-step activities in the form of physical exercise. Their steps and physical activity earn POINTS for each day.

Players should “strive for five” and earn points by eating five or more fruits and veggies! And new to the Wellness Challenge this year is drinking 8 cups (8 oz. each) of water each day.

Activity Sheets will be provided to record your steps and exercises. These Activity Sheets are for your records only to help you remember and record your activities each day.

Team Captains

It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to get everyone ready and excited to participate! The Team Captain should be the first to sign up and to create the team. After that, the other individuals can sign up and join that team.

How much does it cost?

$10.00 PER PERSON – OR – if you were in the Spring 2017 Challenge and you bring a new person into the Fall 2017 Challenge, then you and that person only pay $5.00 each.

Personal checks should be made out to Faculty Student Association. Checks can be mailed to MS#5. Send Kurt Nelson an email with any questions at or dial ext. 5501.

How do you play?

Each player has two goals. The first is to strive for at least 10,000 steps each day (2,000 steps is approximately one mile). The second is to track any physical activity and exercise routines that you normally would do. There are also points if you choose to participate in the Weight Loss Challenge and earn bonus points.

Each player will need a pedometer at the beginning of the competition, and each player will be asked to keep track of their total steps and physical activity and enter them on their Activity Worksheet (sheets are optional). Make sure you purchase a pedometer before the competition starts!

Each day (or at least each week) log into this website and record your steps and activities to score points. The website will automatically calculate your score and combine the points for your total team points.

How many winners are there?

FOR FALL 2017: By keeping track of each player’s points, they are recorded and added to their teammate’s points. The following will be recognized:

  • Overall Wellness Challenge Team Winner
  • The Team with the most points
  • The Individual with the most points
  • The Individual with most total steps

Earning Points Based on Time – not calories burned

You will earn points on various exercise routines based on how long you exercise, so everyone earns the same amount of points. For example, if you do 30 minutes on an elliptical you will earn the same amount of points as everyone else who does the same 30 minutes. If you use the Stair Master for 10 minutes, you will earn the same amount of points as everyone else who does the same 10 minutes. Whether you weigh 100 lbs or 250 lbs – it will all be the same. For tracking steps, you will need to use a pedometer, fitness tracker or a pedometer application on your smart phone.

Is your school or business looking to run your own Wellness Challenge?

Contact us to learn now your school or business can have your own Wellness Challenge website and run your own competition just like this one.

Click the Request More Information button or e-mail for details.