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Take Part in the 2020 Plymouth Workplace Walking Challenge Steptember

Register your interest by completing this quick form. The form will be live until midnight on Monday 31st August. We will then be in touch with you to explain how to sign up your team and join the challenge.

Don’t Miss Out! Join in With Steptember 2020

Join the many businesses, companies and organisations across Plymouth and take part in this month-long workplace walking challenge during September.

Whether you are back at work or working from home you can still create a team of colleagues, track and log your daily steps, climb the leader board and be in with a chance to win great prizes. Plus, there will be fun weekly challenges with lots of extra prizes on offer!

There are so many health and wellbeing benefits to walking, and this an ideal opportunity to get your team feeling healthier and happier. Plus active travel is great for our environment.

Steptember is being delivered by Active Devon and Livewell Southwest, working in partnership with Plymotion and Plymouth City Council.

There Are Many Benefits to Walking

Here are just a few:

It is the simplest and easiest way to fit more activity into your everyday routine

It can can lower stress, boost energy, increase brain power and reduce sickness

It can help you to stay healthier, happier, burn calories, be more productive and feel great

It is a form of active travel, which is great for our environment

FAQs

What Do I Track? What Activities Count?

Track your steps every day. Any activity which involves steps, counts, whether you’re at work or not. Make your next meeting a walking one, take the stairs instead of the lift, take a walk in your lunch break, why not walk to work? However you like to, get walking.

How Do I Track My Steps?

However you like; use your smart watch, your smartphone or a pedometer. Log into the Challenge Platform, register your team and log your steps to take part. You can even log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked, it’s that simple.

How Many People In A Team?

There is no limit to the number of people per team. You can take part with just 2 or a 100 team members.

What If Another Team Has More People, So Can Get More Steps?

Your team score will be an average amount of steps per person so it’s fair.
The categories for the overall competition are:
Overall Team winners (average steps and also total steps)
Small (2-10) Medium (11-25) and Large (26+) Teams where we will calculate the average steps taken by each team.

Are There Prizes To Be Won?

There are weekly challenges and lots of exciting prizes to be given away including some fitbits, vouchers and other exciting goodies. Keep an eye on our Active Devon Plymouth Facebook Page and your weekly round-up emails to find out more.

"I’m Not Very Fit, So Will Never Win"

You’ll win health benefits! Whether or not you compete with others is up to you, the main thing is that you are increasing the amount of physical activity that you do, so you are competing with yourself.

“At Active Devon we passionately believe that being active is important as ever. However, safety is paramount, and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance if leaving their home to exercise. See here for more Guidance on Being Active, and for further advice visit Get Active at Home and Get Active Outdoors. #StayActiveStaySafe.”

What Do I Track? What Activities Count?

Track your steps every day. Any activity which involves steps, counts, whether you’re at work or not. Make your next meeting a walking one, take the stairs instead of the lift, take a walk in your lunch break, why not walk to work? However you like to, get walking.

How Do I Track My Steps?

However you like; use your smart watch, your smartphone or a pedometer. Log into the Challenge Platform, register your team and log your steps to take part. You can even log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked, it’s that simple.

How Many People In A Team?

There is no limit to the number of people per team. You can take part with just 2 or a 100 team members.

What If Another Team Has More People, So Can Get More Steps?

Your team score will be an average amount of steps per person so it’s fair.
The categories for the overall competition are:
Overall Team winners (average steps and also total steps)
Small (2-10) Medium (11-25) and Large (26+) Teams where we will calculate the average steps taken by each team.

Are There Prizes To Be Won?

There are weekly challenges and lots of exciting prizes to be given away including some fitbits, vouchers and other exciting goodies. Keep an eye on our Active Devon Plymouth Facebook page and your weekly round-up emails to find out more.

“I’m Not Very Fit, So Will Never Win”

You’ll win health benefits! Whether or not you compete with others is up to you, the main thing is that you are increasing the amount of physical activity that you do, so you are competing with yourself.

A Step Further

During the challenge we will be giving you lots of hints and tips on how to take things a step further by including 10 Active minutes of physical activity each day and the health benefits you can gain.

The challenge finishes at midnight 30th September and you will have until 12pm on the 1st October to add your steps either manually or syncing your fitness tracker. Steps will continue to appear on your activity tracker page after this date but wont be counted in the challenge.