For your first challenge, it’s best to keep it basic and focus on engagement so participants can learn about the app and get into the habit of syncing their activity frequently. We also recommend stressing wellness from the start. Prompt your users to think about healthy living and increased activity by posting articles and health tips in the content module or chat and sharing helpful tips and reminders via announcements. With a high focus on engagement, you'll show your employees that you care, and that wellness is easy to incorporate into each day.

Setting realistic challenge goals

Setting your activity goals can be difficult if you have no prior knowledge of your group’s baseline activity. We suggest setting your goal slightly lower the first time around. Make your goal challenging enough to encourage people to get up and moving, but not too difficult so it is discouraging to your lower steppers! Not to worry, you’ll learn your group’s benchmarks after the first challenge you run.

For more details on setting a goal for your group, check out our helpful blog post here.

Creating your first challenge in MoveSpring

The MoveSpring Customer Success Team has worked with a multitude of clients of varying sizes and goals, and we’ve found that a successful challenge is a mixture of both activity modules and engagement modules. We recommend choosing from one of the following challenge set ups shared below to kick off your group's activity challenges in MoveSpring.

Find your plan name below and read our suggestions for your group's first challenge.

Pro and Ultimate Plans

Challenge 1 Suggestion

Modules: Stick to It (metric: distance), Content, Quote

Title: Walking into Wellness

Duration: 14 days

Content: Collection "Healthy Habits & Productivity"

Goal: 2-3.5 miles per day x 10 times out of the 14 days

Begin with a Stick to It module in which you set a daily steps, distance, or minutes goal, then determine the total number of times you want participants to meet it over the course of a challenge. It’s okay to miss a few days!

Start with a lower goal for your first challenge. Until you better understand your group’s activity levels, you’ll want to avoid discouraging participation because the goal is too challenging.

Use the content module to post our "Healthy Habits & Productivity" collection in which participants will learn how good habits can shape our lives and about techniques that can aid them in solidifying the healthy habits they're hoping to integrate in their daily lives.

Challenge 2 Suggestion

Modules: Streak (metric: steps), Content, Quote

Title: Streak it to Me

Duration: 14 days

Content: Collection "Nutrition 101"

Goal: 5,000-10,000 steps per day

Begin with a streak module, which challenges users to consistently hit or surpass the same activity metric each day of the challenge.

Start with a lower goal for your first challenge. Until you better understand your group’s activity levels, you’ll want to avoid discouraging participation because the goal is too challenging.

Use the content module to post our "Nutrition 101" collection in which participants will learn how much you should eat from each food group, how to fill your plate, and best practice tips anyone can work into their everyday!

Challenge 3 Suggestion

Modules: Target (metric: minutes), Content, Quote

Title: Lost in Pace

Duration: 14 days

Content: Collection "Full Body Workouts"

Goal: 15-30 minutes per day x 14 days = 210-420 active minutes

Pace is key - pick a lower daily pace to ensure completion. Then multiply your pace by the duration of the challenge to get the overarching target goal for each participant.

Use the content module to post motivational workouts to inspire your group to get moving. Our "Full Body Workouts" collection includes a wide range of workouts so there's something for everyone to try!

Essentials Plan

Challenge 1 Suggestion

Modules: Streak (metric: steps), Quote, Leaderboard

Title: Streak it to Me

Duration: 14 days

Goal: 5,000-10,000 steps per day

Begin with a streak module, which challenges users to consistently hit or surpass the same activity metric each day of the challenge.

Start with a lower goal for your first challenge. Until you better understand your group’s activity levels, you’ll want to avoid discouraging participation because the goal is too challenging.

MoveSpring's quote module will post a new inspirational quote each day to motivate your group as they hit their goals.

Challenge 2 Suggestion

Modules: Target (metric: minutes), Daily Workout, Leaderboard

Title: Pushing Limits

Duration: 14 days

Goal: 15-30 minutes per day x 14 days = 210-420 active minutes

Pace is key - pick a lower daily pace to ensure completion. Then multiply your pace by the duration of the challenge to get the overarching target goal for each participant.

The Daily Workout module can keep participants motivated and even inspire them to try some new workout moves to help them earn their active minutes.

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