Frequently Asked Questions
We kicked off the South Carolina Fit Family Challenge on May 15, 2014. Last year, nearly 1,000 families got moving towards a healthier lifestyle by participating in the Fit Family Challenge. Scroll down to find out how you can join the fun!
FIT FAMILY CHALLENGE FAQs
What is the Fit Family Challenge?
The Fit Family Challenge is a healthy lifestyle program for South Carolina families. We're motivating families to get moving and create healthier lifestyles. To participate, register online and track activities for a chance to earn points and win prizes. The Fit Family Challenge is in partnership with Coca-Cola, CVS and the South Carolina Hospital Association and Medical University of South Carolina.
Thank you to our wellness partners and hospitals throughout South Carolina. Check out their events pages for more Fit Family Challenge opportunities and wellness events.
How much does it cost?
It's FREE. There is no cost for Registration or the online Fit Family Challenge Activity Tracker.
Why am I connected to a parenting website?
The South Carolina Fit Family Challenge is divided between three regions based on the parenting magazine in that area. Depending on the county where you live, you will be associated with Upstate Parent magazine, Palmetto Parent magazine, or Lowcountry Parent magazine. These magazines offer invaluale resources, fitness advice, weekly wellness class schedules and stories on other families participating in the Fit Family Challenge in your area. See the map below to find out which parenting magaine is in your region.
Is it too late to join the Challenge?
No, it is never too late to get started. The last day to earn points online is July 10, 2014.
How do you define family?
A family is at least one child under age 18 and one adult in the same household, including grandparents caring for children. Participants under 18 years old must be included in a 'family' registration account with at least one adult participant.
How do we qualify for prizes?
To qualify for prizes you must be registered! Register online to begin. To qualify for the Grand Prize drawing, you must also earn at least 100 points by logging your activities in our online Activity Tracker. The more you participate and track your activities online, the more chances you have to win. An additional entry in the drawing is contributed for every 100 points earned. (i.e. the Jones Family earned 325 points = 3 Jones' family entries in Grand Prize drawing.)
What can we win?
Prizes for the 2014 Fit Family Challenge vary by region. For details of the weekly prizes in Upstate Parent, Palmetto Parent and Lowcountry Parent magazine regions, please check the Rules and Guidelines.
GRAND PRIZE: A family vacation to two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando® Resort!
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How do I track my activities?
Register online and begin entering your activities in our Activity Tracker. Each time you log an activity, you earn points towards the grand prize drawing.
Once registered, how do I earn points?
It's easy to earn points! Log into your account. Do any or all of these activities and mark them completed online:
- Exercise or get active for at least 150 minutes per week [100 points]
- Practice healthy habits daily/weekly [10 points/habit] Healthy habits are defined in the Online Activity Tracker.
- Attend special events and fitness or wellness classes [100 points/class or event] Stay tuned for class schedule. There is no limit to how many classes you can attend. Free class coupon available for download after registration. Restrictions may apply.
Families are considered one unit. Family points are combined and entries are added for each 100 points earned as a family, or individual, to the Grand Prize drawing in June.
How can my children participate in the fun?
Parents can download a Kids Activity Tracker, so young children can get in on the fun. Post it on your fridge and let them fill it out each week, then post the healthy habits in your family account for more points. Kids can attend some events, too! (Age restrictions may apply.)
If we win a weekly or monthly prize, are we still eligible for the grand prize?
Yes! Weekly and monthly prize winners are still eligible for the grand prize drawing if they qualified. (To qualify families must earn at least 100 points. )
Do I have to attend Classes or Events to win?
No. But we encourage your family to attend as many fitness classes and special events as possible. Each even or class attended earns you 100 points. Note: You must receive an event code and enter it into the system with the event name to receive the bonus points.
How do we maintain our healthy lifestyle after the Fit Family Challenge?
The Fit Family Challenge will teach you a lot about fitness and good nutrition. You can keep it up throughout the year. Also, you can visit each of the parenting websites for healthy tips each month.
We're confident, that if you follow the challenge and get active for at least one month, you'll be on your way to adopting a healthier lifestyle for your child(ren), yourself and your entire family!
How can my business or organization get involved?
We would love to partner with you to share news about community fitness and to help families live a healthier lifestyle. Please feel free to use the graphics and tools provided in our Digital Tool Kit to help us spread the word about the Fit Family Challenge!
Questions? Email us.
For a complete set of Rules & Guidelines, click here.