Today marks the start of our second annual 250,000 Step Challenge here at P1. This means that for the next 25 days, our employees will be aiming for the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day. This year, we offered three “tracks” for our employees to participate in, so that they could alter the challenge to accommodate their goals. The three tracks are:
Daily – this is for those who want to make sure they get 10,000 steps a day, every day. At the end of the challenge, they will still have 250,000 steps on their record, but they are awarded based on the number of days they reach 10,000 steps.
Conversion – this is for those active employees who do activities other than walking to get their exercise in on a daily basis. We have created an Activity Conversion Chart that gives the step equivalent for a number of activities such as swimming, biking, weightlifting, and team sports. These employees will aim to get a cumulative score of 250,000 step equivalents over the next 25 days – this means that if they get 12,000 one day and 8,000 the next, they are still on pace.
Steps Only – this track is for our “pure” steppers. Their steps are cumulative and they will be awarded based on the numbers on their pedometer only (no Conversion chart for them).
All participants, no matter what track they choose, are striving for a P1 water bottle at the 50% mark and a dry-fit t-shirt at the 100% mark. Plus, it’s a great way for our P1 teammates to get some exercise in together at work – lots of our teammates band together to take quick walks during their lunch breaks or host walking meetings to help them get their steps in.