What Is the Whole Life Challenge?
The Whole Life Challenge is an eight-week, online, health-building, and habit-changing game that challenges your employees to create happier, healthier lives by making small changes to their daily habits.
Played by more than 100,000 people in over twenty different countries around the world since 2012, the Challenge has proven itself a highly effective tool for both individual well-being and development and community strengthening and growth.
The idea of the Challenge is this – spend eight weeks making small, progressive improvements in your daily habits, so by the time it’s over, you’ve created some solid results and habits that are sustainable for the long term.
During the Challenge, your employees will focus on the WLC seven daily habits (nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, lifestyle practices, and reflection), score points each day, and show up on your team’s leaderboard, creating an environment of healthy and fun competition and accountability.
Players will play for both themselves and their team since each individual score contributes to the team score. On the leaderboard, teams are ranked based both on points and “showing up” (checking in).This creates a context of both personal accountability and teamwork, and enhances progress for everyone.
The Whole Life Challenge works via a beautiful, easy-to-use suite of online tools, including team-specific pages for monitoring performance, communication feeds for providing each other with encouragement, an app for ease of play, and a leaderboard to help motivate results.
What Type of Business Typically Does the Challenge?
We work with many different businesses, ranging from sole proprietors to multinational corporations.
We’ve had teams as small as three to as large as 300. We’ve worked with law firms, entrepreneur groups, electronics manufacturers, municipal governments, and publishing houses. There is no “right” size or type of business to partner with the Challenge—we can work with any group and get a great result.
No matter what size team you have, the best predictor of success is constant: a team leader who is willing and able to rally their company’s employees around the effort, building a community around the Challenge.
Why Partner With the Challenge?
Partnering with the Whole Life Challenge brings renewed focus on health and well-being to your business. It improves overall quality of life of your coworkers and employees while serving as a powerful community- and team-building tool.
Via the Challenge, you will:
- Have a direct and positive impact on your team’s health and well-being.
- Create a lasting group bond to rival any team-building experience.
- Change your team’s culture by creating a shared vision for personal improvement.
- Create a compelling, motivating event that can transform the lives of your employees.
What Sort of People Do the Challenge?
The Challenge is beneficial for people of all age and fitness levels.
We’ve had teenagers and octogenarians, triathletes and couch potatoes, weekend warriors and soccer moms, corporate executives, sales reps, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and writers. The Challenge works regardless of profession or previous commitment to health and fitness.
What Happens During the Eight Weeks of the Challenge?
You and your team will start by recording where you are at the start – with a photo, a measurable workout, body measurement, and self-assessment.
You and your team members will record your scores daily in each of the WLC Seven Daily Habits: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, lifestyle practices, and reflection.
Your team members will support each other within your team’s dedicated WLC communication feed and in the WLC Facebook Group, interacting and providing social reinforcement in a close-knit digital environment.
The daily scoring helps keep players accountable, motivating them to improve behavior as the Challenge progresses while providing a benchmark for success. Reinforcing this effect, you and your sub-team captains see all group members’ scores every day, allowing you to offer support if people fall behind and praise as they succeed.
Throughout the Challenge, all of the action happens on our website and app, including daily score entry and monitoring, reflections, team interaction, and top-notch articles and videos from the WLC community. This means you and your sub-team captains are free to help your players rather than engage in time-consuming administration.
Will You Help our Company Launch the Challenge?
We’ll support you like crazy. Once you register, you’ll receive everything you need to create a successful Challenge. We provide:
- All the promotional materials (including emails, web copy, and fliers) you need.
- A complimentary entry for you (or your designated team leader).
- Two additional free entries for anyone you would like to assist you.
- A scoreboard unique to your team so you can see how everyone is doing day-to-day.
- A private forum (communication feed) for your team to share, support, and give props.
- The ability for your players to create one additional small, personal team (unrelated to your community) so they can easily engage with anyone else in their life that they want to who is not a part of your business.
- An administration console that allows you to measure the daily and weekly engagement of your players to give you critical information you need to help them stay motivated, engaged, and in the game.
- Instructions on how to create a meaningful start to the Challenge – a preliminary event, baseline testing, and measurements – that will help participants see where they’ve started, so they know what they’ve achieved when it’s all over.
What if I Need Additional Help?
We’re here for you. You can contact us via email or by using our Help Center every day. We pride ourselves on taking care of our partners. You are the lifeblood of the Whole Life Challenge and the reason we exist, and we go above and beyond to help you and your team succeed.
How Does Payment Work?
Simple – you estimate the number of players you think you’ll have on your team, and you purchase licenses for each directly from us.
If your company is paying the registration fee in full for each employee, when employees go to register, they can do so for free (using your corporate coupon code).
If you’d prefer to pay a percentage of the cost for your employees (and have them pay the remainder), we can also set this up. When they go to register, they’ll be prompted to pay the amount you’ve chosen.
For more details on pricing for your company, please click here to get in touch with us.
How Do I Get My Company Started?
We can help you get started and customize registration to your organization’s needs through our corporate concierge service. Please schedule a private appointment time with us so we can learn a bit more about you and how we can best assist you. From there, we’ll get you set up and help you launch the Challenge!