Back in November, we presented our members with a challenge that would not only promote healthy eating and exercise habits during the holiday season, but also encourage them to say ‘No’ to tempting holiday cravings.
In other words, we asked them to Ho, Ho, Ho…Hold Their Weight!
As a part of the challenge, each participant received:
- An exclusive t-shirt (pictured).
- Three weigh-ins: During Week 1 and Week 8 (mandatory) and Week 4 (optional).
- Weekly emails with workout tips, healthy holiday recipes and special fitness challenges.
Participants were asked to maintain their weight within two pounds over an eight-week period. If they succeeded, they would receive their money back in the form of a YMCA voucher. If they did not, their $20 fee would be donated to the Y’s Annual Campaign.
When it was all said and done, a total of 141 members successfully completed the challenge—many of whom decided to donate their fees anyway—resulting in a total contribution of $2,520 to the Y’s Annual Campaign.