Case Study: Office Fitness Challenges

May 30, 2023

Case Study: Office Fitness Challenges

One of the great things that you can do with Fitwins virtual fitness challenges, when you register for a medal entry challenge, is create groups with your friends and family so that you can track your progress against each other and see how you’re doing as a collective.  

What it is also great for doing is creating groups amongst competitive work colleagues who might aim for bragging rights in the office.  

One such group of colleagues were Samantha, Bethany and Ryan from Gala Education and Marketing, a brand based out of Mexborough, South Yorkshire. The trio decided to take on the Fitwins virtual fitness challenge in April, taking on the might of the empire in the Rome Challenge.  

They signed up for the medal entry challenge and immediately created a group together so that they could have their own private leaderboard between themselves. Whilst they were a part of the global leaderboard, it was a nice way to track their progress together. They all had their own preferred exercise, with Ryan combining the treadmill with some road running, and long walks. Bethany is a regular gym goer, so she spent her time on the treadmill, and Samantha chose to take it slow and steady by taking daily walks on a morning. 


Media production manager Bethany, 28, said, “We all started very strongly, with Ryan taking an early lead, but I am very competitive, and I was determined to beat him. I passed 25 miles quite early, and extended my challenge straight away. In the end, I covered more than 75 miles, which I’m very pleased with. I go to the gym daily, and the Fitwins fitness challenge was a great way of keeping track of the kind of distances I cover and earning a real medal for the effort. It adds a new dimension to keeping fit, which I really like. I’m aiming to beat my personal best during the Rio de Janeiro fitness challenge.” 


Branding and Design manager Samantha, 31, was equally competitive, “I wanted to beat Ryan, and I did. I started out trying to cover about a mile a day, as I knew I’d hit the first 25 mile target that way. I also attend Zumba classes, during which we get very active and my smart watch tracks my distance covered, so toward the end of the month I added those numbers to my tally, and covered around 29 miles in total. I’m very happy with my progress, and Fitwins has helped me to think more about my fitness in general. I’m delighted with the reward pack I received, the medal is really good quality.” 


GEM Managing Director Ryan, 43, said, “I used to be much heavier than I am, and I lost a lot of weight, but found myself slowly putting it back on, so I started hitting the gym on a morning before work. During the winter I lost motivation for it, and struggled to get back on track. Fitwins became an opportunity to start thinking about it again, with a real reward at the end of the month. I started strong, smashing in plenty of miles, but Beth is a demon. She absolutely trounced us. Fair play to her, and to Sam too for the effort. I’m proud of all of us. My daughter will be very happy to take my medal away from me and claim it as her own.” 

All three of the colleagues have taken on, and beat the Rio challenge during May, and we hope they’ll keep going into June when the Sydney virtual fitness challenge begins. Well done, guys!  

If you’re looking for a great way to bond with your colleagues whilst adding an edge of competition to it, then the Fitwins virtual fitness challenges are the perfect way of doing so. Why not take it a step further and collect sponsors, so that you can donate the proceeds to a good cause at the same time?  

Simply head here to download the app and register for a challenge for free to see what we’re all about. If you like what you see, then you can use a great refer-a-friend bonus to claim half price medal entry for you and everybody you invite to join you, which means you’ll all receive a premium reward pack, including a heavy-duty medal and certificate of achievement, for just £9 each. 

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Not sure how virtual fitness works?

The easiest way to learn is to try Fitwins for yourself! The app is free to download, and you only pay for challenges you take part in, so why not take it for a test drive?

In the meantime, here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about how Fitwins compares to other virtual walking challenges.

No! We believe that flexibility is the key to fitness success, so instead of forcing you to complete a set distance, we let you set your own goal.  This means you can be flexible in how you complete YOUR challenge: so if you are smashing your target, you can raise the bar and aim for more. 

All entries into our challenge will receive a great medal, with a ribbon specific to the challenge type.

For our “iconic challenges”, your ribbon will have a unique design related to the challenge. For our regular monthly challenges, your ribbon will reflect the total distance you covered.

Running and walking ribbons are awarded based on 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200+ miles. Cycling ribbons are for distances of 50km, 100km, 200km, 500km, 1000km, 2000km and 3000km. 

Absolutely! Not only that, but all the distance you’ve covered since the start of the month will count, as the Fitwins App syncs with Strava and logs all activities from the start of the month, regardless of what date you sign up for the challenge. 

If you are hitting the streets with your app activated, verification is completed automatically by sycning with Strava. You can focus on completing your challenge, and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you’re using a treadmill, exercycle or other stationary equipment for some of your challenge, you’ll need to log this manually.


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