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10 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Walk to Wellness Incentive Program

May 22, 2010 by  

Looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of your Walk to Wellness Incentive Program?  Below is a short list identifying 10 ways which will help you increase the effectiveness.

  1. Secure management support
  2. Recruit an internal celebrity, influencers, champions
  3. Coordinate an enrollment event
  4. Utilize and encourage walking groups
  5. Promote walking-friendly environment
  6. Target family participation
  7. Plan and highlight on-site events
  8. Use incentives
  9. Communication and promotion
  10. Make it fun for everyone!

Walk to Wellness Incentive Program

May 22, 2010 by  

What is a Walk to Wellness Incentive Program?

Walk to Wellness is designed to reduce the health risks associated with physical inactivity, a new component of Award Concepts’ employee solutions.  It is a ready-to-use interactive walking campaign that is easy to implement, incentivize and promote.  It tracks progress on a population-wide basis.  Participants are awarded points for the amount of steps they complete during the program timeframe.  These points can be redeemed in the form of health and wellness award items.  Example items would include:  head phones, picnic basket, hand weights, digital multifunctional scale, medicine ball, yoga mat, etc.

Walk to Wellness Highlights

  • Targets inactive population
  • Track steps
  • Individual or group participation
  • Walking resources
  • Tracking tools
  • Weekly motivational e-mails
  • Incentive friendly

Walk to Wellness Incentive Options

Participants receive a t-shirt and water bottle once enrolled in the program.  This items not only recognize their participation, but it promotes the program to their co-workers as well as to people within the community.  As various goals are achieved additional awards may be redeemed.  The program allows for incentive reports which are available at varying times.

Walk to Wellness Reporting

Enrollment data

  • Enrolled users/walking groups

Outcomes data upon campaign completion

  • Total steps
  • Total number of people meeting goals
  • Increased exercise
  • Self-efficacy
  • Satisfaction results

The Walk to Wellness Incentive Program helps participants realize the long-term benefits of physical activity.

Learn more about our Walk to Wellness Incentive Program today by contacting Award Concepts.  Contact a Recognition Specialist.