PRINCE HALL COMMUNITY FITNESS CHALLENGE

The leaderboard is provided to show how contestants compare to others in regard to the points they have earned from walking, running and various other challenge activities. It does not indicate winners or finalists.

Leader BoardChallenge Activity CalendarPoint StructureMessage BoardFAQ's


Walking – 100pts per mile
Points will be awarded for steps automatically. Participants need to have their tracking devices synced to the site by Sunday April 22nd. NOTE: When looking at your daily average on the leaderboard, the system does not average based on whole days; it averages in quarters. So halfway through the day all your steps will be divided by 2.5 and, then 2.75, and then 3.

Weight Loss (monthly) – 100pts per % lost
Points will be awarded for the Percentage of Original Body Weight Lost. 100 Points for each percent of weight lost (1% = 100 points).  This must be reported monthly. Total Potential Points = 300

Conference Call participation – 100pts per call
Points will be awarded for participating in each conference call that is hosted by HEAL/PHMF. Attend and be engaged.  Potential points: 100 per conference call attended.

Picture on Scale – 50pts per photo
Points will be awarded for sending a picture of yourself on a scale once a month for 3 months evidencing your weight.  Total potential points:  150

Bonus Challenge Activities – 125pts per challenge activity
Points will be awarded for each additional challenge that contestant participates in and provides video evidence of the challenge): Total Potential points: 125 points per challenge completed and documented.

Healthy Meal Picture/Video – 100points per meal
100 points will be awarded for emailing pictures or short videos of meals you have prepared for yourself or that were prepared for you once each month for three months.  Total potential points: 300

We will be sending out the schedule of challenge activities in the next couple of days. This could be a great way for you to get in some exercise and stack some points, so come as often as you can, meet your competition, get your stats taken, and connect with us regarding any questions you may have about the Challenge. Not all meet-up activities will be awarded points, however you should be keeping your fitness tracker on in order to record your steps at minimum. Don’t forget to wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHES and SHOES whenever we meet! Also bring a towel and a bottle of water….you will need it!

Post some EASY points today!  Send us a note about why you chose to participate in this Fitness Challenge, email it to us before April 26th and get 100 points.  Only ONE email entry per contestant please.  Send your note to info@healthedandlit.org.  

April 30, 2017:

No Upcoming Push-up Challenge:
May 14th to May 20th

Welcome to the push-up Challenge!!

The challenge starts Sunday May 14th and ends Saturday May 20th.
You will do the max push-ups you can do your first set and each day thereafter add one more. For example if your first set is 3, the next day you have to do 4.

April 30, 2017:

No Sugar Mondays:
A New Start on Kicking An Old Habit

To the PH Community Fitness Challenge Participants

I hope all of you will participate in NO SUGAR MONDAY!!!

Please let your sugar consumption come from natural sources such as fruits and veggies. Just about all processed foods have some form of refined sugar.

Excess fructose (complex carbohydrates ) can lead to insulin resistance, which is a stepping stone towards obesity and diabetes.

Many breakfast cereals such as Kellogg Corn Pops,Fruit Loops, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kellogg Frosted Flakes, to name a few, as well ascanned fruits, many lunch meats, and carbonated beverages contain fructose.

Refined sugar is totally void of nutrients, and has added chemical and raises blood sugar levels.

April 21, 2017:

You Joined The Prince Hall Fitness Challenge – Now What?
…You’re in the running for the Grand Prize of $1,000!

IMPORTANT: Soon we will host a Conference Call on next Wednesday April 26 @ 8pm and Sunday April 30 @ 8pm. During the call we will introduce you to your Fitness Challenge Partners & Teammates, review the Challenge activities and points system and give you details about the activities scheduled for the next 2-4 weeks. Look out for an email regarding the upcoming Conference Call details. NOTE: You will only earn points for attending and participating in ONE of the two conference calls (the same info will be reviewed on both).

Many of you may have noticed by now that your points are starting to show up on the Challenge Leader Board. Mazel Tov!! However, if you are still see zeros by your name, it means that you do NOT have a movement app or device connected (like MOVES or NIKE+) to your Incentfit account (https://incentfit.com/). Please contact one of our HEAL Board members to get this issue fixed so that you can stack on the points with every step you take!

We will be sending out the schedule of challenge activities in the next couple of days. This could be a great way for you to get in some exercise and stack some points, so come as often as you can, meet your competition, get your stats taken, and connect with us regarding any questions you may have about the Challenge. Not all meet-up activities will be awarded points, however you should be keeping your fitness tracker on in order to record your steps at minimum. Don’t forget to wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHES and SHOES whenever we meet! Also bring a towel and a bottle of water….you will need it!

Walking – 100pts per mile
Points will be awarded for steps automatically. Participants need to have their tracking devices synced to the site by Sunday April 22nd.

Weight Loss (monthly) – 100pts per % lost
Points will be awarded for the Percentage of Original Body Weight Lost. 100 Points for each percent of weight lost (1% = 100 points). This must be reported monthly. Total Potential Points = 300

Conference Call participation – 100pts per call
Points will be awarded for participating in each conference call that is hosted by HEAL/PHMF. Attend and be engaged. Potential points: 100 per conference call attended.

Picture on Scale – 50pts per photo
Points will be awarded for sending a picture of yourself on a scale once a month for 3 months evidencing your weight. Total potential points: 150

Bonus Challenge Activities – 125pts per challenge activity
Points will be awarded for each additional challenge that contestant participates in and provides video evidence of the challenge): Total Potential points: 125 points per challenge completed and documented.

Healthy Meal Picture/Video – 100points per meal
100 points will be awarded for emailing pictures or short videos of meals you have prepared for yourself or that were prepared for you once each month for three months. Total potential points: 300

We will be sending out the schedule of future meet-ups in the next couple of days. Meet-ups are a great way for you to get in some exercise and stack some points, so come as often as you can, meet your competition, get your stats taken, and connect with us regarding any questions you may have about the Challenge. Don’t forget to wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHES and SHOES whenever we meet! Also bring a towel and a bottle of water….you will need it!

Post some EASY points today! Send us a note about why you chose to participate in this Fitness Challenge, email it to us before April 26th and get 100 points. Only ONE email entry per contestant please. Send your note to info@healthedandlit.org.

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as you strive to reach your fitness goals, and most of all thank you for choosing to make a change towards better health.

April 18, 2017:

Questions Answers About the Fitness Challenge
Good Evening Fitness Challenge Contestants

By now you should have received an email instructing you to sign up in the Incentfit app so that you can begin to see your points on the leader board. If you have not signed into this system yet, please do so immediately. Anyone not registered in the Incentfit App by this Sunday will be dropped from the competition. Remember to also connect your fitness tracking device to your Incentfit account so that your steps can be automatically tracked.

We have received emails from contestants regarding where to upload videos, when will points be posted, how to upload and share pictures and what are the bonus challenges. We truly appreciate the fact that ALL of you are eager to get going with all the various activities, but this fitness challenge is paced, and you will receive notification in advance of when the points-driven activities should be performed. Also, at the appropriate time, you will receive detailed instructions on how and where to load your pictures and videos. We don’t want you getting ahead of yourselves, we want to make sure the contest remains fair and that there is sufficient time between various activities for the administrators to review your submissions and award points.

Speaking of points, you as a contestant will NOT be able to award yourself points – the challenge admins will make weekly posts of the points you have earned (usually by Tuesday mornings). This is why it is important that you connect your fitness device to the Incentfit app so that your steps are automatically tracked. The system usually updates pretty quickly, but there are time that it takes 1 day for system to fully update and reflect all of your points earned. If you think we missed something or if you are not seeing your steps recorded correctly in the system, let us know immediately. You can also download the Incentfit app on your smart phone or tablet by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

If you are having trouble connecting your device, please don’t hesitate to contact us about that too (info@healthedandlit.org). We don’t want you missing out on all the fitness fun!

Sooooo, with that being said, let’s remember that this is a friendly competition, and not a re-enactment of the Hunger Games lol! We can truly appreciate the zest and zeal you all have taken in jump-starting this challenge, and we look forward to connecting with you through emails, text, conference calls and meet-ups throughout the course of the event.

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as you strive to reach your fitness goals, and most of all thank you for choosing to make a change towards better health.

April 17, 2017:

Ready, Set, GO! The 2017 Prince Hall Community Fitness Challenge Has Officially Started!
Hello Prince Hall Community Fitness Challengers!

Invitations have already gone out to you via email regarding logging in to the Fitness Challenge website so that you can begin tracking your stats throughout the competition. Check your email box (and junk mail folder) for a message from Incentfit.com with the title “You’ve Been Challenged!” When you open that message you will be asked to create a password for your account/profile. If you have already participated in one of our challenges before, just log into the account with the username and password you previously created.

After you create your password, log into the IncentFit app, then go to the “Challenge” category on the left. Make sure you ACCEPT the challenge and review the activities you must participate in to compete in the challenge.

Next, go to the “Walk, Run, Bike” category on the left side of the page and choose a tool to track your walking. We recommend an app that is matched to your personal wearable device like a Fitbit or Garmin. If you wish to use your smartphone as your fitness device there are many apps that are offered on the site that can be downloaded to your Android or iOS phone and connected to your Incentfit account in a few easy steps – this way you will never miss a step as you head in the right direction of better health and wellness!

If you still can’t find the welcome message, just go to https://incentfit.com/login. Look under the blue “CONTINUE” box and click on the words “invitation code”. Now enter in the code KZT89K and complete your registration.

Feel free to contact us directly if you need assistance getting logged, registered or adding the app to your phone. We can be reached at (337) 443-2548 or by reply email at info@healthedandlit.org.

YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION IN THE INCENTFIT SYSTEM BY SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017 in order to be included in the competition. This challenge will run from April 16 to July 16, 2017.

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as you strive to reach your fitness goals, and most of all thank you for choosing to make a change towards better health.

Q: Who is hosting the Fitness Challenge?
A: The Prince Hall Community Fitness Challenge is being hosted by HEAL, Inc. in partnership with the Prince Hall medical Foudation
Q: How long is the Fitness Challenge?
A: The challenge is 90 days and goes from April 16 to July 15, 2017
Q: What is the goal of the challenge?
A: The goal of the challenge is to see who can earn the most points from various designated fitness activities at the end of 90 days.
Q: What prize is being awarded to the winner(s)?
A: The first place challenger will be awarded $1,000 and the second place contestant will be awarded $500. Other prizes will be given to contestants who accomplished

other noted goals recognized by the challenge organizers. Prizes will be awarded one week after the challenge ends.

Q: How do I earn points in the Challenge?
A: Please refer to the Points Structure tab of this page.
Q: Can I earn points for activities that are not on the Points Structure tab?
A: No. You can ONLY earn points for activities that are designated and sanctioned by the Challenge organizers.
Q: Where can I go to see where I rank in the fitness challenge?
A: You can go to http://www.healthedandlit.org/prine-hall- community-fitness- challenge-leader- board/
Q: How soon will points for my activities show up?
A: Please allow up to 24 hours for your steps and running points to show up. Points for other completed activities will be added to your tally on Sunday evenings of each week. The update for those points should show up no later than Tuesday of the following week.
Q: I am using a Samsung fitness tracker/device, but it is not accurately tracking my data - what's wrong?
A: It turns out that IncentFit does not work well with Samsung devices, so that is why your numbers werent right. Please choose another device/app to track your activities. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Q: Where can I go to see the schedule of challenge activities?
A: Please refer to the Challenge Activity Calendar tab of this page.
Q: What if I take a Zumba class on my own, can I get points for that?
A: If the Challenge organizers did not sanction the activity, you will NOT be awarded points for that activity. However, you will be able to earn points for the steps

you are taking in that activity… just make sure your fitness track in on and working!

Q: Who do I contact if my fitness tracker activities are not being properly recorded in the leaderboard?
A: Send an email to info@healthedandlit.org or you can call 337-443-2548 for assistance.