Employee Wellbeing

How to get all employees involved in your office steps challenge

Looking to increase employee engagement in your next corporate steps challenge? Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Hilda Bahringer
5 minutes

Explain the challenge and how it will work

The steps challenge is simple: just walk as many steps as you can every day for one month! But there's a catch - you have to complete the steps with at least one other person. Whether it's a friend, family member, or even your pet, you'll need to put on your walking shoes and hit the pavement with someone else. The goal is to get active and have fun, so be creative with your steps: take a stroll around the block, go for a hike, or even just dance in your living room. Just make sure to keep track of your steps so you can see how much progress you make over the course of the month. Good luck!

Assign teams and have a kickoff meeting

Once you've assembled your team, it's time to assign roles and get started on your challenge. Before beginning work, it's important to have a kickoff meeting to set expectations and get everyone on the same page. In the meeting, start by reviewing the challenge and outlining the steps that need to be taken to complete it. Then, give each team member a chance to introduce themselves and their role on the team. Be sure to also leave time for questions so that everyone is clear on what needs to be done. By taking these steps, you'll ensure that your team is off to a strong start.

Encourage friendly competition among teams

Creating a healthy sense of competition among teams can be a great way to encourage employees to work harder and strive for success. Friendly competition can fuel team spirit and provide a sense of camaraderie, both of which can help boost morale and productivity. Additionally, competition can be a great motivator, especially when there are prizes or acknowledgement for the winning team. Of course, it's important to ensure that the competition is fair and that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. But if you establish these ground rules from the outset, you can create an environment that is both fun and productive.

Celebrate everyone's success at the end of the challenge

The end of the challenge is a time to celebration! Let's take a look back at all we've accomplished. We've stuck to our goals, tried new things and had fun doing it. We've learned a lot about ourselves and each other. Most importantly, we've shown that we can stick to our commitments. So let's take this moment to congratulate each other on a job well done! We should be proud of ourselves for everything we've accomplished. Here's to many more challenges and continued success!

Keep the momentum going by planning new challenges regularly

It's essential to keep the momentum going in any fitness program by regularly planning new challenges. By adding new challenges, you not only stay motivated, but you also keep your body guessing, which is important for continued progress. For example, if you've been running three miles a day, try adding a fourth mile or increasing your pace. If you're used to lifting weights for an hour, try adding an additional set or two. By constantly challenging your body in new ways, you can maintain your fitness level and avoid plateaus. So don't be afraid to mix things up - your body will thank you for it in the long run!


A fitness challenge is a great way to get employees moving and improve morale. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can successfully launch a fitness challenge at your workplace. Remember to assign teams, encourage friendly competition, and celebrate everyone's success at the end of the challenge. Keep the momentum going by planning new challenges regularly.

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