Frequently Asked Questions
Holiday Trimmings Challenge is a great way to develop new and healthy habits during the holiday season!
When does it start and how long does it last?
Our Holiday Trimmings Challenge begins on Monday, November 16th. HTC will have a kick-off event on November 16th and 17th where you can register, learn how to track your miles on the Track Pack-It booklet, ask questions and complete your InBody Scan.
The Holiday Trimmings Challenge will be a 4-week program, lasting from Monday, November 23rd until Monday, December 21st. We can’t wait to have you on this journey with us!
What is the Holiday Trimmings Challenge (HTC)?A 4-week accountability and motivation program designed to keep you on track during the holiday season. Participants will complete exercise and social responsibility challenges that earn them “miles” along their 3,400-mile trip from Kokomo to the North Pole. Every 850 miles a person earns, they will get an entry into a drawing for a 6-month membership to the Y. If participants make it all the way to the North Pole, they will earn themselves a super-soft HTC T-shirt as well as FOUR entries into the grand prize drawing!
How/Where can I register for the Holiday Trimmings Challenge?
HTC will have a kick-off event in the Lobby at the YMCA on November 23rd and 24th where you can register in-person. If you want to skip the line during the kick-off event, you can pre-register online or in-person at the Wellness Desk starting on November 12th.
Pre-Register online by clicking here.
How much does Holiday Trimmings Challenge Cost?
Cost for the Holiday Trimmings Challenge will be $15 for Members. For those who are not members of the YMCA, the cost of joining HTC is just $39! You will have full access to the YMCA for those 4-weeks along with the resources included with the Holiday Trimmings Challenge. Pre-Register HERE!
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How do I track my points/miles?
When you register you will receive a Track Pack-It booklet. This booklet is where you will log the “miles” you have earned for workouts, social responsibility challenges, and more! The “miles” point system for the HTC challenge is listed in the Track Pack-It booklet. You will turn this booklet in after the HTC challenge is complete- so don’t lose it! Check out our point system by clicking HERE!
Why are workouts different points (classes vs. other workouts)?
All fitness classes are worth 100 “miles” for each class you complete (no matter the length of the class). For example, if you complete a Zumba class you will log 100 “miles” for the day. All other workouts (not fitness classes), whether performed at the Y or at home, are worth 100 “miles” for 30 minutes of exercise. For example, if you run at the Y or at home and the workout takes 60 minutes you will earn 200 “miles” (100 miles for each 30-minutes of exercise). We understand that class sizes are limited during this time and there are people working out at home, so we are respecting that by differentiating the points between fitness classes and self made/self motivated workouts. You can however log more “miles” before or after a fitness class. For example, if run on a treadmill for 30-minutes after a fitness class then you will have logged 100 “miles” for that treadmill workout plus the 100 “miles” for class (200 “miles” total for the day).
Are there teams this year?
This year there will be no teams during the Holiday Trimmings Challenge. You will be able to see others progress at the YMCA HTC Wall and connect to other on our HTC Facebook Group!
What is the Facebook group? How do I join?
You can search for our group on Facebook “HTC2020” and ask to join. Make sure you are following the Kokomo Family YMCA Facebook page!
What does Holiday Trimmings Challenge include?
• Accountability and motivation through the holidays
• Access to a private Facebook group to keep you motivated, find community, recipes, workouts, and more!
• A chance to win a 6-month YMCA membership.
• A super soft T-shirt for all who complete the race to the North Pole!
• An InBody Scan at the start and at the end of HTC. Learn more about InBody here.
Do I have to be a YMCA Member?
You do not have to be a member at the Kokomo Family YMCA to participate. The cost, as a non-member, is $39/person. During the Holiday Trimmings challenge you will have full-access to the YMCA including group fitness classes, Play & Learn, the Aquatic Center and more!
What if I can't attend the kick-off event on November 23rd and 24th?
If you can’t make the kick-off event on November 23rd or 24th, you can always pre-register starting on November 12th at the membership desk or online! You will also be given a voucher for an InBody scan if you are unable to make our kick-off event. The voucher will expire on November 30, 2020. Please schedule your InBody with our membership desk. You will also need to stop by the Membership Dest to pick up your Track Pack-It booklet! This booklet is where you will log the “miles” you have earned for workouts, social responsibility challenges, and more!
Can I do this virtually or workout at home?
Yes, there are points that you can tally when complete a workout from home, walk in your neighborhood, etc. You can earn 100 miles for a 30-minutes at home workout! Earn those miles by completing virtual workouts with Y360 or LesMills! Click here for workout resources.
Do I have access to any resources during HTC?
Yes, you can have access to online resources like Y360 workouts, Les Mills On Demand workouts, a private Facebook group, health resources, and MORE!
Start you journey today! Join our Holiday Trimmings Challenge! Registration opens on November 12th until November 23th.