What is Shape Up Montana?
Shape Up Montana is a fun, interactive three-month team competition from February 1 to April 1 (April 1 to May 1 — Optional Maintenance Month) that encourages Montanans to develop healthy physical activity and eating habits.
The Shape Up Montana program is a team wellness program where teams, made up of friends, family members, coworkers, etc. can compete against other teams across the state of Montana. In the spirit of the Big Sky State Games, the top three teams will receive medals and special prizes. Awards will be based on the teams who average the most miles logged per person over the three-month program, and teams with the highest percentage of weight lost. Other prizes will be awarded throughout the competition for the teams with the most participation, weekly challenge participation, and monthly reporting. Everyone is a winner by taking part in the program and being more active. The Shape Up Montana program is based around accumulated activity with a healthy weight option.
Team members login into the website to calculate activity which is converted to “activity miles” and log their weight (optional). To keep the competition fair, the winning teams have the highest average monthly accumulated activity or highest percentage of weight loss.
Each week of the program, team members receive emails with motivational resources including physical activity videos and articles. This allows participants to make small, realistic lifestyle changes. Motiviation emails originate from firstname.lastname@example.org, please add this address to your address book or safe-sender list. You may need to speak with your IT department to allow these emails in your organization.
Program of Big Sky State Games
Shape Up Montana is a program of the Big Sky State Games which is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide quality programs that inspire healthy and active lifestyles for all ages and abilities. Your participation helps us continue to provide exciting programs like Shape Up Montana.
Sounds great, let's get started!
Start by registering your team or sign in to the Shape Up Montana website.
Since 1990 Montana has steadily increased in obesity among adults and children. Montana's adult obesity rate is currently 26.4 percent, up from 15.6 percent in 2000, and from 8.4 percent in 1990. The Big Sky State Games understands that these are trends we need to change. That's why we are encouraging all Montanans' to embrace the Shape Up Montana program.
- $10 Scheels Gift Card for First 500 Team Captains
- Smartphone App to Track Activity
- Weekly Challenge Rewards
- Monthly Reporting Rewards
- Prizes for Top Teams
- 4-10 People per Team
- 3 Activity Divisions Offered
- Healthy Weight (Bonus Add-On)
- Weekly Motivational Articles/Videos
- Free T-Shirt
- Free Health Club Week
- Virtual Run/Walk