FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is the winner determined?
Winners are determined based on the most points earned. The majority of points are awarded for percent of weight lost. The top two TFWC 2018 teams that earn the most points will win a cash prize. If there are enough competitors, the male and female losing the largest percentage of weight will each be awarded a cash prize as well as the third place team.
How can I / my team earn points?
There are numerous opportunities throughout the competition. Examples include keeping food and exercise logs, participating in the annual Sweetheart Run on 02/03/2018(?tentative date?), entering weekly contests, and winning weekly contests. Refer to the Contests link above for specific information.
How much is the cash prize? How much will you donate to Relay for Life?
The cash prize amounts and Relay for Life donation will be determined based on the number of participants. We take the registration fees, subtract costs, and divide the remaining money. Half is donated to Relay for Life, and half is awarded to the competition winners. The first place individual male and female each won $95 in 2015's competition. The first place team won $1,015 and we donated $1,970 to Relay for Life.
What if I can't make it on Monday, January 8th for the initial weigh in?
You can still join! Simply come by during TF&WC's business hours to get started. But the longer you wait, the less time you have to lose the weight and earn points for your team. The deadline to join TFWC 2018 is Tuesday, January 16th.
How long does the competition last?
The competition will last for 10 weeks, ending on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
What if I can't make it on the final weigh in day on Tuesday, March 27th?
You will need to weigh in earlier. You cannot have more time to lose weight than other competitors.
What does the $40 registration fee pay for?
Your registration fee gives you a chance to win a cash prize. It covers the cost of the event t-shirts and contributes to the cash prizes and Relay for Life donation. You will have limited access to Tifton Fitness & Wellness Center and discounted membership rates. If you do not want a t-shirt, you may register for $35.
Will you tell others how much I weigh?
No! Your weight is kept confidential (not even shared with team members)! Only the competition coordinators will see your weight. We will only display the percent of weight lost.
Why do you take my picture?
We take a before and after picture to show your progress. They also help TFWC volunteers with identification. We may use these pictures during the awards presentation or to promote next year's competition. If you do not want your picture to be taken or used, just let us know. If you want a copy of your picture for your personal use, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are weigh-ins mandatory?
In the spirit of friendly and fair competition, we encourage everyone to weigh in on a regular basis. Points are awarded for weighing in. Team members that miss four consecutive weigh ins OR more than six weigh ins total during the competition will be disqualified.
When are weigh ins?
Participants weigh in every Tuesday (except January 9th) between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm.
What if I can't weigh in on Tuesdays?
If you need to make special arrangements to weigh in on Mondays instead, please see a TFWC 2018 volunteer.
What diet can I follow?
Team Fitness & Wellness Challenge promotes a lifestyle change. You may choose whatever diet you wish - as long as it is healthy! We recommend following guidelines set forth by a well-respected, scientifically-based program. Examples of such include the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Weight Watchers, or the United States Department of Agriculture.
Why should I join TF&WC 2018?
This event is designed to be a fundraiser for the Amercian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This competition comes with a worthy cause, great cash prizes, gym access, and as much fun as weight loss can be.
The registration fee includes limited access to TF&WC during the competition: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm. If you would like to exercise at our facility more, at different times, or have access to the pool, you may join our gym for $28 per month (that's $5 off the regular membership price).
What if I don't have a team?
We strongly encourage you to form your own team because you are more likely to stay motivated when you know your team members. But if you do not have a team, we can assign you one.
What are the age limits?
Participants must be at least 15 years of age by Monday, January 8, 2018 to participate. Anyone under age 18 must have parental consent and a physician's release before beginning.
Who can I contact for additional information?
Tifton Fitness & Wellness Center
Post Office Box 7508 / Tifton, GA 31793
1488 Old Ocilla Road / Tifton, GA 31794