Winter YP4H Step Challenge

Put your health first while enjoying a friendly competition between the Office of Administration and Planning (A&P) and the Office of Student Life (SL). The Winter Wellness YP4H Step Challenge runs from January 22 to February 16!

Create or join a team of up to 10 people via Virgin Pulse beginning January 17. Teams can be formed with a combination of A&P and SL staff, A&P staff only or SL staff only. Be sure to view team name guidelines below prior to signing up. Once you login via Virgin Pulse, the challenge can be found by clicking “Challenges” under the “Social” tab at the top. Don’t forget to make sure you sync your step tracker.

Individual participants can earn 250 points by tracking at least 182,000 steps​. The team with the highest average number of steps per participant wins bragging rights for being the ultimate steppers!

Team Name Guidelines
Please use the appropriate acronym in front of your team name when registering to help identify the winning team.

  • Team includes Administration and Planning (A&P) and Student Life (SL) Staff
    • Add “APSL ” in front of team name
    • Example: APSL Buckeye Steppers
  • Team Includes Administration and Planning (A&P) Staff Only
    • Add “AP” in front of team name
    • Example: AP Speedy Steppers
  • Team Includes Student Life (SL) Staff Only
    • Add “SL” in front of team name
    • Example: SL Speedy Steppers

Alternative Step Option
An alternative participation option is available to those who are not able to take steps. Once the challenge begins on January 22, please use the conversion tool within the Winter Wellness Step Challenge via Virgin Pulse. This conversion tool can be found by going to the Resources tab, clicking Track, and selecting Add Activity. Browse the list of activities and enter your minutes of activity to convert to steps.

All-Staff Winter Wellness Event, Winter Wellness Walk on January 25
Attend the All-Staff Wellness Event on January 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the RPAC and virtually.  Earn
extra steps for the challenge by joining the Winter Wellness Walk to the RPAC before the event. Bundle up and meet the group at the Brutus bench in the Ohio Union at 8:20 a.m. to start the walk. If you plan to join the event virtually, take a ½ mile-1 mile walk before event remarks begin at 9:00 a.m. Contact Student Life's Morgan with any questions.

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For questions, contact A&P’s Nicole Holman at and Student Life’s Morgan Hammonds at