Employer Toolkit

Your company is invited to participate in the 10 Pound Throwdown!

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The 10 Pound Throwdown is designed for employees, neighbors, friends, family- anyone. We encourage participants to take 10 weeks to focus on their health and each week, the 10 Pound Throwdown will encourage small steps to reach their health goals. For many, these goals are weight related while for others, they may focus on being more active, sleeping more, or finding new energy and enjoyment in the everyday routine.

We ask that you, as a local employer or employee, encourage your colleagues, co-workers and friends to participate. By encouraging participation, you are demonstrating a commitment to the health of your co-workers, employees and friends… and you might find that you are boosting morale at the same time! We often hear from participants that the comradery of co-workers, a team captain who encourages a healthy workplace, and some healthy competition, leads to success!

The toolkit below will provide you with the additional information that you need to get started. This toolkit is designed to assist you in a successful wellness campaign. If you would like to use this Challenge to help you manage your own company's wellness challenge, you will have access to the following by utilizing the web-based tools:

  • A list of team participants
  • Which team achieved the highest percentage of weight loss
  • A list of team participants who earned weekly badges

The 10-week Challenge encourages participants to:

  • Record their weight each week using an online tracking tool by 11:59am each Monday.
    • Please note: participants will see their personal weight only and team weight loss will be displayed as a percentage of weight lost for the entire team.
  • Record progress on weekly badge challenges and activity each week using online tracking tools.
  • Check the website for weekly goal setting and wellness tips.

The Toolkit Resources Include:

  • How you can participate
  • How to register as one company team
  • How to register multiple teams within your company
  • Ideas for engaging employees in the challenge
  • Sample email invitation

Use flyers to advertise the Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can my employees participate?

Anyone can participate and we hope your employees will join! Note: Everyone who participates must create a MyWellSpan account if they don't have one already. To create an account, follow the prompts on 10poundthrowdown.com.

How will I know which of my employees are participating?

We will provide you with a list of participating employees at the completion of the Challenge (if requested). We will not provide you with any of your employee's personal information, including weight. To request the list of participating employees, please contact Community Health at communityhealth@wellspan.org.

How do I enroll my employees?

You do not need to enroll your employees- they will just need to visit 10poundthrowdown.com and register themselves. If you would like to create a team, click here for more information.

What information will you provide to me about my employees?

The only information that we are able to provide is a list of participants from your company. If you create a team, you can see who joins your team by checking out the "Team Members" page under the "Teams" tab. We hope you will encourage your employees to participate!

When I registered, my company wasn’t listed. How can I add my company to the list?

If you didn't see your company listed during registration, you can contact us at communityhealth@wellspan.org and let us know to add your company, or you can create a team and add your company name during the team creation process.