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How do Challenges work?

Achieve greater results, and have more fun, when a buddy is involved.

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Written by Andrew Boucher
Updated over a week ago

We support two types of challenges: Buddy and Community.

Community Challenges:

Periodically we will create a community-wide challenge for our entire Member-base to participate in. These events are tailored to support important health/wellness concepts like Mental Health Month (May), or Worldwide Day of Sleep (March) as well as specific goals we have available within the app. Seasonality also comes into play since we know our activity-levels are affected by Mother Nature at times.

The challenges are promoted through email announcements, monthly newsletters and other ways your organization may communicate internally. Sometimes these result in randomly-drawn winners!

Community Challenges show up as Yellow Banners in the Community Page!

To join a community challenge all you need to do is have a goal set that corresponds with the challenge type. Example: If the Community Challenge is a STEPS challenge than make sure you have a steps goal set in the GOALS page.

Common Question: Are you getting this Error but you're confident your corresponding Goal is set? When you first setup your account or set a goal for the first time the system takes up to 30 minutes to pull you into the challenge. Give it a minute and it should pull you in.

More about Community Challenges here!

Buddy Challenges:

We believe (and have the data to support our beliefs) that having an "accountability buddy" really does make a difference when accomplishing your fitness goals. BetterYou members can invite their friends and family to the app and compete in steps or sleep challenges...who's got game?

How it works:

  • Step-by-step instructions how to challenge a buddy can be found here

  • Learn how earning rewards works by completing challenges here

  • Find out how rewards are issued and calculated here

Please reach out to us directly at with any questions

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