On the heels of the highly successful Biggest Loser Contest, the Bee-Fit Health and Wellness Center at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, is sponsoring a Walk Yourself Fit team walking contest.
Teams of five are now being formed, and team leaders will meet at noon Friday, June 15, at the Bee-Fit to sign up and pay the $50 team registration fee, which covers the cost of pedometers.
Starting June 25, each member of the team will wear a pedometer every day to keep track of steps. Everything counts: walking at work, grocery shopping, strolling around the house.
Each morning, team members will report to the team leader the number of steps walked the day before and then reset the pedometer for that day’s new count. Monday mornings, weekend totals will be reported to team leaders, who will then forward the week’s totals to event organizer Ramona Pagel, the Bee-Fit director.
Pagel is also planning a weekly walk to Laguna Peak.
In addition to the $50 per team registration fee, each team must also pay $25 a week — $5 per person — in dues.
Each team member must walk 10,000 steps a day — 70,000 per week. For each 1,000 steps short, the team must pay $1.
The contest ends Aug. 3. The winning team will get 50 percent of the pot. The second-place team will get 35 percent, and the third-place team will get 15 percent.
The Bee-Fit recently concluded the Biggest Loser Contest, with the 29 people who signed up losing a total of 398 pounds.
For more information on Walk Yourself Fit, call the Bee-Fit at 805-982-4726 or 805-982-2589.