FitChurch Challenge

Let’s discover a healthier you, together!

Take charge of your health with Lakeland Regional Health’s FitChurch Challenge! The FitChurch Challenge is a comprehensive wellness challenge designed to empower individuals, families, and congregations to improve their health.

Work your way through a series of education and exercise classes provided by Lakeland Regional Health and our wellness partner, YMCA, and learn about different national awareness campaigns over the course of 12 weeks. Challenge yourself to reach your health goals and strengthen your understanding of what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle.

2018 Challenge Registration 

The 2018 FitChurch Challenge Kick-off and Official Weigh-In will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 a.m at the Lakeland Family YMCA.

For more information, please contact Lauren Parkes-Springfield,

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for the Challenge?

Registration is available online via the link(s) above. Once you have filled out the registration form and signed the waiver, you will be assigned a member number. Using this member number, a member ID card will be made for you to pick up at your center of worship within two weeks.

How much does it cost to participate in the Challenge?

Participating in the Challenge is completely free of charge.

What do I get when I register?

When you register you’ll receive a welcome email, admission to free fitness and health education classes and access to a competition tracking portal, Health Hero.

How will my progress be tracked?

Lakeland Regional Health will measure your weight, blood pressure and blood glucose during the mandatory initial and final health screening events. Additional, weigh-in opportunities will be available throughout the duration of the program as well. Although Lakeland Regional Health is only measuring health data before and after the challenge begins and ends, participants are encouraged to track their own progress throughout the duration of the challenge.

Can I participate in the Challenge even though I am not in shape? 

Yes! The Challenge is designed to establish a healthy lifestyle to help you be a healthier you.

What classes can I expect during the Challenge?

Each week of the Challenge has a different theme around which exercise and health education classes are focused.

Is attendance mandatory for the exercise and health education classes?

No, attendance is not required but is strongly encouraged.

When will team standings be published?

Team standings will be available online starting in week four of the challenge. Team standings are based on cumulative results and are calculated as average weight loss percentage.

Will other people be able to see my weight online?

No. Your individual weight will NEVER be available to anyone but yourself. We know this is a sensitive topic, so we protect your privacy.

What are the responsibilities of the team captain?

Being a team captain is easier than you think! The captain’s main responsibility is to recruit their team of at least five members. Once the competition begins, the captain also helps motivate team members and reminds them to stay engaged.

Who can I contact for additional information?

Please contact with any questions about the program or volunteering opportunities.