Join In the Fun! 
100 Million Minutes Challenge of 2019

The chapter that moves together, loses together, so get moving and losing by tracking your minutes of physical activity for the challenge, announced by TOPS President Rick Danforth in the May/June issue of TOPS News, our membership magazine.

How the Challenge Works - and an Update

Back in the spring, TOPS President Rick Danforth challenged us all to move more in 2019. Thanks to all who reported your minutes from May 1 to August 31. For our halfway-to-goal tally, you told us you did everything from Appalachian Trail hikes to Zumba.

With about half of chapters reporting, we reached 25,876,184 minutes as of August 31.

30 minutes of exercise three times each week is more than enough to get us over the finish line (and get you closer to your healthy goals).

Who

YOU! Be a part of this inspirational initiative by joining a local chapter and experiencing our affordable program, which has been proven effective in independent university studies. A loss of just ten pounds can have significant positive impacts on your health and well-being. Together we can!!!!

What

TOPS members are tracking minutes of physical activity (any kind counts) from May 1 until December 31, 2019. Earn minutes for activities done individually or as a chapter. Ask family and friends to join you in the challenge.  Only member minutes count, but their encouragement and support will be a great contribution to your success and their own healthy lifestyle!

When

You can still report minutes from May through August if you haven't already. Simply add them in with your chapter's September 1 to December 31 total. Every minute counts!

January 8 is the deadline for turning in all remaining minutes for the year. 

How

Just write them down, add them up, and send your chapter total to your Coordinator. No special form is needed. You can find your Coordinator's contact info on the back cover of every TOPS News, or look it up on Find A Meeting by tying your ZIP or postal code and scrolling down to your chapter's listing.

Converting Your Activity Into Minutes

Already Tracking Miles or Steps? No Problem!

If you're already tracking your activity in miles or steps, here's an easy formula for converting them to minutes.

  • You can estimate that it takes roughly 15-20 minutes to walk a mile at a moderate pace. If you want to be more precise, time how long it takes you to walk (or jog, bike or swim) a mile at your usual pace.
  • There are about 2,000 steps in one mile.
  • Divide the steps from your walk by 2,000 to find the number of miles. (Skip this step if you have already tracked your miles.)
  • Multiply your miles by the number of minutes it takes you to complete a mile.

Example:
If you walked 5 miles (10,000 steps), and it takes you 20 minutes to walk a mile, you would have 100 minutes of activity (5 miles x 20 minutes per mile = 100 minutes).

 

Tips and Ideas to Up Your Activity Level

Coming Soon

We'll be adding other tips throughout the rest of 2019, so check back regularly...

 

For Members Only

Members -- here are just a few of the resources available to you when you sign in to your free TOPS account.