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100 Day Challenge

100 Day Challenge

100 Day Challenge  

We are excited to partner with Human Resources to offer the 100 Day Challenge. 

100 Day Challenge is a wellness benefit available to Ohio University benefits-eligible employees and their spouses/partners. A WellWorks membership is required to participate in the challenge.

How does it work? 

Work out at WellWorks 100 Days in a calendar year and you could get an annual membership for free*.

Any University employee who is eligible to receive benefits through the University and the spouse or partner of that individual is able to participate in the 100 Day Challenge. Program requirements include an active membership and obtaining 100 visits (limit 1 per day) in a single year*. 

Once an eligible participant reaches their 100 visits, a taxable one year membership will be automatically added to the member's account.  The earned membership will begin when the member's current membership expires. A membership must remain current in order to continue to work toward achieving the 100 day goal.

No registration is required. Though, eligible members are responsible for making sure their member account identifies their status as an employee/spouse/partner so we know to track your visits. If there has been a change to your status as an employee, spouse or partner, please alert the front desk staff. We'll keep track of your visits to the Fitness Center and Group Exercise Classes as well as eligible virtual and remote check-ins, and we'll notify you when you've reached your 100 visits. 

*This program is considered a taxable benefit by the IRS which means that, while the membership will be paid by the University, the value of the membership will be taxed at 30%.

*100 Day Challenge to Transition from Fiscal Year to Calendar Year in FY24!

Transitioning begins on July 1, 2023. Please be patient as we work out the logistics of transferring from the Fiscal Year to a Calendar Year. We will be collecting questions as they arise and updating the Q&A segment below. While we try to perceive how things will now flow, we’re sure things will come up that we didn’t foresee.

Tracking Your 100 Days: 

Each Month, WellWorks will run a report to identify any new eligible members who have reached their 100 days within the past calendar year. So, internally, we'll be able to reach out to you when you have accomplished your 100 Days. 

Intermittent tracking, however, will be a bit more difficult on the calendar year than it was on the fiscal year. When we were weighing the options on transitioning to these program parameters, the tracking roadblocks were, admittedly, the greatest drawback to our efforts. 

For this reason, we do encourage members to utilize our simple paper tracking system. Ask for one of these trackers at the front desk and then write in the date of each of your visits to help you keep track of your own progress. Keep the tracker in your gym bag or locker so it's easily accessible to you.

In the past, members were able to ask the front desk staff to count  visits. Unfortunately, that process will not be as easy for our staff when working on the calendar year system. Please bear with us as we navigate this first year and find solutions so we can make the 100 Day Challenge more accessible to employees/spouses/partners.

Various Ways to Earn a Check-In: 

  • Check-in at our facility for use of our Fitness Center.  
  • Check-in to an in-person group fitness class.  
  • Visit one of our remote check-in locations during fall semester. This is a great option for those who choose to exercise outdoors on the Athens campus.  
  • Attendance at Live Virtual Classes will count toward visit counts again in FY24. 
  • Virtual Check-Ins 

Frequently Asked Questions:  

If you don't see your question below, please email us at and we would be happy to assist you.

Why are Ohio University Human Resources and WellWorks offering this incentive?

Ohio University recognizes the numerous benefits of exercise and wants to reward and encourage employees who are physically active. This incentive is another step in our goal to create a culture of wellness at Ohio University. 

Who is eligible to participate in the Healthy OHIO WellWorks membership incentive program, 100 Day Challenge

Participation is limited to WellWorks members who are benefits-eligible Ohio University employees and/or their spouses or domestic partners. Note: You do not need to enrolled in benefits; merely eligible to enroll.

If an eligible individual reaches their 100 days of visits in the fiscal year, what type of membership do they receive?

Each eligible individual would earn an Individual Annual Facility Membership. 

I am not ready to return to in-person indoor exercise and/or I find it difficult to get to the Athens campus. Can I still participate in the 100 Day Challenge?

Absolutely! We now offer LIVE virtual fitness class check-ins, remote check-ins (see above), and a full calendar of pre-recorded content available for check-in. All of these options have been instituted to support people’s safety and health now so that, once they do feel safe visiting our indoor facility, they’ll have their 100 day Facility Membership available to enjoy!

These virtual/remote check-ins are also intended to support employees operating on campuses other than Athens or who are working remotely. We are constantly working to respond to the changing environment around us. We hope these opportunities can positively support our employees and their spouses/partners as we all navigate changing work environments and unpredictable gas prices. 

How do I sign up for the program?

No registration is required. Though, it is important to make sure your member profile in our Member Portal identifies you as either a University Employee or a Spouse/Partner. WellWorks will run a report of members who are listed as "employee" or "spouse/partner" in their member profile and then Human Resources will verify eligibility. If your member profile does not classify you as one of the above, we will not include you in the program. 

I am not currently a WellWorks member. Can I still participate?

Membership is required; a yearly membership is preferred. (See direct debit options to pay for a year on a monthly basis.) You can become a member at any time and begin working toward 100 days of visits within your calendar year. 

What "counts" as a visit?

Visits count for physical activity in the WellWorks fitness center, WellWorks group exercise, virtual group fitness, remote check-ins and virtual check-ins. Please note that pre-registration required for classes, remote check-ins and virtual check-ins.

What if I exercise outside of WellWorks?

At this time, you must check-in at one of our pre-approved locations for your movement to count as a visit. This includes checking in: at our front desk, for a group exercise class, a virtual check-in, or for a remote check-in at one of our pre-scheduled lunchtime remote locations. 

How can I keep track of my visits?

Visits are counted via the check-in system at the WellWorks front desk and online through our Member Portal. Therefore, it is necessary for you to check-in at the front desk (or online for virtual classes) when using the fitness center or use the iPad system for group exercise classes. You must check-in on your computer/device for the virtual check-in program and live virtual classes during the allowable hours on the date the program is offered. 

NOTE: if you check in at the front desk and sign in at a group exercise class, it will flag as a double-entry for that day—but, be advised that only ONE visit per day counts toward the goal of 100 visits.

The front desk staff can check the status of your visits at any time, however the “official” number (double entries removed) of visits is run on a monthly administrative report and your eligibility must be verified with HR.

Can I check-in at WellWorks more than once per day?

Only one visit to WellWorks per day will count toward your 100 Day Challenge count. Though, members are welcome to visit the facility as frequently as their wellness journeys allow.

Will I be notified when I reach my 100 days of check-ins?

WellWorks will check the visit status for participants during the first week of every month. You will be notified via email when you reach 100 visits and eligibility is confirmed with Human Resources. Please make sure your current email address is on file in your member profile so you receive our alerts. 

After I reach my 100-day mark, when will I receive my free membership?

Your free membership will be tacked onto your current account. The free membership will begin as soon as your current membership expires. If you participate in our Evergreen Direct Debit program, you can receive your free membership as soon as you receive your official notification from WellWorks, but you will need to notify WellWorks to stop your direct debit payments per the contract policy. 

What if my WellWorks membership expires before I reach my 100-day visit mark?

FY23: If you do NOT reach your 100-visit mark before you membership expires, you can pay month-to-month until you reach your 100-visit mark.

FY24: As we transition to a calendar year system, you MUST complete 100 visits within 1 calendar year of the start date of your membership. 

What if I get 100 visits every 4-6 months? Can I earn two or more memberships a year?

No, only ONE free one-year membership will be awarded within a calendar year.  Example:  If your membership runs 4/5/23 – 4/4/24 and you reach 100 visits in July 2023 and earn a membership, but you get another 100 visits by December 2023, you will not receive a second yearly membership. An earned free membership will be applied to the account the same month it is set to expire. So, in this scenario, the member's free 100-day-membership will be applied to the account in April of 2024. 

Is this a taxable benefit?

Yes, this is a taxable benefit for the year in which the membership is received. The  paycheck of the benefits-carrier will be taxed during the pay period in which the benefit is fulfilled.