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12 Week Challenge

The 12 Week Challenge is for groups, organisations and individuals. It is an email based healthy eating and physical activity challenge where you will learn lots of ways to get active and eat better.

Because it is linked to the Waikato Green Prescription Service you need to live or work within our region to access the Challenge and be 18 years of age or older. The main goal is to enhance overall lifestyle by increasing physical activity and improving healthy food choices.

The 12 Week Challenge has an online registration form and groups need to contact the Active & Well team to add their organisation, group or whaanau name. Start dates are either the first Monday of the month OR by agreement for groups.

Weekly emails allow participants to set their own weekly goals and record their own progress. Groups are supported by workshops and all participants receive telephone support, as well as weekly tips, ideas and resources that have web links for ways to eat healthy and become more active.

Active & Well staff will offer further support if and when requested for an extra three months of one-to-one through the Green Prescription service to sustain lifestyle changes made to live happy and healthy lives.

The 12 Week Challenge is based on the Green Prescription programme which is funded by the Waikato District Health Board. If you would like more information regarding this programme, please email or phone the Active & Well team at Sport Waikato 07 858 5388



Our next open challenge starts on Monday 4 FEBRUARY 2019 - why not encourage a group of your friends, family or work mates to join our next challenge?

On start dates this registration site will close at 10am and you will receive your first email around midday. Within a day or two you will recieve an extra email from your coordinator who is available for further support.

Which organisation do you work for? Or please choose 'Individual' if you are not part of a group.*


Do you suffer from any of the following*

By registering with the 12 Week Challenge you accept the following conditions in our disclaimer: Not all exercise programmes and activities are suitable for everyone. Anyone with ongoing health conditions or injuries should obtain clearance from their doctor or other health professional such as a physiotherapist before beginning a new exercise programme or participating in vigorous activities. Do not over exert yourself and work at your own pace. If at any time you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities or you feel discomfort or pain you should stop the activity immediately. Sport Waikato is not responsible for any injuries or incidents related to this challenge and disclaims any liability in connection with any of the activities listed or the advice contained within. When you register, we inform your doctor that you are taking part in our programme.