Ton of Fun
Frequently Asked Questions
I ordered a FITbook when I registered. When can I get it?
Great news! As of Thursday, January 1, 2015, your new FITbook will be waiting for you behind the register with your name on it. Just be sure to remind us at your first weigh-in that you need to pick it up.
I forgot to purchase a FITbook journal when I registered. Can I still do that?
Sure! The 12-week journals are available for purchase at the store. Participants of the Ton of Fun program are eligible to purchase them for 20% OFF now thru Saturday, January 10th at 5PM.
If you have not yet registered, consider adding one to your registration. Journaling has been shown to improve weight-loss program success. Get a good habit going right away.
I would love to join your Ton of Fun program but I work on January 1st. Can I still join?
You bet! Our Kick-Off Event on January 1st (10AM – 3PM) is the first opportunity for people to get started, but it is not your only weigh-in opportunity.
What exactly is going to be taking place at the Kick-Off Event on January 1st?
From 10AM – 3PM you will be able to come in to register and/or complete your first weigh-in so you can maximize your time in the program.
There will be gear raffles available, mini info sessions about what is offered through the program, and healthy snacks to enjoy. We’ll also check to make sure we have your email address in our system correctly and answer any questions about the private Ton of Fun Facebook page.
How much does the 12-week program cost?
The program is only $40 AND you will have the opportunity to earn that full $40 back in Fleet Feet credit (details below) plus earn some really cool prizes along the way as you succeed. Additionally, the e-newsletters will be full of deals and promos exclusively for you!
What does my program fee get me?
As a participant, you will work on your own to lose the weight, but we’ll provide support along the way:
- Weekly weigh-ins at the store;
- Weekly e-newsletters;
- A closed group (private) page on Facebook with unlimited access to our coaches;
- Group workout opportunities;
- Fun ideas to get out and moving around the Fox Valley;
- Injury prevention;
- Nutrition resources; and
- Prize incentives along the way!
How do I earn my registration costs back?
- Receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Fleet Feet Sports once you complete at least 8 weekly weigh-ins AND lose 2% of your body weight (eg, a 200lb person has to lose 4lbs).
- Receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Fleet Feet Sports if you lose at least 5% of your body weight by the end of the 12-week program--March 29th (eg, a 200lb person has to lose 10lbs).
I’m not registered yet, is there a cut-off date?
You can register any time between now and Saturday, January 10 to still qualify for all the program benefits. Weigh-ins will begin January 1st and the initial weigh-in needs to take place by January 10th at 5PM.
After January 10th, there is still plenty to gain from the program, but you will not be eligible for the 2nd of the two opportunities to earn your $20 dollars back. That said, the recipes, clinics, weekly e-newsletters, access to trainer and nutritionists, and encouragement will more than exceed the cost of the program. You’re still making a healthy decision by registering, regardless of how far we are into the program.
Can you recommend an eating program?
There is no one perfect eating program that we can recommend for everyone. Fortunately the program will give you access to several Nutritionists and Dieticians associated with both Affinity Health System and Festival Foods that will be available to answer your specific questions and, if need be, work with you to find the tools you need.
I want to get moving as well. What do you recommend?
We can definitely help! Depending upon your resources (access to a gym, willingness to walk outdoors, etc.), we can make some suggestions to get you on the right track. We can also discuss key equipment and tools that will reduce your risk of injury. As part of the program you will also have access to speak to a Certified Trainer that can help guide you in the right direction. Coach Heidi will be making lots of tips and resources available through our weekly e-newsletters and on our private program Facebook page.
When can I weigh-in?
Weekly weigh-ins will take place any time during our normal business hours: Monday –Friday 10AM – 7PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, and Sunday Noon – 4PM. We recommend that you pick a day & approx. time that work for your schedule and come on a regular basis. Not only will this encourage you to stick to the program and not miss your weigh-ins, it will make your information more consistent week to week.
I’m self-conscious about my body and weight—do I really have to be weighed in public?
Our weigh-ins will take place in one of the two private dressing rooms with a Sales Associate. Our entire team is trained to use the scale and gather the information we need each week. All you need to do when you show up is let someone know you’re here for your weekly weigh-in and you can zip in and out; unless you have any questions you want to address. Bottom line: your privacy is our priority and our team is professional and respectful. No one will have access to your complete information beyond Heather, the Program Coordinator and Leah, Fleet Feet Sports Operator.
What should I wear for weigh-ins?
That is up to you; although we do ask that you remain at least modestly clothed for your weigh-in. Some people will prefer to have a ‘weigh-in outfit’ for consistency purposes. That’s perfectly fine. You will be invited to remove shoes and any extras you don’t want included (i.e. cell phone, jewelry, layers, etc.). Paper towels will be available for you to put on the scale to stand on.
How many times can I weigh in each week?
One time each week. No exceptions, no taking the lowest weight. Remember, there is a competition component to this but it’s really about your health and longer term benefits.