The Your New Beginning (YNB) 12-Week Challenge registration period commences on 8 January 2018. Entries close 4 February 2018, entries after the start date of the challenge will not be entitled to any time and value in lieu for starting late. Entries will not be accepted after 26 February 2018. The YNB 12-Week Challenge starts on 5 February and concludes on 29 April 2018.
To enter the challenge, a non-refundable registration fee of $99.00 (RRP inc gst) is payable directly to the facility running the YNB 12-Week Challenge. Participants will participate (at cost) in one of two weekly assisted training options during the duration of the challenge: 1 x 1:1 Personal Training Session per week or the Coaching Zone group personal training program session per week (at selected facilities).
Registration fees include access to a YNB 12-Week Challenge app and online nutrition portal, a Myzone MZ Lite heart rate belt (RRP $99), a YNB 12-Week Challenge participation singlet, 12 weeks of eating plans and nutrition tips over the duration of the challenge.
Participants must be member of their local centre (local club membership) for the duration of the challenge. Local club membership includes full access to the health club and group fitness classes during opening hours.
Minimum cost for a facility membership and weekly 1:1 personal training for the duration of the challenge is approximately $779.40 (depending on location this amount may vary. Check with your local facility for further details). Minimum cost for completing the challenge through the Coaching Zone program is $599.40
All participants are to meet the minimum criteria of the YNB 12-Week Challenge to be eligible to claim a prize:
- attendance of at least one 30 minute personal training session per week (this can be a one on one session or a small group session if available) or a minimum of one Coaching Zone session per week
- attendance to scheduled measurement sessions at your local facility (initial, mid challenge and final measurements at week 12)
- submit a 250 word essay or video submission at the conclusion of the challenge to the local facility in writing in hardcopy or via email by 30 April 2018
- agree to be identified, share content from their essay, and cooperate as reasonably possible with media for interviews and photo opportunities, in the event they are a club winner, national winner or runner up, or opt out of media by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 April 2018
- national winners must be available and take part in a professional promotional video organised by Belgravia Health Clubs in Melbourne on a date agreed by both parties, and agree to their image and story being used for future fitness promotions by Belgravia Health Clubs. Airfares, accommodation and transport will be arranged at no cost to the winner, where necessary.
If you are unable to attend the first measurements date, a subsequent date will be rescheduled at the convenience of the facilities Fitness Manager to ensure your measurements are recorded for appropriate tracking.
The YNB 12-Week Challenge consists of the following prizes:
Club winner – 1:1PT stream
12-month local club membership award to the best male and female transformation within each local facility.
Club winner – Coaching Zone stream
Three-month Coaching Zone membership award to the best male and female transformation within each local facility.
$2000 awarded to the best national male and best national female transformation.
National runners up
$1000 awarded to the national runners up national male and female transformation.
MEPS weekly winners
A weekly competition will take place via the MyZone heart rate platform for participants to record the most amount of MyZone Effort Points (MEPS) using their heart rate belt during a single week across YNB 12-Week Challenge. Weekly competitions will run from Monday 12.01am until Sunday 11.59pm AEDT/AEST of the same week. $100 will be awarded to one winning participant each week for 12 weeks. Weekly winners will be announced on the Genesis Fitness and Coaching Zone brand Facebook pages each following Monday, and in the weekly e-newsletter.
*Prizes may not be exchanged for other gifts or cash and must be accepted in their stated form.
Facility winners will be announced by 13 May 2018.
National winners and runners up will be announced on 21 and 22 May 2018.
A judging panel of a three people will be formed in each participating site to judge the club winners. This judging panel will comprise of the following staff: Facility Manager, Regional Business Manager, Fitness/PT Manager, Regional Fitness Manager.
All nominated facility/ club winners will go into the running to be one of the national winners selected by a judging panel of three people.
As individuals differ, so do their results, even when using the same program. Consequently, all judge’s decisions are final and at their discretion.
CHALLENGE PRIZE CRITERIA
Facility/ club and National winners will be judged on the following criteria to determine the best transformations at the conclusion of the 12 weeks:
Post Challenge written report or video (30% of overall rating)
At the conclusion of the challenge, each competitor submits a written report or video submission outlining the benefits they have received from completing the challenge in relation to their original goals, including how it has changed their life.
Before and after photos (40% of overall rating)
Physical changes that have occurred visually. All photos must be taken as per the criteria provided to each facility.
Measurements (30% of overall rating)
Measurements must be completed at the beginning, midpoint and completion of the challenge by one of the official judging staff.
It is required that all policies, procedures and judging criteria are followed to maintain the highest level of success for members and fairness in judging. Rules and regulations of the judging criteria must be followed or there may be a reason for disqualification from judging. Rule interpretations and all judging decisions are final. Accepting the terms and conditions upon registration in the YNB 12-Week Challenge constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this contract including its rules, regulations, policies and registration.
Belgravia Health Clubs Support Office and your local facility reserves the right to interpret the judging criteria and their application as it sees fit. The rules and regulations must be followed or the participant may be disqualified from the competition.
Staff may participate in the challenge but are not eligible to win any of the member prizes.
Participants must not use banned supplements or products or performance enhancing drugs unless prescribed by a physician for a medical condition. The use of any illegal performance enhancing substances is strictly prohibited. All finalists who qualify for the national prize may be, on request required to submit a urine sample for testing. Failure to comply with this request or failure of a test will result in immediate disqualification. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Every participant must complete a medical history form for the challenge, and if required, obtain medical clearance from your general practitioner prior to and during the challenge. Your trainer will give you a medical history form at your initial session.
All information and materials submitted by entrants into the YNB 12-Week Challenge become the sole and exclusive property of Belgravia Health Clubs and your local facility. The individuals featured in promotional material throughout marketing material achieved extraordinary results. Their photos represent example
SEEK ADVICE FROM A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
As with any physical activity, it is important that before beginning any fitness regime you consult with your health care professional to ensure that you are mindful of your current health and any restrictions that are appropriate for you. You should immediately seek medical attention if there are any unanticipated changes to your physical condition at any time. You must consult a qualified medical professional if you have any questions concerning your medical condition or injury. This program and its exercises are for people in good physical state and who can exercise without damaging health, safety, comfort or physical condition. If you are in any doubt about your condition, we strongly urge you to seek expert advice before starting the challenge. To the maximum extent permitted by law your local facility, Belgravia Health Clubs excludes any liability for any injury, damage or loss of any kind whatsoever sustained by anyone arising from participating in these exercises.
Where your facility is concerned with the ability of a person to safely participate in the challenge it reserves the right to refuse to allow that person to participate without first gaining a medical certificate indicating the person’s condition is suitable for the challenge.
INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE YNB 12-WEEK CHALLENGE APP AND WEBSITE
All information provided on the YNB 12-Week Challenge website by us or third parties is provided in good faith. We derive our information from sources which we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication. We may update any information at any time but you acknowledge that the information on the YNB 12-Week Challenge app/website may not be the most current knowledge. Consequently, to the maximum extent permitted by law Belgravia Health Clubs along with your local centre makes no representations or warranties that any information provided is reliable, accurate or complete and we make no guarantees of any specific result from use of this website or the information service provided through it. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Belgravia Health Clubs along with your local centre excludes any liability for any injury, damage or loss of any kind whatsoever sustained by anyone arising from reliance on any information or material available on the YNB 12-Week Challenge app/website.
Nutritional information provided on the YNB 12-Week Challenge app/website and in handouts is taken from sources provided by third parties, including the nutritional content. Before relying on any nutritional information on the website, you should carefully evaluate the applicability, completeness and relevance of this information for your purposes, and consider the need to obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your circumstances. If you have a particular health issue, please talk to your GP or appropriate specialist before beginning any diet or nutrition plan. Any such health issue must be disclosed in the application form.
Persons with pre-existing medical conditions, in poor health, or with any concerns as to commencement of a new fitness regime should consult with an appropriate healthcare professional before beginning any of these programs. You are responsible to make your own inquiries and seek independent advice from a healthcare professional before acting. In particular, if you fall within one of the following classes of persons, then you should first consult a healthcare professional before following any exercise programs or using any of the information on the website:
- pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding or who are trying to conceive a child;
- persons with any ongoing physical condition such as:
- persons suffering from cancer or other long term illness
- persons with liver disease, kidney disease, or renal failure
- persons with eating disorders
- persons with diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol issues
- elderly persons
- persons recovering from or recently recovered from illness or injury
- persons with a low body mass index
Further, even if you do not fall into the aforementioned categories of persons, you acknowledge that the service that we provide on the YNB 12-Week Challenge app/website is an information service only, and that you are solely responsible for (at your own discretion) following (or not following) any exercise program or regime that we provide as part of the information service.
In accordance with comments above regarding seeking medical advice, a medical certificate may be required and participation in the challenge may be refused by your local training facility.