What is Spring Into Motion

It’s a fun, inspiring way to move more and discover Spring Things – from adorable baby animals and vibrant blossoms to worldwide festivals and gardening tips.  Whether you’re a beginner or fitness enthusiast, Spring Into Motion will help boost energy and improve your health as you enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – in this season of renewal and beyond.

When does the program start?

Registration opens Friday, February 18; you may begin recording Monday, March 7. All teams must be formed by Friday, March 11. The team competition will end Sunday, May 1, but you may update activity until the team scores freeze on Friday, May 6.

Who can participate? 

All benefit eligible employees are able to participate.  Spring Into Motion gives you simple, motivating tools to track progress, providing instant feedback from your favorite tracking device or app. 

How does it work? 

Each week you’ll experience a new Spring Thing; once you record activity the daily image will become clear and you can test your knowledge with a fun trivia question (no points, no pressure). Plus, when you log at least 6000 steps – using a tracking device or the Step Converter tool to change exercise minutes to steps – you’ll earn points, colored rings, and the chance to collect badges.  Click Settings, then How It Works to learn more.

Is there team participation?

Yes! In this optional friendly competition, teams of 4-20 challenge each other to build up points (the group that averages the most tops the leaderboard). After registering, read How It Works on the Team page to learn more.

What is the goal? 

To earn 120 points (15+ a week):

  • 4000-5999 steps = 3 points (green ring)
  • 6000-9999 steps = 4 points (blue ring)
  • 10,000+ steps = 5 points (yellow ring)

NOTE: You don’t have to wear a tracking device to record steps – plug in your activity and exercise minutes, then the Step Converter automatically adjusts them.

Set a challenging yet realistic target that develops exercise habits you can maintain for life. 

How do the activity trackers/apps sync to my Spring Into Motion account?

After you register and connect a device or app to your Spring Into Motion account, its simple. Just put your device on in the morning, then each time you sync it with your computer or app and log into your Spring Into Motion account, you can see your steps add up. 

If my activity isn’t accurately measured with a tracker – like cycling – how do I count steps?

Use the Step Converter in the Log drawer. Enter the activity and minutes, then Spring Into Motion does the conversion for you. 

Why do I want to be on a team?

It’s fun! Plus, joining with others striving for similar goals keeps you accountable — and doubles your chances of success. So start or join a team with members close by, across the hall, or around the world — the most important thing is to recruit others who are motivated to be active and healthy.

How do I get credit for my everyday movement if I’m not using a tracking device? 

You’ve recorded your dedicated exercise minutes, but what about your movement throughout the day? You can manually add 2000-4000 steps for incidental movement each day, based on how active you were: 

  • 2000 steps: I mostly stayed at my workstation except for occasional breaks.
  • 3000 steps: I moved a moderate amount, getting away from my workstation for short walks several times.
  • 4000 steps: I moved a lot, with frequent short walks to perform my job. 

What are Thrive Thursday challenges?

If you’re on an official team, you’ll find an additional activity in your Thursday morning email and on the Team page – an everyday task to complete before midnight CT to earn a bonus point toward your team score. 

Is there a mobile app?

Log activity, view recipes, visit attractions and track your team – right from the palm of your hand. The Spring Into Motion mobile app automatically syncs with your online account…just log in using the same email and password. 

What if I have questions about the program?

Use the Contact link at the bottom of each website page. A Colorful Choices representative will respond within 1 business day.