Rules & Release

Who can participate?

All St. Luke’s FitOne Weight Loss Challenge contestants must be 18 years or older, with no physical or medical restrictions. St. Luke’s recommends the supervision of a medical professional before changing or modifying your diet or exercise plan. The following conditions will disqualify a participant from winning cash prizes:
  • Weight reduction medical procedures of any type two years prior to or during the Weight Loss Challenge. This includes but is not limited to surgical bypass, lap-band, or liposuction procedures.
  • A body mass index (BMI) under 18.5 (the Challenge promotes weight loss to a healthy BMI range of 18.5-25.0)
  • Pregnancy during the Challenge

Past Participants and Keep-it-Off Cash

Individuals from the 2016 Weight Loss Challenge who made each required weigh-in and lost a minimum of 5% of their total body weight are eligible to compete for cash prizes.

  • Must follow all the rules for the required weigh-ins.
  • Must have starting weights (October 2017) within 2 pounds (or lower) than their final weights in May 2016.
  • Whose final weights in September 2018 are the same or lower than their starting weights in October 2017, will win a share of the $25,000 cash prize to be equally split among the other eligible participants.


Teams are strongly encouraged! The top 3 teams with the most members will be recognized at the awards ceremony, in our social media and presented with a Healthy Living Trophy at the Challenge finale! Teams can be comprised of co-workers, family members, church members, etc.

Late Registrations

Individuals who join the Challenge after October 27, 2017 can register, pay, and receive all the benefits of the program but will not qualify to compete for prize money.

Late Registration Fees
  • $50 November-January
  • $35 February-June
  • $25 July-September

Other Rules

  • Cash prizes cannot be won by employees, agents, directors (or their spouses) of the St. Luke’s Healthy U department or any of the Challenge sponsors.
  • Prize winners will be determined by percentage of body weight lost, not number of pounds lost.
  • Cash prize winners are eligible for prize money two years in a row.

No Refunds

Please read all Challenge rules and requirements prior to registering. Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable to next year’s event—no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are absolutely no exceptions.

Acceptance of Release

Registering for the St. Luke’s FitOne Weight Loss Challenge signifies your acceptance of participation and your intention to be legally bound for yourself, your group of participants, and do hereby release and discharge St. Luke’s FitOne, St. Luke’s Health System and its affiliates, including but not limiting to the City of Boise, West Ada School District, Volunteers, any and all sponsors, contributors, and organizers from any and all liability arising from illness, injury, and damages your or your group of participants may suffer as a result of participation in St. Luke’s FitOne events.

You further grant permission for all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. You certify your compliance, on behalf of yourself and your group with your registration into the St. Luke’s FitOne Weight Loss Challenge.

This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind whatsoever foreseen and unforeseen, known or unknown.