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8 Week Challenge

As of the 18th of December 2020, the Green Prescription programme and Active & Well brand (including the 8 Week Challenge) will no longer be delivered by Sport Waikato. 
We will still be accepting referrals until Friday the 27th of November, 2020. Clients will receive a shorter service but we will still be able to either meet clients kanohi ke ti kanohi (face to face) or over the phone until November.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these changes please don’t hesitate to contact Active & Well Manager, Watene Hema

The 8 Week Challenge is for groups, organisations and/or individuals. It is an email based healthy eating and physical activity challenge where the main goal is to enhance overall lifestyle by increasing physical activity and improving healthy food choices.

Every week there are new topics in the emails and participants can set their own weekly goals and record their own progress. Groups can be supported by workshops and all participants have the option to receive telephone support.

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.

​Start dates for individuals are the day after registering – fill in the registration form below to get started!
Group start dates can be arranged with your Active & Well coordinator - why not encourage a group of your friends, family or workmates to join our next challenge?  Contact us to get started!
The 8 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


8 Week Challenge Disclaimer

By registering with the 8 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.