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New SparkAmerica Challenge, Plus Changes to Your Fitness Tracker

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010



About a month ago, we announced the launch of our new web initiative, SparkAmerica, and let you know that more changes would be coming soon.

Starting today, we're kicking off our first SparkAmerica challenge: The Fall Fit City Challenge, which will award one U.S. city with the title, and offer every individual who participates (by logging their exercise minutes) the chance to win fun prizes. (Other countries and states are part of our leaderboards, too, and all individuals can participate.) To learn more about this challenge, read this post on our SparkAmerica News Blog. (While you're there, be sure to subscribe to the SparkAmerica blog so you can stay in the know with all things SparkAmerica.)

In addition, today we unveiled some changes to your Fitness Tracker (my Fitness) page to help promote SparkAmerica and encourage you to set goals and stay on top of your fitness tracking. These changes are especially noticeable for members who do not currently use the QuickTrack function. (To turn QuickTrack on or off and learn more about it, visit your Start page. You'll see a QuickTrack section in the "my Tools" column on the far left of the page.)

For members who use QuickTrack, the QuickTrack section at the top of your Fitness Tracker now shows your total fitness minutes for the week, month and year with a "SparkAmerica" header. Don't worry. This works exactly the same as it always has, but now allows you to easily edit those goals and see your progress totals.

For members who do NOT use QuickTrack, you'll see a new box at the top of your Fitness Tracker page that says "My Fitness Minutes." This box will keep a running tally of the total fitness minutes you've tracked each week, month and year, and allow you to see (and edit) an annual fitness goal, as well as provide a quick link to the SparkAmerica leaderboards. Your Fitness Tracker will work exactly the same way it always has; you'll just see these real-time stats as you track your workouts each day.

We think that SparkAmerica is a fun and motivating way to encourage people to get more active. We hope that you'll enjoy seeing your progress at the top of your Fitness Tracker page each time your track.
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NASFKAB 1/13/2011 5:21AM

  Thanks for the help. Making it easy

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TERESALB2113 10/22/2010 8:34AM

  Good change. Keep up the great work!

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TERESALB2113 10/22/2010 8:34AM

  Good change. Keep up the great work!

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SLLEE1961 10/10/2010 8:11PM

  Good information. Thank you!!

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MISSY0356 9/28/2010 9:00PM

    Awesome, thanks so much

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CGARR442 9/28/2010 7:48PM

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BANKER-CHUCK 9/28/2010 6:11PM

    I have spread the challenge to my Oregon and Portland teams to step up their reporting.

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/28/2010 10:12AM

    thanks for keep the site changing as we change.

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BECKYLYNNE77 9/24/2010 12:21PM

    THANK YOU FOR THE CHANGES I AM FIDING IT EASIER emoticon

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LADYJANE30 9/21/2010 4:28PM

    Thanks for the info
Colette

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LINDAE12 9/15/2010 9:56PM

    A great new tool.

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GLOW8211 9/15/2010 9:50AM

    Thank you for all you do to keep me coming back and always improving the site to make things easier and better! emoticon

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BARBARAWEBSTER 9/14/2010 10:33PM

    thank you for updating me. even if I AM slow to get the message.

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NICOLE.ALICIA 9/14/2010 1:59PM

    Thanks!

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WESTCOASTGIRL2 9/12/2010 12:24AM

    Thanks for constantly improving things!

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SUGARBABY60 9/11/2010 4:37AM

    Yes I really like the new changes it helps me keep track and motivated! emoticon emoticon

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SMB19191405 9/10/2010 8:26AM

    Anything to make the process quicker and easier!

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MICHELLEJ653 9/10/2010 8:13AM

    Thank you Spark's People, for the sight it has been so valuable to me in my weight loss. Thank you!

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STARTLIGHT 9/8/2010 8:51PM

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT EASIER FOR ME TO KEEP UP WITH MY FITNESS PROGRAM. YOU ARE THE BEST. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUBAML 9/7/2010 11:42PM

    Great!!! Thanks!!! emoticon Luba

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SIMBAKITTYCAT 9/6/2010 12:02AM

    Without my iPhone app I wouldn't be on this great program! Keep us in the loop on fitness tracking updates!

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CONNEALS 9/5/2010 7:34PM

    Love tracking my fitness on my iphone!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/5/2010 2:06PM

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MAUITN 9/5/2010 1:38PM

    Love all the new changes! Especially the fitness tracker.

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URBANLOTUS 9/5/2010 7:58AM

    thanks for explaining the changes

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TDTUCK1 9/5/2010 12:54AM

    Great stuff! thanks... emoticon

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WINWIN1 9/4/2010 6:54PM

    great - thanks

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TRABOLD8567 9/4/2010 12:57PM

  Thanks!

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LADY_KATHY 9/4/2010 11:38AM

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IZADORA 9/4/2010 10:19AM

    Wish we had countries as well for us expats!!

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HEATHER1969 9/3/2010 11:45PM

    Sounds like a great thing! Wish that Canadian cities were gonna participate in the Fall fit challenge though.

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PAZUHO 9/3/2010 11:19PM

    seems funny

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LIBBYL1 9/3/2010 11:10PM

  great - wish there were other countries motivations

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PAXNYOKES 9/3/2010 11:10PM

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RUTGERSM0M 9/3/2010 11:01PM

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ZINNER44 9/3/2010 1:09PM

    Thanks, this sounds good. I certainly will start tracking. emoticon

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MOMOFGILLIAM 9/3/2010 12:36PM

    Woo hoo! Even better!

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NICOLE.ALICIA 9/3/2010 10:08AM

    thanks for the update

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 9/3/2010 1:41AM

    Sounds great! Thanks!

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KAYE454 9/3/2010 12:22AM

  I would like for updated work done to the SPARKTEAMS. Such as we would be alerted of new Sparkteams that goes on line and that it would be alot easier to find specfic Sparkteams I hace spent hours to find a specific team Thanks

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JENIFIREHARP 9/2/2010 10:06PM

    As always, thanks for updates!

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MOMMUNYON 9/2/2010 9:26PM

    thanks for the up date

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SWEETMOMMY41 9/2/2010 7:20PM

  thanks for the updates!

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MKOFFEE 9/2/2010 5:44PM

    This is a good thing. Thanks.

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JUSTBIRDY 9/2/2010 5:21PM

    I noticed the tracker changes. Love 'em. Thanks!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/2/2010 5:05PM

    Thanks Chris and Spark gang! Love the Tracker!

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MIKKIRB 9/2/2010 3:55PM

    Thanks for the updates!

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SPARTANJAI 9/2/2010 2:24PM

    whooooooo hoooooooooo

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