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    TERRAfit 12 Week Challenge Rules

    (Updated March 13th, 2017)

    Welcome to the Challenge

    Are you ready for a Total Health Transformation? The TERRAfit challenge is a 12 week or 21 day Sprint healthy lifestyle contest. Remember that if there is any goal that you want to achieve in your life, whether it is health, fitness, financial or relationship-oriented, caring for your body adds an element of dynamic fuel that brings positive energy to all your other endeavors. This contest is the first step in creating the life you've always wanted – and what a fun way to start.

    Take some time to read through the contest rules below so you can plan to incorporate all of this healthy lifestyle program. Commit yourself to the training schedule, and pay attention to what food and nutrition you bring into your body.

    To provide you with better support in your lifestyle changes you will be placed in a team of 5 individuals. As an added incentive there are cash prizes for the winners. Cash prizes will be given to individual winners and also winning teams.

    The registration fee for the TERRAfit 12 Week Challenge is only $25 per person and the 21 day Sprint is $10. A large portion of the entrance fee is used towards the prize pools.

    How the Team Contest Works

    You will have the opportunity to compete with friends, or you will be placed in a team of other individuals (forming your own team is typically more successful). The amount of participants in a team can vary. At least 3 active participants are required on a team in order to qualify for contest winnings; however, a team can still participate with more or less participants. We suggest keeping teams close to 5 participants since that is where we have seen teams have the most success, but you may have more than that if you desire. Not only will you have a blast doing this contest together, but your team members will become your best support system. They will hold you accountable, keep you motivated, and make this challenge fun! Remember, you must finish the contest with at least 3 active participants to be eligible for contest team prizes.

    Team Scoring

    Scoring for teams is calculated on an average of points per week for a maximum score of 700 (plus weight loss). Inactive players, or players not reporting for the week are excluded from the averages at that time (for that week). Any player that updates those numbers at a later time will be automatically recalculated into the weekly points for the team numbers. (See table below for examples)

    Week

    Player 1

    Player 2

    Player 3

    Player 4

    Player 5

    Average Score

    1

    700

    700

    700

    700

    700

    700

    2

    700

    700

    700

    700

    0*

    700

    3

    700

    700

    700

    700

    10*

    562

    4

    800

    750

    700

    600

    820

    734

    Cumulative Score

    2696

    *Note that average scores are tallied and summed at the end for the cumulative score. Zero scores are considered an inactive player and therefore, not considered part of the average scores. Note that any point entry is considered an active player, and therefore included in the weekly scores.

    Team Leader

    The team leader is responsible for keeping the team motivated and fully committed to the challenge by posting comments, ideas, motivational quotes on team message boards frequently. We recommend posting at least once a day – this is what helps build team camaraderie and foster positive attitudes of change. Simply put, it is the team leaders responsibility to help their teammates reach their goals, and win the contest.

    Each team must have a team leader. Team leaders should be selected by the group, or appointed by the coach.

    Team Coach

    Each team will have a coach. These are individuals that have previously competed, are currently competing, or are enrolled to compete in a TERRAfit challenge and have taken the training to become a certified TERRAcoach. These coaches will be familiar with the products used in the TERRAfit challenge, they will work with the team leader to motivate teammates, and they will be an advocate for healthy lifestyle changes. Coaches are an integral part of a team's success and are eligible for a share of the team and individual winnings.

    A coach can, and is encouraged to, recruit and mentor any number of teams. Coaching more teams improves his/her odds of having the winning team.

    The TERRAfit Team will coach teams that are created without a specific coach being identified. Coaches that are participating on a team will not be eligible to receive an additional payout of winnings.

    Prize Pools

    12 Week Challenge

    Less than 320 Participants= Half of the $25 registration will go into the Prize Pool. Best Before and After $500

    320+ participants  = $4,000 in prize money; Grand prize of $3,000, Before and After $1,000

    21 Day Sprints

    Less than 100 Participants= Half of the $10 registration will go into the prize pool. Best Before and After $250

    100+ Participants= $1000 in prize money; Grand Prize of $750 Before and After $250

    Burst

    Less than 100 Participants = Half of the $19.95 registration will go into the prize pool. Best Before and After - $250

    100+ Participants = $2,000 in prize money; Grand Prize - $1,750; Best Before and After - $250 

    Team Grand Prizes

    Half of the Grand Prize money will be given to the winning teams – Team prize money will be divided equally among all players of the winning teams and their coaches. Winning teams will be determined off of this schedule:

    12 Week Challenge

    Less than 320 Participants= 1 Winning team 100% of team prize pool

    320+ participants = 1 Winning team 100% of team prize pool ($2,000 Total Winnings)

    21 Day Sprints

    Less than 100 Participants = Half of the $10 registration of which 50% goes to the Winning Team

    100+ Participants= Top Team $500 in prize money

    *Coaches do not receive a portion of the winnings during a sprint.

    Burst

    Less than 100 participants = Half of the $19.95 registration goes to the prize pool. 50% of the prize pool goes to the winning teams (70% to winning team, 30% to 2nd place team).

    100+ Participants= Top Team $750 in prize money. 2nd place team $350 in prize money. 

    *Coaches do not receive a portion of the winnings during a Burst.

    How the Individual Contest Works

    Even though you have the opportunity to compete as a team, you also have the opportunity to excel as an individual. So don't worry if your team isn't doing so well; it won't hold you back in the individual competition. Weekly winners have a deadline for reporting by Monday at Midnight MST to be eligible for weekly prizes. If you don't report your points by Monday at Midnight, you can add your points later (up to two weeks later); however, you are not eligible for weekly prizes. Points must be logged into TERRAfit.com to be eligible for the contest.

    Individual Grand Prizes

    Half of the Grand Prize money will be given to the top individuals with the most points at the end of the challenge with a portion of their prize (10%) being awarded to their coach. The remaining portion of pool is paid as follows:

    12 Week Challenges 

    Less than 320 Participants= 2 Winning Individual of Individual prize pool - 1st Place 65% of individual prize pool, 2nd Place 35% of individual prize pool

    320+ participants = 3 Winning Individual of Individual prize pool, 1st Place 60% of individual prize pool, 2nd Place 30% of individual prize pool and 3rd Place 10% of individual prize pool.

    *These payouts are subject to change, and will be finalized during the first week of the contest

    Cash Prizes will be awarded in the form of pre-paid gift cards upon the challenge completion date.

    Coaches of winning individuals receive 10% of the prize money. 

    EXAMPLE: Jill wins first place for a prize value of $1500. Jill's coach will receive $150 the remaining $1350 will be paid to Jill.

    21 Day Sprints

    Less than 100 Participants= Half of the $10 registration will go into the Prize Pool. 25% go to the Top Individual

    100+ Participants= Top Individual $250

    *Coaches do not receive a portion of the winnings during a sprint.

    Burst

    Less than 100 Participants= Half of the $19.95 registration will go into the Prize Pool. 25% go to the Top Individual

    100+ Participants= Top Individual - $500, 2nd place individual - $150

    *Coaches do not receive a portion of the winnings during a sprint.

    Additional Prizes

    Weekly Prizes

    Weekly prizes are awarded to the following people: Winning team members for that week, Winning individual for points, and winning individual for weight loss points. These weekly awards are $25 gift certificates to be used online at OilLife. 

    Best Before and After

    At the end of the challenge, participants will be asked to submit before and after pictures. All pictures reviewed will be eligible to be part of our before and after contest, where we will award money to the winner. A winner will be selected based on the following criteria: Weight Loss/transformation, and picture quality. These pictures, when submitted, will become the property of TERRAfit, and can be used for purposes of marketing in any and all forms, including digital and print.

    12 Week Challenges

    Less than 320 Participants= 1 Before and After Winner $500

    320+ participants = 2 Before and After Winners, 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $250

    21 Day Sprints

    Best before and after picture wins $250

    Burst

    Best before and after picture wins $250

    TERRAfit Advantage Program 

    We have put together a program that is guaranteed to help you gain that healthy lifestyle you have been searching for. This Advantage program includes workouts, recipes, meal plan and prep, and an activity tracker. It's like an online gym that you can take advantage of in the comfort of your living room. Many people don't realize that what we eat has a huge impact on our lives. This program is a great way to get ideas and meal prep on how to turn your eating into healthy eating. It has changed so many lives and can change yours as well.

    The workouts go anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour videos that include combinations of cardio, core, kickboxing, yoga, strength and resistance training, and so much more. There is a workout for every person no matter if you are a beginner or a gym rat! 

    We like to refer to it as our TFA and it only costs $11.95 per month. The best part is, you don't even have to be in a challenge to enroll in our Advantage program. If you don't want the challenge part of TERRAfit, you can take advantage of our program without competing. Sign up today at terrafit.com. When starting a challenge, you will be given a free trial of one week to our TFA program. After the week trial, it will start to charge the $11.95 unless you email us to cancel the TFA program.

    If at any time you would like to cancel your TFA program, please email us at myterrafit@gmail.com. This is the ONLY way to cancel the program. There are no registration or cancellation fees and you can opt in or out at any time.

    How the point system works 

    A total of 700 points per week is possible (not including weight loss or pay it forward points). You earn points based on what you eat, how much water you drink, your exercise, daily challenges and additional bonus opportunities.

    Healthy Foods

    Eating right is a critical part of any healthy weight loss program. Your body needs natural and powerful fuel to burn. You earn 2 points for each serving of healthy food, with a maximum of 20 points in this category per day (Yes, you can have multiple servings of the same healthy food). A list of healthy foods is provided at the end of these instructions.

    Vegetables

    Your parents were right. Vegetables ARE good for you, so you earn an extra 10 points if you have 4 or more servings of vegetables in a day. These 10 points are "all or nothing". Eat at least 4 servings and you get 10 points, anything less and you get nothing. Yes, these points are in addition to points you earn for choosing a healthy food. So, if you eat a serving of broccoli, you get 2 points for choosing a "healthy food" and if you eat 3 more servings of vegetables you also earn 10 extra points.

    Unhealthy Foods

    You won't reach your goals by working out if you eat the wrong foods. You will lose 2 points for each serving of unhealthy food. BE CAREFUL; don't get carried away, because there is NO LIMIT to how many points you can lose each day. A list of unhealthy foods is provided at the end of these instructions. HOWEVER, you get one FREE MEAL each week without having to lose points. A FREE MEAL consists of a maximum of 4 servings of unhealthy food eaten as part of a single meal.

    6 Small Meals Rather than 3 Larger Meals

    Eating smaller meals more regularly helps keep your metabolism going and helps to release fat. You earn 5 points for eating 6 small meals rather than 3 larger meals. So, plan ahead and always have some healthy food handy.

    Neutral Foods

    Foods not listed on the "healthy" or the "unhealthy" lists are neutral foods, and therefore do not add or subtract points for your daily points.

    Not eating after 8pm

    It isn't good for your body to eat late. So get in the habit of eating earlier. You earn 5 points if you don't eat anything after 8pm.

    Water Consumption

    Choosing water instead of juice, soda, colas, sports drinks, alcohol, etc helps speed up your metabolism; and can save you 240 calories or more each day. You earn points based on how much water you drink each day.

    If you drink 40 oz: You earn 4 points

    If you drink 48 oz: You earn 6 points

    If you drink 56 oz: You earn 8 points

    If you drink 64 oz: You earn 10 points

    Exercise

    We know that the length of time we exercise has a direct impact on how many calories we burn – and thus, how much fat we lose. You earn 20 points if you exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. If you can carry on a conversation while you are exercising, then you aren't working out hard enough. To earn your 20 points for exercising you must be out of breath enough during your workout that you can't carry on a conversation.

    Bonus points for following the TERRAfit workout schedule or doing your own workouts

    The TERRAfit Workout program is centered around a unique 4x4 Interval System combining lean muscle strength training with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – which can help you burn up to 9-times the fat and calories of a traditional cardio workout by helping your body continue to burn calories even after the workout. When you engage in brief periods of strenuous exercise, our bodies can't bring in enough oxygen. This creates an oxygen deficit. Our body then engages in Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). EPOC is directly correlated to the intensity of your workout session. The more intense the workout, the more calories your body will burn after the workout has ended. The calories continue to burn until your body returns to the state it was in before you started working out. We also have incorporated yoga, kickboxing, cardio, core, and so much more into our workouts. There are new workout videos added monthly so you won't get tired of the same old workouts every day.

    So, you earn 10 bonus points if you use the TERRAfit workout and follow the TERRAfit workout schedule as your exercise routine. Proper warm up and cool down are important to any workout program so you must complete the entire workout including warm up and cool down to earn these 10 extra points. For example: if you are following the TERRAfit program you only need to do the workout that is on the TERRAfit schedule in your workout guide. You'll receive 20 points for working out and 10 points for following the TERRAfit program with a total of 30 points per day.

    We strongly recommend following the TERRAfit workout schedule; however, you are allowed to do your own workout and still get the 10 bonus points if certain specifications are followed: the workout must be logged into the Activity Tracker that is available to all TERRAfit Advantage members. This activity tracker will be monitored by TERRAfit staff to ensure that end rankings for payout are correct. The workout that is logged must be at least 30 minutes and increase your heart rate sufficiently in order to burn calories; if you can carry on a conversation while you are exercising, then you aren't working out hard enough. If you feel that your workout has been sufficient and you have logged it into your Activity Tracker in your TERRAfit account, then you can give yourself the 10 points for following the TERRAfit workout schedule.

    If at any time you would like to cancel your subscription, please email with your name so we can do so. This is the ONLY way to cancel your Terrafit Advantage program.

    Rest Days

    Wednesdays and Sundays are your rest days from exercise if you are using the TERRAfit workout or any other exercise program; please take a rest because your body needs it. Don't worry you will automatically get 30 points even though it is a rest day. Be sure to give yourself the 30 points allotted for exercising on Wednesday and Sunday even though it is a rest day by indicating that you have worked out and you have completed the bonus TERRAfit workout.

    *21 day sprint exception: participants may choose to take the rest days, or do yoga workouts.

    Fasting

    Participants are allowed to log full points for 1 day per month if they are doing a fast for at least 2 meals.

    Bonus points for using Essential Oil product:

    Everyday you are eligible to earn an additional 10 points by using Essential Oil weight loss supplements. You can use any or all of these products; however, you will receive points for using only two products per day 5 points per product. You can choose from any of these products listed below:

    Bonus for Using Metabolic Blend

    Can't resist those mid-day munchies? The Metabolic Blend of essential oils is designed to help manage appetite between meals. It will help manage hunger, boost your metabolism and lift your mood. You earn a bonus points if you add 3-5 drops of Metabolic Blend to a glass of water at least 3 times in a day.

    Bonus Points Using Meal Replacement Shake

    Meal Replacement Shake is a convenient and delicious shake mix that provides essential nutrients. When two scoops are combined with one cup of non-fat milk, this shake contains only 240 calories. Two scoops of Meal Replacement Shake provide important amino acids to help prevent deterioration of muscle mass and improve muscle tone during exercise. You earn bonus points if you replace one of your meals with Meal Replacement Shake.

    Bonus Points for Using Supplement Pack

    The Supplement Pack is formulated with potent levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity. The Supplement Pack will support your exercise and wellness efforts. You earn bonus points if you use the Supplement Pack as directed on the package.

    Bonus Points for Using Lemon Essential Oils in Your Water as a Detox

    Lemon essential oil dissolves petrochemical toxins. When 3 drops of Lemon essential oil are added to a glass of water it will help your body detox. You earn bonus points when you add 3-5 drops of Lemon essential oil to your water at least three in a day.

    Bonus Points for Using Energy and Stamina Complex

    Energy and Stamina Complex supports healthy mitochondrial function and aerobic capacity, and improves stamina naturally without the use of harmful stimulants. Use Energy and Stamina Complex as a healthy long-term alternative to caffeinated drinks and supplements for increased energy and vitality.

    Bonus Points for Using Soothing Blend, Peppermint or Respiratory Blend

    Essential oils are a great way to help you have optimal health and support your exercise and wellness efforts. For instance Peppermint essential oil invigorates the lungs and helps cool the body, so breathing it in before a workout or applying a couple drops topically on the back of your neck during a workout can be very refreshing and invigorating. The Respiratory Blend also invigorates the lungs. Soothing Blend is a blend of essential oils that provides comfort to occasionally tired and sore joints and muscles.

    You earn bonus points for using any of these three products throughout the day. If you have any questions about how to use essential oils your coach is your primary point of contact.

    Bonus Points for Completing the Daily Challenge

    Each day, you will be given a simple Daily Challenge. Your challenge will be posted Daily to your TERRAfit app under the "daily challenges and more" tab. Be sure to check your TERRAfit app each day and complete the Daily Challenge to earn 10 bonus points.

    Weekly Points for Weight Loss

    You earn points once per week based on how much weight you lose that week. An accurate way to calculate this is based on your beginning weight.

    STEP 1: Weigh yourself right when you get up in the morning (after you go to the bathroom) every Monday using the same scale.

    STEP 2: Calculate WEIGHT ON PREVIOUS MONDAY – CURRENT WEIGHT. This is your WEIGHT LOST THIS WEEK

    STEP 4: Calculate your WEIGHT LOSS POINTS using the following formula (when you have decimals, simply round to the nearest point):

    WEIGHT LOST THIS WEEK ÷ WEIGHT ON PREVIOUS MONDAY x 3000 = WEIGHT LOSS POINTS

    For example if Melanie weighs 153.4 lbs on the morning of Monday May 19th, and on Monday May 26, she weighs 151.2 lbs then the calculations are as follows:

    WEIGHT LOST THIS WEEK = 153.4 lbs – 151.2 lbs

    = 2.2 lbs

    WEIGHT LOSS POINTS = 2.2 lbs ÷ 153.4 lbs x 3000 = 43.02 points => 43 points (rounded)

    Then on June 2, if Melanie weights 149.8, the calculations for that week are as follows:

    WEIGHT LOST THIS WEEK = 151.2 lbs – 148.8 lbs

    = 2.4 lbs

    WEIGHT LOSS POINTS = 2.4 lbs ÷ 151.2 lbs x 3000 = 47.62 points => 48 points (rounded)

    *Weight Gain does not count against you for a loss of points; however, additional weight loss points cannot be earned until you drop below the lowest recorded weight during your challenge.

    Previous TERRAfit Challengers

    Previous participants in the TERRAfit challenge will be required to use their lowest recorded weight loss from their previous challenge plus a variance of 3%. Therefore, weight loss will not count towards challenge points until you are within the 3% variance of your lowest previous weight. Example: Joe participated in a previous challenge and recorded a low of 200 pounds. Joe starts another TERRAfit challenge and his newest beginning weight is now 220 pounds. Joe will not gain weight loss points for his new challenge until he is within 3% of his lowest recorded weight (200 pounds); therefore his points will start once he is below 206 pounds.

    Bonus for "Paying it Forward"

    When you do your best during the TERRAfit 12 Week Challenge you will look and feel great. People will notice and you will naturally want to share your success with others. We want to reward you for helping others join the Challenge (a new Challenge starts every month). You earn 10 bonus points for every person that you refer who joins the Challenge. For the duration of the entire Challenge, you can earn a maximum of 100 points for "Paying it Forward" during the challenge. Simply go to TERRAfit.com and follow the steps to refer a friend, pay it forward points will be added to your overall score in the week that it was accrued. That means that your points are added real time. (They are not added to your weekly score just over score).

    Bonus for Class Points

    Throughout the challenge, there will be opportunities to hold special incentives to invite others to classes or participate in a TERRAfit challenge. These classes will allow you to accumulate an additional 5 points per person in attendance up to 50 points total. Class points will be added to your overall score in the week that it was accrued. That means that your points are added real time. (They are not added to your weekly score just overall score).

    Quick Reference Point Chart

    Description

    Points

    Maximum Points

    Healthy Food (See list of Healthy Foods below)

    2 points per serving

    Maximum 20 points/day

    At least 4 Servings of Vegetables in a day

    10 points (all or nothing)

    10 points/day

    Unhealthy Food (See list of Unhealthy Foods below)

    -2 points per serving

    Unlimited Negative Points/day

    6 Small meals (rather than 3 larger meals)

    5 points (all or nothing)

    5 points/day

    Not eating after 8pm

    5 points (all or nothing)

    5 points/day

    Water Consumption

    4 points if you drink 40 oz.

    10 points/day

    6 points if you drink 48 oz.

    8 points if you drink 56 oz.

    10 points if you drink 64 oz.

    Exercise at least 30 minutes per day

    20 points (all or nothing)

    20 points/day

    Bonus for following the TERRAfit workout schedule

    10 points (all or nothing)

    10 points/day

    Bonus for using Metabolic Blend

    5 points

    5 points per product up to 10 points/day

    Bonus for replacing a meal with Meal Replacement Shake

    5 points

    Bonus for using Supplement Pack

    5 points

    Bonus for adding Lemon oil to water for detox

    5 points

    Bonus for using respiratory blend, Peppermint, soothing blend, or other essential oils

    5 points

    Daily Challenge (given through the web app)

    10 points (all or nothing)

    10 points/day

    Weekly Points for Weight Loss

    See formula above

    Unlimited Points/ WEEK

    Bonus for "Paying it forward"

    10 points per referral

    100 points TOTAL

    Total Maximum Possible Points per Day (not including Weight Loss or Pay it Forward Bonus)

    100

    Healthy Food List

    Vegetables (Fresh* or frozen)

    *BEST OPTION

    Fruits (Fresh* or frozen, or only bottled in water, no sugar)

    *BEST OPTION

    Seafood, Wild caught (If canned, packed in water, not oil)

    Nuts & Seeds (Low sodium variety)

    *SUPER FOOD

    Beans & Legumes (whole or dried or low sodium canned)

    *SUPER FOOD

    Poultry & Meats (Preferably RBST Free, grass-fed/cage free)

    Eggs & Dairy (Preferably RBST Free, grass-fed/cage free)

    *BEST OPTION

    Grains (Preferably Non GMO)

    Miscellaneous foods (on the Healthy list)

    *SUPER FOOD

    Unhealthy Food List

    All other foods not listed are considered neutral. Here are just a few to consider:

    Contest Eligibility

    Contestants must be 18 years of age or older. Participants are ineligible and forfeit their entrance fee, and all rights to prize money if it is found that they have used other means of weight loss, including but not limited to: Gastric bypass, lap bands, liposuction, laser lipo, HCG or other extreme diet programs that require specific supplements to be taken or surgery performed. Participants that have had any surgical procedures done within two (2) years of starting the challenge are ineligible for any winnings, contestants may still participate, but will forfeit any winnings. Participants are encouraged to use essential oil products, including oils, meal replacement shakes, and metabolic blends; however, these products are not essential to compete in this event. Participants will be required to take a "before" picture when beginning the TERRAfit challenge. This picture must be taken within three days before the contest starts or 3 days after starting example: contest starts on May 5, pictures must be taken between between May 2nd (three days before) and May 8th (three days after). These pictures will not be asked for from anyone except the winning teams and individuals as proof of a successful program. These pictures will not be used publicly without express written consent. NOTE – Pictures must contain photographic evidence of the time the picture was taken examples could include: A date stamp on a phone or mobile device, newspaper or other daily periodical included in the photo with the contestant, postal deliveries with a date stamp, or visit http://www.timeanddate.com/, and select your time zone to show in your background picture. Participants are encouraged to seek the advice of medical professionals before beginning or changing an exercise and diet program

    TERRAfit Trademark:

    The TERRAfit logo is a registered mark, and cannot be used without the express written consent of TERRAfit LLC. This includes but is not limited to online advertising, any digital or printed material. To apply for rights, please email our staff at myterrafit@gmail.com.

    Return Policy:

    TERRAfit is a sweepstakes style contest, and therefore, will not be required to give refunds for any products or services provided after 1 week of the contest beginning. Players will need to submit a request in writing via email to TERRAfit by the first Sunday following the start of the contest, before 12:00 am (midnight) MST. Any and all players, who do not submit a request to have their refunds issued before that time, are considered permanent players and therefore, have committed their entry fee to the prize money pool.

    In regards to the Terrafit Advantage program, refunds will be given for anyone that emails within three days of the charge date. Please email us at myterrafit@gmail.com at any time to cancel the TFA program. There will be no cancellation charges.

    If at any time you would like to cancel your subscription, please email with your name so we can do so. This is the ONLY way to cancel your Terrafit Advantage program.


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