Walker Tracker for Communities

Connecting organizers, administrators, and wellness coordinators with their communities.

Walker Tracker securely gathers community wellness info to empower local administrators, bring value to partners, and delivery healthy outcomes for people of all ages, body types, and ability levels.

Walker Tracker Brings Communities Together

How Walker Tracker Can Help With Community Wellness Programs

Drive high engagement and participation in your organization’s fitness and wellness programs. Walker Tracker is your all-in-one wellbeing app and challenge platform. 

Wellness App

Walker Tracker is a wellness app designed to help members on their health and fitness journey. Participants track key wellness metrics in a social and fun space to motivate them toward healthier living. 

The metrics include:

  • Sleep
  • Water
  • Nutrition
  • Heart rate
  • Mood
  • Mindfulness
  • Weight
  • Physical activity

Personalization is key — with a highly flexible system, you choose the metrics and features that are important to your unique population.  The Activity Converter lends to an inclusive and accessible experience by converting a wide range of activities, like hiking or swimming, into steps. In community-wide physical activity campaigns, this feature drives engagement for the long term.

Walker Tracker also brings the interactive fun of social media to community fitness. Members can share their progress and participate in challenges with their peers for friendly competition and motivation. Plus, members are encouraged to journal along the way, sharing their progress and tips, and connect with others in the challenge discussions. 

Motivator

Walker Tracker creates a motivating atmosphere for your community wellbeing projects. Through fun virtual map adventures and wellbeing-focused journeys, members are encouraged to adopt healthy habits. Automated notifications, progress updates, and real-time data insights make the app highly engaging. 

The points system levels the playing field so marathon runners and fitness newbies can participate in the same challenges. When the focus is consistency and progress, not rivalry, your organization grows healthier together.

Challenge Platform

People love challenges! They are time-bound and specific events that allow them to focus on a few key wellness metrics and feel a sense of accomplishment in a short period. Walker Tracker has a few options for creating an engaging and fun challenge for your members:

  • Virtual map: These gamified journeys include exciting educational content that is unlocked along the route as members progress towards the goal. Participants have the opportunity to virtually explore the world (learn about ancient history, travel the world, or interact with wellness-focused content) as they move their way, wherever they are.
  • Point system: Points-based challenges are a great way to bring all your members together. This feature levels the playing field so beginners and exercise enthusiasts can engage together fairly. 
  • Custom challenges: You can build custom challenges unique to the culture of your community —  from a custom map route of your locations (or anywhere in the world) to a custom points-based challenge that focuses on your organization’s top health and wellness priorities.

Walker Tracker Community Spotlight

challenge – local parks and recreation

Shasta Walks

Mission: Partnering with the community to promote healthy eating and physically active lifestyles through environmental, policy, and organizational changes.

Vision: A community where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

Borne out of concern over increasing rates of childhood obesity and chronic diseases. Goals include increasing physical activity, healthy food consumption, civic engagement, and fitness & play.

challenge – community health improvement plan

Healthy St. Lucie

Healthy St. Lucie is in their fourth year of Billion Steps Challenge to encourage all residents of St. Lucie County to be active. The goal as a community is to collectively accrue two billion steps in 2021.

Healthy St. Lucie is using Walker Tracker to create an online community of St. Lucie County residents to encourage healthy activity. Residents log steps & monitor the county’s overall progress. St Lucie uses Walker Tracker’s activity converter for 100+ activities that can be converted to steps.

challenge – regional wellness coalition

Healthy Kingsport

Healthy Kingsport is a non-profit supporting their community to actively embrace healthy living by promoting wellness, enhancing infrastructure, and influencing policy. Their Collective Impact Model is organizes partners around a common goal with shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communication.

Kingsport’s obesity, inactivity, and tobacco use data are higher than the national average. Walker Tracker is glad to support this initiative to fight for healthy communities!

Walker Tracker in Action: The Million Mile City Challenge

In 2016, Healthy Kingsport partnered with Walker Tracker to create a unique challenge — promote physical activity in the community by walking a million miles together in one year. Healthy Kingsport created a council of leaders from churches, business organizations, and civic groups to help encourage the public to achieve this ambitious milestone. 

Walker Tracker was just the tool to make this goal a reality. Steps were collectively aggregated in their community challenge — participants broke personal records, increased their daily exercise, and stayed motivated with their community.

Before the challenge, Sullivan County was below the national average for physical exercise and almost three-fourths of residents were overweight or obese. When this community-wide wellness program was complete, the region had broken records and was well on its way to being a highly active community!

Why Is Communal Exercise Highly Effective?

People were born to live in a community. The people we love, family and friends, often have the most influence over how we eat and spend our time — for better or worse. Clinical trials reveal that 95% of people who shared a weight-loss program with others successfully completed it, while only 76% completed their goal when working alone. The group with the support was also 42% more likely to maintain their healthy weight loss over time. 

Walker Tracker motivates communities to come together to achieve their exercise goals and makes it easy to convert everyday activities into steps. When you weave togetherness into a wellness project, physical activity promotion in the community contributes to the group’s mental, emotional, and physical health while making it more enjoyable for all.

Wellness Data, Delivered.

View participation, engagement & growth among staff, volunteers, residents, and other members to learn what’s driving results!

Tell Your Story

Walker Tracker’s virtual maps & mobile apps provide a connect people on a common leaderboard. Use milestone markers to share information about your favorite locations!

Tell Your Story

Walker Tracker’s virtual maps & mobile apps provide a connect people on a common leaderboard. Use milestone markers to share information about your favorite locations!

Privacy First

Your members’ privacy is protected from start to finish. We protect data, comprehensively delete data upon completion, and are compliant with privacy standards.

Fun, Healthy Motivation

Make fitness fun with pacer rabbits, virtual maps, social features, informative milestones, and engaging mobile apps that are simple for all ages, devices, and technical abilities.

Connectivity With Popular Devices

Participants can track steps on their favorite devices like Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, and more to send to the Walker Tracker app for easy logging. 

Fun, Healthy Motivation

Make fitness fun with pacer rabbits, virtual maps, social features, informative milestones, and engaging mobile apps that are simple for all ages, devices, and technical abilities.

Include Everyone

Walker Tracker’s activity converter, device syncing, and end-user support ensure that everyone can join the challenge regardless of age, ability level, body type, or fitness level.

Walker Tracker provided us with the tools that we needed in order to track the specific data we were trying to collect from the community. Walker Tracker was easy to download, easy to get people signed up for it, and it is easy for admins to pull data quickly.

Desteny Ferguson

Project Coordinator, Healthy Kingsport

As a new community coalition, we did not have the financial means nor staff resources to develop our own app. We chose Walker Tracker, as it was a turn-key platform that met all of our needs for the challenge we wanted to host for our community. We stayed with Walker Tracker for our second year due to how easy it was for us to manage our campaign and the phenomenal support we received from the Walker Tracker team.

Jennifer Harris

Community Health Promotions Director, Healthy St Lucie Coalition

Best walking platform ever!

Greg Townsend

Health Service Administrator, Jefferson County Department of Health

The Walker Tracker Difference: Activity and Wellness Challenges

Walker Tracker is more than just a step challenge platform. Our innovative Activity Converter converts hundreds of activities into steps – including wheelchair mobility and rock climbing, allowing everyone of all ability levels and body types to participate in a challenge. It even allows people without a device to enter their activity manually.

Our Wellness Suite lets members track several wellness elements like sleep, mood, diet, water intake, heart rate, mindfulness minutes, and more. Wellness tracking helps members to stay well by spotting symptoms and providing a full picture of their physical and mental wellbeing.

Walker Tracker also provides you with communication tools like surveys, post-challenge questionnaires, custom emails, in-app messages, push notifications and more. Plus, Walker Tracker’s appealing virtual maps are based on real world locations. Proven to be more engaging than charts, these virtual maps feature fun elements like custom pacer icons, milestone markers, and more.

Healthy Kingsport Logo with subtext - Wellness - Infrastructure - Policy

A blueprint to drive municipalities, businesses & nonprofits to create healthy communities

Healthy Kingsport and Walker Tracker

A Community Case Study

Healthy Kingsport utilized Walker Tracker to create excitement, energy, and enthusiasm for health and wellness across three counties and multiple industries in NW Tennessee.

Healthy Kingsport saw a 48% increase in overall participation while year-over-year organizational participation increased with the number of teams nested within those organizations. Members also had a 52% increase in steps from the first third to the last third of the challenge.

Start your own step challenge

Looking for a step challenge for your organization? Look no further! We have options for every organization size and at price points for any budget.

We look forward to creating a challenge that builds workforce health & happiness!



Connect With the Walker Tracker Team Today

Walker Tracker has been connecting people in the community, university, and corporate wellness spaces for decades. As a customizable, community-minded step challenge platform, we’ve launched thousands of successful initiatives. 

Ready to take the next step on your community wellness journey? Get in touch with us today by reaching out to schedule a meeting.