New You Challenge


Do you want to change the way you approach health, fitness and lifestyle?
Do you want the chance to win great prizes including $1000?
Do you want the accountability and support of a group environment?

... the UOW New You Challenge is for you!



What is the UOW New You Challenge? 

We are on a mission to improve the health and fitness of the UOW Community! The UOW New You Challenge is all about creating a 'new you'. It's about changing your lifestyle in a positive way to establish life-long health and fitness habits that will improve your quality of life. We are challenging you to commit to changing. We will provide the support and motivation in the form of fitness sessions and events, healthy living online seminars, Personal Training opportunities and prizes!!!

This year we are using body composition scans to measure results and determine our major prize winners.  A body composition analysis is a simple, non -invasive and quick test ( 5 minutes!). Watch the InBody570 in action.

The InBody body composition analysers provides a detailed report outlining an individual’s measurements in such things as but not limited to total skeletal muscle mass, total body fat in kilograms, total body fat percentage, visceral fat, total body water, basal metabolic rate.  

When is the challenge?

The UOW New You Challenge starts Monday 14th August 2017 and finishes Sunday 22nd October 2017 (10 weeks). Online registrations will open in July. 

Prize categories

Major Prize - $1000 + gym membership + nutrition package!

One male and one female winner will receive $1000 cash, a 12 month Team Training Pass (valued at $955.00) and a Nutrition Warehouse prize pack (to the value of $200).
The winners will be determined by the highest BodyFat percentage loss and skeletal muscle mass gain (as calculated from a pre and post InBody 570 Body Composition Analysis). Body weight is often used as an indicator of fitness progress. We often forget that body weight is comprised of muscle, fat, bones, organs and water. Body fat percentage provides a more accurate indicator of physical health and fitness. Read more about body weight vs body fat

Best New You Story 

Tell us in 250 words or less how you have transformed your body and lifestyle during the New You Challenge. Include details of the challenges that you needed to overcome physically and mentally to achieve specific goals. Perhaps you overcame a soft drink addiction or maybe you competed in your first ever fun run event - we want to hear your story! Photos can be included to support your story. Read the winning 2016 New You Story.

The winner will receive $500 cash + a 6 month Team Training Pass (valued at $570)

best new you photos - awarded weekly

Post photos of your New You journey on Instagram with the tag #UOWNEWYOU for your chance to win weekly prizes from Nutrition Warehouse Fairy Meadow! The entry deemed the most creative, interesting or inspiring posted throughout the New You Challenge will win a 3 Month Team Training Pass! (valued at $330)


The cost to enter the challenge is $80 per person. This must be paid online during registration or in person at the Recreation & Aquatic Centre or iChealth prior to 14th August 2017. Registrations will open in July 2017. 

what do I get?

All entrants receive the following:

  • 2 x In Body Scan “Body Composition” assessments* (Pre and Post Challenge. RRP $40 per scan).

  • Weekly Health and Fitness E- Newsletter

  • FREE Group Training Events*

  • Heavily discounted Personal Training - save $470! 

  • Live online Q&A Sessions with trainers

  • Access to a private Facebook Group to ask questions and meet training buddies

  • Discounted Private Nutrition Education sessions

  • A welcome pack including samples and discounts at local businesses

  • The opportunity to win weekly prizes via Instagram

*Terms & conditions apply. Free classes and PT sessions are selected sessions and time slots as nominated by the Recreation & Aquatic Centre. This does not provide access to all Group Exercise classes.  

What if I don’t want to enter any of the prize categories, do I have to pay?

We want you to stay accountable to the Challenge and to achieve your Health & Fitness goals. Understanding your basic health and body composition is vital to know your starting point and can aid in motivating and assisting you with a nutrition and fitness program.
We also understand people may not want to obtain this test, but still want to take part in the UOW New You Challenge, thus we do have a “Basic entry” fee of $40.00 that provides you with all the inclusions of the Program except the InBody Body composition scans. Please note you will not be eligible to go in the running for the major cash prize. Online payment is not available for the basic entry. Please pay in person at the Recreation & Aquatic Centre.