What is the Bigger Picture Challenge?
They are all Virtual Challenges with different distances.
The Bigger Picture is for those individuals who strive for more than a singular monthly challenge, who are looking for an incentive to something bigger, better and harder to achieve. All your self managing commitments add towards completing your Bigger Picture.
For example, you’d like to walk/run the same distance that it would take to walk the Inca Trail minus the large rocky steps which is roughly 26 miles. All our virtual challenge distances are given in miles and kilometers and we invite you to play with those figures to create your very own version of the challenge. Each month you can mix the same numbers up a bit in order to stretch yourself a little throughout the coming months.
You know your fitness needs improving, but you've only just started to get off the couch, so you choose the gentle Machu Picchu (26m or 41km) and decide to walk 2.6 miles a day, or maybe 26 a month, perhaps 4.1 per day or 46 per month. You could also choose to cycle 26 per week, per day, per month or 41 etc etc - you see the pattern here.... you simply commit at the beginning of the month, decide on your own personal combination and then stick to it for the month. Subscribe to month two and change the distance if you wish or not - it is totally up to you.
Each challenge is 12 months long - so this is the only way you will get all the pieces of your Bigger Picture.
£35 + postage and packing for month one, followed by 11 x £15 (including postage and packing)
What do I get though?
There are a several annual challenges to choose from, broken down into 12 monthly commitments for you to decide and set your own goals for you own fitness journey.
When you decide on your challenge, in Month One package, you will receive
- A downloadable personal commitment statement to sign and share on your social media each month. (Friends and family are now holding you accountable, so no excuse).
- A lovely frame no smaller than 8x10inch (250mmx200mm) often larger to include a mount, containing our unique Challenge Motivator Placeholder, this is a black and white image of your challenge with 12 circular holes cut out of the placeholder
- At the end of the month we invite you to upload your proof of the miles achieved for the month and we also send a downloadable Completion Certificate to confirm the miles that you have entered.
- Month One 'Achievement Reward' - this is a physical piece to place into your Challenge Motivator Placeholder and now to start to complete your Bigger Picture
Each month purchased thereafter, you simply upload your proof of completion and we will send a further 'achievement reward' to complete your beautifully framed Challenge Motivator.
Only when you have completed all 12 months will your stunning final Bigger Picture Challenge and your picture be complete and then we issue your final Congratulations Certificate for you to show to your supporters on social media and place alongside your framed image if you wish
How to Enter
First understand your own fitness, decide your level of commitment and select your distance.
This is a monthly commitment so start gently and build on it. Each month you simply select a new distance (or the same, but I’m sure you want to grow right) and commit to completing it within the month.
The Bigger Picture Challenges are within a 28 day timeframe so be careful what you wish for here and make it achievable
What happens next?
When you register to our site, you will be provided with a login so that you can see which months you have bought and committed to and it’ll help you to keep a record of your progress.
At the end of the month we will email you and ask you to upload your Record of Proof for the month. Simple.
We then post out your Achievement Reward and a downable certificate for you to share on social media and prove to your friends that you accomplished your goal.
How do you know if I have completed the miles?
You will need to complete your self-set challenge within 28 days and then we will ask you to upload your 'proof' to our admin, who's job is to check if you have stayed on track and accomplished the miles that you set for yourself.
How do you know I’ve not cheated?
It is not up to us to monitor your goals, or to verify your proof….. If you cheat - the only person you are cheating is yourself.... oh and the friends that you shared your challenge commitment with! And you wouldn't do that!
Thats no fun - and this about having fun and being rewarded for getting fitter.
Do I have to raise money for Charity?
No, you don't need to in order to join in with our challenges, but if you wish to organise something directly with a charity then great - why not! We don't add that extra stress on to you to do so, this is about challenging yourself to get healthier and enjoy the time you have to yourself for yourself.
Don't forget, each month you complete, we send a donation to your selected charity genre, so you are already doing something without the stress of fundraising.
Charity Donations - Why can't I select the name of the charity I want to donate to?
There are so many worthy charities who desperately need help across the globe and as a small family run business this would be too much for us to administrate, but we really wanted to do something to help. So early on we decided that we could make it work if we provided a list of charity genres for clients to select at the start of each month. We would then simply total the number of entries each month and the genres selected and pull names of each genre hat.
Can we run as a group with different fitness levels?
The great thing about our method is everyone sets their own targets, so this is perfect for groups, especially families.
Imagine 2 adults, 2 children and they all have their own Bigger Picture to complete. The children will really understand the joy or exercise, especially if they all exercise together. Imagine, Mum and Dad running, kids on bikes keeping the pace, or maybe the other way round!
What is a Memorial Challenge?
Ok so this is one of the areas that we are really proud of. Provide us with an image of a loved one and we will have our designers create a unique placeholder card for you. We imagined several households, each with their own memorial challenge frame, taking part collectively to honour someone each month for 12 months what a beautiful way to remember someone. At the end of the 12 months for each placeholder completed we will plant a tree in that person's honour.
Gifting a challenge
Do you know someone this would make a great gift for?
You can purchase a challenge on their behalf - Our unique Month One package contains everything they will need to get them started. They do have to buy a further 11 months so check with them first or you could pay that for them too :)