Congratulations to the top stepping teams in our January “Your Time to Shine” challenge: 

Team: Total Steps
Facilities / Grounds 82,459
Libraries/UREC 81,735
System Office 80,246
Pres Office/Grad School /CA/HC 67,380
Advancement 63,472

We also want to give special recognition to the Law School for having 100% participation from team members in this challenge.

Top 20 Individual Steppers:

Participant Total Steps
Christine Ringler 152,608
LeAndrew Jones 148,369
Mike Brass 141,414
Bill Bellan 136,916
Carmen Jones 130,185
David Knight 127,812
Clo Patton 125,768
John Daniel 124,882
Tyrone Johnson 123,894
William Martin 117,636



Donna Tutt 110,675
Chris Lee 110,414
David Ford 110,198
Rob Holler 105,587
Alex Thompson 104,946
William Carnes 104,060
Mark Gabielson 103,929
Alicia Browne 103,424
Tracy Barton 101,756
Caleb Hill 101,248

Fitbit swag bag drawing winners:  Loretta Bryant, Dee Cook, Denise Davidson, Marylee Freeman, Lynn Heard, Christine Ringler, Jennifer Rodrigues, Christina Sauls, Lorraine Smith, and Brenda Vaughn. 

You may pick up your swag bag at the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, 1515 Flint River Drive, Employee Resource Center (Parlow Campus).

Take care of your body and join the  
February Fitbit Challenge – February 11-16

 Average 10,000 steps per day for the duration of the challenge to be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit swag bag and receive WellBAMA program completion credit.

Click here for past challenge team winners and top steppers.

Ready to Join the UA System Fitbit Program?

Join the UA System Fitbit Program to participate in campus-wide challenges.

Join the UA System Fitbit Program



Program FAQ Sheet

Ready to buy? Visit the online storefront and purchase your devices here. 

Purchase heavily discounted wearable devices for you, your friends and family members.

Details on how to purchase your devices.

If you don’t have a Fitbit device but want to participate in step challenges, you can use your mobile phone as your device. Under “set up a device” in your Fitbit app settings, select “Mobile Track”.


All UA employees will have the opportunity to purchase Fitbit devices at reduced rates and to participate in campus-wide wellness challenges!

This is a System-wide initiative, so you will be able to challenge individuals at UAB, UAH and the UA System Office.

  • Friends and family may not purchase devices. Only full-time and benefit eligible employees.
  • Each full-time, benefit eligible employee will receive an email from UA Wellness with an access code allowing them to buy devices at that time.
  • Employees may purchase an unlimited number of devices at a discounted rate from the online storefront.
  • You will not be reimbursed for Fitbit purchases made outside of the UA System Fitbit Program online storefront. Discounts will only be available through this storefront.

UA System Fitbit Program Discounted Pricing

What if I already have a Fitbit Device?

Great! If you do not purchase a device but would like to use your current Fitbit device in the wellness challenges, join the program by completing the form above.

How will the Wellness Challenges Work?

You will be prompted to join the ‘UA System Fitbit Program’ when you set up your device online and all your activity will sync automatically with the UA Wellness program.

Ongoing Fitbit wellness programs will count as Qualifying WellBAMA Rewards programs once completed with an average of 10,000 steps per day over the course of the challenge.


What Information will be shared if I sync my Fitbit to the UA System Fitbit Program?

When you consent to the program only your exercise activity will be shared. All personal information (height, weight, GPS location) will not be shared with UA System from Fitbit. That information is confidential within your Fitbit consent.

  • Some of the dashboard features and individual group leaderboards are designed to let participants connect with coworkers and compare Fitbit data with each other. This data includes a participant’s name, avatar, steps, active minutes, last sync date, as well as a link to the participant’s public Fitbit profile.
  • What administrators of the site can see:
    • Aggregate data: De-identified summary of program information.
    • Individual data: Includes participants, photo, name, sync date, steps, distance, floors, and active minutes. Fitbit does not provide access to GPS location, or sensitive health information such as sleep or weight.

Resale Policies and State Ethics Guidelines:

Any University of Alabama employees purchasing Fitbit products through the UA System Fitbit Program are “public employees” subject to the Alabama ethics laws. As such, employees may not resell any Fitbit products purchase through the UA System Fitbit Program for a profit.  Any such sale would be considered using your public position for personal gain, and would be a violation of the Ethics Act. Campus officials will investigate any reports of employees reselling such products for more than they paid for them.  Any employee found to have profited from such sale is subject to being banned from program participation, to workplace discipline, and to being reported to the State Ethics Commission, which can levy criminal charges.

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