Do you have some winter weight that you want to lose —or maybe you’re getting a late start to your New Year’s fitness goals — and aren’t sure how or where to start?

Greeley Recreation has created a new program to help community members age 12 and older embrace a healthy lifestyle and get fit through a friendly competition organizers have dubbed “Ready Player tONE.”

The fitness program will use two tools to help track both performance and participation.

Participants will use the Strava fitness tracker app to record how many minutes of exercise they complete. The app can be downloaded onto smartphones and tracks a person’s performance during their workout. Information collected on the app can also be shared with friends and groups.

Each participant registered for the challenge will also have an InBody scan done at the beginning and end of the program, which will record the amount of lean muscle and body fat percentage for each participant. At the end of the program, participant’s improvement is calculated by adding together that lean muscle gain, body fat loss and improvement in body fat percentage.

The recreation center will be hosting a kickoff event at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 in Community Room B at the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave., Greeley.

The kickoff event will feature three stations to help participants prepare for the challenge: a tech station, an InBody station and a squat assessment station.

The tech station will help participants join the challenge, download the Strava fitness app onto their phone as well as sync any other devices, like iWatches or fitness trackers, to the tracking app.

The InBody station will allow participants to record their first body scan while the overhead squat station will help personal trainers analyze each participant’s movement pattern so that they can recommend the best exercises based on those observations.

The InBody machine uses advanced BIA technology to provide an accurate assessment of a person’s body composition. (Tamara Markard/Staff Reporter)

People participating in the tONE challenge can also take advantage of group fitness classes as no extra charge.

Group workouts will be offered at 8:15 a.m. Mondays at the FunPlex FitZone and at 5:15 p.m on Thursdays at the Greeley Recreation Center Fitness Studio, 651 10th Ave. The group workout sessions begin Monday, April 3 and will run through Thursday, April 27.

Organizers of the program will also be providing participants with a variety of health hacks to help support and motivate them during their fitness journey. Health hacks will include information on movement, nutrition, sleep and how using technology can hinder good sleep habits.

The Ready Player tONE challenge will wrap up at 6 p.m Sunday, April 30 back at the Family FunPlex with the announcement of first-place finishers in the participation and performance categories.

The first-place winner of the performance category will be awarded a one-month membership to the Greeley Recreation Center and a two $25 gift cards to Stella’s Pinball and Arcade.

The person who is announced the winner of the performance category will receive a one-month membership to the Greeley Recreation Center, two tickets to the Kress Cinema and Lounge and a full bicycle overhaul from Blue Sky Cycle.

The cost to register for the Ready Player tONE challenge is $150 for Greeley Recreation members and $175 for non-members. Registration can be completed online at , in person at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave. or the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave.

Registration must be completed by Sunday, April 2 in order to participate in the challenge. For more information, contact .

This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune