Bundaberg residents are stepping up their game for the Feb Fit Step Challenge, with the region leading the way in the exercise competition.
The health and fitness initiative, which tracks the number of steps of each participant, has placed Bundaberg at the top of the state with more than 2.6 million steps completed in day three of the campaign.
What is Feb Fit?
This year Bundaberg Regional Council and 4BU have teamed up to promote the challenge as part of the Be Active Be Alive campaign.
Participating in Feb Fit means clocking up each participant's steps, with the main goal of walking around the world, which is equivalent to 40,000km or 50 million steps.
Hitz 9.39 FM radio host Tracey Sergiacomi has been giving it her all and said Feb Fit was a great initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle and good, friendly competition.
“Bundy is doing an amazing job at the moment and I want us to win so the more people that sign up, the better,” she said.
“We are all a little bit competitive and would love to see Bundy come out on top.
“People are having a lot of fun entering their steps and keeping an eye on the leaderboard each day, even the kids are getting involved.”
Trekking with Trace
Tracey has pushed the competition even further by starting her own “Trekking with Trace” walks in the region, with many people already signed up for the group.
“I find that walking by yourself is boring and if you have a group to walk with, they can keep you motivated,” she said.
“We have had 85 people register so far.”
Tracey said Trekking with Trace would be held each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 5.30pm.
“These will be at different locations around Bundy, just keep an eye on the Hitz939 Bundaberg Facebook page for locations,” she said.
Tracey said for those who haven’t signed up for the Feb Fit challenge yet, now was the time.
She said Bundaberg was currently coming first on the leader board, with more than 6.5 million steps recorded, but other regions were quickly catching up.
“We are still in the number one spot but Mackay is gaining on us so we would love a lot more people to register,” she said.
To find out more or to register go to https://www.hitz939.com.au/feb-fit-home.
To check out the leader board click here.