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Join the Step Challenge at AANA Annual Congress in Chicago! 

Participate in wellness activities and enjoy some healthy competition with your peers. Earn chances to win prizes for reaching Challenge Goals and working your way up the leaderboard.

The AANA Step Challenge starts on Friday, August 12 at 12:01 a.m. CDT and ends on Tuesday, August 16 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. 

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1) Download the Heka Well Challenge app:


2) Set up your Challenge Account:

  • Launch the Challenge app and select the "AANA Step Challenge" from the list

  • Complete the in-app registration

  • Pair your supported activity tracker 
    • Anyone can track their steps using their smartphone* by pairing with Apple Health on iOS or Google Fit on Android. (You must have the Apple Health or Google Fit  app installed on your phone and tracking your steps before pairing.)

    • The Challenge app also imports step data from Fitbit, Garmin and Apple Watch

3) Start Stepping!

  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps' at the top of the dashboard

  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker

  • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24-hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!


Questions? Check out our FAQ.



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Engage in wellness activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your goals. You will earn bonus steps for each completed activity. Once the Challenge has started, tap the Bonus Activities button ** in the Challenge App.


Scan-In: Visit the following locations and scan QR codes to earn bonus steps daily during the Challenge:

1. AANA Wellness (virtual participants): Visit the and find the code and scan to receive a 1,500 step bonus. ​


2. Wellness Exhibit (in-person participants)Visit the Wellness Exhibit and receive 1,500 bonus steps

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Final Leaderboard Prize


All participants that are on the final cumulative leaderboard (Top 25 steppers) will be entered into a drawing. 2 winners will be randomly selected for one:

  • Complimentary registration to the AANA sponsored Provider Wellness Symposium, November 4-6, 2022, in Austin, TX - 2 random winners


Final Leaderboard Prize Winners: Sophia and Rick

Step Goal Prizes

All participants that reach a cumulative Step Goal Level listed below by the end of the Challenge will be entered into drawings for a chance to win a prize:

  • 55,000+ Steps: 2 random winners will win a prize

  • 45,000+ Steps: 2 random winners will win a prize

  • 35,000+ Steps: 2 random winners will win a prize

Step Goal Prize Winners: svandyke2012, staceinMI, Juliafez, Suzie Q, Mo, and Giving Chase

Prize winners will be announced via email and on the mobile event app on August 17. A prize winner is not eligible for subsequent drawings.



The AANA Step Challenge Leaderboard (also available within the app) is refreshed approximately every 10 minutes once the Challenge has started.

Bonus Activities

If you have any questions contact the support team here or email

** Bonus Activities:

  1. On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.

  2. Press the Scan-In button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.

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