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Join the Thrive Steps Challenge at SMFM's 40th Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX, February 3 - 8! 
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win prizes!

The Steps Challenge starts on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12:01 a.m. CT and ends on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 a.m. CTParticipants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit. (i)

To join:

1) Download the 'SMFM Thrive Steps Challenge' app:


2) Complete the registration and pairing process:
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!


To help support your Challenge goals, scan the QR codes using the Challenge App at the following locations and receive bonus steps for each scan: (ii)

  1.  Progenity Booth (#159) Wed. - Fri. = 1K bonus steps each day

  2.  Yoga, Wed. - Fri. sessions = 1K bonus steps each day

  3.  Bootcamp, Wed. 6:00 a.m. session = 1K bonus steps

  4.  Scientific Forum 'SMFM Thrive', Wed. 3:00 p.m. = 2K bonus steps

In addition, receive bonus steps for completing:

  • eLearning Offerings, completed prior to Jan. 31, 2020 = 2K bonus steps

  • In-app Meditation, Wed. - Sat. = 500 bonus steps each day

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Prizes will be awarded for hitting the Challenge goals of 25K, 40K, and 55K steps.  Once you hit a goal level, please stop by the Challenge Helpdesk near Registration to receive your prize.


Note that prizes will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional Challenge recognitions will be made during the General Session on Sat. at 8:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, email us at or visit the Challenge Helpdesk located near Registration in the center pre-function area at the Gaylord Texan.

(i) The Challenge App is supported on the three most recent major iOS versions and the four most recent major Android OS versions that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

(ii) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the 'SMFM Thrive Challenge' app

  2. Press the Scan-In button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app. Note that you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera 

  3. Align the app viewer with the QR Code and the code will automatically be detected and confirmed

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