The 100-Day Heart Challenge is a health competition where participants make healthy lifestyle changes to diet and exercise to improve their heart health. Over the course of 100 days, 10 people – along with their chosen partners – work with registered dietitians, physical trainers and our heart care team to improve their health and reduce their risk for heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States and many of the risk factors can be improved by eating right and getting enough exercise. The 100-Day Heart Challenge is a “reality TV”-type experience that gives participants the education and training to make lifestyle changes that will improve their heart health.

What's involved in the challenge?

Each participant is tested at the beginning of the challenge to assess his or her current heart health, including:

Following the initial testing, the contestants work with a registered dietitian and a trainer to develop a diet and exercise plan to follow for the next 100 days. Most of the work in the challenge is done at home, but participants attend a weekly nutrition class, and have access to workout facilities where their trainers work with them to improve their fitness.

At the completion of the 100 days, the same factors measured at the beginning of the challenge are tested again. The person who improves the most in these areas over the 100 days wins the competition.

Participation requirements

We are looking for potential participants who are:

  • Utah County residents
  • women age 30+
  • not an employee of Intermountain Healthcare
  • interested in improving their heart health

Challenge timeline

Challenge runs January 22 - May 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2020.

Weekly nutrition classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 7 – 8 a.m. and first class will begin on January 29th.