What is 'The $10k Give' Challenge?

12 Weeks, 6 Kiwi Causes, Win $10,000

  • 12 week fitness program

  • Designed by certified personal trainer Michael Helg (Mike)

  • $10,000 cash prize up for grab for most transformed champion

  • Fundraise for charity

  • Registration fee $75

  • Registration is now Closed

Participating Charities:

Kids At Risk liftin children above adversity
Life Education Learning with harold
The Animal Sanctury
Look Good Feel Better Facing Cancer ith Confidene
How does the fitness challenge work?
  • To participate, select the charity you wish to support, purchase a ticket and register your account on TicketSuite 

  • Follow the workout program developed by Mike

  • Continue to support your charity by raising funds through your champion page on TicketSuite

  • Share your personal journey during the challenge on social media to boost your funds raised

  • Our panel of judges will judge the winner based on the above requirements

Watch: How to 'Book A Ticket' & How to 'Create A Champion Profile

Follow the below Steps to be in to win $10,000:

  • Purchase a Ticket to participate

  • Registration fee $75

  • Registrations ends13 May 2018

  • Support your Charity

  • Promote the Cause

  • Make a Difference

  • Share your before video as per the challenge guidelines

  • Last date to share 13 May 2018

  • Share your after video as per challenge guidelines

  • Share between 13 August - 20 August



Life Education

"Chances are you’ll remember Harold the Giraffe from your school days! Self-esteem and resilience strategies, peer pressure, bulling, online safety and healthy decisions are all part of Life Ed’s support for children growing up today. Life Education teaches in 80% of primary and intermediate schools throughout New Zealand. We’re a charity and all our income is from charitable donations, sponsorship and fundraising so your support means we can always say yes to schools".

For more info visit: www.lifeeducation.org.nz

Watch Videos: Life Education YouTube

Challenge Timeline

To compete for prizes, here’s what you need to do.

Register for the 10k give
23 April - 20 May

Purchase a ticket via TicketSuite to register for the challenge and be in to win.

Steps to purchasing a ticket

21 May - 12 August

Follow the Switch8 Facebook page to learn about the workout plan. For nutrition advice check the nutrition page below.

Champion for the 10k give
Be A Champion
23 April - 20 May

Create a Fundraising page on TicketSuite. Raise Funds for your chosen charity and support your cause.

Steps to becoming a champion

Share ater video for The 10k give
After Video
13 August - 20 August

Take your After Video and share with us via the Switch8 Facebook page or Private Message Us 

Share before video fo the 10k give
Before Video
23 April - 20 May
27 August

Winner announcement will be made via Switch8 Facebook page​.

Who can participate?

'The $10k Give' challenge has been designed to get physical results however individual results may vary. Factors such as diet, genetic makeup, overall health and physiological differences may influence results. Please consult with your physician before embarking on any new nutritional and exercise program. All participants must be 18+ years of age, see Rules and Regulations for more details.

How to take Before Video?  ​​

Try to keep your Before Video to 1.5 minutes

Tips for mastering your video:

  • Tell us your name 

  • Which cause you're supporting and why

  • Make sure your full body is visible in your video as per our 'How To' video

  • Dress according to the guidelines in the 'How To' video

  • Do not edit or manipulate the video in any way

  • Stand comfortably without sucking or pushing out your stomach

How to share the 'Before Video': Share via Switch8 Facebook page Timeline or Private Message 

P.S: If you have any queries regarding sharing the video, please feel free to contact us on: info@switch8fitness.com



Winner will be announced on 27 August 2018


 Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000


'The $10k Give' is the brainchild of Mike, Director of Switch8 Fitness Ltd.


Mike has been inspired to bring together fitness and fundraising to inspire all New Zealanders make a positive change for good!



Guides and resources to help you succeed through a balanced diet.
Fresh Start with Nadia

"With Fresh Start healthy has never tasted so good. Nadia and the Fresh Start team create mouth-watering new dishes every week, we then deliver the ingredients and recipes straight to your door so you can enjoy a week of healthy, nutritious cooking! All our recipes are 450 calories or less per serve and are made up of delicious lean proteins and loads of veggies. Whether your feeding 4, cooking for two, or just for you, we’ve got a Fresh Start option to suit.”

For more information click here: Fresh Start

New Zealand Nutrition Foundation

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is a professional, non-profit organisation that works in partnership with other charities, businesses and government departments to help Kiwis eat well no matter what their circumstances. "We do this by; running JUST COOK a program that builds food and nutrition knowledge in youth, older people, prisoners and vulnerable families; supporting our corporate members to provide good evidence based information; and easily understood evidence based information available through our websites and social media channels". Learn More: NZ Nutrition Foundation

For a menu plan tailored just for you, visit our eMark website

Healthy food guide

“Healthy Food Guide is your trusted guide to eating healthy. You’ll get expert advice, shopping tips, videos and thousands of healthy recipes. We make it easy and enjoyable to eat healthily and feel great.”

To know more visit: www.healthyfood.co.nz

Disclaimer: 'The $10k Give' Is not a registered dietitian nor claims to be, all advice given by us or recommended 3rd parties is general in nature and may not take into account your personal needs. Please consult your GP or dietitian if in need. ‘Switch8 fitness’ ‘The $10k Give’ and all affiliated brands and entity’s hold no responsibility for the general advice given.

Associate Personal Trainers

We recommend a Personal Trainer to help push and motivate you to win this challenge. Here you will find our recommended local trainers from around the country. If you do not see a trainer close to your region please refer to any local trainer or gym of your choice for additional workout options during the challenge. 

Disclaimer: All trainers mentioned on this site are not employed by Switch8 Fitness, all opinions expressed by them or their staff are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view point of Switch8 Fitness or The $10k Give. Additionally, any fees or charges incurred by engaging with these parties are at the sole responsibility of the participant, Switch8 Fitness and The $10k give hold no liability both financially or physically for any 3rd party service or any possible negative outcome for engaging these 3rd parties.

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