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Frequently asked questions

Oopla is an all year-round Physical Activity game designed for absolutely everyone, no matter what age, ability, time availability, activity interests or fitness level, to play, enjoy and stay healthy.

The aim of Oopla is to meet and exceed the World Health Organisation’s Physical Activity Guidelines for adults. Log Activities that count towards these guidelines, such as walk, hike, run, cycle, swim, yoga, playing sports, strength training, gardening and lots more to earn points and climb the Leaderboard. 

One way to succeed in Oopla is to score a high number of points in a low amount of time, so it’s perfect for people who are busy or don’t have much time to exercise. Oopla therefore isn’t a competition to see who can do the most exercise, it’s much more about who can exercise efficiently and effectively on a regular and consistent basis.

  1. Choose an Activity you would seek to do as part of your daily exercise. This could be walking, jogging, gardening, yoga, playing sports or any type of workout that you enjoy doing. 

  1. Earn points by logging your Activities in your Activity Timeline, then build up an Oopla Score every 28 days and across the whole year.

  1. All Activities must be at least 10 minutes in duration.

  1. Every Round is 28 Days in duration and the scoreboard resets on every Day 1. Make sure to have logged all your Activities by Day 28. Each Oopla score is banked at the end of each Round and builds across the entire year so you can compete against yourself every year.

Oopla provides multiple benefits as there are so many ways to play. These are some of the most common that we keep hearing through all our feedback.

  1. Oopla helps people build daily habits. Our points system is highly motivating to produce regular activity.

  1. Oopla impacts how you structure your day. Rather than having a device that counts steps without you noticing, Oopla prompts you to plan your activity and decide what, where and when you’ll go and do it, making it a front of mind decision every day.

  1. Oopla gets you outdoors more. Due to many of the Activity measurements requiring a GPS signal, it encourages more time outdoors which brings several benefits from fresh air and time in nature, creating opportunity for lots of new, positive experiences.

  1. Oopla is very motivating. You can determine how you play Oopla.. You can also create a Team and compete against other Teams.

  2. Oopla makes you feel good. You will feel so much better for being regularly active. Expect your health and mood to improve and you’ll have a lot of fun playing Oopla too.

Everybody is welcome to play Oopla. We have players from all over the world. It doesn’t matter what age, ability, time availability, activity interests or fitness level you have. We’ve purposefully designed it to be fully inclusive and to be a level-playing field.

From couch potatoes to serious athletes, Oopla provides a wide variety of ways to play and keep everyone motivated.

You can play Oopla on your own, or alternatively, become a Subscriber and join Groups to play with others and to be in a Team.

Most Group Challenges will have a focus either on Quantity (how much you can do) or on Intensity (how hard or fast you can do it), or sometimes both. The downside to this is that only a few people will find it competitive and therefore many people will find it unfair, disengage, drop out and never come back.

Step Challenges are an example of a Quantity Challenge and Race-Based Challenges are an example of Intensity Challenges. These are both favoured towards those who have more time or superior fitness. That’s not necessarily a bad thing if all the competitors have an even chance, but that's seldom the case.

Oopla requires participants to record Activities (such as walk, hike, run, cycle, swim, yoga and many more) in order to build up an Oopla Score. This helps all our participants to reach the World Health Organisation's guidelines for Daily Physical Activity.

“Oopla is less about counting the steps you take and more about taking the steps that count.”

Oopla impacts how you structure your day. Earning points in Oopla motivates you to dedicate time towards physical activity almost every day. This repetition builds habit and this can be transformational with how our people work, rest and play.

Anyone can join Oopla at anytime and begin to log Activities and score points.

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When signing up, we ask you to provide your DOB, Gender, Country and Flag so you can filter options on the Global Leaderboard to help make the Leaderboard more relevant for you. You don’t have to supply us with this information and you can change your settings at any time in your account.

Login to your Oopla account and go to your Activity Log using the + Symbol to add an Activity Manually or connect to one of our third-party connections to add Activities Automatically.

If you choose to connect to Strava, you can check the connection by clicking the Strava Athlete link in the Add Activity page. If you need to disconnect this account, please use the Unlink Strava Account button.

Also ensure that this is the matching Strava account you have logged into on your Smartphone or have any external devices pairing.

You can log any of the following activities:

Walk, Hike, Run, Virtual Run, Cycle (Ride), e-Bike, Virtual Ride, Velomobile, Swim, Ergometer (Indoor Row), Ergometer (SkiErg), Golf, Wheelchair, Handcycle, Strength Training, Crossfit, Weight Training, Yoga, Pilates, Gardening, DIY, Dance, Alpine Ski, Backcountry Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe, Rockclimb, Windsurf, Surfing, Kitesurf, Incline Skate, Ice Skate, Kayaking, Rollerski, Standup Paddling, Outdoor Rowing, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Team Sports (e.g. Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Ice hockey), Individual Sports (e.g. Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Boxing, Martial Arts, Gymnastics), Stairstepper, Elliptical, Workout.

If your Physical Activity is not included in this list, please choose Workout.

Please download the How to Play Guide from your settings menu to learn how to earn points though:

  1. Weeklys

  2. Milestones

  3. Variety

  4. Active Days

  5. Tasks

  6. The Chase


We love it when an Organisation joins Oopla and we create a Private Group for all your employees to play together. You'll have your own Leaderboard and can compete as Individuals, Teams, Departments, Locations and so on...

We can support with onboarding staff and with strategies and materials to make Oopla a big success throughout your Organisation.

Get in touch with us enquiries@oopla.app

Everyone is able to create or join a team on Oopla.

All players are also invited to join our private group. Click on the Community link in the settings menu.

You always have complete control over your visibility on Oopla.

The Leaderboard provides a summary of your results and Oopla Score, but no-one except you can view the details of your Activity Log.

You can also choose to use Stealth Mode in your personal settings and this will hide your name on the Leaderboard. You can choose "Rather Not Say" for Gender and "Not Declared" for County and if you make your DOB older than 100 you can disappear from age view.

To play Oopla, you are agreeing to the following rules:

  1. Be Honest

All Activities are your own

All Activities have Integrity

All Activities are what you’re claiming as “Your Daily Exercise”

All Activities logged means you’ve dedicated time towards them

The Activity is the main focus of that dedicated time

All Activities are deliberate and intentional

  1. Be Correct

All Activities must be at least 10 consecutive minutes in duration

Activities must be of Moderate or Vigorous Intensity (relative to person)

Activities considered be “Muscle Strengthening” or “Muscle Lengthening”

  1. Be Accurate

All Activities are required to be measured accurately

All Activities require you to instigate and control a timing device

All Activities should only report the “Moving Time” (the time spent active within the entire measurement)

Pay close attention to the Criteria for Dailies, Milestones, Active Days, Chase and Weekly Bonuses

Edit or Delete Erroneous Activities from your Activity Log

No Duplicates in your Activity Log

  1. Respect Everyone's Privacy

Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.

Be respectful to all other people in the Challenge at all times

Be aware that people have many different motives to participate

Be aware that people have different objectives they wish to achieve

Be aware that Oopla is not a competition

Be aware that everyone is welcome

  1. Be Kind and Courteous

We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy competition is natural, but kindness is always required.

  1. No Promotions or Spam

Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant promotion are not allowed.

  1. No Hate Speech or Bullying

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

We have carefully considered user data privacy and how Organisations can take part.

Leaderboards only show the minutes you log and the points you earn.

There’s a function for everyone in your group to view your activity totals, but every player is able to choose to hide their data from view in their activity settings.

All players can also disguise your Leaderboard name using Stealth Mode, again found in account settings.

What no-one ever sees is:

- Where you are (no GPS location data is shown)

- What time you do your Activity

If you choose to use Strava to log your activities, we are not responsibility for your visibility on their platform, however you can choose to use their full privacy settings to hide from everyone on Strava and your Activities will still come through to your Activity Log on Oopla.

More details about data privacy can be found in our Privacy Policy

Please send any technical questions to help@oopla.app