FAQ 2018-03-22T12:53:31+00:00

Frequently asked questions

Cuckoo Workout®

Frequently asked questions about the Cuckoo Workout service

How do I take a break?

You can take a break by clicking the “Take a break!” button. Choose the top video if you want to do the recommended workout. You can also choose one of the categories below, depending on what you feel like at that very moment. After choosing a category, one of the related videos will be randomly selected for you. One break lasts about three minutes and includes three exercises. After completing the break, you will earn 20 coconut points. You will earn 40 points for long mindfulness breaks. In order to move to a new level, you need 60 points. The maximum number of points per day is 100.

What are activities?

Activities are another way to earn coconuts. On the Map page you can find the “Activities!” button through which you can browse through different activities. If you, for example, take the stairs instead of the elevator, you can register the activity through the service and earn more coconuts! NOTE! This is an additional feature. If you cannot find the “Activities” button on your map page, this feature has not yet been launched within your company.  

How can I edit my profile?

You can edit your profile settings by clicking “Profile” on the green sidebar. The “Edit” button is located under your profile picture. There you can edit your name, location and for example the language you wish to use. You can also make your profile private so that other users will not be able to see your activities or other information. You can add/change your profile picture by selecting “Change picture”.

How do I move up to the next level?

You earn 20 coconut points for one video break (40 for long mindfulness breaks). You can also earn points by doing activities that can be found by clicking the button next to the “Take a break!” and “Favorite break!” buttons.  The number of points you earn for activities may vary. One level is worth 60 coconut points. If you, for example, complete three video breaks during a work day, you will move up to the next level.

What is a gold level?

Gold levels are levels marked with a gold dot on the map. Once you reach a gold level, you will receive a gold level ticket through the chat and by replying anything you will take part in a monthly gold level draw.

What are the stars connected to the levels?

The stars connected to the levels indicate the videos you have viewed. If you have moved up to the next level, for example, just by doing activities or by winning challenges, there are no stars.

How can I challenge others?

You can challenge other Cuckoo users to an exercise break competition. You can find the other employees of your company by clicking “Company” on the green sidebar. Click your colleague’s profile and then “Challenge me!” under their picture. After clicking the button, a new window will open and there you can define the duration of the challenge. The sent challenge will show in the speech bubble of the bird on the front page of the application. The challenge will not start until the recipient has accepted it (which is also done by clicking the speech bubble). You can also challenge people from other companies. Just look for the company by clicking “Liigapörssi” on the green sidebar.

How can I follow others?

Follow the instructions given under the previous question, but click “Follow” instead of the “Challenge me!” button. You will then be able to follow other people’s progress on the list located on the right side of the map.

How can I set up a team?

You can set up a team under the “Company” section by clicking “Create new team”. After giving a name to your team, you can invite your colleagues without a team to join your team. You can also join other teams by clicking “Join team”. You can see the teams in order of activity on the company’s page. The order is updated every seven days. Each member of a team affects the team’s activity level which is the average of the team members’ levels. You can only be in one team, but it is also possible to change teams. If you want to remove a member from the team (for example due to a change of jobs) or change the team’s name, please contact us through the chat button in the bottom right corner.

How can I mark a video as a favorite?

You can mark a video as a favorite through the dark window that pops up after completing the exercise. The video will then be added to your favorites. After marking your first favorite, a new button, “Favorite break”, will appear next to the “Take a break!” button. Use the button to quickly access your favorite videos.

How can I do a workout with a colleague?

Ask a colleague to join you and do the workout as usual. After the video, a dark window will pop up and at the bottom you can see the “Add participants” button. Click the button and select the right colleague by clicking their name. The name will be moved to the window on the right. Once you have clicked the names of all participants, you can click the “Mark” button and your colleagues will also earn coconut points for the break.

How can I take a meeting break?

A meeting break is the same thing as doing a workout with a colleague. In other words, when you are about to take a break, ask other people to join you and take a break together. After the break a window will pop up and there you can add all the participants. The participants will also earn coconuts and the break will show as a meeting break.

How can I use the application on my phone?

There are two options. We recommend the new Cuckoo mobile application. You can find it on your phone through the Google Play Store (Android phones) or the App Store (iOS phones). You can find the application by writing Cuckoo Workout in the search field and then you can download the application. You can log into the service with your credentials or register if you do not yet have credentials. If you do not want to download the application on your phone, you can access the service through your phone browser by entering app.cuckooworkout.com into the address bar.

Why doesn’t the video work?

Sometimes the videos won’t play. Our services work via the internet and a problem with a video may be, for example, caused by a disconnection. Try refreshing the page. If the problems persist, please contact the Cuckoo Workout team through the chat in the bottom right corner.

Why did I not earn coconuts?

You can earn a maximum of 100 coconuts per day, after which you will not be able to earn coconuts for 16 hours. The service encourages behavior change and evenly spaced breaks will help you move up to new levels faster. If this is not the problem, there may be, for example, issues with the internet connection. Try refreshing the page. If the problems persist, please contact the Cuckoo Workout team through the chat in the bottom right corner.

Why is there no alert?

You can set suitable break times for you by using the white boxes above the map. Click “Save” to save your alert times.

Cuckoo Workout works through a browser so you must have app.cuckooworkout.com open in a tab, just like you have your email and other similar services. Otherwise there will be no alert. You should also make sure that your computer sounds are on. There may be problems with alerts if you use the service through Internet Explorer. You should try using the service through another browser (e.g. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). If these solutions do not solve your problem, please contact us.