Fors Marsh Group recently ended a successful six week fitness challenge to promote better habits and encourage our employees to take a break throughout the day and get active. Our GetActive! Challenge encouraged employees not only to move more throughout the day but also to get to know their co-workers across departments with some good old fashioned competition.
The competitive nature of our employees made for a healthy, engaging challenge. We boasted a 75% participation rate, and were even able to include our teleworking employees. Several team members even lost weight and committed to a long-term lifestyle change beyond the end of the challenge by purchasing their own fitness trackers. I’d say that’s a success!
By the end of the challenge, participants walked an approximated total of 14,000 miles. That equals more than halfway around the Earth’s circumference!
The top three teams were able to choose a healthy prize from a list of options including fitness trackers, as well as gift cards to local healthy haunts. Here are the approximate miles walked by the top three teams:
- 1,399 miles
- 1,381 miles
- 1,148 miles
As you can see, it was a close competition! We couldn’t have done it without the help of the Arlington Transportation Partners, who held their National Walk@Lunch Day where all our employees could participate to get more steps. We will be holding another challenge this Fall, which hopefully will be an even bigger success.
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