On April 28, 2016 participants from companies located in the Asheville area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member’s current fitness level and earn points towards their company’s overall score.
At the first inaugural event in Asheville, Champion Credit Union took the top company spot in this year’s Large Team division. “The Asheville Fit Company Challenge was an amazing experience for our organization and one that we hope to participate in again,” said Jake Robinson, President & CEO at Champion Credit Union. “The spirit of competition and encouragement of others really brought out the best in our employees and will help propel our internal wellness program to new heights.”
Epsilon, Inc. took the top spot in the Medium Team division, and Sara Levine, Director of Human Resources was thrilled to have Epsilon team members compete together. “At Epsilon, we encourage our employees to reach their personal fitness goals by competing in races and events. We are proud of our team for the seriously intense workout they completed and for the camaraderie they shared with each other at the Fit Company Challenge.”
On event date, with the help of over 20 volunteers assisting the contenders, participants challenged their strength, conditioning, power, agility, and ended with a test of endurance in order to show their companies and colleagues that they practice what they preach. Participants used their involvement to bring out company team members, and family members to cheer them on and promote the importance of having fun and effective corporate wellness programs at their companies.
The challenge was held at UNC Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina, a short drive from downtown Asheville.