New Year, New Fitness Theme

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The Wellness Center’s new theme for 2018, The Good, The Bad & The Healthy, employs different learning tactics to help Participants recognize what the good, better and best practices are when it comes to food, activity and safety, as well as the negative effects unhealthy choices have on our bodies.

To kick off the new year, the Wellness department crafted a Fitness Challenge. Participants and staff put forth their best effort to earn the fastest time or complete the most reps at each station. Each competitor did pull-ups, a walk-run, squat ups, sit and reach, a rope pull, step ups and push-ups. Those who competed in the challenge received a prize for taking the step to be active.

“We wanted to shake up the normal, everyday workout with different forms of exercise,” Wellness Manager, Kreig Alm, said. “The fact that is was done as a challenge with incentive just made it more fun.”

After the challenge was complete, statistics showed promising results. Out of the 22 Participants who took part in the challenge, 18 were people who do not exercise daily. The Wellness staff believe that these kinds of challenges will continue to spark interest and guide Participants on their wellness journey.

As part of this year’s theme, there will be a showdown, presentation or interactive activity to emphasize the importance of making healthy decisions. Participants are already looking forward to what’s in store for February.

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