The official Closing Ceremony for the 2009 WHOI Fitness Challenge was held on September 17, 2009 at noon at the Exhibit Center.
Fitness Challenge Participants gathered to celebrate their personal and team accomplishments during this year's Challenge, and to treat themselves to a Ben & Jerry's ice cream which was well deserved by all.
Special recognition was given to those who supported this year's event either with a financial donation or with their own personal support. We could not have had such a successful event without them:
WHOI Exhibit Center
The Bostonian Group
BlueCross BlueShield of MA
Delta Dental of MA
Julie Allen, from Information Systems for developing the online logging & reporting system
Joanne Tromp, from Communications for her patience with HR for posting the weekly results
Ron Timm, from Information Systems for leading the pack at the Kick-Off and for holding his weekly Calisthenics classes at the McKee Ball Field
Pat Lake, from the Controller's Office for holding her weekly Tai Chi classes
And of course, our HR TEAM that put this all together (Julie Fawkes, Donna Hyman, Linda Snow)
Overall Results from the 13-Week Challenge
WINNERS were recognized and rewarded for their outstanding performance throughout the entire 13-week challenge.
Total TEAMS participated: 30 (150 participants)
Total Minutes Exercised: 680,305 (that's over 11,000 hours)
Top 3 TEAMS with "most points earned"
3rd Place (Bronze Medal): A Guy and Dolls (with over 7,500 points)
Prize: Each member received a $25 Gift Certficate to Olympia Sports and a health magazine
2nd Place (Silver Medal): Hawaii Five-O (with over 8,200 points)
Prize: Each member received a WHOI wind-breaker jacket
1st Place (Gold Medal): Off in the Woods (with over 9,600 points)
Prize: Each member received a WHOI zip-up fleece jacket
Top 3 Individuals with "most points earned"
3rd Place (Bronze): Amanda Hansen (with over 2,300 points)
2nd Place (Silver): Terrance Mooney (with over 2,400 points)
1st Place (Gold): Melissa Patrician (with over 2,700 points)
Prize: Each individual received a $100 Gift Card through BCBS
Grand Prize Raffle for "consistent participation throughout the 13-weeks"
For 2009, we added a special incentive for those individuals who exercised consistently throughout the entire challenge with at least 2, 4, and 6 hours per week. All participants who qualified and met the criteria were entered into a special Grand Prize Raffle, and the winners were as follows:
3rd Place for exercising at least 2 hours per week (but less than 4 hours):
Winner: Ann Devenish, won a $100 Gift Certificate to Olympia Sports
2nd Place for exercising at least 4 hours per week (but less than 6 hours):
Winner: Katherine Joyce, won a $200 Gift Certificate to Olympia Sports
1st Place for exercising at least 6 hours per week
Winner: Amanda Hansen, won a Wii system with Wii Fit game
And, thanks to the generosity from the WHOI Exhibit Center we were able to provide a number of door prize raffles.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this year's 13-week Fitness Challenge. Keep up the good work and we look forward to the next Challenge!