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2010 Fitness Challenge Program Highlights

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We are excited to announce the roll out of the 3rd Annual WHOI Fitness Challenge to begin on Sunday, June 13th!  So, it's time to get yourself in gear and join us for a summer of fun, fitness and friendly competition.

Your participation and input is extremely important to us.  Thanks to your comments and suggestions throughout last year's challenge, we have been able to make some improvements to this year's program, some of which are highlighted below.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to have some fun and improve your health.

Important Dates
6/4      -   Deadline for TEAM Registration (deadline was extended to June 11th)
6/11    -   Kick-Off Celebration at Carriage House from 11:30am-1:30pm (door prize raffles)
6/13    -   Official Begin Date of 2010 Challenge (10-Week Challenge - ends on 8/21)
6/22    -   1st Wellness Seminar:  Fitness & Exercise
7/13    -   2nd Wellness Seminar:  Dealing with Change
7/27    -   3rd Wellness Seminar:  Food & Behavior
8/10    -   4th Wellness Seminar:  Getting the Most of your Medical Visits
9/9      -   Awards Ceremony 11:30am-1:00pm at Carriage House

Program Improvements
-  Reduced from a 13-week to a 10-week Challenge
-  Weekly, scheduled organized wellness activities
-  Introducing weekly prizes for 2, 4, and 6 hours of activity
-  Added bonus points for 'Riding Your Bike to Work'
-  Added bonus points for participating in the Falmouth Road Race
-  Stay tuned for suprises along the way!

Important Reminders
  • Minimum of 4 (out of 5) members must perform at least 2 hours of activity each week to be eligible for weekly TEAM prizes.
  • Activity performed for less than the 2-hour requirement should still be reported and will be counted towards cumulative totals
  • Reported activities should be performed outside of your normal work schedule (either before or after work, or during lunch breaks)
  • Don't feel left out!  Activities and healthy behaviors achieved during vacation should absolutely be included.  With the new & improved online points log, it's easy as 1-2-3 to complete while away from work.
  • Logs MUST be submitted by the following Monday by 3pm (EST) to be eligible for that weekly prize
Please view the rest of the HR Wellness website for complete program details.

For questions and comments, please email www.wellness@whoi.edu or a Benefits representative:

   Donna Hyman (dhyman@whoi.edu)
   Linda Snow (lsnow@whoi.edu)
   Julie Fawkes (jfawkes@whoi.edu)
   Denise Cabral (dcabral@whoi.edu)



Last updated: March 20, 2013
 


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