The official Closing Ceremony for the 2010 3rd Annual WHOI Fitness Challenge was held on September 9, 2010 at 11:30am at Carriage House.
Fitness Challenge participants gathered to celebrate their personal and team accomplishments during this year's 10-week Challenge.
Once again, Liberty Mutual sponsored this event and provided us with free fruit smoothies from our local Pie in the Sky restaurant.
Special recognition was given to those who supported this year's event with either a financial donation or with their own personal support. We could not have had such a successful event without them:
The Bostonian Group
Julie Allen from CIS for her continued support with the online logging & reporting system.
Dina Pandya from Communications for her assistance each week with the posting of the weekly winning results to the Fitness site.
Kathy Patterson from the Exhibit Center for helping us with this year's weekly prize vouchers and grand prize raffles.
Ron Timm from MIS for leading the pack each week for Calisthenics classes every Tuesday & Wednesday at the McKee Ball Field.
Gretchen McManamin from AOP&E for leading the pack each week for a 45-minute walk every Wednesday at noon.
And of course, our HR TEAM for putting this together and making it all happen (Julie Fawkes, Donna Hyman, Linda Snow)
Overall Results from the 10-Week Challenge
WINNERS were recognized and rewarded for their outstanding performance throughout the entire 10-week Challenge.
Total TEAMS participated: 25 (125 total participants)
Total Hours Exercised: over 8,200 hours
Overall Weekly Average: 6.56 hours per week/per participant
Top 3 TEAMS with 'Most Points Earned'
3rd Place (Bronze Medal): Weapons of Mass Reduction (5,505 total points)
Prize: Each member received a WHOI insulate cooler
2nd Place (Silver Medal): Bahama Mamas (6,610 total points)
Prize: Each member received a WHOI fleece zip-up vest
1st Place: (Gold Medal): A Guy and Dolls (6,728 total points)
Prize: Each member received a WHOI all-weather fleece zip-up jacket
Top 3 Individuals with 'most points earned'
3rd Place (Bronze): Amanda Hansen from A Guy and Dolls with 1,923 points
2rd Place (Silver): Denise Barnett from Buttery Buns with 1,969 points
1st Place (Gold): Julie van der Hoop from SSF with 1,979 points
Prize: Each individual received a $100 gift card certificate from BCBS
Grand Prize Raffle for 'consistent participation throughout the 10-weeks'
Those individuals who exercised consistently throughout the entire Challenge were automatically entered in a special Grand Prize Raffle for the following categories. Four (4) prizes from each category were awarded.
3rd Place for exercising at least 2 hours per week (but less than 4 hours)
Prize: WHOI umbrella
2nd Place for exercising at least 4 hours per week (but less than 6 hours)
Prize: WHOI windbreaker jacket
1st Place for exercising at least 6 hours per week
Prize: WHOI fleece zip-up jacket
Special Raffle for employees who rode their 'Bike to Work' during the Challenge
For 2010, we added a special incentive for those individuals who ride their bike to work. In an effort to recognize employees in this category, we held a special raffle drawing and included all of the employees who rode their bike to work during the 10-week challenge.
Winner: Walter Albaugh from Buttery Buns
Prize: bike lock (donated by The Bostonian Group)
Door Prize Raffles
All participants who logged activity for at least 8 out of the 10 weeks were entered into the door prize raffle. Prizes were donated from The Bostonian Group as well as Coffee-O gift cards from WHOI.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2010 WHOI Annual Fitness Challenge. Keep up the good work and we look forward to the next Challenge!