6th Annual Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony - August 06, 2013
The official Closing Ceremony for the 2013 6th Annual WHOI Fitness Challenge was held on August 06, 2013 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:
Corporate Sponsors: Liberty Mutual The Bostonian Group
WHOI Employees: Yoga/Exercise Mat Gretchen McManamin from team Wii Fit for leading the pack each week for a 45-minute walk in the Village. Shirley Barkley from team Wii Fit for leading a weekly Hula Hoop session on the Challenger lawn. Peter Landry from team Fitness Protection Program for leading a weekly Bike Ride. Deb Snurkowskifrom team Stevie’s Wonders for a weekly Zumba. (I hear it is continuing)
Mary Zawoysky from Fitness Protection Program for a weekly Ring Road walk.
And of course, our HR TEAM for putting this together and making it all happen (Linda Snow, Susan Darmofalski and Julie Fawkes)
Overall Results from the 10-Week Challenge WINNERS were recognized and rewarded for their outstanding performance throughout the entire 10-week Challenge.
Top 3 TEAMS with 'Most Points Earned'
3rd Place (Popcorn Maker): A Copepod’s Pace (6787.75 total points) Melissa Patrician, Alec Bogdanoff, Taylor Crockford, Li Ling Hamady, Elise Olson
2nd Place (Food Scale): Fitness Protection Program (6888.30 total points) Peter Landry, Ann Devenish, Brian Monteleone, David Sherman, Mary Zawoysky
1st Place: (Hand Held Blender): Stevie’s Wonders (7504.00 total points) Steve Senior, Denise Barnett, Linda Church, Deb Snurkowski, Adrianne Wallace
Top 3 Individuals with 'most points earned'
3rd Place (Pedometer/heart monitor): Peter Landry from Fitness Protection Program with 2374.15 points 2rd Place (Pedometer/heart monitor): Denise Barnett from Stevie’s Wonders with 2440.05 points 1st Place (Pedometer/heart monitor): Melissa Patrician from A Copepod’s Pace with 2528.25 points
Grand Prize Raffle for 'consistent participation throughout the 8-weeks'
Those individuals who exercised consistently throughout the entire Challenge were automatically entered in a special Grand Prize Raffle for the following categories. Two (2) prizes from each category were awarded and randomly selected.
3rd Place for exercising at least 2 hours per week (but less than 4 hours): Jodi Nickinello from team The Slimsons Julia Westwater from team Thin It to Win It Prize: Camelback Water Bottle
2nd Place for exercising at least 4 hours per week (but less than 6 hours): Scott Doney from team Carbon Cyclists Shannon Rauch from team Rockettes VI Prize: Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook
1st Place for exercising at least 6 hours per week: Cyndy Chandler from team Bahamas Mamas Lonny Lippsett from team Koscaplinpanwhite Prize: 2lb Toning Ball
Door Prize Raffles
All participants who participated in the Challenge were automatically entered for a chance to win a door prize raffle. However, to give more participants a chance to win a prize, the prize recipients mentioned above were excluded. You had to be present to win.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year's WHOI Annual Fitness Challenge. Keep up the good work and we look forward to the next Challenge!