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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge Participants Walk the Circumference of the Earth

Ready for some good news? One of our clients just completed an eight-week fitness challenge, and I can't wait to share the results of their hard work. We challenged 162 people to form small teams and compete in three categories: most active, most creative, and greatest percentage weight lost. The "most active" category was measured by having participants use pedometers to count their steps.

Here are some of the results:
  • The entire group lost a total of 800.6 pounds in eight weeks, an average of almost 5 pounds per person. One participant was able to return to her pre-pregnancy weight during the challenge.
  • The total number of pedometer steps logged: 56,656,948. At 2,000 steps per mile, that's greater than the circumference of the earth.
  • The average participant walked more than 20 miles per week.
Teams designed their own t-shirts, created posters, and designed group activities to motivate each other. And when you realize that this company's wellness program isn't even a year old, it's exciting to imagine what they'll accomplish next. Congratulations to them all!

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