New Year, New You will be back in 2010The New Year, New You 2009 Champions for the Big Business Group are the Goodrich team, which earned an overall Corporate Point Average of 49.63 points per person.
By: Marla Walter, The Jamestown Sun
The New Year, New You 2009 Champions for the Big Business Group are the Goodrich team, which earned an overall Corporate Point Average of 49.63 points per person.
Aime Romsdal, the New Year, New You CEO at Goodrich Cargo System, said “We are very proud of the Goodrich participants in the NYNY Fitness Challenge. The 71 employees who participated were committed to the eight-week program and I believe will continue to make eating healthy and exercising regularly a part of their daily lives. We are pleased to donate the cash prize of $350 to our “Goodrich Relay for Life” team, another great program in which we feel makes a huge difference in the lives of many people.”
Second Prize goes to the “Farmers Union Fusion” of North Dakota Farmers Union with a final CPA of 46.94 points per person. Total prize winnings of $250.
The “Free Birds” of the James River Correctional Center came in a very close third with a final CPA of 46.63 points per person. The Free Birds will take home prize winnings of $200.
The New Year, New You 2009 Champions for the Small Business Group are the team “Mid Life Crisis” a subteam of the Anne Carlson Center. The team of four is known as a group of exercise fanatics. They exercised an average of two to three hours daily to earn the overall CPA of 113.6 points per person. Dean Geidt, team CEO said that the prize winnings of $175 will go toward wellness programming at ACC.
The second-prize winnings of $125 goes to the YMCA “Y’Nots” with a final CPA of 107.4 points per person. The “Presbyterian God Squad” of the United Presbyterian Church takes third place with a CPA of 79.78 points per person. Third place earned $100.
This week’s winners are: Anne Carlsen Center and Kenneth McDougall, DDS. The prize winnings for the weekly winners are $100 for the big business teams and $50 for the small business teams. We also did random drawings for each category.
The small business winners receive $25 each. They are Gussner Elementary, The Jamestown Sun, NDSH, Innovis Health and Noridian.
The big business winners receive $75 each. They are Otter Tail Power Company, Medcenter One, Domino’s Pizza, Lyle Signs and BNSF Logistics.
I want to acknowledge the work of Pammy Schmiedeberg, exercise specialist at Jamestown Hospital, who assisted with the program and kept track of points. Thank you, Pammy! I would also like to thank the co-sponsors of the program: Jamestown Hospital, North Dakota Farmers Union, Orriginals and the Healthy Lifestyle Coalition.
Finally, I want to acknowledge the collaboration of The Jamestown Sun, which printed our weekly point totals and wellness articles, and to KSJB, which announced the points weekly on the radio.
We hope everyone had fun with the Wellness Challenge. Making lifestyle changes is not easy, but is worth the work. As a fellow parishioner said Sunday, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Congratulations to all of you in your efforts to increase your physical activity, eat healthier, drink less pop and sugary drinks, stay drug free, manage your stress, wear your seat belts and lose weight. We have a final questionnaire that participants are asked to complete on line. When we have the results of the study we will share them with you.
Keep up the good work and strive to maintain your healthy lifestyle until next year when we will challenge you again with the New Year, New You Wellness Challenge 2010.
(Walter is the wellness coordinator at Jamestown Hospital)