A team of passionate, driven people make up the JHE family. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, more than half of the employees signed up to participate in the first “JHE Get Fit Challenge.”
The eight-week challenge started August 4 and incorporates both an individual and team aspect. The program was developed to encourage employees to work together to create healthy habits that would ultimately lead to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. A private Facebook page was also launched to correlate with the start of the program that gives employees a forum to share recipes, articles, workouts and encouragement.
For the “biggest loser” individual challenge, participants will record their starting and ending weight. The individual with the highest percentage of weight loss will be declared the winner.
The team competition is broken into six groups led by Dan Mott, Paul Nolasco, Derek Lane, Aprill Williams, Erin Nosker and Jeremy Callahan. Participants can earn points daily by:
-Avoiding fast food (two points);
-Getting more than seven hours of sleep (two points);
-Drinking 62 ounces of water (three points);
-Eating two servings of vegetables (three points);
-Eating two servings of fruit (three points);
-Avoiding sweets and sugary treats (three points); and
-Working out for 30 minutes (four points) or 60 minutes (five points).
Each employee can also earn a onetime 10-point bonus by participating in a race or trying a new workout class. For every pound lost, participants will earn another four points. And since a team competition is all about group motivation, teams will earn an extra 25 points if everyone completes one category at least four days a week.
In addition to the satisfaction of helping each other lose weight and become healthier, JHE is rewarding the “biggest loser” challenge winner with a $75 Dick’s gift card and the team challenge winners with a $50 Dick’s gift card each.