San Antonio Companies and Business Leaders take the Fit Company Challenge

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Local company teams and business leaders conquered a 3-course fitness challenge hosted by the Fit Company Institute. The challenge, recently endorsed by the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council, allowed participants to highlight the positive impact that living fit has had on them and their companies while working to inspire San Antonio towards the city’s vision of being one of the healthiest in America by 2020.

This was a great team building opportunity and we enjoyed preparing for it together, keeping each other accountable and now we will celebrate our success together.-Lisa Fults, Biobridge Global

On November 1st, 2014 a group of business leaders and company teams in San Antonio took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate fitness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies and business leaders an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants ranged in ages from professionals in their early 20’s to executives in their early 60’s and competed in categories for Fittest Executive, Entrepreneur, Doctor, Lawyer, and the coveted Fittest Company award.

Even with the event being held the morning after Halloween, companies came out in full force to show San Antonio they work fit with Biobridge Global taking home 1st place in the Fittest Company Category. “Biobridge Global participated in the Fit Company Challenge to further our organizations ongoing emphasis on healthy living and building a stronger, healthy workforce,” said Lisa Fults, Director of Product Management at Biobridge Global. “This was a great team building opportunity and we enjoyed preparing for it together, keeping each other accountable and now we will celebrate our success together.”

With the event recently being endorsed by the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council, the first priority of the event was to bring together leaders in San Antonio to promote healthy living in the business community. Participants also saw it as a great way to step outside their normal fitness regimen and challenge themselves. “The Fit Company Fittest Executive Challenge was a great experience that forced me to mix up my cross training in preparation for the event,” said Ben Dolan, Sr. Director of Marketing at Deacon Recruiting and top finisher in the executive track. “Living fit is hugely important to us at Deacon Recruiting, since it affects all areas of your life, and this was a good reminder why you can't neglect any one aspect of your body if you want to be truly fit.”

Over 20 volunteers came out from 7 different local businesses to assist contenders through the courses and show their support towards turning San Antonio into one of the healthiest cities in America. While contenders got a chance to put their fitness to the test, they also got the opportunity to bring out company team members, and family members to cheer them on and even run with them during their 5k which was the last course in the challenge.

The challenge was held at Olmos Basin Sports Park, and a portion of the proceeds benefitted the Central Texas Back on my feet chapter, helping to change the lives of homeless people one mile, job, and house at a time.

The following is a list of the top finishers in San Antonio that participated in the 2014 Fit Company Challenge:

Fit Company Fittest Awards
Fittest Company:
1. BioBridge Global
2. Taurean Corp
3. The Lynd Company
4. Marmon Mok

Fittest Executive – Male:
1. Ben Dolan, Deacon Recruiting
2. Michael Lynd, The Lynd Company
3. Ryan Stoughton, GR Speer & Associates, LLC

Fittest Executive – Female:
1. Lisa Fults, BioBridge Global
2. Jill Finnie, WellMed Medical Group
3. Michelle Pair, Broadway Bank

Fittest Professionals – Male:
1. Jesus Becho, BioBridge Global
2. Gilbert Munguia, Taurean Corp
3. Daniel Isgro, Taurean Corp

Fittest Professionals – Female:
1. Michelle White, CareCloud Corporation
2. Wendy Furchak, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
3. Ali Woods, The Lynd Company

Fittest Doctors – Male:
1. Andres Ibarra, Antonian Health
2. Will Lane, WellMed Medical Group

Fittest Doctor – Female:
1. Robin Eickhoff, WellMed Medical Group

Fittest Lawyer – Female:
1. Cathy Kelley, Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson, P.C.

Fittest Entrepreneur – Female:
1. Nikki Allen, Zestful Vitality

Fittest Over 50 - Male:
1. Fred Wainwright, Taurean Corp
2. Jeff Weissman, The Lynd Company

Fittest Over 50 – Female:
1. Lisa Fults, BioBridge Global
2. Cindy Agonis, Pearson
3. Cathy Kelley, Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson, P.C.

Most Influential Award – Given to the contenders that received the most social media likes on their profile pages

  • Male – Andres Ibarra, Antonian Health
  • Female – Wendy Furchak, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Most Inspirational Award – Selected by the Fit Company event team based on the contender’s performance during the challenge and their online profile page

  • Male – Cristian Sandoval, NICAM Strategy Inc.
  • Female – Cindy Agonis, Pearson

Organizations that brought out volunteers to assist contenders on event date include –

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • The Union
  • Bust A Move CrossFit
  • Nu-U Fitness
  • My Fit Foods
  • Stargazer Wellness Coaching, LLC
  • Hands N Harmony

About the Fit Company Institute, LLC:
The Fit Company Institute is based in Austin, Texas and is dedicated to inspiring America’s workforce to live fit and healthy through new, innovative, and exciting fitness events for companies and business leaders. The Fit Company events challenge participants to be their fittest, recognize leaders and companies that make fitness a priority, and support America’s workforce of tomorrow by giving a portion of every dollar earned to programs that instill healthy principles in our communities.

Find more at and upcoming events in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

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