Chicago Companies Take Employee Wellness to the Next Level at the Fit Company Challenge

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Teams from local companies in Chicago show the impact of their wellness programs by training for and conquering a 3-course fitness challenge hosted by the Fit Company Institute. The challenge allowed companies to use fitness as a team building activity and highlight the positive impact that living fit has had on them and their companies.

On October 17, 2015 hundreds of participants from companies located in the Chicago area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate fitness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member’s current fitness level and earn points towards their company’s overall score.

With the help of over 30 volunteers assisting the contenders, participants challenged their strength, conditioning, power, agility, and ended with a test of endurance in order to show their companies and colleagues that they practice what they preach. Participants used their involvement to bring out company team members, and family members to cheer them on and even run with them on the endurance course, which was the final course at the challenge.

The challenge was held in North Lincoln Park by Montrose Beach, just a few minutes from downtown Chicago.

The following is a list of the top finishers in Chicago that participated in the 2015 Fit Company Challenge:

Fittest Companies by Division:

Large Division:
1. Hendrickson
2. Chicago Trading Company
3. Jones Lang LaSalle
4. Riveron Consulting

Medium Division:
1. 3D Exhibits
2. Simple Truth
3. CompTIA
4. Medcor

Small Division:
1. Fulton Grace Realty
2. Morrison Construction
3. Total Med
4. RadiumOne

Fittest Teams By Course:

Course 1 – Level 2:

1. Chicago Trading Company - #218

  •      Ajit Gogawale
  •      Brett Estell
  •      Todd Mayer
  •      James Cosentino

2. Riveron Consulting - #240

  •      Casey Slager
  •      Cody Boender
  •      Samantha Spitz
  •      Andrew Jordan

3. Hendrickson - #226

  •      Jason Fugitt
  •      Lee Walter
  •      Steven Eichorn
  •      Kathy Mecklenburg

Course 1 – Level 1:

1. 3D Exhibits – #210

  •      Nicole Genarella
  •      Christian Carlstrom
  •      Eric Hogenkamp
  •      Jessie Rosales

2. CompTIA - #225

  •      Justin Valentine
  •      Edgar Flores
  •      Tiara Valentine

3. Hendrickson - #229

  •      Will Shelton
  •      Marlin Smith
  •      Tyler Vinyard
  •      Carlos Menendez

Course 2 – Level 2:

1. Chicago Trading Company - #215

  •      Ken Roytman
  •      Sean Pradhan
  •      Dan Jones
  •      Sean Germaine

2. Hendrickson - #228

  •      Ryan Long
  •      Quang Nguyen
  •      Bremen Gleason
  •      Foster Pyle

3. Chicago Trading Company - #218

  •      Ajit Gogawale
  •      Brett Estell
  •      Todd Mayer
  •      James Cosentino

Course 2 – Level 1:

1. Chicago Trading Company - #219

  •      Phil McNulty
  •      Evan Kramer
  •      Rob MacDonald
  •      Nikul Gavan

2. 3D Exhibits - #210

  •      Nicole Genarella
  •      Christian Carlstrom
  •      Eric Hogenkamp
  •      Jessie Rosales

3. Hendrickson- #229

  •      Will Shelton
  •      Marlin Smith
  •      Tyler Vinyard
  •      Carlos Menendez

Course 3 – Level 2:

1. Hendrickson - #228

  •      Ryan Long
  •      Quang Nguyen
  •      Bremen Gleason
  •      Foster Pyle

2. Simple Truth - #245

  •      Greg Ochab
  •      Kim Terzis
  •      Ina West
  •      Drew Larson

3. Primex Family of Companies - #262

  •      Veronica Allen
  •      Elesha Garza
  •      Brett Ratner

Course 3 – Level 1:

1. Chicago Trading Company - #215

  •      Ken Roytman
  •      Sean Pradhan
  •      Dan Jones
  •      Sean Germaine

2. Fulton Grace Realty - #258

  •      Jon Motondo
  •      Joel Bendsten
  •      Tami Michaski

3. Chicago Trading Company - #218

  •      Ajit Gogawale
  •      Brett Estell
  •      Todd Mayer
  •      James Cosentino

Organizations that brought out testers to assist contenders on event date and sponsored the event include –

  •      University of Illinois at Chicago – Department of Kinesiology
  •     Hard Pressed Training
  •     Bare Feet Power Yoga
  •     CorePower Yoga
  •     South Loop Strength & Conditioning

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