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

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Teams from local companies in Phoenix 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.

The Challenge was an amazing experience that encouraged healthier habits and inspired team building, Jill Boileau, Climatec Team Captain.

On November 7, 2015 hundreds of participants from companies located in the Phoenix 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.

At the first inaugural event in Phoenix, Climatec LLC took the top company spot in this year’s Large Company division. “The Fit Challenge was an amazing experience that encouraged healthier habits and inspired team building,” said Jill Boileau, Employee Development Specialist and Team Captain of the Climatec Team. “Our goal at Climatec is to support a living well lifestyle and this challenge was the perfect opportunity to support our employees.”

AV Concepts took the top spot in the Medium Company division, and while excited for the win, their team captain stated the real benefits for their company’s participation, “At the end of the day, it’s not really about winning,” explained Lisa Repp, HR Supervisor at AV Concepts. “It’s about building camaraderie between team members in different departments who don’t normally get a chance to work together, and encouraging our employees to live healthier more active lifestyles.”

On event date, with the help of over 25 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 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, AZ, a short drive from downtown Phoenix.

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

Fittest Companies by Division

Large Division:
1.    Climatec LLC
2.    Tiempo Development
3.    Able Engineering
4.    Unicon

Medium Division:
1.    AV Concepts
2.    Regenesis Biomedical
3.    Arrington Watkins Architects

Small Division:
1.    Sumco
2.    GPE Companies
3.    Soilworks

Fittest Teams By Level

Course 1 – Level 2

1) Able Engineering - #294
    Dylan Estfan
    Dean Greggain
    Gabe Aguirre
    Jose Munoz

2) Able Engineering - #293
    Reid Selover
    Ben Fernandez
    Greg Mcvay
    Stacy Greene

3) Able Engineering - #292
    Mike Austin
    Larry Muhlenkamp
    Bruce Butts
    Ivan Trejo

Course 1 – Level 1

1) Tiempo Development - #327
    Michelle Hamel
    Gricelda Molina
    Aaron Rivera
    Nubia Barba

2) Tiempo Development - #323
    Rodolfo Olivarria
    Miriam Teran
    Lizeth Brockman
    Derek Fuhrmann

3) GPE Companies - #311
    Kristina Konen
    Kristie Jones
    Jamar Kincaid

Course 2 – Level 2

1) Able Engineering - #295
    Cullen Longman
    Robert Traylor
    Joe Gray
    Anthony Muhlenkamp

2) Climatec LLC - #307
    Jacob Williams
    Brandon Woodward
    Justin Burke
    Taylor Jones

3) Able Engineering - #294
    Dylan Estfan
    Dean Greggain
    Gabe Aguirre
    Jose Munoz

Course 2 – Level 1

1) Tiempo Development - #324
    Clifton Schertz
    Crystal Acuna
    Alan Estrada
    Alejandro Cardenas

2) Tiempo Development - #323
    Rodolfo Olivarria
    Miriam Teran
    Lizeth Brockman
    Derek Fuhrmann

3) AV Concepts - #300
    Jessie Robinson
    Candice Wagner
    Mazen Elnahas
    Darrell Cowan

Course 3 – Level 2

1) Able Engineering - #296
    Christian Trejo
    Daniel Ramirez
    Joshua Chavez

2) Able Engineering - #293
    Reid Selover
    Ben Fernandez
    Greg Mcvay
    Stacy Greene

3) Sumco - #321
    Zach Thomas
    Stacey Ryan
    Adrian Pop

Course 3 – Level 1

1) Climatec LLC - #310
    Jeff Keenen
    Nick Kramer
    Chris Hultquist

2) Tiempo Development - #324
    Clifton Schertz
    Crystal Acuna
    Alan Estrada
    Alejandro Cardenas

3) Unicon - #333
    Sean Turner
    James Wennmacher
    Jason Lacy

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

  •     Arizona State University – School of Nutrition & Health Promotion
  •     CrossFit Upper Limit
  •     Performance One Advanced Sports Training
  •     Scottsdale Community College
  •     CrossFit Untouchable

About the Fit Company Institute, LLC:

The Fit Company Institute is based in Austin, Texas and is dedicated to help companies thrive through fitness. The Fit Company Challenge helps companies be their best by creating the most productive, focused, energetic, happiest, and cohesive teams possible.

Find more at http://www.fitcompany.com and upcoming events in San Antonio, Houston, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

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