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

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Teams from local companies in San Diego 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.

We laughed and cheered and had a blast! - Dana Zeff, CEO of LeaseLabs

On March 5, 2016 hundreds of participants from companies located in the San Diego area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness 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 San Diego, Reliant Funding took the top company spot in this year’s Large Team division. “Reliant Funding is a company where we work hard and have fun every day. We are goal oriented as a team,” said Adam Stettner, CEO at Reliant Funding. “The San Diego Fit Company Challenge was a great way to unify our team around a physical objective, a departure from our typical goals. It was a great team building experience, I am proud of all of our employees for the effort they put in and am grateful our hard work and have fun mentality extended outside of the office.”

LeaseLabs took the top spot in the Medium Team division, and Dana Zeff, CEO of LeaseLabs highlighted the impact the event had on the LeaseLabs employees. “I loved how people you would least expect participated, how people from different departments trained together during lunch breaks. The event itself was fun and full of teamwork and bonding. We laughed and cheered and had a blast! We will be signing up again!"

On event date, 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 promote the importance of having fun and effective corporate wellness programs at their companies.

The challenge was held at Nobel Athletic Fields in San Diego, California, a short drive from downtown San Diego.

The following is a list of the top finishers in San Diego that participated in the 2016 Fit Company Challenge:

Fittest Companies by Division

Large Division:
1. Reliant Funding
2. Seacoast Commerce Bank

Medium Division:
1. LeaseLabs
2. Get1Free

Small Division:
1. NAI San Diego
2. CRES Insurance Services LLC
3. REVA Medical, Inc.
4. Memjet

Micro Division:
1. CMR Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
2. Reilly Financial Advisors
3. Disability Insurance Services

Fittest Teams By Level

Course 1 – Level 2

1. Reliant Funding - #340

  • Adam Stettner
  • Bruce Pitts
  • Jason Griffin
  • Christopher Ives

2. CMR Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. - #365

  • Erik Wenstone
  • Grant Jacka
  • Bill Bodenstadt
  • Yasmin Jacka

3. Reliant Funding - #342

  • Jonathan Snead
  • Alex Setayesh
  • Marcus Dickerson
  • Vic Poeuv

Course 1 – Level 1

1. LeaseLabs - #336

  • Christopher Walden
  • Austin Hensley
  • Andie Meltzner
  • Amber Arnold

2. Reliant Funding - #343

  • Anthony Provencio
  • Robert Espino
  • Brian Stampley
  • BJ Retuya

3. Reliant Funding - #345

  • Smitha Bondade
  • Jene Kim
  • Abdul McCullough
  • Edynn Prevost

Course 2 – Level 2

1. CMR Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. - #365

  • Erik Wenstone
  • Grant Jacka
  • Bill Bodenstadt
  • Yasmin Jacka

2. Reliant Funding - #341

  • Colin Gazley
  • Kasey Fischer
  • Ben Sandalow
  • Dan Stuart

3. Reliant Funding - #340

  • Adam Stettner
  • Bruce Pitts
  • Jason Griffin
  • Christopher Ives

Course 2 – Level 1

1. Seacoast Commerce Bank - #351

  • Rick Sanborn
  • Brian Muir
  • Noelle Mendoza
  • Bryce Mendoza

2. Reliant Funding - #345

  • Smitha Bondade
  • Jene Kim
  • Abdul McCullough
  • Edynn Prevost

3. LeaseLabs - #335

  • Steve Ozbun
  • Nick Adams
  • DJ Napolitan
  • Mark Ham

Course 3 – Level 2

1. Reilly Financial Advisors - #348

  • Nate Nieri
  • Curtis Neidert
  • Erin Paulson

2. Reliant Funding - #341

  • Colin Gazley
  • Kasey Fischer
  • Ben Sandalow
  • Dan stuart

3. Get1Free - #357

  • Joanne Colmenero
  • Ernesto Mendoza
  • Dani Bree

Course 3 – Level 1

1. CMR Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. - #365

  • Erik Wentstone
  • Grant Jacka
  • Bill Bodenstadt
  • Yasmin Jacka

2. LeaseLabs - #336

  • Christopher Walden
  • Austin Hensley
  • Andie Meltzner
  • Amber Arnold

3. LeaseLabs - #335

  • Steven Ozbun
  • Nick Adams
  • DJ Napolitan
  • Mark Ham

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

  • NXPT
  • The Fit Lab San Diego
  • Parisi Speed School / CKO Kickboxing

About the Fit Company Institute, LLC:

The Fit Company Institute is based in Austin, Texas and is dedicated to help companies thrive through wellness. 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 Asheville, Atlanta, Dallas, and Nashville.

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