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

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Teams from local companies in Asheville 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 April 28, 2016 participants from companies located in the Asheville 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 Asheville, Champion Credit Union took the top company spot in this year’s Large Team division. “The Asheville Fit Company Challenge was an amazing experience for our organization and one that we hope to participate in again,” said Jake Robinson, President & CEO at Champion Credit Union. “The spirit of competition and encouragement of others really brought out the best in our employees and will help propel our internal wellness program to new heights.”

Epsilon, Inc. took the top spot in the Medium Team division, and Sara Levine, Director of Human Resources was thrilled to have Epsilon team members compete together. “At Epsilon, we encourage our employees to reach their personal fitness goals by competing in races and events. We are proud of our team for the seriously intense workout they completed and for the camaraderie they shared with each other at the Fit Company Challenge.”

On event date, with the help of over 20 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 UNC Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina, a short drive from downtown Asheville.

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

Fit Company Fittest Awards

Fittest Companies Overall
1. Champion Credit Union
2. Epsilon, Inc.
3. Phenix Research Products
4. Sanesco International

Fittest Companies by Division

Large Division:
1. Champion Credit Union

Medium Division:
1. Epsilon, Inc.
2. Phenix Research Products
3. Sanesco International

Fittest Teams By Level

Course 1 – Level 2

1) Champion Credit Union - #58

  •      Jake Robinson
  •      Nathan Whitson
  •      Marc Trull
  •      Ben Bailey

2) Epsilon, Inc. - #65

  •      Shannon Wood
  •      Eric Oelschlaeger
  •      Tom Benzon
  •      TJ Wilkes

3) Phenix Research Products - #66

  •      Andrew Pickens
  •      Bryant Belin
  •      Justin Fell

Course 1 – Level 1

1) Champion Credit Union - #52

  •      Lori Chappell
  •      Noralynn Gudger
  •      Brittainy Crawford

2) Phenix Research Products - #68

  •      Dawn Clark
  •      Debi Brucker
  •      Niki Metcalf
  •      Jan Luquire

3) Epsilon, Inc. - #64

  •      Sara Levine
  •      Gabe Huntress
  •      Mike Kane

Course 2 – Level 2

1) Phenix Research Products - #67

  •      Greg Schulz
  •      Phil Wikoff
  •      Rob Harmon

2) Champion Credit Union - #58

  •      Jake Robinson
  •      Nathan Whitson
  •      Marc Trull
  •      Ben Bailey

3) Epsilon, Inc. - #65

  •      Shannon Wood
  •      Eric Oelschlaeger
  •      Tom Benzon
  •      TJ Wilkes

Course 2 – Level 1

1) Champion Credit Union - #52

  •      Lori Chappell
  •      Noralynn Gudger
  •      Brittainy Crawford

2) Sanesco International - #61

  •      Laura Esmond
  •      Michael Keating
  •      Nathan Bridges
  •      Eric Schiling

3) Phenix Research Products - #66

  •      Andrew Pickens
  •      Bryant Belin
  •      Justin Fell

Course 3 – Level 2

1) Phenix Research Products - #67

  •      Greg Schulz
  •      Phil Wikoff
  •      Rob Harmon

2) Phenix Research Products - #66

  •      Andrew Pickens
  •      Bryant Belin
  •      Justin Fell

Course 3 – Level 1

1) Champion Credit Union - #52

  •      Lori Chappell
  •      Noralynn Gudger
  •      Brittainy Crawford

2) Sanesco International - #61

  •      Laura Esmond
  •      Michael Keating
  •      Nathan Bridges
  •      Eric Schiling

3) Epsilon, Inc. - #63

  •      Kelly Mitchell
  •      Michael Baldwin
  •      Eric Stinehart

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

  •     Blue Ridge CrossFit
  •     Hard Exercise Works

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 Nashville, Austin, Minneapolis, and Chicago.

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