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

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Teams from local companies in Nashville 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 June 4, 2016 participants from companies located in the Nashville 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.

For the inaugural Nashville event, Premise Health took the top spot in the Large Team division. “As a company, we believe in supporting our mission to help people get, stay and be well. A core element of our wellness strategy is to encourage participation and community activities and foster a culture of engagement,” said Steven Cardwell, Director of employee benefits at Premise Health. “The Fit Company Challenge provided an excellent opportunity for our team members to participate in key aspects of wellness including physical fitness, team work, social awareness and relationship building.”

RPM Transportation Consultants took the top spot in the Small Team division, and their team captain, Kayla Ferguson, was thrilled to get the team out for an event that mixed teamwork with fitness. “Participating in the Fit Company Challenge provided our employees with a unique opportunity to implement the healthy lifestyles we try to promote at RPM. It was great fun for us to work together to achieve common fitness goals all while encouraging each member of our team.”

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 promote the importance of having fun and effective corporate wellness programs at their companies.

The challenge was held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Fit Company Fittest Awards

Fittest Companies by Division

Large Division:
1) Premise Health
2) HealthStream, Inc.
3) Carlex Glass America LLC
4) Aspire Health

Small Division:
1) RPM Transportation Consultants
2) ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education
3) Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc.
4) Blakeford at Green Hills

Micro Division:
1) Guardian Healthcare Providers

Fittest Teams By Level

Course 1 – Level 2

1) Premise Health - #379

  •      Andrew Chilingirian
  •      Nick Hetlzer
  •      Bryce Steyer
  •      Don Graves

2) Premise Health - #382

  •      Curtis Slicke
  •      Austin Venable
  •      Bryan Duplantis
  •      Steven Ross

3) HealthStream, Inc. - #269 (Tie)

  •      Voncha Reddy
  •      Tony Kolber
  •      Zach Gemignani
  •      Greg Poland

3) Carlex Glass America LLC - #195 (Tie)

  •      Tyler Lovell
  •      Sean Robinson
  •      Maurice Brooks
  •      Tetsuya Kurose

Course 1 – Level 1

1) HealthStream, Inc. - #270

  •      Angela Edlin
  •      Erwin Amar
  •      Jonathan Loh
  •      Ian Fitzgerald

2) HealthStream, Inc. - #272

  •      Beth Frost
  •      Lauren Gaddy
  •      Donna Snyder
  •      Mike Neilen

3) ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education - #387

  •      Kristine Kunta
  •      Clara Houin
  •      Michelle Ward
  •      Katarzyna Scherr

Course 2 – Level 2

1) Carlex Glass America LLC - #195 (Tie)

  •      Tyler Lovell
  •      Sean Robinson
  •      Maurice Brooks
  •      Tetsuya Kurose

1) Premise Health - #379 (Tie)

  •      Andrew Chilingirian
  •      Nick Hetlzer
  •      Bryce Steyer
  •      Don Graves

3) Premise Health - #382

  •      Curtis Slicke
  •      Austin Venable
  •      Bryan Duplantis
  •      Steven Ross

Course 2 – Level 1

1) RPM Transportation Consultants - #263

  •      Nathan Quinn
  •      Pam Pitts
  •      Preston Elliot
  •      Amy Burch

2) Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc. - #268

  •      Catherine Stewart
  •      Jim Williams
  •      Todd Rodgers
  •      Keith Potter

3) ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education - #387 (Tie)

  •      Kristine Kunta
  •      Clara Houin
  •      Michelle Ward
  •      Katarzyna Scherr

3) HealthStream, Inc. - #276 (Tie)

  •      Jason Harsem
  •      Chi Va Vang
  •      Louis Vick
  •      Lisa Ferron

Course 3 – Level 2

1) Premise Health - #382

  •      Curtis Slicke
  •      Austin Venable
  •      Bryan Duplantis
  •      Steven Ross

2) HealthStream, Inc. - #270

  •      Angela Edlin
  •      Erwin Amar
  •      Jonathan Loh
  •      Ian Fitzgerald

3) Aspire Health - #393

  •      Page Krugman
  •      Jordan Hammontree
  •      Alan Huffman
  •      Rachel Rogers

Course 3 – Level 1

1) Premise Health - #381 (Tie)

  •      Kayla Lowery
  •      Alyssa Lowell
  •      Marisa Holt
  •      Chris Michael

1) Premise Health - #384 (Tie)

  •      Annalise Bandel
  •      David Sevier
  •      Chris Morgan
  •      Steven Cardwell

3) ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education - #387

  •      Kristine Kunta
  •      Clara Houin
  •      Michelle Ward
  •      Katarzyna Scherr

Organizations that came out as course partners to assist contenders on event date include –

  •      The Set Studio
  •     CrossFit Trivium
  •     Hot Yoga Plus
  •     Personal Best Fitness

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 Austin, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

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