Chicago Companies Conquer the Fit Company Challenge and Promote Employee Wellness

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Teams from 20 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 1, 2016 participants from companies located in the Chicago 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 came out in full despite heavy rain and worked in teams of 3 to 4 to conquer a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member’s current fitness level and earn points towards their company’s overall score.

In their first time participating Crowe Horwath LLP took the top spot in the Large Team division. “Training for and partaking in the Fit Company Challenge was a great way to get and keep in shape,” said Jenna El-Khalili, Team Captain for Crowe Horwath LLP. “We had a blast competing in the challenges, the energy and team spirit were the main reasons for our success.”

In their 2nd time participating, Hendrickson USA defended their win from 2015 and took the top spot in the Medium Team division. “The Hendrickson employees loved competing in this incredible event for the second year in a row," said team captain Liz Urban. "Our company is committed to fostering a culture of wellness and this event is a great way for us to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our employees love the encouraging, competitive aspect of the challenge and it is directly related to how well organized the event is.”

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 Cricket Hill, located on the North end of Lincoln Park in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

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

Fit Company Fittest Awards

Fittest Companies by Division

Large Division
1) Crowe Horwath LLP
2) Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
3) Clarity Partners, LLC
4) Jones Lang LaSalle

Medium Division
1) Hendrickson USA
2) ServerCentral
3) Convenience Valet
4) 3D Exhibits

Small Division
1) Fulton Grace Realty
2) CompTIA

Micro Division
1) Riveron Consulting
2) Per Se Group, Inc
3) Simple Truth
4) LoSasso Integrated Marketing

Fittest Teams By Course:

Course 1 – Level ADV

1) Hendrickson USA - #609

  •      Quang Nguyen
  •      Foster Pyle
  •      Ryan Long
  •      Terry Yu

2) Hendrickson USA - #610

  •      Joe Schneider
  •      Jhonattan Yandun
  •      Sarah Irrer
  •      Kathy Mecklenburg

3) Simple Truth - #572

  •      Jonah Doftert
  •      Susan Bennett
  •      Jason Kronewitter
  •      Janice Niederriter

4) Per Se Group, Inc - #569

  •      Jaimee Thonn
  •      Mario Hernandez
  •      Allie Urban
  •      Taylor Varco

Course 1 – Level INT

1) Tovar Snow Professionals - #573

  •      Jessica Swearingen
  •      Myra Espinoza
  •      Marvin Velasquez
  •      Noe Martinez

2) Hendrickson USA - #611

  •      Jacob Larsen
  •      Chris Batsch
  •      Chris Cantagallo
  •      Lisa Sotiropolous

3) Per Se Group, Inc - #570

  •      Christine Coakley
  •      Chelsea McDonald
  •      Rick Frank
  •      Erik Halperin

4) Riveron Consulting - #542

  •      Will Lanehart
  •      Jonas Melton
  •      Stella Zhang

Course 1 – Level BEG

1) Hendrickson USA - #612

  •      Doug Darling
  •      Helen Pierce
  •      Vikki Gardner
  •      Marlin Smith

2) CompTIA - #564 (Tie)

  •      Kimaya Wentworth
  •      Diana Corral
  •      MacKinzie Neal
  •      Jennifer White

2) Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC - #594 (Tie)

  •      Alan Zegarra
  •      Marques Zahir
  •      Jesse Le-Seibert
  •      Quintin Williams

3) Jones Lang LaSalle - #546

  •      Shaina Nelson
  •      Lupe Encarnacion
  •      Sarah Lewert

Course 2 – Level ADV

1) Hendrickson USA - #609

  •      Quang Nguyen
  •      Foster Pyle
  •      Ryan Long
  •      Terry Yu

2) Hendrickson USA - #610

  •      Joe Schneider
  •      Jhonattan Yandun
  •      Sarah Irrer
  •      Kathy Mecklenburg

3) Crowe Horwath LLP - #602

  •      Sam Shupe
  •      Chris Erhart
  •      Nathan Hellstrom
  •      Doug Mayer

4) Riveron Consulting - #541

  •      Sam Spitz
  •      Daniel Villegas
  •      Andrew Luckman

Course 2 – Level INT

1) Fulton Grace Realty - #553

  •      Arnell Cordero
  •      Matt Engle
  •      Elyse Dawson
  •      Tom Patton

2) Fulton Grace Realty - #552

  •      Adam Ballog
  •      Brad Cannady
  •      Terry F. Kraus III
  •      Marques Gonzales

3) Crowe Horwath LLP - #604

  •      Aly Jiwani
  •      Moiz Mohammed
  •      Steven Kimball

4) Hendrickson USA - #611

  •      Jacob Larsen
  •      Chris Batsch
  •      Chris Cantagallo
  •      Lisa Sotiropolous

Course 2 – Level BEG

1) Hendrickson USA - #612

  •      Doug Darling
  •      Helen Pierce
  •      Vikki Gardner
  •      Marlin Smith

2) Jones Lang LaSalle - #544 (Tie)

  •      Rachel Berg
  •      William Polk
  •      Lisa Bustos

2) LoSasso Integrated Marketing - #614 (Tie)

  •      Anna Brennan
  •      Amanda Klapper
  •      Rob Grozdanovic
  •      Andrea Gillespie

4) Convenience Valet - #559

  •      Delesie Hunt
  •      Mario Marquez
  •      Jim Blosser

Course 3 – Level ADV

1) Hendrickson USA - #609

  •      Quang Nguyen
  •      Foster Pyle
  •      Ryan Long
  •      Terry Yu

2) Mistwood Golf Club - #550

  •      Rexie Chervinko
  •      Nikki Dow
  •      Brittany Johnston
  •      EJ Luna

3) Per Se Group, Inc - #569

  •      Jaimee Thonn
  •      Mario Hernandez
  •      Allie Urban
  •      Taylor Varco

4) Crowe Horwath LLP - #602

  •      Sam Shupe
  •      Chris Erhart
  •      Nathan Hellstrom
  •      Doug Mayer

Course 3 – Level INT

1) Clarity Partners, LLC - #585

  •      Jessica Pan
  •      David Smith
  •      Adam Misosky

2) Crowe Horwath LLP - #603

  •      Luis Lopez
  •      Niles Graber Alvarez
  •      Renaldo Misrasi

3) Hendrickson USA - #611

  •      Jacob Larsen
  •      Chris Batsch
  •      Chris Cantagallo
  •      Lisa Sotiropolous

4) ServerCentral - #577

  •      Mark Krieger
  •      Derek Myronuk
  •      Nancy Findeisen
  •      David Ali

Course 3 – Level BEG

1) Convenience Valet - #559

  •      Delesie Hunt
  •      Mario Marquez
  •      Jim Blosser

2) Simple Truth - #571

  •      Mande Mischler
  •      Rhonda Kokot
  •      Greg Ochab
  •      Marcus Norman

3) Simple Truth - #572 (Tie)

  •      Jonah Doftert
  •      Susan Bennett
  •      Jason Kronewitter
  •      Janice Niederriter

3) LoSasso Integrated Marketing - #613 (Tie)

  •      Jillian Herman
  •      Amanda Marker
  •      Jamie Goff
  •      Kara Schmidt

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

  • Hardpressed Gym
  • RightFit Personal Training
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Parkour Chicago
  • Bare Feet Yoga

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 Phoenix, Houston, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

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