BMH fitness challenge winners announced, prizes awarded
The 10-week Blue Mountain Hospital Fitness Challenge officially ended on December 10, 2013 and the winners were announced the following evening, during an informal celebration held in the hospital’s dining room.
Dialysis Manager, Laurie Okkema, one of the main organizers for the Fitness Challenge, was on hand to announce the winners and hand out prizes. Laurie’s enthusiastic encouragement and support were an inspiration to those participating in the challenge. That enthusiasm was also evident during the awards celebration. The winners of the hospital’s first Fitness Challenge were:
1st place Jan Bradford
2nd place Michelle Shumway
3rd place Fila Harris
Weight Loss Challenge
1st place Rick Winsor 14.5% weight loss
2nd place Trent Herring 10.0% weight loss
3rd place Chad Moses 8.9% weight loss
“Congratulations to all of our winners!” Okkema said in an email released following the celebration. “We had a nice celebration in the cafeteria to announce the winners. All of those in attendance had some inspirational and motivating personal fitness stories to share. It was agreed that regardless of whether or not you had won a prize, the real prize was that of improved health and well-being. Thank you to all of our participants.”
Watch for the next Fitness Challenge, which organizers say will be announced later in 2014.