“Happy, healthy employees make for a strong and productive workforce,” said Jerry Sanders, chamber CEO. “Through the Get Fit Challenge we have been successful in bringing a focus on health and workplace wellness to hundreds of businesses across San Diego County.”
Each of the winning participants (18 in total) earned $50 gift cards to Sports Authority.
The winning individuals announced Friday were:
- “Back on the Wagon” division: Eric Cartagena
- “Average Joes” division: Kristin Russ of Pinot’s Palette
- “Fitness Buffs” division: Gabriela Ochoa of Kaiser Permanente
The chamber says more than 600 people took part in its 3rd Annual Get Fit San Diego 30-Day Challenge, logging a total of 9,975 hours of activity.
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the event ran from Jan. 5 to Feb. 3 and was designed to encourage employees and businesses in San Diego to commit to a healthy lifestyle for 30 days and beyond.
Participants selected one of three different divisions based on perceived fitness level: “Back on the Wagon,” “Average Joes” and “Fitness Buffs.”
They took part in weekly activity challenges and photo contests while tracking their daily exercise, nutrition and wellness to earn “Thrive” points. The individuals and teams with the most Thrive points at the end of the 30 days were awarded a prize.