Team "Five Alive" Wins Healthy Workplace Challenge!
Healthy Workplace Challenge Winning Teams: Back Row: Donna Mavromates – Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Ed Keohane – Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Donna Keenan – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing, Paul Bolou – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing, Amaka Mogor – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing, Kristine Swan – YMCA, Katie Marini – YMCA, Kristyn Stenberg – YMCA, Mayor Thomas P. Koch Front Row: Kari Gordun – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing, Karen Richardson – Marina Bay Skilled Nursing, Kathryn Saunders – YMCA, Jerry Kissiday – SuperFitness, Ashley Gustin – YMCA, Kelli Guarino – YMCA (missing from photo: Mary Spargo – YMCA)
TWENTY-FOUR QUINCY BUSINESSES PARTICIPATED IN THE HEALTHY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE
Team from Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Places First
August 20, 2010 (QUINCY, MA) – Team “Five Alive!” from Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation took top honors in the recent Healthy Workplace Challenge. Coming in right on their heels was Team “Grouchy Girls” from the South Shore YMCA, who claimed the second place title.
There were 42 teams comprised of 204 employees who laced up their sneakers for the challenge which was a six-week fitness and wellness program that focused on developing a healthy lifestyle in the workplace. The Challenge began on June 21, 2010 and commenced on July 30, 2010 and was sponsored by the Quincy Health, Beauty & Wellness League (HBW League), a subcommittee of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.
Each team was assigned a personal trainer from the Fitness Factor, South Shore YMCA or SuperFitness that coached participants during the six-week program. In addition to the fitness component, participants also received blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Manet Community Health Center and Quincy Medical Center.
“The focus was not solely on weight loss. It was about increasing one’s overall health and well-being,” said Donna Mavromates, Director of Marketing for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. “While we declared two teams the ‘winners’, in actuality every team won because its members made positive lifestyle changes during the program that they may not have done otherwise.”
Participants checked in with their coaches at regular intervals and earned points for attaining certain criteria throughout the six-week program.
Prizes for the first place team included a month of personal training from Evolution Lifestyles/SuperFitness, an overnight stay at the Boston Marriott Quincy, a pair of sunglasses provided by Nielsen Eye Center and a restaurant gift certificate courtesy of the Quincy Restaurant League. Second place team members each received a gift certificate for either a facial or massage, courtesy of the Spa at Boncaldo’s.
A celebration event was hosted by the South Shore YMCA and was sponsored by MFS, Keohane Funeral Home, Ten Faxon, and BJ’s Wholesale Club.
For more information regarding the Quincy Health, Beauty & Wellness League, please contact Donna Mavromates, Director of Marketing, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, (617) 471-1700, www.quincyhbwleague.com, www.thequincychamber.com. The goal of the HBW League is to: provide educational services, programs, publications and community events to promote health, beauty and wellness practices for all ages in the community; create a healthier workforce by increasing awareness of the many benefits associated with the incorporation of health, beauty and wellness practices; create more visibility for League member businesses and the individual services, products and programs they provide; provide opportunities for League members to share resources and knowledge through the establishment of open lines of communication.