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Emanuel Medical Center Holds Finale Event for Inaugural Fitness Challenge

Nov 19, 2019

Turlock, Calif. – Emanuel Medical Center wrapped up its first annual EMC Fit Challenge during its finale event this week, which recognized the top participants and featured a dance flash mob with hospital leadership.

The hospital launched the challenge back in July to encourage employees to focus on healthy living. 28 teams and nearly 300 employees joined forces to make the commitment to live happier, healthier lives. As a group, the participants lost a combined total of nearly 900 pounds.

“We are all in when it comes to health. This challenge was a great way for our employees to work together, build morale and kick-start healthy lifestyles. 900 pounds lost is amazing,” said Lani Dickinson, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center. “Our cafeteria staff even got inspired to implement new, healthier recipes for our patients and visitors. We are excited to watch the momentum continue even though the challenge has ended.”

During the challenge, our cafeteria staff even got inspired and implemented new, healthier recipes. The hospital truly came together

The goal of the free, 12-week program was to promote wellness, healthy living and teamwork. There were three weigh-ins throughout the competition, and success was based on percentage of body weight lost. Numbers are kept confidential and participants were encouraged to set individual goals based on how much weight they wanted to lose or if they simply wanted to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The top female competitor, Maria Kristina Dy, lost 13.58% of her body weight and the top male competitor, TJ Fish, lost 12.22% of his body weight during the competition.

The top three teams are:

  1. Die Lard – 5.01% body weight lost
  2. Nothing to Lose – 4.87% body weight lost
  3. Seefood Dieters – 4.63% body weight lost

The top participants all received cash prizes. There were also giveaways throughout the challenge to keep participants motivated

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