ROCKSPRINGS — Meigs Local employees and their family members recently completed the first P.U.L.S.E. Wellness Challenge.
The challenge began on Jan. 6 and wrapped up on Feb. 16. More than 50 people participated in the challenge, and some of the employees got their family members involved to help increase their physical activity levels and get the new year started off right. The participants noticed the improvement in not only their fitness levels, but also in their ability to make healthier food choices during the six-week challenge. Some employees chose to focus on specific health concerns, while others were looking to maintain their current health.
The competition measured the number of times each team visited the wellness center. At the end of the competition, the top three teams with the most visits during the six-week period won prizes.
The Workout Warriors took first place. Workout Warriors tea members were Joyce Hill, Michelle Gillilan, Shannon Korn, Lorri Lightle, Micki Barnes and Zari Roush.
Second place was the Workout Wonders team of Tammy Chapman, C.T. Chapman, Kelly Lambert, Elaina Scarberry, Stacie Scarberry and Mona Frecker.
The third place team was the J Team Plus One of Donna Wolf, Kathy Hudson, Gloria VanReeth, Suzanne Bentz, Joani Powers and Kylie Dillon.
The Wellness Center proved to be a beneficial addition to the district and a good resource for employees to ensure a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Committee and the P.E.P. Grant team are continuing to work together to develop action plans that will ensure opportunities for everyone in the district that would like to set health goals. The goal is that participation will increase within the next year and that students and employees will continue to value the importance of improving lifelong physical activity and making healthier food choices.