Our workplace implemented a Fit City Challenge workplace environment about 1 year ago. What we have seen since then has been nothing short of remarkable. Each employee and their family got a full family membership at the new Tony Cruz XTC Fitness & Sports mega-gym in Tyler.
I have personally lost 25 pounds with only some minor changes in my diet and some major changes in my activity level. I have a job where I sit at a desk all day and do various tasks on the internet. My workout of choice is the group kick boxing class at XTC. If I were to incorporate a strict diet I could have very easily lost another 10 pounds but I am in no hurry as 170 pounds at where I am at now is great!
My co-worker Luke has lost 20 pounds since he started working out and he does a combination of the spin group class and the kick boxing group class. Luke’s wife does the spin class routinely and she enrolled in the 12 week weight loss challenge.
This challenge offers a significant amount of money at the end and Hannah could very likely win some of it. Hannah has lost close to 40 pounds and at the weigh in we will know for sure if she made it to the 40 pound mark. The weigh-in is today so wish her luck!
I can say with all confidence that the change in the workplace from being active and concerned about health has given us a much more positive energetic environment while here. Nathan was skinny to begin with and is the co-worker with the least amount of weight loss. What Nathan has gained is a significant improvement in his cardiovascular abilities on the basketball court. In the past Nathan would be huffing and puffing while on the basketball court during a pick up game. He routinely has more speed and stamina when playing his friends in basketball which is a significant improvement in his sports performance prior to incorporating the XTC group kick boxing class into his daily exercise regimen.
Nathan feels much more awake at work since he exercises during his lunch break. Luke has noticed that he has clearer thinking while at work and his immune system is much better than it has ever been. I have noticed a much improved immune system because I rarely get sick although my allergies to pollen still persist. I also feel upbeat after my lunch workout and a stronger ability staying on task for the remainder of the day.
In conclusion, we will find out today if Hannah won either 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the 12 week weight loss challenge. It will be great if she won a prize but even if she doesn’t she still plans to enroll in the coming 8 week weight loss challenge they will be kicking off after this one is finished.