160 Wesleyan Faculty, Staff Participate in Cardinal Fit Challenge

Wesleyan President Michael Roth congratulates the winning Cardinal Fit Challenge team, MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth congratulates the winning Cardinal Fit Challenge team, MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE.

During the fall 2013 semester, 22 teams participated in Wesleyan’s Cardinal Fit Challenge. The challenge, hosted by Human Resources’s University Wellness Program, was established to create a work environment that encourages faculty, staff and their families to take responsibility for their physical and mental well-being through health awareness and healthy lifestyles.  This program supports a comprehensive approach to decreasing the incidence, duration and severity of preventable illnesses and disease by promoting educational opportunities, wellness activities and self-improvement.

More than 160 Wesleyan faculty and staff exercised for over 5,100 hours over a 10-week period. They also successfully completed bonus challenges including healthy eating and recruiting others to join. Congratulations to all who participated. Continue to enjoy the healthy lifestyle!

The winning team, MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE, earned 478 points. Team members include Anne Howard (captain), Jennifer Collingwood, Jane Jylkka, Pat Leone, Donna Moore, Karen Murphy, Barbara Spadaccini and Melissa Sullivan.

The second-place team, DOLLARS & NON-CENTS, earned 476 points. Team members include Sherri Condon (captain), Noreen Angeletti, Mike Conte, Christine Daniels, Karen Hook, Jen Kleindienst, Nate Peters and Dave Winakor.

The third-place team, PARTY ROCKERS, earned 473 points. Team members include Kathleen Roberts (captain), Scott Backer, Liliana Carrasquillo, Jonathan Connary, Charlotte Coulter, Maureen Isleib, Krystal-Gayle O’Neill and Vince Spiars.

Learn more about Cardinal Fit online here.