“weight” was worth it. All 2,332 pounds of it.
inaugural Community Health Lifestyle Challenge was a
healthy success, with 297 community members combining
to lose over one ton of weight.
starting weight of the participants was 58,877 pounds,
and total end weight was 56,545 which equals a total
of 2,332 pounds lost,” said Mandi King, Fitness and
Wellness Coordinator at The Bellevue Hospital, who
helped to organize the event.
average person weighed 198 pounds and the beginning
and 190 pounds at the end, and participants totaled 9,
920 hours of activity, which equals 3 hours per person
per week on average.”
at Touch of Peace Massage in Bellevue won the “most
weight lost by percentage” bragging rights, at 8.54
percent. Runner-up was the staff at Immaculate
Conception School with a combined weight loss of 6.88
percent. The remaining teams included Mid-Ohio Sludge,
City of Bellevue,
4.85 percent; American Baler, 4.54 percent; Bellevue
Public Library, 3.72 percent; Bellevue City Schools,
3.54 percent; First National Bank, 3.32 percent; The
Bellevue Hospital, 3.09 percent; and Cornerstone
Counseling, 1.01 percent.
activity points (one point earned for every hour of
exercise per person), the staff at
Library claimed bragging rights with 17.13 average
activity points per person, per week. Second was the
City of Bellevue staff with 13.02 points. The
remaining teams included Immaculate Conception at
9.78, Bellevue Public Schools at 9.28, Mid-Ohio Sludge
at 8.98, American Baler at 8.26, First National Bank
at 6.85, Touch of Peace Massage at 6.63, Cornerstone
Counseling at 6.44, and The Bellevue Hospital at 5.48.
top three Individual community winners for percentage
of weight loss were, Laurie Stimmel, The Bellevue
Hospital, 14.21%; Missy Eberle, The Bellevue Hospital,
14.04%; and Linda Daniel, Bellevue City Schools,
three Individual community winners for Highest
Activity Points were, Dave Foos, Bellevue City
Schools, 392 points; Ed Sieger, City of Bellevue, 367
points; and Cody Cramer, Bellevue City Schools, 340
that the second annual Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
will get underway in the fall of 2010. Groups or
businesses interested in learning more about the
program can contact King at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4625.