Ingram’s magazine kicks off its Fittest Exec Challenge and Fittest Companies Challenge on August 9, in its third annual, spirited, competitive and collegial competition that runs up to 136 days.
During each challenge, participants armed with a wealth of personal health metrics will concentrate on specific areas that need improvement, whether it’s:
- Strength and conditioning
- Aerobic capacity and cardio performance
- Overall Stamina
- All of the above
Baseline health assessments start on August 9 and then the two challenges start on September 1 and participants have until December 22 to get in top shape.
The baseline assessment includes 15 metrics, such as:
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Test for Cholesterol
- Aerobic Capacity Max vo2
- Strength Measurement
- Body Fat Computation/Body Mass Index (BMI)
Teams entering the Fittest Companies Challenge may have four to six members and should include at least one C-level executive member from upper management. Individuals entering the Fittest Exec Challenge pay $225 to participate. Team fees start at $995.
Winners in a variety of award categories, including age groups of under 50 and 50-plus, will be announced in February 2012.
Sponsors of this year’s competitions include:
- Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Ingram’s launched the competitions in 2009 under the belief that corporate fitness efforts start at the top of a company. Since then, the competitions have helped hundreds of employees in the Kansas City region get in shape.
Health-insurance executives and health-care providers say one of the immediate effects of last year’s federal health-care reforms will be finding ways to lower health-insurance costs by raising the overall fitness of employees.
To enter or for more information, contact: FittestExecs@IngramsOnLine.com.