Winners of the first-ever Atlanta Corporate Fitness Challenge were announced recently at an awards ceremony at the World of Coca-Cola museum.
Chick-fil-A took top honors as the Overall Most Fit company. North Point Ministries won for the Most Participation, and Cox Enterprises garnered the Most Improved award.
The eight-week-long competition pitted nine Atlanta companies and more than 2,200 participants in a fitness challenge designed to improve body composition, cardiovascular health, flexibility and muscular strength. Aggregate results determined the winners.
The program began in July with each participant receiving a Polar Body Age test and selecting one area of improvement to target. Commitment cards outlining specific goals and recommended activities were distributed to help employees make incremental changes and achieve desired results.
“The Atlanta Challenge allowed individuals from each company to work together competing for something that was bigger than themselves,” Elizabeth David, Chick-fil-A’s wellness director, said in a written statement. “The outcome was positive for both the company culture, in creating a morale boost, and the individual, creating healthy habits.”
Other participating companies included CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, UPS and Verizon Wireless.