June 18, Atlanta, Ga. – As cities throughout Georgia were seeing a return to social activity this spring, CHP was organizing our annual City Challenge. Participating city clients were invited to compete against one another in this friendly battle for the coveted City Challenge Trophy, bragging rights that come with it, and lots of prizes. This year, 7 municipalities participated by striving for the highest average team step count, 5K bonus points and reaching a level of participation that awarded them additional bonus points. The goal of the challenge is to create lasting change among all participants to help foster a culture of wellness throughout the organization and have fun.
“The more I connect with Lawrenceville, the more I’m a believer. After multiple conversations, I’ve heard several stories of weight/waist loss, renewed connections, and new friendships through walking groups, and continued individual and group pre/post work and lunch activity. The camaraderie is here and I’m seeing it.”Dustin Kell
CHP Public Safety Specialist & Health Coach
City of Lawrenceville took top marks as a team and also included the three top individual performers: Michael Massa, Lenny Davis, and Chris Lee. This was the city’s first year competing and they entered strong! The whole organization came together as a group and proved how effective camaraderie and support can be in accomplishing wellness goals. CHP’s Coach Dustin Kell, Coach Ashley Stovall and Program Manager Jasmine Wooden worked with the city’s team leader, Wonda Billingsley, to help drive the group to their success.
The City of Lawrenceville wasn’t the only big winner this year. Across the board CHP Coaches and Program Managers saw progress from all the participating cities. Participation and completion of 5k run/walks was up significantly from last year reaching a total of 42% of participating employees. The City of Acworth tracked the highest in 5Ks with an amazing completion rate of 83%. The City of Decatur was a close second with an impressive 57% completion rate. The 5k participation is an add-on feature to the program granting participating cities extra bonus points.
When all is said and done, this is really about improvement and adoption of healthy habits. While the highest step average went to the City of Lawrenceville, three other cities saw dramatic improvement:
- City of Acworth had the most improved step average increasing from 6,841 to 8,582.
- City of Alpharetta improved from 6,750 to 7,516.
- City of Smyrna improved from 6,552 to 7,456.
Overall, participants in the CHP City Challenge averaged 7,850 steps a day. With prizes and support, it’s our Coaches and Program Managers hope that these healthy activities stick with our client-cities and their employees and their families leading towards a wider culture of wellness throughout Georgia.
In addition to the cities who competed, we’d like to thank account manager Tiffany Tian, platform support helpers Sarah Chapman and Susie O’Brian, and the below Coaches and Program Managers who help make this possible. They bring their passion and energy to CHP every day!
- Paige Bruner
- Dustin Kell
- Jordin Lane
- Amy LeTourneau
- Holly Stack
- Ashley Stovall
- Brittany Whigham
- Jasmine Ingram
- Allison Young
About Corporate Health Partners
Corporate Health Partners is a privately held corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. It has gained national recognition for its “Coaching First” approach to behavioral change with programs engineered to fit each unique organizational culture and employees. CHP’s evidence-based approach generates participation and engagement results far exceeding industry standards (more than 85% employees express satisfaction with CHP vs. the industry average of just 24%). Our work transforms organizations fostering happier, healthier employees who support one another, increase productivity, and demonstrate higher company loyalty.