FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Have fun, learn about a healthy lifestyle, and compete for great prizes in this year’s FHN Get FiTeam Challenge!
For just $25 a person, teams of four can compete with other teams in a 12-week health and fitness program aimed at helping participants develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Online-only registration opens Monday, Jan. 6 at FHN.org.
The challenge officially begins January 26, after all participants have had a chance to get a baseline screening to note height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. (Screenings are set for Jan. 22, 23, and 25 – participants can choose a time online. Every participant must attend one of the scheduled screenings for his or her points to count; there will not be “make-up” dates.) Participants will receive a Get FiTeam t-shirt at their baseline screening.
Throughout the challenge, teams will have access to healthy recipes, health-related events and trial memberships at area health and fitness clubs. Individuals will earn points for their team with exercise, drinking enough water, and eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Prizes will be awarded throughout the challenge, and at the end of the competition, up to six teams will have a chance at grand prizes. Each participant in the team that has the largest percent of weight loss will win a $250 gift certificate to a local health center/fitness partner or store of their choice (from the list provided on the website), and the team that earns the most challenge points will get a $250 gift certificate to a local health center/fitness partner or store of their choice (from the list provided on the website) for each team member.
For more information on FHN’s Get FiTeam Challenge or to register, visit getfit.fhn.org. You can keep up with the challenge and get healthy tips by “liking” the Get FiTeam Challenge on Facebook.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.