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Walk For Better Health: OakFit Walks Michigan

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​OakFit Walks Michigan is a pedometer walking program from June 4th-July 29th that challenges employees to "walk Michigan".

This walking program will challenge teams to walk the equivalent of 1,025 miles around Michigan. Walk in your neighborhood, community, park, or wherever you like and track your steps. Employees form four person teams (teams do not need to be from the same department) and the team captain will submit their weekly totals. (*Please note: employees can only be on one team) Pedometers will be given to the first 350 participants. Team standings will be updated weekly and there will be a special Michigan prize pack awarded to the top team. There will also be a drawing for four other participants to win special Michigan prize packs.

 Team Standings

Click here to see the final team standings.

 How it Works

​1. Assemble your team of four
2. Choose a team captain
3. Team captains will register their team by filling out the registration form.
4. Walk, record and report your steps weekly. Team captains will submit their team totals to a link sent to them by email

 Program Dates

Team Registration Deadline
Friday, May 18th

Email Confirmation sent to participants/Pedometers sent through inter-office mail
Wednesday, May 23rd

Weekly Team Total Submission Deadline
Every Monday at 3:00 p.m.

Weekly Team Standings Updated
Every Tuesday

OakFit Walks Michigan Ends
Sunday, July 29th

 The Rules

​1. Each week, team members will submit their total steps walked to their team captain
2. Team captain tallies the team’s total steps and submits using link in a weekly email
3. Weekly submission deadline: Monday by 3:00 p.m.
4. Track your standing on the leaderboard at www.oakgov.com/wellness where all team totals will be updated and display every Tuesday

 Resources

Activity Sheet Converter - Use this to convert steps when doing activities that your pedometer cannot easily capture.

Fruits and Vegetable Converter - You can earn up to 100 bonus steps (10 bonus steps per serving) a day just for eating your fruits and vegetables. Use this as a guide for serving sizes.

 2018 Prize Winners

Walking Kids to Success finished in first place with 6,043,912 steps! They completed over 2,700 miles in 8 weeks! Congratulations to Stacy Williams, Anna Torres, Ragen Rockwell and Brittany Kalso from Youth Assistance.
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All teams won a Michigan Prize pack which included: Dunham's gift card, Germack almonds, Michigan cutting board, Michigan Tervis tumbler, Ice Mountain bottled water, LaCroix sparkling water and Pop Daddy popcorn.

Our Prize Drawing Winning Teams:
Real Housewives of the OC plus 1: Deb Brown, Danielle Chiappelli and Ashley Williams from Circuit Court and Cortney Duffy from Water Resources Commissioner.
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Health Division Hooligans: Lindsay DiVito, Pamela Dailey, Amy Pyles and Andrea Addison from the Health Division. 
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Red Hot Chili Steppers: Emily Ann Roberts, Beth Sawinski, Caitlin Miller and Jamie Chaben from 52-3 District Court.
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Will Walk for Brownies: Joshua Miller, Rae Ann Ruddy, Laurie Wakerley and Louis Meizlish from the Prosecutor's Office.
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 Testamonials

​"We really enjoyed the OakFit Wellness Program.  Being in the competition pushed us harder to get all our steps in on a daily basis. There were days when we did not want to walk or exercise anymore, but did so because of the competition.  We encouraged each other and all did extra activities; rollerblading, yoga, biking, swimming, paddle boarding etc. The program made us want to be active and stay active for longer periods of time.   We had fun as a team walking and de-stressing on breaks and lunch hours. We look forward to the next program that OakFit has to offer." -52/3 District Court Employee

"I can truly say this program, as well as my fellow teammates, really motivated me to be active, and get healthy.  One of my team mates had me walking on our lunch, 3-4 miles each day.  As a team, we motivated each other, as well as covered for each other if one of us were unable to get our maximum steps in for the week.  I was truly sad to see the program come to end, and can’t wait to see what the next Wellness program is." -52/1 District Court Employee

"The OakFit Walks Michigan Challenge was a blast! Our team worked hard and supported one another from the very first day. We motivated one another, challenged each other to push ourselves harder and tried new things to acquire more steps every day. I haven’t worked this hard in a challenge in a long time. This program was absolutely worth it and brought us closer as a team and coworkers at the same time. We are definitely coming back next year!” -Health Division Employee