Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Principals' Fitness Challenge – Challenge Winners
Final Challenge Winners
Martha Reid Elementary and Brooks Wester Middle School Win Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Principals' Fitness Challenge – April 8, 2011
Challenge 6: Portion distortion
The winner of our sixth challenge is principal Elizabeth Hostin and her staff from Martha Reid Elementary. Congratulations!
Principal Hostin and her staff have become proficient in reading food labels, sharing healthy home-cooked meals, and bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to school. Plus, increased exercise and group encouragement helped lead them to first place. Congratulations to all of the Martha Reid Elementary participants!
Challenge 5: Fitness on the go.
The winner of our fifth challenge is Cora Spencer Elementary Principal Dr. Tammy Rountree. Congratulations!
Dr. Rountree and her staff discovered creative ways to incorporate physical activity into their day, and every bit of effort really added up.
Challenge 4: Eating smart for busy people.
The winner of our fourth challenge is principal Chuck Roe and his staff from Janet Brockett Elementary. Congratulations!
Principal Roe successfully motivated his 63 teachers to eat smarter by providing healthy snacks, offering ongoing encouragement, and fostering teamwork.
Challenge 3: Move a little, lose a lot.
The winner of our third challenge is principal Christie Alfred and her staff from Worley Middle School. Congratulations!
Principal Alfred motivated her staff by appointing team leaders who encouraged teachers to participate in the challenge, sending friendly reminders to keep moving and deeming Wednesday “jeans day” — all in the spirit of fun, healthy competition. Principal Alfred’s leadership abilities extend well beyond the Principals’ Fitness Challenge. She has recently been promoted to Frontier High School/ Ben Barber Career Tech Academy.
Challenge 2: Rethink your drink . . . Reduce your soda intake
The winner of our second challenge is principal Elizabeth Hostin and her staff from Martha Reid Elementary. Congratulations!
Principal Hostin and the school's staff successfully completed Challenge Two by replacing their sodas with unsweetened tea and implementing an iced water hydration station donated by the schools' PTA. Encouragement also came from Mary Costa, Martha Reid Elementary School's health mentor (she just completed her first Ironman®), who motivated everyone to get moving.
Challenge 1: Walking for better health . . . Walk 10,000 steps everyday
The winner of our first challenge is principal Scott Shafer from Brooks Wester Middle School - home of the Wildcats. Congratulations to Scott and his staff for walking that extra mile!
Principal Shafer is a former athletic trainer and is known for his competitive spirit. He won the challenge by motivating his teachers to walk the minimum amount of steps. If they walked the minimum they could wear jeans for week. His strategy worked and all 66 teachers walked the minimum amount of steps. Brooks Wester Middle School is a recognized campus by the state of Texas and has 346 students.