During the April 4-May 15 period, 52 employees at Tomlinson Industries took part in the six-week Step to IT! step challenge. Each participant was given a pedometer to track their daily steps throughout the competition. The winning team, comprised of Matt Hric, Bob Sacha, Cheryl Derryberry and Jeff Howard, took a total of 3,088,551 steps. Hric, from Tomlinson’s Inspection Department, was the overall winner with 954,757 total steps. A total of 24,164,471 steps were taken by all participants from Week 1 to Week 6 of the challenge.
The goal of Tomlinson’s Step to IT! challenge was to promote physical activity, improve the health and well-being of employees and to help participants work their way to 10,000 steps (five miles) per day. Over the course of the challenge, 60 percent of participants averaged more than 10,000 daily steps, with 15 percent averaging more than 15,000 daily steps.