okcBIZ 2011 Fittest Execs and Corporate Wellness award winners announced

The Fittest Execs program, presented by St. Anthony, and in partnership with the YMCA and Oklahoma State Department of Health, is a new initiative by okcBIZ magazine to identify, recognize, reward and promote area executives who prioritize health and fitness in their lives and at their organizations, and to recognize employers who provide wellness programs and opportunities for their employees.

The 2011 Fittest Execs are:

Female Under 50
Kelley Grace, Eide Bailly

Male Under 50
Richard Muller, Oklahoma Blood Institute

Individual Over 50

Jeannie Gardner, Oklahoma Blood Institute

The 2011 Workplace Wellness award winners are:

Workplace Wellness Champion
American Fidelity Assurance

Workplace Wellness

Runner-Up
Kimray

Workplace Wellness

3rd Place
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Each executive’s fitness level was evaluated by St. Anthony’s SCORE program for endurance, strength, flexibility and body makeup, including a health risk appraisal and blood work assessment. Also, as a part of their assessment, each executive completed a questionnaire regarding their fitness and nutrition habits.

Those recognized for workplace wellness were evaluated and scored for offering onsite exercise spaces, health risk appraisals and screenings, team sports, weight-loss programs and tobacco-free initiatives.

The Fittest Execs and Workplace Wellness winners will be featured in the December issue of okcBIZ magazine, publishing soon. Additional copies of the December issue may be purchased by calling 405.605.6789 or by visiting okc.biz.

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