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Male Under 50 Runner-Up: Gary Lynch

For as long as he can remember, Gary Lynch has been running and jumping and playing outside, so it’s difficult for him to say exactly what inspired him to live such a healthy lifestyle. “It seems like movement is a much more natural state for humans,” he says. “Nature is movement: time, progress, the universe

Corporate Wellness Award 1st Place: Norman Specialty Hospital

Working 12-hour shifts can be brutal on one’s health, so Norman Specialty Hospital ensures its employees are not only taking care of patients but themselves. As the Corporate Wellness Award first-place winner, the hospital naturally sports all the bells and whistles when it comes to a health-conscience workplace, including free, regularly scheduled exercise classes; employee

Male Over 50 Champion: Michael Smith

Michael Smith believes his example has influenced others, specifically his adult children and their families. His wife and children, their spouses and his grandchildren all participate in regular fitness activities and sports. His exercise regimen includes cycling and regular workouts at the gym, which are a minimum of 45 minutes five to six times a

Female Over 50 Runner-Up: Lucy Fritts

When her son was nearly school-age is when Lucy Fritts got more serious about her routine. She turned another corner about 10 years ago, after several of her siblings developed heart issues. That’s when she changed her family’s dietary plan: low-fat, low-calorie, increased fruits and vegetables. She does have one addiction, however: Wii Fit. And

Female Over 50 Champion: Anne Roper

It was many years ago, while in college, that Anne Roper admits to gaining more than the freshman 15. After completing her college career, she took the weight off and has remained fit and active while raising her three daughters – now all in their 20s. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to work at

Female Under 50 Champion: Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander works out every other day, spending a total of six and a half hours each week. This includes three hours of aerobics, two hours on the elliptical, and one and a half hours of strength training. She also participates in a group aerobics class at the Downtown YMCA. “In my youth, gymnastics and

Male UNDER 50

Richard Muller, 30 Operations manufacturing manager, Oklahoma Blood Institute Guilty pleasure: “I do enjoy an extra bourbon or the occasional burger, wings and beer with friends.” His advice: “When I talk to people about living a healthier lifestyle, I usually get a plethora of excuses as to, ‘Why not?’ I can only say, ‘No more

Male OVER 50

Champion Michael Smith, 66 Attorney/partner/director, Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson PC Guilty pleasure: “Anything chocolate, ice cream, peanut butter.” His advice: “Get started! Schedule exercise time just like other activities on your calendar. Treat exercise time as a priority item, not something to do if you have time left over. Get in a

Female Under 50

ChampionCarol Alexander, 47 Executive Vice President, Retirement Investment Advisors inc. Guilty pleasure: “Bread, chocolate, cookies and sweet tea are my weaknesses.” Her advice: “The first time I decided to get back into shape, working out more seriously was the key. The second time, a decade later, I had to focus more on my diet. The

Corporate Wellness Award

1st PlaceNorman Specialty Hospital 1210 W. Robinson, Norman Working 12-hour shifts can be brutal on one’s health, so Norman Specialty Hospital ensures its employees are not only taking care of patients but themselves. As the first-place winner, the hospital naturally sports all the bells and whistles when it comes to a health-conscience workplace, including free,

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