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State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special

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

Male Under 50 Champion: Richard Muller

He spends anywhere from three to six hours a week exercising, which includes a combination of strength and circuit training and running or other cardio work. Richard Muller doesn’t participate in many group exercise classes, but he has two workout partners with whom he regularly meets. “This helps because we all can keep each other

Corporate Wellness Award 3rd Place: Retirement Investment Advisors Inc.

Even with a staff of just 16, Retirement Investment Advisors Inc. goes above and beyond to instill a health and wellness mindset in its employees. “It is important to stay healthy because it really does increase productivity for us,” says Erin Wentroth, vice president of marketing. The firm’s employees are a little on the competitive

Corporate Wellness Award 2nd Place: American Fidelity Assurance Company

American Fidelity Assurance Company incorporates wellness into its culture in order to make happier, healthier employees. To that end, the company continues to add to and improve its premium programs. Not only can employees utilize the on-site fitness center and professionally taught classes, but they can also enjoy meals at an on-site grill featuring healthy

Male Over 50 Runner-Up: Dave Carpenter

Dave Carpenter started his workout regimen just a year ago, in January 2012. It was a New Year’s resolution he says he was determined to keep. Initially, he worked out five or six days a week on an elliptical machine for 35 to 40 minutes, and climbed six flights of stairs at his office three

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 Runner-Up: Amanda Storck

Amanda Storck has followed a regular exercise regimen for about 10 years. “I first started exercising because I was gaining weight after college and needed to lose about 15 pounds,” she says. “A boss that I had at the time inspired me to be healthier because he was always training for marathons.” After a few

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

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