Exercise Stars 2020–The Results are IN!

This year marked the 5th offering of the “Become an ACC Exercise Star” Challenge coordinated by the ACC Employee Wellness Program to promote increased activity among our employees.  587 ACC faculty and staff participated this spring, which was a 67% increase from last year, and the most participants in the history of the challenge.  256 of these participants were new to the challenge.  The Challenge ran from February 3 through April 12, 2020, with half of the challenge spanning through the COVID-19 pandemic.  340 employees completed the challenge and met their goal, for a completion rate of 58%.

Together, employees logged a whopping 1,069,911 total minutes of exercise which equals 743 days of continuous exercise.   That’s over 2 years of exercise!  

ACC President, Dr. Richard Rhodes, congratulated and presented awards for the Top Individual Stars and Most Active Campuses via a livestream virtual awards celebration on Friday, May 8, 2020.  Click HERE to check out the video from this livestream event!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s challenge and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.     

Overall top “stars” for the ten-week challenge were:

Click HERE to view the TOP Campus Finishers

Most Active Campuses

Top 25 Overall Finishers

For more information about this event, contact Mauri Winters in the HR Benefits office at 512-223-7577.

Let’s Get Fit for Fall!!

The fall weather is finally here, and the Fit for Fall Challenge is BACK as well!

We would like to keep you motivated going into the holiday season with this exciting wellness challenge, complete with some new activities for this year.  We hope you will join in on the fun!

Get your challenge card HERE Just print it out and complete one of the wellness activities each day.  The challenge has already begun, but it’s not to late to get in on the fun!!

Complete the 25 activities on the card, return it, and WIN a wellness gift. Only one activity per day will count! Miss an activity?  Don’t worry…you have a whole month to complete them.  This challenge will run through November 22nd, and the completed cards are due by Monday, November 25th.  Be sure to invite your coworkers to join you, have fun and let’s get “Fit for Fall” together!

Fall 2019 Exercise Classes

A new academic year is upon us!  Human Resources hopes you will get back into a good workout routine this fall.  One way to get started is with the Employee Wellness Program fall exercise classes.  Sign up HERE for a class that works for you!

These classes are FREE to all Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and staffing table employees at ACC. You may sign up for classes at any campus, but make sure you get prior approval from your supervisor. Space is limited and spots are open until filled, so be sure to sign up!

If you want even more options for exercise classes, don’t forget you can use your Tuition Vouchers to sign up for classes through Continuing Education or Kinesiology as well.  We also offer a couple of discounted fitness membership options for full-time ACC employees, if you’re interested.

ACC hosts inaugural Employee Wellness-Fest 2019

On Friday, April 26th, ACC hosted the inaugural Employee Wellness-Fest 2019!

Nearly 200 employees came together to celebrate wellness across the district with field day games, exercise demos, health and wellness information tables, and even a new campus competition, the Campus Wellness Cup.  Smiling faces were seen throughout the Eastview courtyard as employees were able to get in some physical wellness, engage with their peers from the different campuses and strengthen those bonds between colleagues.

Dr. Richard Rhodes presented the Exercise Stars awards as a part of the event recognizing the top 3 overall individuals from each fitness level, as well as the top 3 Campuses with the most minutes.  Wellness Champions from each ACC campus helped put this event together and the Eastview Campus staff worked especially hard to prepare for the big day!  Finally, 19 vendors from both the college and the community came out for the event to provide information regarding services related to employee wellness.  Several of these vendors, as well as many other local businesses provided wonderful prizes to be won as well.

Congratulations to the Eastview Campus for taking home the first ever ACC Campus Wellness Cup!

Which campus will be ready to capture this honor next year and take home this fantastic trophy at the Wellness-Fest 2020?  Yes…we are looking forward to the opportunity to repeat this event again next year, and hope you will be sure to join us again then!

 

Here are a few pictures from the event, but you can view all pictures in the Photo Gallery!

2019 Exercise Stars Challenge

Congratulations to the 350 ACC faculty and staff participated in this spring’s Exercise Star Challenge coordinated by the ACC Employee Wellness Program.  The Challenge ran from February 10 through April 21, and  together, employees logged a whopping 670,366 minutes — that’s 465 days of continuous exercise!  57% of the registered participants met the exercise goal for their fitness level.

Overall top “stars” for the ten-week challenge were:

Most Active Campuses

Dr. Richard Rhodes presented awards for the Top Individual Stars and Most Active Campuses at Wellness-Fest 2019 that was held in the Eastview campus courtyard on April 26.

See more pictures from the Award Presentation 

Save the Date for Wellness-Fest 2019

ACC will be hosting the Inaugural Wellness-Fest next month!  Be sure you SAVE THE DATE and join in the fun!
ACC Employees consistently work to provide for the students, community, and countless others.
We would like to encourage you all to take some time to care for yourselves as well.
Come be your best at ACC Wellness-Fest 2019!