Senior Leaders Participate in Friendly Fitness Competition
Published June 16, 2014
This spring the senior leadership team engaged in a friendly competition with Premera, one of our community partners on the Gear Up and Go! initiative. As many of you know, Providence and Premera are members of the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition, which developed the Gear Up and Go! initiative. Its purpose is to promote physical fitness in an effort to improve academic performance while encouraging a healthy lifestyle that will last well into adulthood.
At the center of the program is the Sqord and its first product, the "PowerPod", which students wear on their wrist. This tool tracks all activity and inactivity and is then translated into points. To bring this program even closer to home, a friendly competition was initiated among leaders at Providence and Premera by Sqord, Inc., which created the social health platform for these activity-tracking devices.
“Executives had been exposed to the platform and essentially thought it would be a fun way to get even more involved. About 25 people participated on both sides,” said Coleman Greene, co-founder of Sqord, Inc. Chuckling, Greene said it was “a competitive bunch.” It just shows that even though the system is designed for kids, adults can have fun, too.
So who won? Although each week was very close, Team Providence won the challenge. Great job!