In May, more than 1,100 BBHers accepted the challenge to “Step It Up” in a collective journey around the world — virtually visiting BBH offices and learning fun facts about each location along the way. The 246 teams who participated logged a total of 165,542 miles — the equivalent of walking around the earth almost seven times!
The ultimate goals of the Fitness Challenge, aside from some healthy competition, were to inspire BBHers to stay active and prove first-hand the impact physical exercise can have on our overall well-being.
“I feel better and am more productive at work,” shared Tressa Catalina, Private Banking, Wilmington. “When you feel good about yourself, those positive feelings carry through in everything that you do. The friendly competition really made our team feel like we were all working together. Even though we weren’t high in the ranks on the leader board, we’re happy with our progress toward a healthier lifestyle.”
When you feel good about yourself, those positive feelings carry through in everything that you do.”
Gabriela Kelly, Dublin, had a similar experience. "Although at first I was really hard on myself about not immediately reaching the maximum daily limit, after speaking with a colleague it dawned on me that the main idea of the challenge is to learn to incorporate healthy routines into my day and have some fun,” she said. “My headache is gone after a thirty-minute walk at lunch, my evening jog helps me to clear my head after a long day, and I sleep like a baby!"
The Fitness Challenge succeeded in its goal of getting people moving, said Dagmara Czambol, Investor Services, Krakow: “I saw people taking the stairs instead of the lifts, or going to a kitchen location on another floor further from their desks to get more steps in."