It started in our Santa Rosa office. Triathlete Patti Wright threw down the gauntlet to co-workers–join her relay team for a half-Ironman competition. She had enough takers to form two teams, and enough stamina to act as coach during office workouts.
Half-way across the country, our Midwest offices found some events of their own. Sprint triathlons (even one with a canoe leg), 100-mile bike races, 5Ks, 10Ks, and the popular Madtown (Madison, WI) tradition, Crazylegs. Bands of enthusiastic employees competed together and subsequently formed running nights, ski outings, cycling groups. If camaraderie thrives in a common activity, we’ve got it galore.
“First-timers, family, and friends are welcome in any race we participate in together,” notes Andy Platz, Group Leader and frequent Crazylegger. “Races are simply fun ways to push yourself to meet a goal. We go from wondering if we can do it to accomplishing something big and celebrating personal victories. It’s also a chance to spend time with employees that you don’t often interact with during working hours.”
Maybe wellness doesn’t have to be a program. Here, it’s a movement. Spurred on by co-workers who feel safe testing their limits together. That’s Mead & Hunt.