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Drop Those Holiday Pounds This New Year Prizes: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the 2010 Bee-Fit Weight Loss Challenge begins in January 2010. This fun 10-week program pits teams against each other to lose any extra pounds gained over the holidays. This program is sponsored by the Department of Personnel and BJC HealthCare.

Weight Loss

Challenge

Here’s what you need to know:

• The program begins January 25, 2010 and ends April 2, 2010.

The team captain will in turn communicate team totals to Matt Meyers, preferably via e-mail. (These totals will be used to track progress only and will have no bearing on individual or team prizes.)

• During the week of April 5, Matt and Martha will re-visit your worksite for the final “weigh-in” on the official scale. • Individual and team winners will be determined by percentage of weight lost, not total pounds lost. For example, if your team’s starting weight was 400 lbs. and you lost 50 lbs., your percentage lost would be 12.5%.

• Form a team of three to five employees, elect a team captain (all captains must have an active employee e-mail address), complete a registration form and fax to 314-436-7405 before January 15, 2010.

What’s NEW this year?

• Beginning Tuesday, January 19, Matt Meyers, Bee-Fit Wellness Coordinator and Martha Roulston, UnitedHealthcare Account Manager, will visit your worksite for an initial “weigh-in” on the official scale. If you don’t already have a scale at your worksite, an inexpensive unofficial scale will be left there for you to track progress.

• To assist in your weight loss, we will be running four BeeLite weight management classes: two at the Carnahan building, one at 1520 Market and one at the airport. Each class can only accommodate 25 people, so make plans to sign up NOW!

• At the end of each week, team members will weigh-in with their team captain on the worksite scale.

• To be eligible for team and/or individual prizes, participants must be within 10 lbs. of their final weight from the 2009 Weight Loss Challenge, at the initial weigh-in.

• Bee-Fit is partnering with St. Louis Fitness Club, 3525 Hampton Ave., to offer special programs and discounts, tailored specifically for our Weight Loss Challenge participants.

All participants who report their weight each week AND complete the 10-week program will receive a Bee-Fit Weight Loss Challenge t-shirt.

Individual Prizes: 1st Place – Flat Screen LCD-TV (valued at $400) 2nd Place – WiiFit Plus with Balance Board (valued at $200) 3rd Place – Garmin GPS System (valued at $150)

Team Prizes: 1st Place – 4GB iPod Nano (valued at $150) 2nd Place – Digital Camera (valued at $100) 3rd Place – 7” Widescreen Digital Picture Frame (valued at $80) Last year we had 700 participants lose a total of 3600 pounds during the 10-week competition. Let’s blow those numbers out of the water this year and start 2010 with the resolve to make THIS YEAR, your year of health and wellness!

2010 Weight Loss Challenge: Team registration forms due by January 15, 2010 Initial Weigh-in ............January 19, 20, 21 Competition begins ................. January 25 Competition ends .......................... April 2 Final Weigh-in........................ April 6, 7, 8 Please contact Matt Meyers at meyersm@stlouiscity.com for a registration form and a weekly log sheet.


Weight Loss

Challenge

2009 Weight Loss Challenge

9 Month Maintenance Weigh-in Schedule Date/Site

Time

Rep

Specifics

Martha

2nd flr. Kitchen

Tuesday, December 8 Building Division

7:45-8:15

Chain of Rock

8:45-9:30

Martha

Shop

North Refuse

9:45-10:10

Martha

Bernie’s Office

Family Courts - Main Bldg

10:30-11:25

Martha

Announced

Family Courts - East Annex

11:30-11:50

Martha

Toni’s Office

12:00-12:25pm

Martha

Shop

3:30-4:00

Martha

TBD

MSI

2:30 - 3:00

Martha

Breakroom

Carnahan

9:00 - 10:00

Matt

Room 931

City Hall

10:30 - 12:00

Matt

3rd flr. - Comprtoller

Civil Courts

1:00 - 1:30

Matt

Jury Supervisor’s office

Justice Center

1:45 - 2:15

Matt

Breakroom

Chouteau

2:30 - 2:45

Matt

Breakroom

Water - McRee Pipeyard

7:45 - 8:15

Martha

Behind Lunchroom

Water - S. Kingshighway

8:30-9:00

Martha

TBD

Rec Dept. - Forest Park

9:15-9:45

Martha

Lunchroom

Sherman Park Wohl Center

Wednesday, December 9

Argyle Garage

10:00-10:20

Martha

Office

Air Pollution - Forestry Div.

10:30-11:15

Martha

Breakroom

Communications Div.

11:10 - 12:00

Martha

TBD

South Refuse

12:15 - 12:45

Martha

Trailer

EMS Billing

1:00 - 1:30

Martha

TBD

CDA - Locust Bldg.

9:00 - 9:30

Matt

File room

Board of Elections

9:40 - 9:50

Matt

TBD

1520 Market

10:00 - 11:00

Matt

Conference room

Fire Department – HQ

11:20 - 11:30

Matt

Conference room

Airport - Materials Mgt.

1:00 - 1:30

Matt

Office

Airport - Main Terminal

2:00 - 2:30

Matt

Airport Authority

10:00 - 10:15

Matt

Breakroom

9:00 - 1:00

Matt

Matt’s Office

Thursday, December 10 Water - Howard Bend Friday, June 26 Alternate Weigh-in

Provided by: Department of Personnel and BJC HealthCare for the Bee Fit Wellness Program For more information: call Matt Meyers at 622-4849 or email at meyersm@stlouiscity.com

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