Congratulations to the 102 County employees who won mountain bicycles for their participation in the 2016 Employee Wellness program.
In order to be eligible for the bicycle drawing, these dedicated employees had to complete three quarterly wellness challenges, five lunch-and-learn sessions, and one cooking demonstration, and submit a biometric screening with online health risk assessment.
The winners were wheelie wheelie excited about the bikes and all of the Employee Wellness program activities.
Aubrey Sheetz, with Child Welfare Services, said she most relished the cooking demonstrations and making strides in HealthTrails.
“The bike was a huge motivation for me to participate in last year’s wellness challenge,” said Sheetz. “I made sure I completed all of the 2016 wellness requirements in hopes of being entered into the drawing. So, when it actually happened, I was excited!”
Daniel C. Rerucha, a social worker at Aging & Independence Services, not only completed all of the requirements for the drawing but he encouraged his co-workers to participate in the various Employee Wellness activities.
“The team activities are always exciting because my unit really motivates each other to get more steps, eat more fruits and veggies, or drink more water,” said Rerucha.
He plans on taking his bike to various trails at Mission Trails Regional Parks, which he knows well.
Myra Desquitado-Prado, an occupational therapist for California Children’s Services, –HHSA, will start her new bike adventures with “training wheels.” Desquitado-Prado said she will begin with rides with her husband and kids along the J Street Marina in Chula Vista and progress to trails.
“In the previous years I never completely participated in all the Wellness activities because I thought it would be too difficult for me with my busy schedule,” said Desquitado-Prado. “But thanks to the support of the County and of my co-workers in my office, I realized that I could definitely fit in what I needed to in order to make healthier life choices.”
Catalina Pierce, a district attorney investigator, said she loves the variety of programs offered by Employee Wellness including the quarterly challenges such as Maintain Don’t Gain and stress relieving yoga and meditation sessions.
“This program tells me the County cares about our employees,” said Pierce. “... I really enjoy participating in the quarterly challenges. It is fun to challenge other employees and work on our goals together. It is a positive way to stay on track with your health and have fun at the same time.
Pierce said she looks forward to riding her new bike with her children around Mission Bay, Coronado and San Diego County.
Now’s your chance to win big by participating in the 2017 Employee Wellness Program! Review requirements for this year’s drawing to compete for stationary exercise bicycles.
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