HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – Wind Crest retirement community residents, staff, family, and friends took First Place in a Walk Around the World fitness challenge sponsored by Erickson Living among 17 communities in 10 states.
Wind Crest boasted 288 participants who walked a total of 26,401 miles throughout the month of September and had representation in 17 different countries and/or states. A celebration filled with medals, healthy refreshments, raffles, and fun capped off the event.
Walking was measured in three categories: percentage of walkers, percentage of countries and states, and percentage of miles walked. Wind Crest took first place in all three categories.
"Having a healthy and active lifestyle is a high priority for a lot of our residents at Wind Crest," says Rehabilitation Wellness Tech April Teller. "The really cool thing about this challenge was seeing the residents get so much support from friends and family."
Wind Crest hosts various fitness-related events throughout the year in addition to daily group fitness classes and personal training in its on-site fitness centers.