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1 April 2009
Butterfield Employees Meet 100 Day Challenge

One hundred and forty Butterfield employees in 24 teams have taken on the 100-Day Challenge, promoting a healthier lifestyle.


Out of approximately 250 teams competing in the Challenge around the Island, Butterfield has three teams in the top 20 weight loss category and one of our teams holds the number one spot as of last week. We also have four of the top twenty teams in the activity category.


100-Day Organiser, Terry Faulkenberry said this was a real testament to how seriously the Challenge was being taken by Butterfield.


“Butterfield is one of the top organisations and continues to be very motivated with participation being very high every week,” Mr. Faulkenberry said.


Sarah Burrows from the Bermuda Diabetes Association continued, “We applaud Butterfield for their efforts so far and encourage them to keep up the good work.”


On the Challenge’s 50-day mark, Butterfield’s teams had a total activity time of 1,553 hours, adding up to a total of 6,215 miles and 419 lost pounds.


Butterfield’s Wellness Coordinator, Tamika Wade Trott said she was pleased with how Butterfield was faring so far.


“Everyone is excited and from all accounts doing well,” Mrs. Wade-Trott said. “Health and wellness are so important. We are trying to relay the message that being proactive is much better than reactive. Being active and/or exercising, whatever your preferences, are absolutely crucial to healthy living.”


Several of Butterfield’s top six teams said they benefit from having family members as team-mates.


Andrea Wainwright said it was easier being on a team with her sister, Julianne Moore, because in the past she competed in team mates who were not entirely committed to succeed.


“However, Julieann and I both have the same objectives in mind and we realise that hard work and commitment are very important if we want to achieve our desired goals,” Mrs. Wainwright explained. “We always try to encourage and motivate each other.”


Michael Burgess is on the 100-Day Challenge Team with his mother, Miranda.


“It’s easier to be on a team with my Mom because we can communicate strategies for eating healthy and organising an exercise plan,” Mr. Burgess said. “We both encourage each other to make the best choices for food consumption and I encourage my Mom to do her best at our exercise routines. We encourage each other and keep an eye on each other to ensure that we don’t get off track.”


Some of the Butterfield Challenge Participants are also being kept on track by Boot-Camp Coach, Steve Burgess:


“It's a pleasure for Back to Basics to assist Butterfield staff,” Mr. Burgess said. “The group is diverse yet very harmonious. There is always a positive spirit present, even at 6.30 a.m. on a Saturday morning…It doesn’t get any better than that!”




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