Seventeen-thousand, three-hundred and fifty-nine.
What does this number mean to the JLL Nashville office? 17,359 is the number of minutes six of our team members have accumulated in the Active for Life Challenge (AFL). Beginning on August 8th continuing through September 13th, six JLL Nashville team members joined the company’s national campaign to engage in more active lifestyles. The team captain was Hensley Loeb, and the team’s man-to-beat was Tom Hooper, followed by the triathlete Keith Ikard. Stair-crusher Bill Adair, magic-bullet Lauren Riegle and mountain-man Pete Chacon were each powerhouse teammates that helped the team, Music City Maniacs, reach over an average of 60 minutes of activity per day.
Doug Sharp, the JLL President of Corporate Solutions, and his team, Couldn’t be Sharper, challenged the company to try and beat them. Each week that teams performed better than Doug’s they became eligible for prizes. To gauge performance, teams received a point for each minute of physical activity.
Why did we participate? As a national company, JLL engages in a culture of health and wellbeing. JLL seeks to increase physical activity by creating an environment which empowers employees by providing them with a social platform for support and accountability, recognizing fitness accomplishments at all levels. As a local brokerage firm, we are innately competitive. In the face of a challenge, we step up to the plate swinging. Not to mention, we could not say no to a challenge.
As a whole, the AFL campaign is based on the stages of change theory and the American cancer society (ACS) guidelines for physical activity. The ultimate goal was to encourage employees to sustain their activity beyond the six-week challenge. Healthier bodies empower healthier minds. This means we do better business for and with you.