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Corporates walk takes unusual steps
GREENSBORO, N.C. (5/6/08)--First Carolina Corporate CU has an unusual goal to help its employees get fit: Walk to each corporate in the country and to U.S. Central in Lenexa, Kan.
Click to view larger imageSeveral staffers of First Carolina Corporate CU--dressed in the corporate's tie-dye logo wear--are among the 28 who pledged to walk to each corporate credit union and U.S. Central as a fitness measure in First Carolina's Corporate NetWALK. (Photo provided by First Carolina Corporate CU)
Twenty-eight staffers, armed with corporate-provided pedometers to count their steps, have started the trek in the First Carolina Corporate NetWALK. They plan to walk a total 9,241 miles--that's roughly 20.3 million steps--by September. As they reach their "destination," they will receive a small memento or token of their "visit" to the corporate. As of Monday, the group has logged 247 miles and is well on the way to the first stop: VolCorp, located in Nashville, Tenn. Also, several First Carolina employees have committed to collectively lose weight totaling President/CEO David Brehmer's body weight. Each week, Brehmer and 14 staff members weigh in. Since the program began, staff has lost 20 pounds--about 9% of Brehmer. "We all know we should exercise more and eat better. But sometimes, an extra incentive or push is needed to get us going," said Brehmer. "In today's over-scheduled, on-the-go society, too many people are pushing health and fitness to the back burner."


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