Hallerwealth wins Financial Services 10,000 Steps Challenge

Hallerwealth has stepped on to the winners’ podium in this year’s 10,000 Steps Financial Services Challenge.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Hallerwealth team averaged a total of 89,333 steps over the six-week challenge which was held April 29 – June 9, 2013.

“A total of 80 staff members from eight Burdekin financial services businesses signed up for this year’s challenge,” he said.

“The teams were provided with pedometers and logged their steps every day. The challenge for participants is to take at least 10,000 steps a day – the recommended daily step goal for a healthy adult.

“The Hallerwealth team members made a total of 4,287,996 steps and have earned a 10-visit pass at Future Fitness to continue with their fitness goals.

“The highest individual stepper was Tianna Previtera from ML Partners Pty Ltd Home Hill with a total of 1,044,796 steps over the six weeks and this has earned her a $100 Sportfirst Gift Voucher for her incredible effort.

“I would like to congratulate and thank all the participants in this challenge.”

Hallerwealth Managing Director Kurt Haller said the 10,000 Steps Challenge was a great way for people to get active and thanked the Council for holding the challenge.

“We are all active people here anyway, but this challenge gave us a focus for six weeks,” he said.

“We all made changes like walking down the street to get lunch instead of driving and we were always looking at our pedometers to see how many steps we’d done.”

Mr Vaccaro said Burdekin Be Active used the annual Challenge to raise awareness of the 10,000 Steps Program and promote physical activity within the Burdekin Shire.

“Burdekin residents can participate in their own challenge via the 10,000 Steps website,” he said. “Residents can loan pedometers from the Ayr and Home Hill Libraries and log their steps on the website.”

For further information on the 10,000 Steps Challenge visit www.10000steps.org.au.

The Financial Services 10,000 Steps Challenge was co-ordinated by the Burdekin Shire Council Be Active Advisory Committee as part of its charter to increase physical activity within the Shire.

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