Hill AFB Team Lean Challenge participants lose 576 pounds

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Each fiscal year, Air Force Materiel Command offers two wellness challenges run by Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS). This spring, AFMC offered Team Lean Challenge (TLC), a command-wide initiative where AFMC civilian and active duty members could partner with a wingman and support one another in a mission to lose weight by learning healthy lifestyle changes.

During the 8-week challenge, TLC participants were required to participate with their local CHPS office for an official weigh-in and weigh-out, plus attend a new class titled “Master the Scale.” Participants had a goal of losing at least two percent of their initial weight in order to earn a completion award for continued support on their journey of getting to and maintaining a healthy weight.

AFMC had over 1,191 participants enrolled who lost a total of 1,974 pounds. Of the seven AFMC bases participating, Hill AFB had the highest participation at 318 enrollees and the highest weight loss totaling 576 pounds.

The top five TLC weight loss participants at each AFMC installation were also given an AFMC Civilian Wellness coin. Hill CHPS was proud to present coins to their top “losers”: Mr. Michael Crudele, Mr. John Krebs, Ms. Lindsey Oliver, Mr. Steve VanBallegooie and Mr. Brett Wiggill.

As a mobile worksite wellness program, Hill CHPS is able to deliver challenge activities, health education classes and wellness screenings at any work site location. If you are interested in hosting a CHPS event in your unit, please contact Hill CHPS at 801-586-9586 or CHPSHill@foh.hhs.gov.

You can also learn more about CHPS by creating an account at AFMCwellness.com. Here are some upcoming CHPS events at Hill AFB:

Cholesterol/Blood Glucose Screenings

July 24 / 7-9 a.m. / Bldg. 533, HAWC

July 25 / 6:30-9 a.m. / Bldg. 849, Room B-41

July 26 / 2-5:30 p.m. / Bldg. 533, HAWC

July 31 / 7-9 a.m. / Bldg. 533, HAWC

Aug. 1 / 7-8 a.m. / Bldg. 1218, Main Conference Room

Aug. 2 / 7-7:30 a.m. / Bldg. 1208, Conference Room

Aug. 3 / 7-7:30 a.m. / Bldg. 279, Break Room

Supplement Safety Class

July 25 / 9:30-10 a.m. / Bldg. 1205, Main Conference Room

July 26 / 10:30-11 a.m. / Bldg. 849, Ross Marshall Conference Room

July 27 / 12:30-1 p.m. / Bldg. 533, HAWC

Body Composition Class

July 25 / noon-12:30 p.m. / Bldg. 533, HAWC

Aug. 2 / 9:30-10 a.m. / Bldg. 1289, FMC Team Conference Room

Aug. 3 / 9:30-10 a.m. / Bldg. 238 W, West Conference Room

Aug. 3 / 12:30-1 p.m. / Bldg. 100 Bay F, OB Conference Room

Healthy Eating on the Go Class

July 25 / 9-9:30 a.m. / Bldg. 1205, Main Conference Room

July 26 / 11-11:30 a.m. / Bldg. 849, Ross Marshall Conference Room

Aug. 3 / noon-12:30 p.m. / Bldg. 100 Bay F, OB Conference Room