Faculty and Staff Log 388,000+ Minutes of Activity in Summer Wellness Challenge


From June 18 to July 29, The Windward School Human Resources Office hosted the Windward Wellness Challenge for faculty and staff. 

Participants used the Cigna Fitness Challenge app to log activity individually and as a team. Activities included walking, running, hiking, yoga, aerobics, and more. More than 150 Windward employees participated in the challenge, logging more than 388,000 total minutes of activity this summer. 

“Our goal was to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for our faculty and staff,” said Director of Human Resources Jada Jones. “The Wellness Challenge was a great way to do that while also keeping our employees engaged over the summer break.” 

Prizes for those who logged the most activity included a five-month gym membership, a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card, fitness trackers, and more. Each prize category had one winner from Windward’s Manhattan campus and one from the Westchester campus. All participants received a t-shirt and lanyard, and those who logged 10+ hours of activity received wireless earbuds. 

Congratulations to the winners of Windward’s first Wellness Challenge! 

1st Place Individuals:  

  • Manhattan - Ms. Allison Pugsley

  • Westchester - Mr. Herve Francois 

2nd Place Individuals:  

  • Manhattan - Ms. Helen Prichett 

  • Westchester - Ms. Elizabeth Currie 

1st Place Teams: 

  • Manhattan - Ms. Caitlin Lasher, Ms. Jenny Nichols, Ms. Elly Steiker-Pearl, Ms. Helen Prichett, and Ms. Allison Pugsley 

  • Westchester - Ms. Nicole Barletta, Ms. Elizabeth Currie, Ms. Ashley DiSalvo, Mr. Christian Feliciano, and Ms. Samantha O’Brien 

 2nd Place Teams: 

  • Manhattan - Ms. Lauren Benjamin, Ms. Alison Brotmann, Ms. Sarah Brown, Ms. Renna Gottlieb, Ms. Melanie Gragg, and Ms. Megan Heaney 

  • Westchester - Ms. Christelle Bidwell, Mr. Herve Francois, Ms. Meghan McDermott, and Ms. Michelle Spino Andruss