Each year, for 100 days, tens of thousands of teams from organizations around the world compete in the Virgin Pulse Global Step Challenge to improve both their physical and psychological health. Teams track their daily activity, competing to earn the highest number of steps while they take a virtual journey around the globe.
This summer, 112 Copperleafers forming a total of 16 teams, tackled the Global Challenge. At the start of the 100 days, individuals measured their baseline health status in four categories: physical activity, nutrition, balance, and sleep.
During the challenge, team members worked hard to improve their daily step count: top activities included working out in the gym, playing basketball, cycling, and yoga. Some teams organized regular team walks, and one competitor even started taking tap dance classes! We had an awesome time encouraging our teammates and challenging each other to be more active.
In the beginning, only 9% of us reached the goal of 10,000 steps a day. By the end, 82% of us were regularly reaching over 10,000 steps! Our final daily average was 14,725 steps, beating out the global benchmark average. As a company, we walked over 100,700 kilometers (the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world!), with our winning team “Scrambled Legs” walking a total of 8,664 km.
"Excellent leaders believe that their people come first. The health and culture of teams should always be paramount. If you take care of you employees, they'll take care of your business."
- Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Copperleaf is committed to investing in the wellbeing of its employees and sustaining a healthy work environment! The Health & Wellness team runs team challenges, lunch-and-learns, healthy potluck lunches, daily meditation sessions, and other programs throughout the year. We’re excited to see how else we can help Copperleafers be healthier and happier as we continue to grow.
Copperleaf is dedicated to creating a healthy work environment and we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our fast-growing team. Check out our current job openings here .
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