6th Annual February Fitness Frenzy Results

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At Leisure Care, we believe that love is a verb. Every February, we show the communities where we live, work, and play how much we love them by getting active and raising funds that will make a tangible difference in the lives of children and families in those communities.

Fun and fitness intersected during our February Fitness Challenge as Leisure Care communities across the country came together from February 1 – February 29 for our 6th Annual February Fitness Frenzy. Learn more about our 2019 February Fitness Frenzy results and see which communities moved the most and raised the most this year!

Moving More Than Ever. Giving More Than Ever.

Our 6th Annual February Fitness Frenzy was a record breaker! Held from February 1 to February 29, 2019, we saw 2,614 participants from our home office, community employees, residents, family, and friends come together to reach personal goals. 

During the 29-day challenge, staff, residents, family, and friends raised money by getting at least 30 minutes of activity per day within and outside their senior living community. Participants had their choice of activity, including swimming, dancing, biking, Wii bowling, Nu-Step, yoga, and personal training sessions – the options for activity minutes were limitless. Communities came together for planned events like walk-a-thons, seated soccer games, group hikes, and more.

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Funds were raised by taking pledges at a rate of $.05 per minute so that if a participant exercised every day of the challenge for 30 minutes, he or she would raise $42 for the month.

We are so proud of our communities who went above and beyond so that we can continue to provide grants that make a positive and immediate impact on the children and families in our local areas.

2019 February Fitness Frenzy Results

This year, we saw 45 Leisure Care communities across the United States come together with 2,614 participants racking up 2,897,816 active minutes, and raising $62,500 (and still counting)!

Highest Average Active Minutes

  1. Van Mall: 4,112 minutes 
  2. Broadway Proper: 3,283 minutes
  3. MacKenzie Place – Fort Collins: 2,123 minutes
  4. The Village at Unity: 2,016 minutes
  5. Russellville Park: 1,658 minutes

Most Donations Collected

  1. MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs: $5,678.00
  2. San Marino Retirement Community: $5,206.00
  3. MacKenzie Place – Fort Collins: $5,142.75
  4. The Carillon at Belleview Station: $4,333.76
  5. Fairwinds – Spokane: $3,849.25

All Communities that Raised $1,000+ In Donations 

  1. Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch: $3,428.00
  2. Treeo Raleigh: $2,763.00
  3. The Ackerly at Timberland: $2,540.00
  4. Fairwinds – Brittany Park: $2,528.35
  5. Fairwinds – Rio Rancho: $2,364.99
  6. Murano Senior Living: $2,273.50
  7. Broadway Proper: $2,210.00
  8. The Linden at Woodbridge: $1,781.25
  9. Bella Villaggio: $1,672.94
  10. The Village at Mill Landing: $1,340.00
  11. The Landing of Lake Worth: $1,325.00
  12. The Linden at Danvers: $1,275.00
  13. The Village at Unity: $1,229.00
  14. The Linden at Dedham: $1,111.75

New this year, after the first $250 raised, 100% of the funds generated in the communities were donated and distributed to the charity of the community’s choice through the One Eighty Foundation. Below is the list of charities benefiting from this year’s Fitness Frenzy:

  • Alzheimer’s Association and the Washington Chapter
  • Because There Is Hope
  • Boys & Girls Club of Larimar County
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • DAWN
  • FISH: Friends In Serving Him
  • Good Neighbor Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • High Point Treatment Center
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • Lansdale XMCA
  • Mary’s Place
  • Meals on Wheels People
  • Mostly Muttz Animal Rescue
  • Northshore Senior Center
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • PIMA JTED Career and Technical Education District
  • Reading Partners Colorado
  • Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
  • Senior Citizens Community Center
  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • The Honor Flight San Diego
  • Wishes for Wheels
  • Youth On Their Own

Thank you to everyone who made the 6th Annual February Fitness Frenzy a success! We are so proud of our One Eight Leisure Care family for their commitment to ‘getting fit for philanthropy’! We can’t wait to see you next year for more fitness fun!

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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

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