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  • Free Fitness Classes
    There is no need to sign up for classes; just show up at the designated time and place, ready for a workout! All certified fitness instructors work for the Wellness Council of Arizona and they will provide a great workout with modifications as needed. All fitness experience levels are welcome to join.

    Mondays

    • Restorative Yoga @ 1010 in the Maroon Room (1010 E 10th St.) 5:00 -6:00 pm

    Tuesdays

    • Restorative Yoga @ Johnson in the Cafeteria (6060 S Joseph) 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Zumba @ Sewell in the Cafeteria (425 N. Sahuara Ave.) 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Yoga @ Gale in the Library (678 S. Gollob Rd.) 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Strength/Tone @ Howell in the Cafeteria (401 N. Irving Ave.) 4:15 - 5:00 pm
    • Strength @ Miles in the Gymnasium (1400 E. Broadway) 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Wednesdays

    • Strength/Tone @ Hollinger in the Gym ( 150 W. Ajo Way) 4:10 - 5:00 pm
    • Hatha Yoga @ 1010 in the Maroon Room(1010 E 10th St.) 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Thursdays

    • Strength/Tone @ Hollinger in the Gym ( 150 W. Ajo Way) 3:45 - 4:30 pm
    • Yoga @ Gale in the Library (678 S. Gollob Rd.) 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Strength/Tone @ Howell in the Cafeteria (401 N. Irving Ave.) 4:15 - 5:00 pm
    • Strength @ Miles in the Gymnasium (1400 E. Broadway) 5:00 - 6:00 pm

LIFE - Lifestyle Improvements for Employees

Lifestyle Improvements For Employees
  • Tucson Unified Wellness Program - Free to all district employees!
    Includes:

    • Health Coaching
    • Fitness Classes
    • Quarterly Challenges
    • Wellness Workshops
    • School Break Activities

    Health Coaches work for the Wellness Council of Arizona to serve the health interests of employees. All information shared with them is kept confidential and is not shared with any management personnel or any other employees

  • Success Stories
    Thank you so much for encouraging my fitness with FITGO! I have really benefited from the program. Usually in the summer time I don't eat as well since I'm home and tend to snack, but with the goals provided by the card, I have changed my habits and feel much better! I also have enjoyed the challenges to explore new places: the loop, fitness gatherings, etc. It has been good for me to get to bed and get up at the same time so school starting won't be as much of a jolt. I also appreciate my fitness coach Debbie. She is so supportive of me and her advice and willingness to communicate and meet with me has helped. Knowing I had FITGO as my goal has given me direction in making good choices about exercise, food, and leisure this summer. Thank you!

    Emily Evans
    Orchestra Teacher at Ford, Fruchthendler, Henry, Hudlow, Sewell Elementary Schools

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Contest Winners

Health and Wellness Fair Raffle Prize Winners

We want to send a huge Thank You to all who were able to attend the 2019 Annual Tucson Unified Health and Wellness Fair last week! Employees who participated were entered into the Health Fair Raffle. There were 52 Raffle Prize Winners, plus every winner will also receive a LIFE insulated grocery bag from the Tucson Unified Health Coaching Team!

Health and Wellness Fair Raffle Prize Winners

Amy Schull (Catalina)

Teeth Whitening Kit from Delta Dental

Angie Mendoza (1010)

$25 Sprouts Gift Card from the Wellness Council of Arizona

Beatriz Gavino (Tucson High)

Free Training Program of Your Choice from SW Endurance Training

Becky Muotka (Utterback)

Thera Cane from Waves Physical Therapy

Bernadette Tanner (Alice Vail)

Sunglasses Case from Catalina Eye

Carmen Bonillas (Pueblo)

$25 Sauce Gift Card from CETERAIS

Cherry Howell (White)

Smile Big Holiday Gift Basket from Leber Ortho

Chris Rodarte (Sam Hughes)

Panera Gift Card from Renewal by Anderson

Cindy Dunn (Duffy)

$25 Target Gift Card from Avesis

Cynthia Busby (Collier)

SWAG Bag from GCU

Dana Karibian (Ex Ed)

RTIC Tumbler from Rosen Orthodontics

Danielle Diaz (Lawrence)

$30 Roadhouse Cinema Gift Card from El Dorado Audiology

Darryl Stoner (Pueblo)

$25 Sauce Gift Card from Zona Dental

Dawn Fode (Oyama)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Hughes Federal Credit Union

Eric Yetman (Catalina)

$30 Amazon Gift Card from El Rio

Hannah Thandi (Gale)

Gift Bag from CODAC

Ian Davies (Sahuaro)

Bluetooth Speaker Bottle from Optum

J Carmen Tirado-Paredes (Catalina)

Swag Bag from Tucson Orthopedic Institute

Jacqueline Freed (Cragin)

$25 Amazon Gift Card from Basic

Janet Stein (Sabino)

Adidas Gift Bag from Sun Life

Janetta Peck (East Transportation)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Jorgensen Brooks Group

Juanita "Jenny" Miles (Cholla)

Panera Gift Card from AZ Blood Specialist

Jerry Lazur (Dropout Prevention)

$50 Gift Card & SWAG Bag from Clear Vision Express

Joann Manzanares (LIRC)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Vantage West

Joseph Usero (Santa Rita)

Swag Bag from Voya

Kathy Chandler (Dunham)

Meal Prep Gift Bag from Weight Watchers

Kimberly Grosvenor (Booth-Fickett)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from AZ Liver

Kristin Palmer (Whitmore)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from Fairway Mortgage

Leticia Santiesteban (Sub)

Financial Wellness Books from Schultz Financial

Linda Lyon (Catalina)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Tierra Antigua

Lisa Wood-Hromidko (LIRC)

Gift Bag + $25 Starbucks Gift Card from Grant Road Dentistry

Madelena Ramirez (Central Trans.)

Free Companion Airfare – BOGO from TRU International

Margaret Orantes (LIRC)

$75 Amazon Gift Card from Guild Mortgage

Maria Kagen (Miles)

Pillow Blanket from United Healthcare

Maria Valenzuela (Schumaker)

$99 Free Sunglass Promo + Supplies from Nationwide Vision

Marisela Dominguez (MASS)

Steel Water Bottle from BBVA Compass

Martha Palacios (Wright)

Swag Bag from Ottawa University

Mary Hidalgo (Dunham)

Sweet Leaf Gift Box from Sweet Leaf

Melissa Hall (Catalina)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from Liberty Mutual

Melissa King (Collier)

1 Week of Meals from Hello Fresh

Pamela Brown (GATE)

$25 Sprouts Gift Card from Sprouts

Pamela Miller (Blenman)

30 Day Membership from Resilient Fitness

Pat Ponce (Safford)

Vanilla Pumpkin & Pumpkin Spice Candles from Palo Verde Behavioral

Patricia K Bowers (1010)

Gift Bag from Nuskin

Paula Gene Anderson (Cholla)

Bluetooth Speaker Bottle from Optum

Penny Savoie (Sahuaro)

$25 Baggins Gift Card from Costco

Rebecca Rusciolelli (1010)

Popcornopolis Gift Box from Carondelet

Robert Ancharski (Ex Ed)

$15 Fleet Feet Gift Certificate from Girls on the Run

Shelly Sykora (Operations)

Starbucks Gift Card from Desert Sky Medicine

Sylvia Quigley (1010)

$20 Starbucks Gift Card from Fast Med Urgent Care

Terry Reed (Catalina)

Gift Bag from Pain Institute of Southern Arizona

Yvonne Nelsa (Catalina)

Ninja Master Prep from CHWP Expos

Congratulations to all of our Raffle Prize Winners!

FITGO Bingo - Summer 2019 Winners

Thank you to those who participated in our 2019 FITGO Bingo Summer Challenge. Our outstanding participants completed 1,503 health and wellness squares, 493 bingo lines, and 23 people completely blacked out their FITGO Bingo cards, earning a $10 Gift Card!

With 493 tickets in the FITGO Bingo line raffle, the $25 Healthy Purchase Gift Card raffle winners are:

Anne Dudley (TAP)
Carmen Sierra (1010)
Carrie Crawford (Valencia)
Christa McConaughy (Doolen)
Cyndie Cruze (Collier)
Dolores DeVera (Sub Office)
Hermelinda Montoya (SW Education Center)
Jan Milligan (Sewell)
Jill Leon (Soleng Tom)
Jose Rodriguez Jr. (1010)
Laura Massey-Miller (Borman)
Lisa Bennington-Skay (Doolen)
Lisa Wood-Hromidko (LIRC)
Lori Conner (Carrillo)
Margo Taylor (Miles)
Maria Kagen (Miles)
Matthew Jellison (Gale)
Robin Farias (Catalina)
Sylvia Quiqley (1010)
Tina Schivone (Howell)

The 23 people who blacked out their FITGO Bingo card and received a $10 Gift Card are:

April Knippen(Gridley)
Catherine Rumney (Sam Hughes)
Cyndie Cruze (Collier)
Cynthia Schnell (Direct Link)
Debbee Garcia (Secrist)
Elizabeth Bouwens (Hollinger)
Emily Evans (Henry)
Jan Milligan (Sewell)
Jennifer Dalton (Kellond)
Jennifer Matsuyama (Cragin)
Josue Zuniga (1010)
Joyce Brown (Valencia)
Kevin Startt (1010)
Kim DuPuis (East Trans.)
Kirstin Bittel (Mansfeld)
Lisa Wood-Hromidko (LIRC)
Margo Taylor (Miles)
Maria Kagen (Miles)
Nancy Grim (Wheeler)
Patricia Perez (Pueblo Gardens)
Sylvia Quiqley (1010)
Tina Schivone (Howell)

Plus, the above listed 23 participants were all entered into a Raffle for a FitBit!And the winner is:

Debbee Garcia (Secrist)

Congratulations to all of our FITGO Bingo Raffle Prize Winners!

FITGO Bingo Flier Winners!

FITGO BINGO

Printable Flier (in PDF)

We had five winners whose photos were selected from our 2018 Healthy Selfie Challenge!  They have each won a $25 Healthy Purchase Gift Card – Thank you for letting us use your amazing Healthy Selfies! The Healthy Selfie FITGO Flyer winners are:
Gene Seymour(Pueblo)
Isis Escobar(Hollinger)
Kendra Swatzell(Wheeler)
Nicole De Luca(Erickson)
Zoe Schreiber(Holladay)

2018- 19 Biggest Winner - Team Weight Loss Challenge Winners

The results are in!  Your Tucson Unified health coaches are delighted to share the results of this year's Biggest Winner Team Challenge

Check out all your hard work:

  • 665 people weighed in and out as part of a team in this challenge
  • 3,196 lbs. were lost in this challenge – that's 906 pounds more than last year!
  • The top 3 winning teams lost an average of 7.5%!

This year, we were so excited to see so much teamwork!

We saw teams that kept track of each individual's goals on a poster board, teams that gave each other healthy challenges every week like competing for the most steps or doing a plank every day for a week, teams that walked together on breaks and shared recipes every week, and teams that motivated and supported each other throughout this entire challenge!

2019 Biggest Winner Team Challenge Podium
128 teams weighed in and out and competed for the top spot

1st Place Overall: $150 gift card for every member
Fat No Mo (Wheeler)
Brandy Nix, Eydie Esquival, Holly Maza, Kim Carpenter, and Olivia Yescas

2nd Place Overall: $125 gift card for every member
The Fab 5 (Mary Meredith)
Dan Parent, Ed Simental, Jessica Figueroa, Neal Norzagaray, and Sam West

3rd Place Overall: $100 gift card for every member
The Weight is Over! (Ford)
Cathy Grant, Diana Means, Heather Martin, Marita Beeman, and Mercedes Leon

Raffle Winners

9 teams reached the 5% Team Goal: Raffle for $100 gift card for each member
Tucson High Team Flab-u-less
Alexandra Amaya, Crystal Montante, Debbie Elkins, and Yesenia Monroy

27 teams reached the 4% Team Goal: Raffle for $75 gift card for each member
Cinco Sabercats (Sabino)
Bruce Williams, Carmen Nichols, Christi Del Percio, Janet Stein, and Renee Ibarra

46 teams reached the 3% Team Goal: Raffle for $50 gift card for each member
Team Die Lard (Vesey)
Artesia Ulrich-Runge, Jenny Fiero, Ray Montana, and Skyler Shenk

69 teams reached the 2% Team Goal: Raffle for a $25 gift card for each member
Weigh-less Travelers (Wheeler)
Ann Gershweir, April Hartman, and Mollie Grove

128 teams weighed in and weighed out: Raffle for a $25 gift card for each member
Go-Getters (Ford)
Angie Hoover, Cindy Weintraub, Karen Motl, Matthew Holter, Shirley Taylor

Top 3 sites with highest % of participation
Of the 86 locations that participated in the challenge, the massage days go to:
Collier Elementary
Borman K-8
Ford Elementary

Healthy Selfie Spring Break Flier Winners

Take a look at the Spring Break flier (in PDF), featuring a Healthy Selfie we received from Transportation East employees!

  • Debra Dobyna
  • Jeanne Harvey
  • Ramona Parsell
  • Taeko Miller

Thank you for sharing your Healthy Selfie! You've each won a $25 gift card!

Rodeo Break Healthy Selfie Winners

First, take a look at the Rodeo Break Flyer (in PDF)! The flyer features Healthy Selfies sent in from Tucson Unified Employees. The employees featured in the Rodeo Break Activities flyer have all won a $25 Gift Card! Your Health Coach will reach out and deliver the prizes to the winners!
  • Marsha Willey (Alice Vail)
  • Mary Carpio (Cholla)
  • Adriana Boyd (Davis)
  • Rita Duarte (Davis)
  • Monica Garcia-Salas (Lynn Urquides)

2018-2019 Maintain Don't Gain Participants and Winners

Great job to all of our Maintain, Don't Gain participants! The goal was to maintain your weight throughout the 2018-2019 Holiday Season.

  • 629 people weighed in before Halloween and weighed out after the New Year for this challenge!
  • 507 people maintained their weight within 2 pounds!
  • 243 people lost more than 2 pounds during this challenge!
  • The total pounds lost was 1,588.6 pounds!

Everyone who weighed in and weighed out earned a ticket into the Maintain Don’t Gain Raffle Prize Drawing! Everyone who maintained within 2 lbs or lower over the holidays earned 5 additional tickets into the drawing!

2018-2019 Maintain, Don't Gain WINNERS!

Infusion Pro 32 oz. Fruit Water Bottle Infuser w/Insulated Sleeve and Infusion eBook Winners:

Alex Campbell (McCorkle)
Elaine Straub (Pueblo)
Ida Melen (Collier)
Jamie Caruth (Schumaker)
Jeanne Harvey (Transportation East)
Lisa Wood-Hromidko (LIRC)
Lupita Alvarez (Transportation West)
Mary Spencer (Gridley)
Sonja Hopson (Wheeler)
Sylvia Quigley (1010)

Sunrise Alarm Clock Winners:

Anjanette Gutierrez (Tucson High)
Betsy Dupuis (Miles)
Connie Henderson (Food Services)
Constance Onsae (Pueblo)
Dana Griffith (Catalina)
Jennifer Sprung (Project MORE)
Katie Parker (McCorkle)
Mary Elenes (1010)
Melissa Kornmuller (Catalina)
Patrick Feaman (Gridley)
Rogelio Lara (Tucson High)

Workout Kit w/AB Roller Pro, Push-Up Bar, Jump Rope, Knee Pad and Workout Guide Winners:

Adam Norzagaray (Borman)
Angelica Munoz (MASSD)
Frances Romero (Transportation West)
Janet Stein (Sabino)
Laura Fennema (Pueblo)
Margaret Egan (1010)
Michelle Guillen (McCorkle)
Monica Romero (Brichta)
Raul Reyes (Maxwell)
Sharon Ogle (Holladay)
Valdez Honorable (Borman) 

Yoga Kit w/Yoga Mat, Yoga Block, Yoga Strap and 2 Full-length Yoga Workouts Winners:

Angela Hixon (Holladay)
Angela Tenace (Safford)
Bianca Solis (MASSD)
Jessica Martinez (Marshall)
Johnny Armenta (1010)
Joshua Baker (Transportation West)
Mark Reynolds (Direct Link)
Paulina Dewoody (Holladay)
Shelly Vick (Doolen)
Stacey Darkho (Tucson High)
Stephen Waclawik (Rincon)

High-Density Round Foam Roller w/Foam Rolling Guide Winners:
Alex DeVaughn (Tully)
Angie Cervantes (Borton)
Cinthia Arvayo (C.E. Rose)
Felicia Garner (Utterback)
Jessica Franklin (Ford)
Kirsten Cummins (LIRC)
Lori Martinez (White)
Megan Andrews (Valencia)
Nichole Lopez – Carley (Ochoa)
Nora Vergara Delgado (Hollinger)
Phil Dukes (University)

LIFE Insulated Lunch Tote Winners:

Jennifer Crowl (Duffy)
Kristin Kamell (Soleng Tom)
Lupita Gamez (MASSD)
Margaret Kerrihard-Weiss (Utterback)
Margaret Seamans (Borton)
Vanessa Manion (Soleng Tom)

Biggest Winner Team Challenge Flier - Healthy Selfie Winners!

Annette Morey (Erickson)
Christina Petrino (Sewell)
Cindy James (Safford)
Erin Pier (Erickson)
Heather Mace (Banks)
Jessica Flax (Banks)
Julie Alvira (Erickson)
Kia Parks (Erickson)
Laura Gutowski (Banks)
Lorri Andrews (Banks)
Michelle Marquez (Erickson)
Robin Gilbert (Safford)
Sara Dineley (Sewell)
Tracey Burton (Safford)
Veronica Watson (Sewell)
Yolanda Chamseddine (Safford)

Each of these people have won $25 Gift Cards, which will be delivered by their health coaches.

Winter Break Flier - Healthy Selfie Winners!

Angela Lopez (Maldonado)
Hannah Thandi (Gale)
Kirstin Bittel (Mansfeld)
Nicole De Luca (Erickson)
Vanessa Aguayo (Maldonado)
Zoe Schreiber (Holladay)

Healthy Selfie Winners

We received 1,255 Healthy Selfies during The Healthy Selfie Challenge! We are so happy that you have shared your healthy moments with us!

Every Healthy Selfie we received was entered into a drawing for 1 of 25 $50 gift cards towards a healthy purchase of the winner's choice!

Every employee that hit all seven categories (Trying a new healthy food or activity, Self-Care, Fitness, Nutrition, Hydration, Healthy Selfie with group, Picture with their Health Coach) was entered into a raffle drawing for a day at Canyon Ranch!

Bonus! If your photo is randomly selected for an upcoming Tucson Unified health and wellness promotional flyer in the 2018-2019 school year, you will receive a $25 gift card towards a healthy purchase of your choice!

We are pleased to announce The Healthy Selfie Challenge winners!

$50 Gift Card Winners!

  • Amanda Montgomery (Grijalva)
  • Ana Kroh (Palo Verde)
  • Angela Saltz (Cavett)
  • Beatriz Gavino (Tucson High)
  • Debra Jacobs (Marshall)
  • Denise Rasmussen (Direct Link)
  • Donna Fine (Annex)
  • Elizabeth Bouwens (Hollinger)
  • Haydee Hernandez (Teacher Mentor)
  • Jana Vargas (Miles)
  • Jennifer Silas (1010)
  • Julie Alvira (Erickson)
  • Kimberly Martin (Johnson)
  • Kirsten Miller (Erickson)
  • Lisa Cardenas (Tucson High)
  • Lori Encinas (Catalina)
  • Nicole De Luca (Erickson)
  • Norma Gonzales (1010)
  • Rachel Rudder (Safford)
  • Robin Farias (Catalina)
  • Susan Essington (Direct Link)
  • Teresa Federico (Lynn Urquides)
  • Thelma Ruiz (Johnson)
  • Vivienne Castillo (Whitmore)
  • William Olivas (Westside Transportation)

Grand Prize: A Day at Canyon Ranch Winner!

Tammy Case (Cholla)

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