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From left, Nikki Wouralis, Fitbit Challenge winners Linda Lundstedt, Rodd Newcome and Michael Finnigan, and April Schick. Wouralis and Schick organized the Fitbit Challenge.

From left, Nikki Wouralis, Fitbit Challenge winners Linda Lundstedt, Rodd Newcombe and Michael Finnigan, and April Schick. Wouralis and Schick organized the Fitbit Challenge.

Florida Tech’s inaugural Fitbit Challenge, where university personnel were invited to track their steps for one month using the popular fitness bracelet, has crowed three winners, according to organizers Nikki Wouralis and April Schick.

The goal for the 70 or so participants ranged from 10,000 steps (to earn a $50 reimbursement) to 20,000 steps (worth a $100 reimbursement). Everyone met the 20,000-step goal, but the winners went well beyond:

  • Linda Lundstedt, administrative secretary, Marine and Environmental Systems, took 642,016 steps.
  • Rodd Newcombe, director, Academic Support, took 562,550 steps.
  • Michael Finnegan, instructor at the School of Arts and Communication, took 433,828 steps.

Upcoming Fitbit Challenges will consist of “flash” challenges to keep the Florida Tech Fitbit community going.

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