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Fox Run Takes Bronze Medal in World Fitness Project

October 22, 2012

NIOVI, MI (October 16, 2012) - Fox Run retirement community captured a Bronze Medal for its participation a month long fitness project held at Erickson Living-managed communities nationwide in which 2,509 people walked one quarter of a million miles (256,965 miles), effectively circling the globe at the Equator more than 10 times.
A total of 212 Fox Run residents, staff, family and friends participated in the project held last month. As a community Fox Run walked 21,903.36 total miles which is just shy of the circumference of earth at the equator (24,901.55 miles).  As a community Fox Run also walked in 12 states and 4 countries including Canada, Italy, Argentina and Australia during the month of September..
Individual Fox Run results were as follows:
Most Recruits:

  1. Noni St. Amand with 16
  2. Geri Angel with 11
  3. June Owen with 8

Most Individual Miles:

  1. Gerri Flowers with 480 miles
  2. Roy Birmingham with 477.25 miles
  3. Ralph Rays with 398 miles

The winner of the Fox Run building challenge for most participation was Fountain Pointe.
In an event such as this, everyone is a winner, said Alice Hixson, Fox Run's Wellness Coordinator. "According to the latest research, when we spend a minute walking, we add about two minutes to our life. When we move from a sedentary lifestyle to being moderately fit, we reduce our chance of death from all causes by about 58 percent," she said.
ABOUT FOX RUN: Fox Run offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also,  there are scores of resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy; political awareness; theater; woodworking; and writing.