Not afraid of taking on new challenges? Neither are Crossbridgers! And that’s exactly why we joined the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge.
Our team captain, Marjolijn, is speaking:
“Fasten your seat bells, put on your comfy shoes, add a smile and off we go!”
As team captain, I’m guiding the Crossbridgers through the Global Challenge that started in September for a period of 100 (yes, hun-dred) days! Together with plenty of other employees from all over the world, we’re on a journey. Not just a journey, but a great imaginary travel around the world with the purpose to improve our physical ànd psychological health.
By counting and collecting our daily steps, we’re walking around the world to discover new places but also the healthy versions of ourself. Boring, you think? Well no (!), listen: we took off at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I suppose you can imagine that it’s not that easy for a captain to get everyone on board, but as Crossbridgers are always going the extra mile, those first 4300 steps to cross the bridge, were easily collected. And so the journey began. We went to New Mexico, the Niagara falls, Montreal, Philadelphia, Havana and so on. Today, on the 72th day, we’re walking around at the great pyramid of Giza in Egypt. How beautiful can a journey be? And what a great motivation: the more steps we take, the more locations all over the world we imaginary unlock.
Next to the walking part, in a following stage, I’ll have to motivate the team to focus on healthy food and a good night of sleep. Great challenges ahead, also as captain!
I can hear you think: does this work? Well, as today is the 72th day of our challenge, I must admit: we take more steps a day than we did before and we start eating healthier. Efforts become habits. Over all, we are feeling better and this also contributes to our (already great) team spirit. And as you all know: happy employees lead to bigger successes!
Curious about where this journey leads us? We too, stay tuned!