Mission Slimpossible: The E-team gets physical

August 4th 2016
  • Woodland Hills Office Celebrating

  • PNW Office Celebrating

  • Spring Into Motion

For FitBit fanatics, the sudden buzz buzz on our wrist triggers a jolt of excitement: Another 10,000 steps reached! Huzzah! Even with a digital bracelet watching your vitals day and night, it can be hard to keep a fitness routine. This is especially true in the cold winter months, when hitting the holiday buffet is more enticing than hitting the gym.

Springing into motion

To shake off those winter blues, Essex challenged employees to stick to a solid fitness routine. For 6 weeks from April through mid-May 2016, 412 associates stepped up to the “Spring into Motion” challenge.

In this friendly competition, people of all fitness levels were encouraged to join in. Consistency was rewarded over athleticism, with the goal being to exercise for at least 30 minutes for 30 days out of the 42-day challenge.

From Lessercisers to Slim Dog Millionaires: Creative Team Names

Forming teams was also a part of the fun! Each team chose their own fitness-themed names. Thighsman Trophies, Lessercisers and Slim Dog Millionaires were just a few of the inspired monikers. By popular vote, the most favorite team names were Undertrained & Overconfident, Namaste in Bed and Mission Slimpossible.

Crossing the finish line

At the end of the 6-week sprint, the E-team reaped the rewards by dropping pounds, feeling more energetic, sleeping better and … winning prizes!

Yes, there IS such a thing as a free lunch! The top Essex community and top corporate office won a lunch party complete with games and fitness swag.

Ten employees scored a new FitBit, which they plan on using for the next company fitness challenge.

Over 100 employees earned Essex reward points, which can be exchanged for gift certificates at restaurants (like Yardhouse and Dave & Buster’s), clothing stores (Banana Republic, Macy’s and others) and more (Pottery Barn, Shutterfly and Target, to name a few).


Join the Essex team!

If this sounds like fun, we invite you to take a look at our open positions and apply today at www.essex.com/careers.