Show-Me Shape Up Drops Pounds
"We felt like we didn't do that huge of change," Perkinston said. "Nobody joined they gym or started running two miles a day or anything like that. We all just tried to take the stairs at work, walk a little farther instead of looking for the parking space right by the door."
Show-Me Shape Up members try to work more exercise into their lives and to make smarter eating choices.
Teammates also are happy to hear each others' success stories.
"Just [provide] enough motivation and provide a lot of support from friends and people I work with to really get me over the hump and put people on a path to success," explained Laura Schopp, wellness program manager. "So, when we see that, we feel very proud of our employees."
The fall Show-Me Shape Up starts in September, in coordination with the Governor's Fitness Council program.