Friday, August 12, 2022

Team Southlake Went All Out for the Fit City Challenge

The Fit City Challenge is officially over, and the results are ready!

Team Southlake might not have taken home the Fit City trophy, but we accomplished some incredible feats over the last 45 days. We showed the entire community that there is nothing we can’t achieve with a little determination, team spirit, and healthy competition!

Here are the final results:

Team Southlake: 752.5 points

Team Keller: 756.2 points

As you can see, it was an extremely close competition. We didn’t win the overall championship, but we overcame obstacles, stepped out of our comfort zones, and claimed personal victories. You can’t quantify that with mere numbers! We are incredibly proud of everyone that participated in the challenge and took their fitness journey to the next level!

For those who love looking at metrics, these incredible stats that demonstrate how hard Team Southlake competed in this challenge are for you.

Total Miles Logged: 15,598.89 (the Proclaimers have nothing on us!)

Total Steps: 82,943,183

Total Points: 473,259

Total Participants: 630 Southlake residents!

The Fit City Challenge was an astonishing competition. We rallied together as a community and dedicated ourselves to getting out and being active! Not only that, but we had fun doing it too!

Here’s what a couple of Team Southlakers had to say about participating in the challenge:

“It’s been awesome being a part of the Fit City Challenge, representing the City of Southlake. My workouts began on February 1, Monday through Saturday. I woke up at 5:00 AM to get to the gym by 5:30 AM, with my target event being the Caveman Triathlon on April 10 in Flower Mound. My goal is to complete 20 triathlons before the close of 2022!” Jenny Vidotto.

“The competition was super close! Win or lose, we got some great engagement and feedback, so that’s a win in my book!” Jake Coldren, Fitness and Performance Supervisor.

The challenge may be over, but it’s no time to lose momentum! Challenge yourself to continue working towards 45 active minutes a day for optimal health and balance. Way to go, Team Southlake!

Five Ways to Get your Fit City Challenge Time This Weekend

Hey there Team Southlake! We’re about two weeks into the Fit City Challenge, and we’re all about bringing home the gold!

We know you like to stay fit and active, but sometimes it can be challenging to find creative ways to get your time in—especially on the weekend. Fret not, Team Southlake, because we’ve compiled a list of five fun ways you can get your 45 minutes in this weekend. Are you up for the challenge?

Shop Til’ You Drop at Southlake Town Square
Olympic athletes may roll their eyes, but Southlakers know shopping is not a joke! With over 100 shops to choose from, five beautifully located public parks, and public art pieces, getting in 45 minutes of walking activity in Southlake Town Square is a no-brainer!

Take a Free Bootcamp Class on Saturday
Start the day off right and blast through over 45 minutes of activity during this fast, fun, and free Outdoor Fitness Series class. Join us at the Champions Club Outdoor Turf 1 as we sweat, build muscle, and elevate our heart rates with Skyler. The best part is it’s free, and no registration is required! Learn more here.

Explore the Bob Jones Nature Center
Nature-lovers will have no problem getting in their minutes at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. With over 20 miles of hiking trails, beautiful natural scenery, and proximity to Lake Grapevine, this is an outing you won’t forget. Check out the trail map here!

Check out EVO Entertainment
There’s a new venue in town, and it’s called EVO Entertainment. Evo elevates the traditional movie-going experience by offering 11 bowling lanes, a multi-level ropes course, bumper cars, and more! Who said going to the movies was a passive activity?

Join Champions Club
We’ve saved the best for last. If you want to make sure to get your 45 minutes of activity every day, there’s no better place to do it than at Champions Club. Our state-of-the-art facility has everything you need to work up a sweat. From a world-class Aquatics Center, top-notch fitness machines, a weight room, free weights, and functional training areas, a two-court gymnasium, indoor track, group and personal fitness studios, and more, Champions Club has it all! Become a member today to take advantage of our members-only benefits!

There you have it, Team Southlake, five incredible ways to get active this weekend. They all sound so much fun! Let’s keep Team Southlake on top!

Get Ready Team Southlake! The First Annual Fit City Challenge Kicks Off Today!

Are you ready for some neighborly city vs. city competition? Are you looking for ways to get active and start crushing your goals?

Join Team Southlake for the first annual Fit City Challenge! We are going head-to-head with the City of Keller to prove we have what it takes to be the Most Fit City 2022! The challenge kicks off today!

Over the next 45 days, we challenge you to be physically active, focus on your well-being, and work with your fellow citizens to move Southlake to the top of the leaderboard! We teamed up with Wellable to be the health and wellness platform for the Fit City Challenge. With Wellable, you will have the opportunity to have fun while getting active, improve your health and well-being, and qualify for prizes!

Join the Challenge Today!
To get started, create a free Wellable account. Once completed, check your inbox for a welcome email containing your Wellable credentials for access to your account. You will also receive instructions for connecting an app or activity tracker to your account—it’s the easiest way to track your activity and earn points!

Registration opened on March 28th, 2022, but you can join at any point throughout the challenge, which runs from April 1st, 2022, through May 15th, 2022.

How the Challenge Works
The goal for this challenge is to achieve 2,022 points. That’s 45 minutes of activity a day over the 45 days of the challenge!

Earning Points for this challenge is super simple! For every minute of intentional activity completed, you will earn yourself and your team 1 point! Please note that some activities listed are recorded based on the distance completed. To distribute points accurately, we have taken the average time it takes to complete each distance and will convert that distance to points.

  • Walking/Running/Hiking: 1 Mile = 15 Points
  • Cycling: 1 Mile = 5 Points
  • All other Active Minutes = 1 Point

*If you prefer to record these activities based upon time, simply select “Other Sports and Activities” listed under the Physical Activity tab and record the time spent being active.

*A daily maximum of 45 points is set to encourage an ongoing active lifestyle.

A random participant will be drawn from each team to win a prize each week! At the end of the challenge, the individual with the most Active Minutes/Points on each team will win an Apple Watch! In the case of a tie, the participants will be put into a drawing, and the winner will be chosen at random.

The team that finishes the challenge with the highest average of points per user will be crowned the Fit City Challenge Champions!

Weekly Prizes

  • Week 1: Champions Club Guest Pass x 2
  • Week 2: Champions Club Swag Bag
  • Week 3: Local Southlake Business Gift Card
  • Week 4: Champions Club Guest Pass x 5
  • Week 5: Complementary Champions Club Personal Training Session
  • Week 6: One Month Champions Club Membership or Facility Credit of Equal Value

Prize for Overall Challenge Winners
At the end of the challenge, the individual from each team with the greatest number of Active Minutes/ Points will be crowned the overall challenge winner for their city and will receive the grand prize– an Apple Watch!

How Teams are Ranked
Teams are ranked by the average number of points for all members. Teammates without any points will lower the score of the entire team! Encouraging your teammates to stay active throughout the challenge is critical to maintaining your average! The leaderboard will default to team rankings, but you can see how you rank as an overall individual or an individual on your team by selecting a new view under the options menu.

Added Bonus!
Members of The Keller Pointe and members of Champions Club will have open access to both facilities for the duration of the challenge! Just show proof of current membership, complete your waiver, and you’re good to go! Now let’s get ready to log some activities!

What do you say, Team Southlake? Are you up for the challenge? Register today!

Meet Rebecca Priddy: Banquet Specialist at Legends Hall

Those who have attended an event at Legends Hall know that every single detail is world-class.

If you’ve ever wondered how the Legends Hall staff manages to pull off such perfect events, time after time, then look no further than Rebecca Priddy! Rebecca Priddy is the new Banquet Specialist at Legends Hall and is in charge of coordinating and executing flawless events such as weddings, conferences, executive parties, and more.

We recently sat down with Rebecca to get to know her a little better. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your professional background?
My professional background has varied over my career path as I took an extended time to stay home with my children. I have experience as an administrative assistant, executive secretary, office manager, educator, recreation leader, recreation and educational programs coordinator, and events coordinator. I have realized during my career journey how much I enjoy community services and events! It has become a passion of mine.

What are you most excited about for your new position?
I am most excited about assisting in coordinating world-class and memorable experiences for our clients and community. It is a joy and honor to be a part of these special celebrations in people’s lives. I am also excited to work for the City of Southlake, be a part of this beautiful facility, and work alongside a fabulous team!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
My family is very important to me. I spend my spare time with my husband, four kids (young adults), and grandson. My daughter is a competitive dancer on her high school drill team, so the fall season is full of Friday night lights! Spring is competition season which keeps us busy as we cheer on our girl and her team. I also enjoy being outdoors at our community trails and parks and cheering for my grandson at his soccer games. I love to host family and friends in our home and spend time with our church community.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022?
I am excited about growing in my new position at Legends Hall and look forward to all the beautiful events we will help create. I am also looking forward to celebrating my 50th birthday, KHS drill team Nationals at Disney, and my son’s wedding in August!

Welcome to the team, Rebecca! We look forward to seeing the beautiful events you help bring to life. Book a tour today if you are interested in celebrating your next life milestone at Legends Hall. Reserve your date by February 28, 2022, and receive 10% off our event packages!

Southlake’s Pavement Marking Program: Keeping Our Roads Safe

Contractors will be on site to remove and replace faded striping on Brumlow Avenue between E. Continental Boulevard and SH 26 and along S. Kimball Avenue between FM 1709 and SH 26 starting Tuesday, June 9, weather permitting. This roadwork is a part of the Traffic Management Division’s annual citywide pavement marking program. 

Throughout the calendar year, the Southlake Mobility Team collects marking requests from residents, businesses, staff and school zone evaluations. The City then hires a contractor to address all of the requests during the late spring and early summers when traffic volumes are lower.  Grouping the requests allows them to be addressed more efficiently.

“The City is committed to keeping markings visible and in good condition on roads in Southlake so that drivers and pedestrians are safe,” said Transportation Manager Stephanie Taylor. “We want our residents and visitors to be able to navigate Southlake efficiently and safely.”

For more information about mobility in Southlake, please follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.