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posted: 3/19/2017 7:30 AM

At Work teams not afraid to try new things

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  • Kim Laper, left, and Andrea Blake of Team Elk Strong from the Elk Grove Park District. Every member except for one came down with sickness but Kim and Andrea found time to hit up the gym.

    Kim Laper, left, and Andrea Blake of Team Elk Strong from the Elk Grove Park District. Every member except for one came down with sickness but Kim and Andrea found time to hit up the gym.
    Submitted by Aileen Tischauser

  • Amanda Sternklar, left, and Renee Dietz with Team BeneFITters of Benefit Express take a selfie while working out on their lunch break at their building's on-site gym.

    Amanda Sternklar, left, and Renee Dietz with Team BeneFITters of Benefit Express take a selfie while working out on their lunch break at their building's on-site gym.
    Submitted by Amanda Sternklar

  • From top left, clockwise: Crystal Templeman, Cindy Alexander, Veronica Kinsley, Jim Redding and Jessica Kepple of Team Fat 2 Fit from Davies Molding. Even while working, they're getting fit. Davies Molding has supplied them with yoga ball chairs and stand up desks.

    From top left, clockwise: Crystal Templeman, Cindy Alexander, Veronica Kinsley, Jim Redding and Jessica Kepple of Team Fat 2 Fit from Davies Molding. Even while working, they're getting fit. Davies Molding has supplied them with yoga ball chairs and stand up desks.
    Submitted by Jessica Kepple

  • Anna Marie Zito of Team Topguns from Giacomo's Italian Ristorante is getting ready to run a 5K.

    Anna Marie Zito of Team Topguns from Giacomo's Italian Ristorante is getting ready to run a 5K.
    Submitted by Anna Marie Zito

  • George Sullivan, Chuck Plaia, Dan Granias and Roel Aganon of Team Pounds for Blue II from Hanover Park Police Department work out under the watchful eye of Investigator Dan Granias. By working out together and having one member monitoring, everyone has no option but to give it 100 percent.

    George Sullivan, Chuck Plaia, Dan Granias and Roel Aganon of Team Pounds for Blue II from Hanover Park Police Department work out under the watchful eye of Investigator Dan Granias. By working out together and having one member monitoring, everyone has no option but to give it 100 percent.
    Submitted by George Sullivan

  • Selawe Tau, from left, Diane Wnek, Mike Feigenbaum and Paul Apanavicius of Team Westin Elephants of Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. work out at the fitness center of the hotel.

    Selawe Tau, from left, Diane Wnek, Mike Feigenbaum and Paul Apanavicius of Team Westin Elephants of Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. work out at the fitness center of the hotel.
    Submitted by Mike Feigenbaum

  • Chris Renkosiak, from left, Leslie Valenti, Michelle Baumann, Kristie Leslie of Team Helen's Heroes from Helen Plum Library take a walk in the park.

    Chris Renkosiak, from left, Leslie Valenti, Michelle Baumann, Kristie Leslie of Team Helen's Heroes from Helen Plum Library take a walk in the park.
    Submitted by Kristie Leslie

  • Jessica Burnham from Team Ab-Solutely Flab-u-less from EMKAY working it at Cross Kicks Fitness.

    Jessica Burnham from Team Ab-Solutely Flab-u-less from EMKAY working it at Cross Kicks Fitness.
    Submitted by Michelle Lewis

 
By Tiffany Brandt
Tbrandt@dailyherald.com

The At Work teams are ready to try anything!

From spin classes to kickboxing, no one can stop the teams from dropping the pounds.

Blythe Marinelli, team captain of Heavy Hitters from the Salvation Army Central Territory, with her team member Sandi Hartman, have committed to going to the Fitness Center after work every Tuesday and Thursday to do three miles of walk aerobics.

Members Priscila Lopez and Anna Figueroa of team Thinner Winners, from CrossCountry Mortgage, attended an At Work boot camp class at Push Fitness, and "felt the burn for four days after!"

Other teams have found creative ways to use their workplace as a fitness room. They are doing squats in the hallways, pushups in the break room or hitting the gym on their lunch break and all are vying to be the team with the most weight lost.

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