Last weekend, ten members of the Geonetric team got down and dirty by participating in the first annual Squaw Creek Army Challenge. If you know Geonetric, you know how we always like to push the limits – and this was no exception. The Army Challenge was a three (but it felt like ten!) mile obstacle course that tested our endurance and strength – complete with hauling sandbags, a swim through ice water, and plenty of crawling through mud. We definitely take our company wellness initiatives seriously here at Geonetric! Developers, project managers, contract writers, and CEOs alike were pushed to the max.
Our team even had some great results; finishing in the top 25% of teams! Leave it to us to take our passion, affinity for fun, and a little bit of craziness with us outside the workplace (we may have brought some leftover mud in to work with us on Monday as well). After not only surviving the challenge but excelling at it I can’t help but to think… what can we accomplish next?!
Fifteen years as the number one respiratory hospital in the nation? No pressure there!
With credentials like this, National Jewish Health knows a growing number of healthcare professionals turn to them for advice and information. It was essential National Jewish Health made it as easy as possible for this audience to find information and complete tasks. That’s why they turned to Geonetric to develop a much-needed microsite dedicated to professionals that backed up their reputation as being the best.
We were excited to help National Jewish Health streamline the design of the For Professionals microsite, as well as organize the content to make sure these healthcare professionals found the information they needed quickly. When you’re number one, why not take the opportunity to show off? The new site is more focused on the tasks and information used by the professional audiences, making it easy to refer a patient, order a test, or learn more about their research.
Congrats National Jewish Health on your new site! And here’s to the next fifteen years at the top!
Work smart, live smart…that’s how we roll here at Geonetric. This year, we have a company-wide focus on wellness aimed at keeping us healthy and happy so we can continue producing great work each day. Our year-long wellness plan includes events focused on fitness, food and fun. This month, we kick boxed our way to healthier living and had a competitive 300 calorie cook-off.
Several of our employees are diehards at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping – including our CEO Eric. Heck, a bunch of us have even become trainers so we’re kind of taking over the whole joint! There’s been a lot of curiosity about the program – especially after so many Geonetric employees lost weight and got in the best shape of their lives.
So, Farrell’s agreed to give Geonetric employees a private session, educating us on nutrition, kickboxing and resistance bands training. No one wanted to miss a chance to see Eric doing pushups and punching the bag! I mean, how often do you get to see your CEO take a beating? Picture this: “Drop and give me ten Mr. President!” But more importantly, everyone learned a lot about the program and how being healthy doesn’t have to be “extreme,” despite the program’s name!
We also participated in a friendly inter-office cooking competition. Well, if you call blow up Mardi Gras jesters and leis friendly… Each department submitted a theme, a recipe and prepared one dish that had fewer than 300 calories. Employees sampled each dish and voted on a winner. Employees even dressed the part (coconut bras and grass skirts on the sales team?!) Eric won with his Southwestern Shrimp submission! He said, “I don’t need decorations to make my food taste good,” and I guess he was right. But really, we were all winners. Not only because we work at Geonetric, but because teams shared their healthy recipes with the company, and we all had a little fun! But like I said, that’s how we roll here at Geonetric!