The Beau-Fitt Program

Beaufort County Community College is aiming to improve the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Beau-FITT Relaoded program will start with a Kick-Off Event on Sept 20th from 4-5 pm. At Festival Park, on the Waterfront in Washington. The exercise sessions will include giveaways and a chance to win a Garmin Fit band. Eight other monthly sessions will be held at the college in Building 10, Multi Purpose room following the kick off event.

Beau-fitt members

“This is a great way to start your exercise program,” says Julie Crippen, BCCC Coordinator of Special Projects. “Last year the people in the Beau-Fitt program lost 147.5 pounds and walked enough steps to walk around the earth. 23 people walked over a million steps. Do you want to join this active group? If the answer is yes then sign up today!

Beau-fitt members

Want to be a part of the Fit band group? (FAQ’s)

  • How will participants be selected? We will use a random computer drawing select participants for the fitness program. Participants will be notified by 5 pm on September 21.
  • How do I set up my Garmin account which is needed for the program? If you are selected as a participant, your Garmin account will be preconfigured for your use. You will need to go in and complete your own profile, but DO NOT CHANGE YOUR USERNAME or LEAVE THE USER GROUP.
  • Is there anything else I should know about the Garmin bands and the program? • You can opt out of the program anytime. • Group participants must attend 6 out of the 8 wellness sessions. • As part of the program we sync our fit bands to devices. Syncing is allowing your data to be transferred from the fit band to a computer program on line. We use Garmin Connect as the program. This app can be downloaded on your mobile device from the app store.
  • When do I begin Syncing? Begin October 1. New and returning participants will use your mobile device or the Garmin sync station in Building 1 lobby at BCCC. Please sync every Monday morning by 10 am.
  • Do I need to complete a health assessment? If so where and when? • You will be asked to do a pre and post health assessment. The pre assessment will take 15 minutes each. You will be signed up for a time when we call you about your fit band. All other users will be asked to sign up for any times left. The dates: ¬ Friday Sept. 23 from 8:30-10:00 am ¬ Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 8:30-10:00 ¬ Thursday Sept. 22 7:00-10 am ¬ Tuesday Oct. 4 from 7:00-10 am ¬ Location Building 1, room next to the Foundation Office
  • What if I am a returning Beau-Fitt band wearer or I didn’t win a new fit band? Can I still participate? • Yes- anyone with a Garmin band can participate. • You will need to join the NEW Beau-Fitt Reloaded Group online. • Your new user name should be your first initial last name and four digits assigned to you. No spaces. ksullivan2453. • Group participants must attend 6 out of the 8 wellness sessions.
  • How can I find out my fitness level? • Ron Baldwin is offering a basic fitness test if you want to know your actual fitness levels. Dates are: Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 • from 4-5 pm. You will meet at Building 8 by the gym door. • This will give you a baseline to know how healthy you are for walking or physical fitness.

The fitness program is part of a grant through MDC Healthy Places, an initiative to find ways to incorporate community colleges as change agents in improving community health outcomes by conducting research and analysis of the colleges’ current and potential roles in influencing healthy behaviors in their communities. Vidant Beaufort Hospital partners with the College to sponsor the eight month health and wellness program, specifically by providing health assessments to the participants. Other contributors include K.B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Vidant Wellness Center, Fitness Unlimited, Raised in the Barn Farm, Cross Therapeutics, Washington Parks and Recreation, Beaufort County Health Department, the Public Health Foundation, and Healthy Places NC.

For more information please contact Katrina Barrow 252-940-6486 or Julie Crippen 252-940-6271