August 19, 2022


Walking challenge winners Empowered to jumpstart their fitness journey 


Two women pose for a photo holding a fit bit


Total Wellness launched a campaign PDF File this spring to encourage faculty and staff to participate in the CSU Systemwide Steps Challenge. Over the 95-day challenge, Titans logged their steps at their favorite locations or on-campus at the Wellness WalkOpens in new window  for an opportunity to win prizes weekly and a grand prize at the end of the challenge. Thirteen employees were recognized weekly on our website as participants submitted pictures of themselves in front of encouragement signs along the Wellness Walk. After participating almost every week, and reaching up to 10,000 steps per day, two winners emerged and were awarded with a FitBit. 


Congratulations Uyenphuong Tran (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department) and Estrella Mangahas (Accounting Services and Financial Reporting). Both used this challenge as a way to jumpstart their fitness journey and push themselves to walk more steps each day.  While Estrella snapped a picture with every encouragement sign along the walking path (almost twice), UyenPhuong journeyed virtually through the CSUs, learning fun facts along the way. 




Congratulations to all the participants who stepped up to the challenge! 


Grand Prize Opportunity Drawing Winners:

Each winner won a fit bit.

  • Uyenphuong Tran

  • Estrella Mangahas


Weekly Opportunity Drawing Winners:

Each winner won a Total Wellness swag bag.

  • Week 1: Estrella Mangahas

  • Week 2: Veronica Martinez

  • Week 3: Uyenphuong Tran

  • Week 4: Mandy Loo

  • Week 5: Natalie Medeiros

  • Week 6:  Lisa Mix

  • Week 7: Estrella Mangahas

  • Week 8: Debbie Vengco

  • Week 9: Aundrea Hyde

  • Week 10: Mandy Loo

  • Week 11: Winnie Kang-Abreu

  • Week 12: Uyenphuong Tran

  • Week 13: RonDee Kelly


Be on the lookout for more fun events from the Total Wellness Department!