TEAM camaraderie and a keen drive to beat their inter-office competitors at all costs saw the Iso Kings win this year’s Get Mooving Challenge.
The annual four-week challenge encourages individuals and teams to hit the pavements and track their steps for a month with a Fitbit or phone app, vying for position among other teams looking to claim line honours while putting their best foot forward for their mental and physical health.
Levi Power and Nate Dedman are two members of the victorious Iso Kings team, from AFL Goulburn Murray, which took out top-spot ahead of team ‘Adults Out of Order’ by a relatively minor 33,000 steps.
Fellow AFL Goulburn-Murray team, the femme Iso Queens, pulled up in third place.
For context, committing to 10,000 steps a day is seen a living an active life, with noticeable benefits for anyone’s mental and physical wellbeing.
Some of the Iso Kings team were cleaving hours out of their day to hit their stride, at times chalking up 30,000 steps in a day.
Despite a relatively fit basketballer himself, Nate Dedman said the challenge frequently sparked him to lace up and step off, more to keep up with his teammates’ soaring tallies than anything else.
He said the rivalry in the AFL Goulburn Murray office could even get nasty.
“The Iso Queens were exceptionally competitive, and there were even accusations of cheating,” he said.
“We weren’t going to lose, though. Let’s put it that way.”