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Getting Your Steps In

We connected with our customers and friends of FitnessBank to capture stories about Getting Your Steps In. It’s the most common story we hear  around the water cooler or at the coffee shop.

This collection of testimonials gives readers ideas for hitting goals, but also hosting their own or group step challenges. 

How Savings Can Help Entrepreneurs

When you’re in business for yourself, the world can seem like a much bigger place. This can be both good and bad. When you succeed, …

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Opening a Savings Account

So you’ve decided it’s time to open your own savings account. That’s a great step towards securing true financial stability. There are tons of methods …

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The Savings Options Available for Account Owners

There are several different account types when it comes to the savings options available to the public. First, there are accounts that allow for your …

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Setting Savings Goals

A savings account is a great asset when it comes to managing your money. It offers you a resting place for your set aside income. …

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Monthly Average On 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages since 1971

Monthly Average On 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages since 1971     2022 2021 2020 2019 2018   Rate Pts Rate Pts Rate Pts Rate Pts Rate …

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Learning to Create an Everyday Budget

Learning to Create an Everyday Budget Ever gone to make a purchase, then oops, there’s not enough money left in your account? It happens to …

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Retirement Planning with FitnessBank

Retirement can be an overwhelming ordeal. This is the case regardless of how well you’ve prepared for it. Much like any major transitional period, it …

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Why You Should Open A Checking Account

Why You Should Open A Checking Account Keeping track of your finances can feel like a full time job. When you open a checking account …

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Getting Education on Interest Rates

A good interest rate can make a big purchase a wise investment. Likewise, a bad interest rate can almost be predatory. It can set you …

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What Are The Factors Influencing Interest Rates?

Knowing how to manage your interest rates can make your life a whole lot less complicated. We know it’s easier said than done, but with …

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The Benefits of Walking with FitnessBank

The Benefit Of Walking With FitnessBank Welcome to the third entry in our series on the benefits of walking and why it’s so important.  Today, …

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Walking Goals: How to Plan for Your Success

At FitnessBank, your walking goals can literally save you money. If you have a checking account with us, you can sync your steps to our …

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Even More Reasons to “Walk” Into Better Interest Rates

Have you already started an account with FitnessBank? If so, welcome back; we look forward to a bright future with you. For those still on …

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Seniors! Stay Active And Get Rewarded By FitnessBank

Know any seniors that love staying active? Are they looking for a new home bank that values their well being and wants to see them …

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Counting Steps for Banking Rewards with FitnessBank

Welcome back to FitnessBank’s resource center. Today, we’ll be discussing some of the benefits of cardio, and how counting steps can earn you some big …

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Why Your Health Really is Your Wealth

Your health is your wealth. And now, with this innovative offer from FitnessBank, this statement rings truer more than ever. As our site notes, FitnessBank …

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Meet Tracy Jameson

Active Mom & Banker  Home base: Canton, GA Home life: Active Mom  Work life: Deposit Operations   Tracy Jameson joined our FitnessBank team with a …

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Meet Justice Carr

Active Banker   Home base:  Acworth, GA Home life: Staying Healthy & Active  Work life: Deposit Operations  Justice Carr is a FitnessBank Deposit Operator that shares a …

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Meet Brian O’Malley

Active Dad and Engineer  Home base: Marietta,  GA Home life: Father of 2 daughters and a son  Work life: Engineer  Brian O’Malley has been competitive …

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Meet Ben DeSantis

Active Dad and High School Baseball Coach Home base: Smyrna,  GA Home life: Father of daughter Jemma, and sons Blake and Zane Work life: High …

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Meet Jessica Hughes

Mom on the move Home base: Roswell, GA Home life: Hudson and Henley’s mom Work life: Personal trainer, blogger Age: 32 Jessica Hughes is a …

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Meet Dr. Gilles LaMarche

A Fit Frenchman  Home base:  Marietta, GA Work life: Vice president of University Advancement at Life University Personal life: Married to Dr. Melissa Briscoe LaMarche, …

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Meet James Welborn

Army Veteran and Hiker Home base: Joplin, MO Work life: Army Veteran Age: 24 By 9:30 a.m. most mornings, Army veteran James Welborn met his …

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Meet Brendan Hart

A Runner at Heart Home base:  Washington, D.C. Work life: Banker Age: 39 As a bank professional and busy father of four (including a newborn), Brendan …

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Meet Nadia White

Wife and mother of two fur-babies Home base: Atlanta, GA Work life: Self Employed Age: 27 With more than 400,000 followers on Instagram, Nadia White …

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Meet Naz Gorley

Always on the move Home base: Kennesaw, GA Family life: Married to Joe, mom to fur-baby Dallas Work life: Manager of the interior design and …

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Meet Ann Wessing

 Race announcer and active mom  Home base: Denver, CO Family life: Married to Peter and mother to a 2 ½-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. …

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Meet Parker Jennings

 Active Theater Student  Home base: Atlanta, GA Personal life: Student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee Work life: Student, Actor, Performer Age: 19 As a student …

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Meet Sinyee Phan

 A Healthy-Lifestyle Role Model Home base: Marietta, GA Family life: Mom to three boys in 8th grade, 10th grade, and a sophomore in college Work …

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Meet Kimberly Petty

 Stepping away the stress Home base: Marietta, GA Family life: Married to Mark, Mom to Parker and Vienne. Work life: Director of Content Development, Cindy …

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Meet Jay Croft

 Loves the gym Home base: Midtown Atlanta Family life: Single Work life: Fitness Content Marketer Age: 55 Jay Croft describes himself as “skinny, runty kid” …

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Meet Glenn Shanholtzer

Life-long Recreational Athlete Home base: Tucker, GA Family life: Married, with a 12-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter Work life: Banker for Affinity Bank Age: 44 …

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Meet Mike Lawson

Retired Supply Chain Manager Home base: Woodstock Family life: Married to MiJa, two kids, five grandchildren, one grand-dog. Work life: Retired Supply Chain Manager Age: …

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Meet Joel Pates

GE Power Service Sales Manager Home base: East Cobb Family life: Married to Danielle and father to three boys — Soren, 9, Fletcher, 10, and …

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Meet Shonda Lawary

Owner of Best Self Total Wellness Home base: East Cobb Family life: Two children, a daughter in 3rd grade and a stepson in college. Work …

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Meet Erin Ellingwood

Mom of an Active Boy  Home base: Kennesaw, GA Family life: Married to Chris, Mom to a young baseball star Work life: Director of Social Content, …

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Meet Katrina Elliott

Part-Time FitnessBank VP, Full-Time Mother  Home town: Huntsville, AL Home base: West Cobb, near Marietta Square Family life: Married to David, and the mother of …

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Meet Ed Cooney

Chief Fitness Officer – President of FitnessBank Home town: Clearwater, FL Home base: East Cobb, Atlanta, GA Family life: Married to Kristin (artist, dentist), father of triplet …

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Meet Danny Bourgeois

Marketing Director/ Social Athlete Home town: New Orleans, LA Home base: Marietta, GA Family life: Beth’s husband, dad of two boys leaving him in the …

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As of &zwnj, the interest rate(s) and annual percentage yield(s) are accurate. Interest rates may change as often as daily without prior notice. Fees may reduce account earnings. Rates are valid for accounts opened online and require a valid email address.The interest rate on this account is based on the Average Daily Steps from the prior month. Rate updates for average daily steps from the prior month are reviewed no later than the second week of the following month. The initial APY will be current top tier until the rate adjustment date following first full month that the account has been opened. Rates are valid for accounts opened online and require a valid email address.