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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. 

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 Monday of the following month. The initial APY will be 2.60% 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.