2017 Challenges

We are currently accepting submissions for our year-long challenge STAFF PICKS –NW Day Trips/Outings/Excursions!

We will be accepting your suggestions for the entire year of 2017.  Make sure you include dates, locations, etc.

Please submit your suggestions to Fit4Life.

We invite you to look at the current submissions.

Our Spring Challenge, Cookbook Creations is now underway.

Employees are challenged to provide healthy recipes to potentially go into a CCS Cookbook. Please submit your recipes using the Recipe Submission Form to Fit4Life.


With the holiday season in full swing, it can be hard to balance the fun, food and festivities with health and wellness.  Click here to read the article 10 Tips to Supercharge Your Health This Holiday Season by Dr. Lisa Young.  Hopefully, these tips will offer ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this busy time of year!

Fit4Life Wellness Team

The Fit4Life Wellness Team is comprised of staff from across the CCS/CHS system that meets once a month. The Team’s vision uses the input of all employees to create a wellness program that serves their needs. We strongly encourage you to bring your voice to the table. Be assured that you will be heard.


To encourage employees to find their place of balance in work and in life by providing access to resources, information and support for healthy life choices.


Our vision is to positively influence the way we work and live by promoting a healthy balance in all we do. We envision all aspects of our work and mission being enriched by a balanced approach to work and a balanced approach to life. We seek to find ways to invest in, support and be faithful stewards of one of our most valuable resources the CCS-CHS employees.


We seek to develop, implement and support all initiatives based on compassion, dignity and diversity. In valuing our diverse workforce and the uniqueness of each individual, we understand that wellness is defined by the individual and not the organization.

Wellness Champions 

What does it mean to be a Wellness Champion?

A Wellness Champion can be:

An On-going Point Person:

An enthusiastic person who has an interest in assisting with promoting the Fit4Life program.  A Wellness Champion could assist in communicating Wellness program information to staff, answering questions, or organize a regional group of employees interested in developing their own regional wellness events.  A Wellness Champion can also organize an on-going event, such as a walking club, book club or a yoga class.

A Point Person for a limited number or one-time event:

Anyone interested in promoting and organizing a one-time event for the region or system.

If you have an interest in being involved in the Fit4Life Wellness program, but don’t think that the definitions above fit your ideas, give your local Wellness Representative a call, and let’s see if we can make it work!

See the list of system-wide contacts on the left side of our website for Fit4Life member names in your local area.

If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Champion or participating in any aspect of Fit4Life, please contact your local Wellness Team Representative:

Aberdeen/Bremerton/Tacoma – Helen Vajgert

Bellingham/Everett/Mt. Vernon – Cindy Price

Bellevue/Kent/Seattle –  Debra Chattin

Vancouver/Portland – Linda Shaddy


Links of Interest from Staff

Please send in your suggestions!

These websites and links are intended as informational resources. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information in any of these links. Please see your health care provider if you have any specific medical concerns.

Eating Healthy:

Smart Nutrition

Mommy’s Kitchen