Team: Philly Mag
Location: Center City
Trainer: Holly Waters
Total team starting weight: 1,949.4
Team captain: Colleen McGovern, sales coordinator
• John O’Brien, subscription manager
• Kierstin Quinn, account executive
• Erica Palan, managing editor, Phillymag.com
• Taylor Reber, senior marketplace sales rep
• Mike Bertha, assistant editor, Phillymag.com
• Alana Tosti, wedding sales director
• Barbara Brennan, pre-press supervisor, production
• Leslie Mitchell, business manager
• Victor Fiorillo, staff writer
Why they wanted to compete:
We’re ready to take Preston & Steve DOWN! Here’s what our some of our teammates have to say:
John Obrien — I signed up as my fitness efforts need a kick-start, and I work better with deadlines and with competition. I am doing some dieting off-and-on, and same with my home workouts. I also think it would be fun as I love the Preston & Steve show and WMMR…but want to defeat them!
Taylor Reber — I started out college in 2006 in the best shape of my life. I was fit, exercising daily, eating super healthy and I felt GREAT. Flash forward five years after the “freshman 15” and replacing time at the gym with time at the office and I’m currently my heaviest yet. This challenge is important to me because it’s the push that I need to kick start my pre-college healthy lifestyle. At 23, I should be the most fit I’ll ever be and I’m looking forward to getting there.
Kierstin Quinn — I joined the team because I ran Division I track at St. Joe’s and have taken a longer sabatical than I had planned… with that being said, I need some extra motivation after having a few injuries along the way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle and get back into a routine!
Erica Palan — The Office Challenge seemed like a good way to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. I’m really competitive so earning points will definitely motivate me to stick with regular exercise and more nutritious meals.
Victor Fiorillo — After a summer of Best of Philly-eating and our massive Philadelphia pizza undertaking, we could all use a little tune-up. Plus, I recently bought a few new suits and really don’t want to get them tailored.