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Willoughby Woman Wins Step Challenge

Kim Silvaroli of Willoughby was named the individual winner of Health Action Council’s Summer Step-It-Up Challenge.

Sixty-eight teams and 518 participants took part in the June 13-26 challenge.

Hiking, swimming, gardening, running, doing laps and getting steps while vacationing in Aruba were some of the creative ways that participants from all teams rallied to compete and commit to a healthier lifestyle, according to a news release from Health Action Council in Independence.

Silvaroli from Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland averaged 68,943 average daily steps, with 965,207 total steps.

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“I got most of my steps by golfing, running daily and chasing around my 2-year-old son and my dogs,” said Silvaroli in the release.

The Health Action Council Step It Up Challenge, sponsored by Fitbit is a free, virtual step program that brings employers all the benefits of an official step program without all the management hassles. Participants do not have to be Health Action Council members to participate.

“It’s amazing how all of the participants found fun and effective ways to compete and commit to the importance of fitness, exercise and good health.” said Patty Starr, president and CEO of Health Action Council, in the release. “Everyone likes a bit of a competition, with the end goal of feeling healthier.”

The 2021 Fall Step It Up Challenge will take place Oct. 17-30.

Members and nonmembers are welcome. Team registration deadline is Oct. 8. Individual registration deadline is Oct. 15. Sign up at


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