This January, Global Connections, Inc. launched a company-wide 12-week Fitness Challenge as part of our overall commitment to improving employee awareness about fitness and nutrition.
A total of 107 participants from 10 offices signed up in the first week to begin taking on the daily assignments, which include everything from drinking more water and eating better to jumping jacks, lunges and planks.
Employees record their progress and report it privately at the end of each week. To stay in the game, employees must complete at least three challenges per week (or they can go for it and do the full week).
Kate O., Administrative Specialist and Fitness Challenge Project Manager “The goal of the Fitness Challenge is to encourage people to focus on their physical fitness. I hope employees get exactly what they want out of this challenge, whether it’s improving nutrition, losing weight, increasing strength or improving agility. There is no one-size-fits-all health goal. The challenge is designed to provide support and motivation that facilitates each person’s individual success.”
It’s worth it to keep an eye on the prize (or prizes) because those alone are pretty motivational. Some lucky winners will get GCI ear buds, duffle bags, money toward their gym membership for the rest of 2017, gift cards and even paid days off!
Michelle W., Director of Human Resources “From a company perspective, we know that healthy employees are happier and more productive, and healthy employees mean lower insurance premiums. But more important, I think people forget about their own health while working hard to accomplish all their goals in life. Families are stronger when parents are healthy and happy. If Global Connections can offer things that help even one employee feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally, it’s totally worth it!”
Congratulations and good luck to those who have accepted the Global Connections Fitness Challenge, and remember: Everyone wins with healthier life choices.
COMMENT: Do you have tips and tricks for staying on a healthy track? We’d love to hear them in the comments!