Workplace-based wellness initiatives are a well-documented strategy to engage individuals in the meaningful practice of healthy behaviors. Outcomes can include the improvement of the health of employees, increased business efficiency, reductions in employee absenteeism, and even reductions in healthcare costs.
As part of the Commit to Fit! campaign, the GFHC has partnered with member organization HealthPlus of Michigan to collaboratively present the 2011 Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. A four week challenge from September 12th – October 7th, Fall 4 Fitness will encourage employees to represent their organization by being physically active. Each organization will compete to win the challenge in one of two divisions based on employer size.
Additional details of the challenge follow:
Goals of the Fall 4 Fitness Challenge
· Individuals will work to complete an average of 30 minutes of physical activity per day over the entire four week challenge period.
· Organizational Participation: Each organization or business will be challenged to have the highest rate of employee participation, highest goal attainment rate among participants, and highest minutes of physical activity across all participants.
Incentives / Prizes
· Individuals who achieve the personal goal will receive a Commit to Fit! water bottle and a chance to win one of over 30 cash prize raffles.
· Organizations and Businesses who have the highest rates of employee participation and goal attainment will receive plaques, trophies, and their employees will have a higher chance of winning the cash prizes.
How To Register
All Genesee County employers, businesses, and other groups are welcome to sign up for the Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. Participation is free, however all effort and commitment to win the challenge can only be supplied by your employee teams! If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Tony Cuttitta via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (810) 232-2228.