By Jeff Jack, Manufacturing Technical Director at RedBuilt
Every one of us knows the personal benefits of healthy life choices like proper diet, regular exercise, and achieving/maintaining a healthy weight. We all have different motivations for making these decisions… how it makes me look or feel, being able to enjoy life more with my family/friends, achieving a goal, etc. It is great when a company offers programs for their employees that helps provide additional motivation.
Over the last 3 years, RedBuilt has developed two programs for helping their employees along the way:
HealthNuts is a year-round, optional self-tracked and self-reported program for all RedBuilt associates to track their physical activities. This program rewards RedBuilt associates for achieving target point values each year through regular physical exercise. Last year over 10% of the RedBuilt associates achieved the Level 1 award by earning 300 points (the equivalent of running 300 miles). Two of RedBuilt’s associates (Russ Masters and Rick Carter) achieved the highest award level of 1500 points (about the equivalent of running roundtrip from between RedBuilt’s manufacturing facilities in Stayton, OR and Chino, CA)!
The RedBuilt Fitness Challenge is a 12 week, team-based weight-loss challenge. This year’s challenge has 12 teams, and involves almost 25% of RedBuilt associates. The competition ended on April 25th, 2011 and we are waiting to find out who will claim the honor associated with being “the biggest losers”. Look out for the an update on the winning team!