SOURCE: GlobalFit

October 24, 2007 13:26 ET

GlobalFit CEO Sees Bright Future for Corporate Wellness

Napolitano Speaks at Corporate Fitness Show's Chicago Debut

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - A new conference on corporate fitness premiered this month. Fittingly, the president of the nation's largest healthy living benefit was on hand to discuss employee wellness in the digital age.

Frank Napolitano, President and CEO of GlobalFit, addressed an enthusiastic crowd of fitness and wellness professionals at the first annual Corporate Fitness Show in Chicago. In his ninety-minute, for-credit session, Napolitano explored how rapidly developing technologies are impacting traditional fitness and wellness programs.

"Even the most sophisticated technology cannot replace daily physical activity in terms of health benefits," Napolitano observed. "But best-of-breed technologies can be motivational, inspirational and aspirational. These tools must encourage, inform and guide users toward increased physical activity if they're to have any relevance or impact."

The Corporate Fitness Show brought together practitioners of corporate fitness and those industry stakeholders who affect the policies and procedures that are key to successful corporate fitness operations.

"More people are actively seeking ways in which to become healthier at, or through, the workplace," said the show's owner, Marc Onigman, "[but] not enough is being done in the workplace to give people the opportunities to become healthier."

But according to Napolitano, all that's about to change. "We will soon see new tools targeting the 60 percent of the population that is at moderate health risk. By encouraging and incentivizing exercise, these tools will revolutionize the employee wellness space."

The Corporate Fitness Show is owned by Stone Hearth Fitness, whose principal, Marc Onigman, is the editor of Commercial Fitness Today, an industry newsletter.

About GlobalFit:

GlobalFit is the nation's leading provider of healthy living benefits. As The Source for a Better You, GlobalFit offers a comprehensive selection of programs, products and services designed to create a healthier world by changing the way people think about and access healthy living benefits. Since 1992, GlobalFit's signature offering has been its fitness club network, now with nearly 10,000 providers nationwide. For more information on GlobalFit, please visit

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