SOURCE: GlobalFit

GlobalFit

April 21, 2010 14:38 ET

GlobalFit Summit Breaks New Ground for Employers' Wellness Quest

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  Companies are increasingly looking to change their employees' health and lifestyle habits to help reign in healthcare spending. And a roadmap for that change is precisely what the upcoming GlobalFit Summit has to offer.

GlobalFit, a leading provider of benefits for healthy living, will host their fourth annual Summit, titled "Innovations in Wellness," on Thursday, May 13th, in Philadelphia, PA. This year's event will open with a special two-hour presentation and workshop from Dr. Lisa Lahey, Associate Director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group.

Dr. Lahey's highly interactive program will explore the field research that inspired Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, the 2009 book she co-authored with Professor Robert Kegan. Summit attendees can expect to explore the personal and institutional habits that unintentionally halt planned changes -- such as promoting a healthier workforce -- and learn the basic steps to overcome these blocks. For employers trying to maximize their workplace-wellness investment with the goal of lowering healthcare costs, Lahey's methods should prove very enlightening.

For GlobalFit Senior Vice President Andy Greenberg, Lahey's workshop presents a clear step forward. "In past years, our Summit has delved into the what, why and how of workplace wellness programs," he reflects. "With Dr. Lahey, we're going even deeper, to examine why even the most well-considered efforts sometimes fall short. More than lessons in wellness, her work delivers life lessons on how to create meaningful evolution."

The event will be held in Philadelphia's exclusive Pyramid Club. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit www.globalfit.com/summit.

About GlobalFit:
GlobalFit is a leading provider of benefits for healthy living. Readily accessible through employers and insurers, GlobalFit's broad selection of programs, products and services have been expressly designed to create a healthier world. Since 1992, GlobalFit's signature offering has been its gym network, the largest of its kind. The network now includes thousands of respected fitness centers, from well-known chains to independent facilities, in the U.S. and Canada. GlobalFit's latest corporate program, "Destination: You," breaks new ground by combining step-based activity -- effortlessly verifiable through cutting-edge technology -- with education, community support and incentives to motivate large populations. For more information, please visit www.globalfit.com.

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