SOURCE: GlobalFit

GlobalFit

May 01, 2012 08:00 ET

Corporate Wellness Leader GlobalFit Hosting 6th Annual Innovations in Wellness Summit

Industry Thought-Leaders Share Cost-Saving Insights With Region's Top Executives

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Junk-food enthusiasts, the sedentary, and smokers all contribute disproportionately to their employers' ever-growing healthcare budgets. To affect the healthy transformation of these unhealthy and costly lifestyles, GlobalFit convenes its sixth-annual Innovations in Wellness Summit on Thursday, May 10th at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia.

GlobalFit, the leading provider of physical activity programs for American businesses, anticipates more than 200 human resources, wellness and benefits professionals will be in attendance. Some of the country's largest employers and insurers, including Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, University of Pennsylvania, USI and other organizations, have confirmed their attendance for this year's Summit.

An exploration of critical topics affecting workplace health and productivity, the Summit will feature presentations from established industry leaders:

  • Fresh off his latest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Will Clower, author of The Fat Fallacy and The French Don't Diet Plan, will discuss the nutritionally healthy makeovers he has overseen at the U.S. State Department, PPG Industries, and firms as small as 20 employees.
  • Jerry Noyce, President and CEO of Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), will detail the six foundational elements of successful worksite-wellness programs.
  • Dr. Casey Chosewood, Senior Medical Officer, WorkLife Programs, for the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will delve into real-world examples of companies that have achieved a positive financial return on their wellness investment.
  • Serial entrepreneur and business/lifestyle commentator Jen Groover will explore her blueprint for success, an innovative, holistic approach to maximizing potential.
  • Allstate's Benefits Director, Ned Kyle, will share proven engagement tips and evaluation metrics from his team's revamp of Allstate's health and welfare programs.

Andrew Greenberg, GlobalFit's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, notes, "This year's lineup of presenters represents decades of hands-on experience in the planning, oversight and evaluation of successful worksite-wellness programs. For executives in this field, the Summit offers a one-day master class in the healthy transformation of corporate cultures."

The Summit, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be immediately followed by a networking reception. For more information on GlobalFit's Innovations in Wellness Summit please visit www.globalfit.com/summit.

About GlobalFit
With 70 million eligible employees/insured persons in North America, GlobalFit is the leading provider of physical activity programs for American businesses. Since 1992, GlobalFit has been known for its network of gyms; today its signature offering is Destination: You, a corporate program helping employees build healthier lifestyles. GlobalFit also provides convenient, affordable options in its Virtual Nutrition Coach and "Healthy Changes," which is a menu of one-on-one health programs. Visit www.globalfit.com for more information.

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