SOURCE: GlobalFit

August 20, 2007 15:19 ET

GlobalFit Offers Wellness and Fitness Summit

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Human Resources professionals from many Fortune 1000 employers attended a wellness and fitness summit last week offered by GlobalFit, the nation's leading provider of healthy living benefits. This inaugural event featured a full day of seminars exploring wellness, fitness and other critical human resources issues.

GlobalFit President and CEO Frank Napolitano presented his findings from a meta-analysis of recent research into corporate wellness programs across the country. Kathy Smith, an internationally recognized expert in the wellness field, discussed ways to help a sedentary employee population become physically active. She and Napolitano also unveiled GlobalFit's new 'Destination: You' program, an online corporate fitness program hosted by Smith.

The wellness and fitness summit is the latest project designed to expand GlobalFit's role in improving the health of employees across the nation. "GlobalFit's mission is to create a healthier world by changing the way people think about and access healthy living benefits," explained Napolitano. "That compels us to support corporations in their efforts to develop a healthier workforce."

In addition to discussions of workplace wellness, the program included other topics related to human resources. There were presentations by Morgan Lewis, LLP on consumer-driven benefits, corporate diversity programs, and legal depositions. "While working with human resources and benefits personnel across the country, our relationship managers realized that in order to fully serve our sponsor organizations, we need to offer them opportunities to expand their knowledge base," explained Napolitano.

To increase the benefits of summit attendance, GlobalFit secured approval for continuing education credits for PHR-, SPHR- and GPHR-certified attendees who participate in the program. Six credit hours toward recertification were approved through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

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 more than 2,000 providers nationwide. For more information on GlobalFit, please visit www.globalfit.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Lisa White
    Director of Marketing
    GlobalFit
    215-320-4204
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