SOURCE: GlobalFit


April 20, 2011 09:30 ET

Health & Wellness Professionals Join GlobalFit for Its 5th Annual Innovations in Wellness Summit

Focused on Health and Wellness Issues Facing the Corporate World, GlobalFit Welcomes Experts and Industry Leaders From Across the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - GlobalFit, one of the nation's leading providers of healthy living programs, will host its fifth annual "Innovations in Wellness Summit" on Thursday, May 5. Bringing together more than 200 human resources, wellness and benefits professionals from the nation's largest employers and insurers, GlobalFit has planned a full day of interactive discussions regarding critical topics affecting workplace health and productivity.

"Innovations in Wellness" will feature an impressive roster of expert speakers, all of whom bring distinctive perspectives on corporate health and wellness initiatives. Speakers will include:

  • Anne Mahlum, Founder and President, Back on My Feet (Keynote)
  • Dr. Will Clower, Ph.D., Author, The Fat Fallacy and The French Don't Diet Plan
  • Chet Rhoads, Executive Vice President of Human Capital, The HDH Group
  • Dr. Joe Henry, Senior Director, Health and Wellbeing, AstraZeneca
  • Felicia Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Fox Rothschild LLP

"We're excited to continue the conversation about the powerful role corporate America can play in helping employees adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles," said Frank Napolitano, CEO of GlobalFit. "Increased physical activity positively affects 50 percent of the risk factors that increase healthcare costs and reduce workplace productivity. Given the current challenges employers face in trying to reduce premiums, our Summit explores the opportunities for corporate cultures that promote employee health."

As a proud partner of Back on My Feet, the non-profit organization promoting the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running, GlobalFit is also donating $10 from every registration for the 2011 "Innovations in Wellness Summit" to support this growing national organization.

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With 70 million eligible employees/insured persons in North America, GlobalFit is one of the leading providers of healthy living programs. Since 1992, GlobalFit has been known for its network of gyms, but today its signature offering is Destination: You, a corporate program helping employees build healthier lifestyles. GlobalFit also provides convenient, affordable options with its Virtual Nutrition Coach and "Healthy Changes" programs.

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