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February 18, 2016 17:23 ET

Retrofit Named to the Nation's List of Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness®

Award Recognizes Retrofit for Excellence in Employee Health

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management solutions, today announced it was named to the nation's list of Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness® by the National Association for Business Resources. This program honors a select group of companies that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in employee and worksite health.

"As an organization that prides itself on transforming lives for our clients, we are pleased to be recognized for walking the talk with our own employees," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "Employee happiness is our number one priority, and building a culture of wellness is critical to accomplishing this goal. If our employees are healthy and happy, this will ensure we delight our clients, customers and investors."

The winning companies were evaluated by an assessment created and administered by SynBella, the nation's leading wellness systems firm. Company entries were examined statistically for quantitative data and on a point system based on criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis and tracking, participation and incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.

"Our list of nationally recognized companies is impressive. Having a healthy and happy workforce leads to a healthy company bottom line. This year's winning companies represent high standards and an exceptional commitment to healthy employees, healthy families and a healthy community," said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

The Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness® award is presented annually. The companies that were recognized were featured recently in an online edition of Corp! Magazine.

In the past year, Retrofit was named one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care by Great Place to Work® and Fortune, one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for nationally and in Chicago and as an Owler Hot in 2015 awardee, recognizing Retrofit as a trending company in its region. 

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About Retrofit

Retrofit offers weight management solutions that help employers tackle obesity and deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Ninety percent of participants lose weight and 68 percent keep it off 18 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times more satisfied than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent client satisfaction survey. Retrofit attributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a multi-disciplinary, high-tech/high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within organizations' broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives and workplaces. For more information, visit Also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.

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