SOURCE: Retrofit


July 20, 2016 12:04 ET

Retrofit Recognized for Work-Life Balance and as a Best and Brightest Company in Wellness®

Awards Honor Retrofit for Culture of Health and Wellness

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions, today announced it received a 2016 Chicago Elite Award for Work-Life Balance and it was named to the nation's list of Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness® by the National Association for Business Resources.

Retrofit received these awards at the Best and Brightest Awards Symposium and Gala on Friday.

The Work-Life Balance honor is given to a company that recognizes the need for personal balance among its employees and implements programs to support that need.

"We set out to understand what benefits and perks were meaningful to our employees and purposely implemented them to create balance in their lives," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "If our employees are happy and living a life they love then our customers, clients and investors will be happy."

Retrofit's work-life balance benefits and perks include flexible work schedules, the option to work from home, days off for birthdays, good egg days to volunteer quarterly and unlimited paid vacation time. The organization also offers walking meetings, treadmill desks and yoga and other exercise breaks during all company meetings.

The Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness® program honors a select group of organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in employee and worksite health. This award also acknowledges companies that promote a culture of wellness and those that plan, implement, and evaluate efforts in employee wellness to make their business and the community a healthier place to live and work.

"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. "Creating a culture of wellness is critical to accomplishing our goals. This award reflects our commitment to making our organization a place where top talent want to work, thrive and make a difference in the lives of others."

In addition to the recognition Retrofit received at the award ceremony, employee happiness director Catalina Andrade also was tapped as a leader in human resources to speak about how performance management has advanced.

Retrofit has been recognized for its culture and HR best practices through several other workplace awards. The organization has been named a Great Place to Work®, one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care and one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the nation.

To learn more, visit

About Retrofit

Retrofit offers weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that help tackle obesity and related conditions to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Eighty-eight percent of Retrofit participants lose weight and 81 percent keep it off 12 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times happier than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes 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 data-driven, high-tech/high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives.

Contact Information