SOURCE: Vivecoach


November 17, 2011 14:15 ET

Vivecoach Wellness Challenge Draws 2,500 Flextronics Employees

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Vivecoach, the leading corporate wellness challenge application company, announces that its customer, Flextronics, has recently completed a company-wide "Step" challenge with 2,500 employees across the U.S. With a participating employee completion rate of 80% and commitment of the Flextronics management team, this was one of Vivecoach's most successful challenges to-date. Challenge participants logged over 577 million steps in the month-long challenge with a significant number of employees noting weight loss and reduced stress levels. The challenge was sponsored and led by Flextronics' "Wellness Champions" and demonstrated the huge impact of involving employees in the planning and execution of wellness events.

The Vivecoach step-challenge served as Flextronics' 2011 U.S. wellness program kickoff event. All participating Flextronics employees received a pedometer to track fitness progress. The challenge spanned four weeks with a nominal prize for the top stepping teams. More than 200 teams comprised of 12 employees each organized themselves off-line and signed up on the Vivecoach website. Captains were able to take advantage of Vivecoach's new Captain-tracking™ feature, allowing captains to track for Flextronics' employees who were not able to regularly access the internet.

"This challenge exceeded our expectations and we received considerable positive feedback from employees who participated in the program. In fact, there was such enthusiasm about the program that many teams created social boards to encourage teammates and show results," said Suzan Ramsey, Senior Director of U.S. Benefits for Flextronics. "Vivecoach provided the tools and support for our employees to be successful and we expect our employees to continue this sense of community around wellness."

As an extension of the step-challenge, the company intends to sponsor a number of challenges throughout the coming year to promote wellness and support fitness goals. To help achieve this important objective, Flextronics has recruited employee wellness champions at each U.S. site to provide local wellness program leadership.

About Vivecoach

Vivecoach, launched in 2010 in Menlo Park, California, brings gaming to work. Vivecoach's fun web- and mobile-based corporate challenge platform helps corporations engage employees in health behavior change. Challenges bring gaming benefits to any activity where competition among individuals or teams, or even a group goal, can be used to encourage desired behaviors. Vivecoach has combined the universal appeal of gaming with the convenience of mobility and the power of employee initiative to help corporations drive organization performance.

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