Tampa, FL – At AVI-SPL, we treat our employees like family. That’s why we introduced a new employee campaign in 2011 called Total Wellness to promote healthy lifestyles among our team members. Krystle and I worked with our Human Resources team to challenge our coworkers to make healthier choices every day.
We’re just six months into the program, and we’ve already received lots of wonderful feedback from the employees. We’ve had an overwhelming amount of participation and we’re excited to share some of the wellness success stories with you.
One of the earliest Total Wellness challenges was to participate in an organized walk/run/race this spring or summer. The response to this challenge was impressive, especially among first-time race participants.
One of our favorite submissions comes from Lisa in our Ft. Lauderdale office. Here’s her story:
“I met my best friend Valerie at our first high school cross country practice in 1981. Through the years we’ve competed in 5Ks, 10Ks, ½ marathons, and mud runs, but the most memorable are the runs in between when we can run and talk for miles, sharing life’s ups and downs with each other. For me, there is nothing more therapeutic than a nice long run under the Florida sun!”
Go Lisa and Valerie! Thirty years and still going strong!
In response to the Total Wellness Challenge, our team members participated in a variety of races, including:
• Triathlon in Illinois
• 50-mile bike race in Dayton
• 10-miler in Baltimore
• Six days backpacking around Lake Superior
• 5Ks and 10Ks across the country to support a variety of causes, including Alzheimer’s Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society and many others.
To your health,