Meier Supply Co. is encouraging company-wide fitness with the Meier Supply eight-week Biggest Loser Competition.
The competition is voluntary and is being
presented through a partnership with Live Fit Training of Vestal, N.Y. It
rewards individual employees and teams for their accomplishments through weekly
weight loss challenges and includes a grand prize at the end of the competition
for the winning team and the individual.
which began July 18 and ends Sept. 13, has 14 teams and 45 individuals signed
on to participate. In addition to Meier Supply Co. employees, teams can include
a spouse or child over the age of 18.
“Meier Supply is known
for its teamwork and for having a competitive ‘always be the best’ spirit, so
the style of this program seemed like a perfect fit for us,” said Frank Meier
Jr., president and CEO of Meier Supply Co.
will have access to online personal training from Live Fit Training to assist
them in reaching their fitness goals. To level the playing field for all participants,
regardless of weight loss goals, and to preserve the confidentiality of
participants, challenges will be based on weight loss percentages, not pounds
lost. Prizes include monetary awards as well as incentives such as extra
vacation days and hotel stays.
“Clearly, lifestyle choices
play a major role in an individual’s health,” said Meier, “But the impact
doesn’t end with that individual. It affects all of us in one way or another.”
cited the increasing number of companies offering some form of wellness benefit
and went on to say that healthy employees can mean a healthier bottom line for
“We want to offer our employees all the tools
at our disposal to assist them in adopting a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Meier Supply launches weight-loss challenge
September 1, 2008