May 19th is National Employee Health and Fitness Day: Celebrate Koko Style!

According to a Department of Health and Human Services study in 2003, US employers spend $13 billion dollars on obesity related disease every year! One effort to curb the obesity epidemic and its staggering costs to employee health and corporate bottom lines is National Employee Health and Fitness Day. The goal of NEHF is the promotion of health and fitness in the workplace through employer sponsored events. This year’s theme is “Making Healthier Habits Work.” Its a great time to find out what your employer is doing to encourage healthy habits, like exercise, and share your healthy Koko habit with your workplace!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • Find out if your company funds fitness memberships. Some cover a partial cost of membership based on their employees meeting a minimum visit requirement, (i.e. 3 days-a-week.) Letting HR know that Koko automatically tracks your progress and participation may encourage Koko’s inclusion on a company list of approved fitness centers.
  • Ask HR if your time at Koko earns your a discount off your employer-sponsored health insurance.
  • Koko easily fits into your lunch hour! Why not start a new lunch ritual that will boost your energy level through the entire afternoon.
  • Bring your favorite co-workers in for a free Koko demo. (You might find yourself with a workout buddy for that new lunch ritual!)
  • Rally a group of co-workers and coordinate a corporate discount between your company and your local Koko FitClub.
 You already know that Koko is designed to fit into your busy life, so by extension it can also fit naturally into your workday schedule. Combined with the ease with which Koko Smartraining technology tracks progress and participation, as well as the affordable membership cost, it is also a perfect match for your employer’s health and wellness program.  Why not celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day by sharing the benefits of Koko with your workplace. Ask your Koko FitClub staff for a few brochures to share with your company.

 

Mary Obana
President & Co-Founder

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About Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Personal Trainer, and made the Men’s Journal “Dream Team” list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.

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