Summit IT Solutions is pleased to announce that Ed Sargent has won round one of the Summit IT Solutions Weight Loss Challenge. The Weight Loss Challenge began on August 27, 2012 and will run through October 29, 2012. The contest consists of two rounds and is based on the greatest percentage of weight lost. Round one of the contest ended on October 1, 2012 and Ed won $100 by losing almost 9% of his body weight. The final prize of $250 will be awarded on October 29, 2012 to the employee with the overall greatest percentage reduction. As a whole, participants of the Weight Loss Challenge lost 44 pounds during the first round.
In addition to the Weight Loss Challenge, Summit IT Solutions is encouraging employees to eat healthier by offering fresh fruits and granola bars for employees to snack on rather than pop and donuts.
Summit IT Solutions is also sponsoring a walking/exercise program. Employees earn tickets for walking or running a mile or exercising for fifteen minutes. Monthly drawings are held and three $25 gift cards are given to employees whose tickets are drawn. A total of 255 tickets were submitted in the first month of the program.
As part of its commitment to creating a culture of wellness, Summit IT Solutions attended the 5th Annual Summit County Worksite Wellness Conference held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on September 13, 2012. Information regarding the Summit County Workplace Wellness Program can be found at Summit County Wellness or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.