Do Wellness Programs Work?

Posted by Craig Zoberis

Feb 15, 2013 9:00:00 AM

wellness-program2If your answer to these questions is yes, you don’t work at Fusion OEM!

Fusion OEM has an awesome workplace wellness program and it actually works! The Fusion OEM Wellness Program is based on education, personal wellness goals, and continued support from the Company to achieve the goals.

This philosophy, driven by positive reinforcement, has set three CNC Machinists on a mission!
Brian, Keith and Jamie all work for Fusion OEM in the Machine Shop. Their shared motivation to improve their health became a topic of conversation while working together operating CNC machines. Their discussions about weight loss turned into discussions about who could lose more weight. Thus a competition ensued.

January 25, 2013 Brian, Keith and Jamie began their own version of “The Biggest Loser”. The men approached the President and Owner of Fusion OEM, Craig Zoberis, and told him their plan. Brian, Keith and Jamie each gave Craig $100 along with a note indicating their current weight. They asked Craig to hold the money for them until March 29, 2013. Their goal is to lose approximately 10% of their body weight. The combined weight of the three men is 830 pounds. The man who loses the highest percentage of his body weight wins the pot of money.

Upon hearing of their plan, Owner Craig Zoberis was so impressed that he decided to sweeten the deal by offering a $100 bill to the winner if the combined loss of all three men meets or exceeds 83 pounds. Each Friday, Brian, Keith and Jamie confidentially report their weekly weight loss to Craig and he tracks their progress. So far, the men have lost a total of 39 pounds and have gained the support of the entire Company. The men agreed to share the story of their weight loss competition with the Company at Fusion’s Daily Huddle and are inspiring others at Fusion to watch their weight.

The proof of the men’s inspiration is in the cupcakes. When our expert in-house baker/purchasing agent, Amanda brought in her famous cupcakes today, the last one was not consumed until almost 3:00pm. Normally those cupcakes would have been gone by 10:00am!

Good luck in the competition Brian Keith and Jamie! No matter who loses the most weight, you are all winners!

Topics: Wellness

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