Spokane tech company partners with local vendors for health screening and fitness incentives
Spokane, Wash., June 5, 2013: For immediate release. There’s no greater asset than health, and the privately held software company Next IT is providing incentives and information for improving health habits that will benefit its employees and the company alike. On June 5th, the pioneer of natural language virtual assistants for business will hold a Health and Wellness Day for its employees, and with 100 of the company’s 163 employees enrolled, it’s clear that the event will be a hit.
Highlights of the day include a free wellness screening and disbursement of company-provided Fitbits, which are designed to help you keep tabs on exercise, sleep, eating habits and weight. As an additional motivator, employees have the opportunity to join teams that will compete for high Fitbit scores.
Local and national vendors including Aetna, Washington Dental Service, Payne West Financial, Spokane Transit Authority/Commute Trip Reduction, Whispering Falls Massage, Huckleberry’s Natural Market and U-District Physical Therapy will all be on-hand to help educate employees on healthy-living options.
“As a company, we focus on delivering on the promises we make to our clients,” said Next IT Founder and CEO Fred Brown. “By promoting healthy, active lifestyles not only will we be functioning at our best at work and for our clients, but we will also be contributory at home with our families and in the community. With the weather being so great, I’m encouraging employees who are having one-on-one meetings to get out and walk during it.”
To encourage employee participation—and add to the fun—participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as coffee, groceries, sporting goods and more.