For the fourth year in a row, Corporate Trainer, Heidi Nicholls and Future POS joined forces in a “Biggest Loser Competition.” The program offers employees the opportunity to work out with Heidi in the company’s downstairs gym facility during their workday.
This year set a record for most participants with 30 employees taking part in the program. Nicholls put participants into multiple groups, meeting with each group once a week. Heidi did weight and body composition assessments the first week and then reevaluated and compared these numbers at the end of the program. The individual with the greatest percentage of weight lost and the individual with the highest percentage of body fat lost received a bonus prize courtesy of Future POS.
Started in 2013, the program was initiated by company owners, John and Kelly Giles, who approached Nicholls to begin building a program suited for their company’s growing staff and fitness needs. Heidi remembers initially developing the program with the Giles,
“John and Kelly Giles at Future POS approached me and asked me to develop a program that would help employees to utilize the company gym they had built at the company headquarters.
Because health and fitness are a priority to the Giles, they felt it was important to impart that importance into the company culture. The employees at Future POS are incredibly lucky to have a state of the art gym and shower facilities right in the workplace!”
The program has further developed over time, to suit the changing needs of the growing company, but the basis for the program is still evident – get employees to increase their activity level and lead healthier lifestyles.
Winner for greatest percentage of weight lost was Anthony Devincentis.
Anthony received a $250 Cash Prize.
Winner for greatest percentage of body fat lost was Joe Costa.
Joe received a $250 Cash Prize.
Honorable Mentions were Bill McCall and Joe Pindel.
Bill and Joe received gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Coach’s Award were Carissa Spencer and Josh Beck
Carissa and Josh received Fitness Mats.