“Spring into Summer” is a focus on calorie burning activities that builds a new found understanding for fitness and health. DWC’s goal is to get employees on the right path by providing education about the importance of exercise, health and nutrition. The mission of “Spring into Summer” is to influence employees to try a new activity each day.
The fitness month contain activities on the DWC Spring into Summer Calendar such as cardio, weights and flexibility. DWC’ers were encouraged to buddy up for 15 minute walks each day around the Denver Facility. This allows time for some one-on-one bonding as well squeezing a little bit of exercise in between work.
“I really enjoy the walks because after sitting in a chair all day, it’s nice to be able to take a moment to increase some blood flow. When you come back, you’re relaxed and ready to tackle anything,” said Ben Sabados, DWC Inside Sales Agent.
The DWC team went to Red Rocks Amphitheater on a Saturday morning and worked out with many other fitness enthusiasts.
“It’s great to be surrounded by people who are passionate about health and nutrition because it helps encourage you to adapt a healthier lifestyle. When your colleague is trying a new diet and is getting great results, you want to jump into the same bandwagon so that you can achieve the same results too,” said Janelle Cordova, DWC Billing Specialist.
Maggie Workman, DWC Branding Director, stirred up the kitchen with some super food recipes which included wheat germ berry crumble with greek yogurt, chia seed banana bread, kale pasta salad, and spinach quiche.
DWC provided a nutritionist, Sara Peternell, for the DWC staff to help measure lean body mass, fat mass, body mass index and basal metabolic rate. DWC was educated on what to buy at the grocery store and what to look for on food labels. Sara and her assistant provided one-on-one diet consultations with DWC’ers and recommended different ways to improve their existing eating habits. Sara and her team collaborated with DWC to help re-vamp the kitchen to provide healthier food choices.
“Overall, the fitness month was a success. People were able to get out of their comfort zones to try something new. And they were able to do it with the support of their colleagues. I’m glad that these little efforts can make big changes in people’s health and lifestyle,” mentioned Maggie.