The Athletic Club’s (TAC) annual ‘Corporate Fit Challenge’ is now officially underway.

The six-week program promotes “Happiness through Active Living”, with a team challenge for co-workers by way of a “fitness and nutrition overhaul”.

Participants also get individual personal training sessions, which were not previously offered in TAC’s ‘Thinner Winner’ competition, and team coaching sessions, before and after assessments.

Five group training sessions will be held as team members complete “an easy to follow food plan, and food and exercise journals”, with full use of TAC’s fitness centre, spa and shower facilities.

Employees participating are encouraged to get their spouses, adult family members (over 16 years of age) and their friends to join in under their “company umbrella”.

A TAC spokesperson said: “Impressive average results of this internationally-recognized program are 10 to 12 inches and 8 to 10 pounds weight lost per persons as well as increased strength and energy.”

The launch date for the 2018 challenge was Friday, January 26th at 5pm.

In a previous ‘Corporate Fit Challenge’, 16 participants on the team representing the Bermuda Monetary Authority “lost a total of 131 pounds and 131.25 inches with a six-week fitness and nutritional overhaul”. 

Shortly after that challenge, Kym Herron Scott, owner of The Athletic Club Bermuda and Turks and Caicos said: “We are honoured to shape up area businesses. It’s a win-win situation.

“The challenge helps reduce health care costs, improves work productivity and creates happier, healthier employees.”

She also noted that the ‘Corporate Fit Challenge’ “helps create healthier workplaces by inspiring change in diet and exercise”.

“This exciting opportunity is available in Bermuda only at The Athletic Club,” said Ms Herron Scott. “This initiative is led by certified professionals who provide support and motivation.

“We are excited to be able to offer a quality program such as the ‘Corporate Fit Challenge’ as 80 percent of health care dollars are spent on diseases that are almost entirely preventable by diet and exercise alone,” she added.

“The average participant in the program loses 10 to 12 pounds and 8 to 10 inches over the course of six weeks and adopts new habits of better eating and increased physical activity.

“As a result, employers reap the benefits of a happier team, improved collegiality, better energy and focus at work and reduced health risks.

“Only 15 percent of the workforce reports to be active on a regular basis, however another 63 percent desire to be active.”

  • For more information contact The Athletic Club, established in 1985, on 295-6140.