Milan, IL — Created to inspire employees to embrace a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise, Group O developed a fun and educational challenge entitled “Lose it 2 Win It” (L2W) that has resulted in 2,469 pounds lost.
Launched in May 2015, this voluntary 6 month program offers educational seminars, access to a certified trainer, monthly incentives, and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 for most weight percentage lost. Additional prizes for second and third place are also awarded in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. Over 200 Group O employees registered to participate in L2W Challenge.
The inaugural program was so successful that Group O offered a supplemental 8-week holiday challenge to keep participants focused over the holiday season with the added incentive to win $2,000. The 2016 challenge, which also included a group competition just wrapped up with a final weigh in and award ceremony on September 27. Group O President and CEO Gregg Ontiveros presented winners with prizes totaling over $12,000. This year’s top three winners were, Aron Masiker who lost an incredible 29.61% body weight, Jessica Sanders at 29.49% (a mere half a pound difference from first place) and Dan Wisely losing 25%! The total value of prizes and awards distributed to date is over $35,000.
“Our employees are our greatest assets,” said Gregg Ontiveros, “we are committed to providing them with resources and programs to support their choice to live healthy lifestyles.”
In addition to the Win it 2 Lose It Challenge, Group O offers Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise programs including a Walk at Work initiative.
Group O is an End-to-End solutions provider specializing in marketing, supply chain, packaging and business analytics solutions. A Corporate Plus® member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (nmsdc.org), Group O is an NMSDC National Minority Supplier of the Year honoree and is recognized as a Top 5 Latino-owned Business by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Headquartered in Milan, Illinois, and with major operations also in Iowa, Minnesota and Texas, Group O is one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States and employs more than 1,000.