Problem: Our wellness program consists of getting on line and filling out an online questionnaire, period.
Solution: Most companies hire a wellness program as part of their benefits package. These programs turn out to be impersonal and out of reach. Most of the benefits and results are dependent on the employee reaching out. This is a good idea for those highly motivated employees who are most likely pursing wellness on their own.

However, the purpose of a wellness program is to reach those who are not being reached. Engage the employees who will not otherwise do it on their own.

For these employees, it’s the wellness program that needs to reach out to them, not the inverse. Once those are in place Aztec Fitness sets the stage where motivation and action can take place

Problem: I didn’t know there was a wellness program!
Solution: Together with the organization, the best communication methods are developed. Our staff leads by example and engages the employees to make wellness a priority.

Problem: Employees are too busy.
Solution: Aztec fitness creates the environment where employees can thrive and minimizes the obstacles that get in their way. For example to

Problem: Our Wellness Program begins and ends with the HRA
Solution: The answer lies in continued, weekly intervention. Teaching people and guiding them through the process of lifestyle management. Turning back the bad habits by using a trained professional in the Health and Fitness Industry. Someone with experience in that field, not just and HR department employee.

According to Drs. Debra Haire-Joshu and Samuel Klein at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, research has shown that intensive interventions can indeed help people lose weight. “We can’t rely on primary care doctors alone, they add, who often don’t have the time and training patients need.

Weight loss interventions in primary care settings will be more…sustainable if supported by complementary actions of multiple settings, such as worksite or community,” they write.

SOURCE: Archives of Internal Medicine, February 28, 2011.