BY: CASSANDRA SPRIGG
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR – SOUTH BEND, IN
At Holladay Properties, we are encouraged to achieve success, not only in regards to our work, but also to our overall health. Employees can often be found participating in friendly competitions, such as the Biggest Winner and Walking Club, entering into 3k and 5k races, and completing health coaching offered through our health insurance provider. This year, to further inspire employees to live a healthier lifestyle, Holladay has added a new, 52-week program to assist us in our weight-loss/healthy living goals: Real Appeal.
So, what is Real Appeal?
According to its website, the Real Appeal Program is designed, “to spark the transformation that’s possible in all of us.” This is done through attending weekly online group classes, working with a Transformation Coach, using the tools provided in the Success Kit, and tracking progress through a phone application.
How does it work?
In the weekly group classes, participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with and receive support from others following the Real Appeal program. The Transformation coaches then work with each individual to develop a simple plan that fits their goals and preferences. When not attending sessions or speaking with their coach, participants are encouraged to use the recipes, weight scales (food), fitness guides, exercise bands, and various other products included in the Success Kit to help them to eat healthier and be more physically active. The phone application allows participants to track their food intake, activity and weight to see their overall progress.
Who can sign up?
There are 2 requirements: 1) The employee and/or their spouse must be on Holladay Properties’ UMR health insurance. 2) Their Body Mass Index (BMI) must be 23 points or higher.
How much does it cost?
It is FREE! Holladay Properties is generously sponsoring the program, making it free for anyone eligible to participate. This includes all products in the Success Kit!
Is it really worth it to sign up?
The website indicates that, “…losing as little as 3% or 5% body weight can improve a person’s health.” Also, “4 out of 5 of our-at risk members who participated in the program lost an average of 10 lbs. after attending 4 online classes.” Most of us would like to lose a few pounds, and improve our health. Why not take advantage of this no-cost program that gives you all of the tools and motivation you need to do so?
Registration for the Real Appeal program begins on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. For more information, and instructions on how to sign up, visit: https://realappeal.com/!