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June
2014

OSG Wraps Up 6-Week Boot Camp Program

Written by OSG




OSG wrapped up its 6-week boot camp yesterday, which was instituted to promote healthy living and motivate employees to get in shape. Twenty-three participants were measured at the onset and conclusion of the program and were assessed based on their improvement in the following criteria:

 

# push-ups in 1 minute

# sit-ups in 1 minute

# squats in 1 minute

40m dash

Plank test

Vertical jump test

Body fat %

 

Although some participants agree this is just a fun way to get healthy, others admit they are after a discount on their insurance.

 

The OSG Boot Camp is part of a broader “Wellness” program instituted by OSG to keep employees engaged in their health by incentivizing them through health insurance discounts, cash and prizes. 

 

Other programs, such as OSG’s Biggest Loser Competition and Walkathon, which have been ongoing for the past four years, have been extremely successful, while newer programs like OSG Boot Camp and Office Olympics are becoming annual events as well.



“Employees enjoy the activities,” stated Kelly Turk, Compensation and Benefits Specialist for OSG. “They look forward to them every year.”

 

In addition to these programs, OSG has also added workout rooms to their Glendale Heights, IL and Parma, OH offices for a convenient place for employees to hit the gym before or after work or over their lunch break. 

 

These programs aren’t just all fun and games though. According to Ms. Turk, who is also head of the Wellness Committee, annual biometric screenings prove that the steps OSG has taken to improve employees’ health are successful, “The overall company score decreased by 6 points in 3 years! This is a great accomplishment. It proves, that by giving employees the tools and education about wellness, that they can take their health into their own hands and make positive behavioral changes for themselves and their family members.”




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