The Biggest Loser Resort’s corporate wellness initiative is a positive ROI program designed to help employers stem the tide of the burgeoning cost of employee health care.
At The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, we transform people’s lives by immersing them in a supportive and empowering fitness and nutrition program on our private 300 acre naturally scenic wonderland in Java Center, NY near Buffalo and Rochester, New York. Your employees will learn to live a more healthy and productive lifestyle, and, as importantly, return to your company energized as ambassadors of healthy living, thus becoming internal, and integral, change agents. Our full service conference center facilities also offer “fit meetings,” where you can augment off-site meetings with The Biggest Loser Resort experience.
Independent Health, one of the largest insurance providers in Western New York recently partnered with us because, as CEO Michael Cropp stated, “Encouraging individuals to take personal responsibility for their health, giving them the resources and encouragement they need, and rewarding them for their efforts, can significantly lower the rising medical cost trend.”
As you may know, the cost of obesity to employers exceeds $73 billion per year (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Volume 52, Number 9, 2010: "The Costs of Obesity in the Workplace"), and “presenteeism,” or the lost productivity cost when employees try to work despite health problems, costs employers nearly twice that of their medical costs. The report further concluded that an employee 100 pounds overweight costs a company approximately $16,000 each year. Northwestern University, in a separate study, now forecasts that 83% of men and 72% of women will be obese by 2020. (NHANES Population Trends to 2020 presented at AHA, 2011)
In sum, corporate wellness has never been more important, especially as health insurance premiums have more than doubled over the past 10 years (Hewitt Associates) with no slowdown in sight as chronic diseases linked to obesity continues to escalate. While many factors may be to blame, the solutions are few; and the results of doing nothing are both heart-wrenching and taking a major financial toll on every corporate balance sheet. The Biggest Loser Resort offers a fun, cost-effective solution that incorporates great team building options.
We would be delighted to meet with your wellness team and explore how The Biggest Loser Resort could fit seamlessly into your overall wellness initiatives.
Call us today at 1-800-964-7903