In February of 2014, Bryan University introduced its first Worksite Wellness program. We firmly believe that quality health plays an important role in the success of our company and we are laying the foundation for a healthier work environment through policy change and program implementation.
Our wellness program is led by our wellness team, Bryan University Fitness Fun-addicts (BUFF)! BUFF’s mission is to establish and promote a work environment that encourages the health, wellness and team morale of our employees and decreases the risk of disease through educational opportunities, healthy choices and wellness activities. These result in improved health, productivity, employee engagement and reduction in long-term health costs.
In its first year, the program has been a huge success encompassing monthly wellness lunch and learns, weekly wellness walks, monthly newsletters, a comprehensive online wellness program and quarterly fitness challenges. Our second Biggest Loser contest kicked off September 2nd and concluded November 7th. We had over 20 contestants participate in one of three categories: body weight, body fat and healthy habits. Not only did our contestants lose weight and body fat but they positively changed their lifestyles!