“Virgin Pulse has brought out the best in our culture.”Stan Gergen Kuehne + Nagel, VP for Total Rewards
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“Virgin Pulse has brought out the best in our culture.”Stan Gergen Kuehne + Nagel, VP for Total Rewards
“It created a happier workforce because people were talking and communicating. It was a priceless opportunity for us to connect in an engaging way.”Lee-Anne Walsh - Business Transformation Manager
“The CREATION Health Employee experience is actively helping me lead a healthier life in mind, body and spirit.”CREATION health user
“When you put your people first, profits will follow. And when you have happy employees, you will have happy customers as well.”Beata Kashani - HR Director, Total Rewards
“We’re responsible for the health of our population…the Virgin Pulse platform gets our employees engaged along with their family members, which helps us with our mission.”Denise Dumont-Bernier - Director of Workplace Health Department
“There’s been a culture change. The daily engagement is the best thing about the program.”Lauren Heath - Benefits Coordinator
“There are so many ways to stay connected, and to think about the little changes that can lead to a healthier, happier life.”Jeannie Grimes - Medtronic employee
“Virgin Pulse helps us create a healthy culture. Employees are constantly talking about taking steps and participating in challenges. It’s created a constant conversation around wellbeing.”Natalie Martin - Fitness Nutrition Wellness Coordinator
“The Virgin Pulse program is at the core of the LiveWell strategy, incorporating incentives, screening tools, fitness trackers, and challenges into one comprehensive program.”Leigh Ann Henderson - Wellness Program Manager
“I like the ability to customize and integrate all of our different health and safety initiatives into the Virgin Pulse platform.”Jamie Aslin Team Leader – Ergonomics, Health, and Wellness
“It is a win-win. We have less claims cost, less sick time, higher productivity, more engaged employees because they’re feeling good about taking control of their wellness.”Adele Barbato - Chief HR Officer
“When our employees know we care about them, they respond. Virgin Pulse has been very effective in promoting a culture of wellness at Ascend, and most important, healthier lifestyles for our employees.”Michael A. Martin - Total Wellness Director
“If you look at national statistics, 30 percent engagement is a good number. Our employees are 90% engaged in the program right now – which is big!“Susan Piglia - AVP Corporate Wellness
“Virgin Pulse helps support all of our other wellness activities with their platform. They all work together, and we link more and more things with it. It’s a really cool platform to have, and it just continues to grow.”Kevin Herman - Director of Worksite Wellness
“That first summer we launched the Virgin Pulse program, the excitement and buzz was truly unbelievable. It’s become ‘cool’ to have your activity tracker on… it’s a culture change toward health.”Beverly Davis - Director of Finance
“The challenges have been a huge morale booster. Employees love motivating each other and having that extra support while pursuing their own health goals. And it also shows them that the company cares about their health.”Tina Freel - Senior HR Consultant
“Virgin Pulse has proven to be exactly what employees want – a way to encourage and support physical activity and cheer each other on. That added engagement is great.”Renae Coombs - Benefits & Wellness Manager
“People who hear about the well-being program we have here with Virgin Pulse want to come work with us. The employees we have want to stay as a result.”Kim Kurtz - Benefits Manager
“Healthier employees are safer employees. If you’re healthy and fit, you’ll be less likely to injure yourself in a slip, trip or fall. And if this does happen, the healthy employees recover much easier from such incidents.”Mary Pitman - Manager of Health Promotion
“Virgin Pulse has provided a vehicle and a support for bringing a more enhanced culture around well-being into the company.”Kathy Agostinelli - Vice President Human Resources
“Every company wants to do more work with less people. When you encourage employees to exercise and eat healthy, you’re going to have more productivity in the workplace.”Kim McCracken - Vice President Senior Benefits Administration
95% retention rate
1,440 habit-building interactions per member per year. That’s 8x more than other wellbeing programs.
87% of our 1.9 million members say that Virgin Pulse changed their lives
Jennifer Frost started running each morning to get active minutes on her pedometer, which encouraged her to make healthier food choices. She is now down 50 pounds, has more energy, and higher confidence!
Tired of not being able to maintain a healthy weight, Hannah Wilson joined the program. Since then, she has ran multiple races and is in the best shape of her life!
Virgin Pulse helped Daniel Paulk deal with being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes by helping him effectively stay on top of his daily activity and keep his glucose levels balanced. Now he feels happy and healthy again!
Being able to track her diet influenced Susan Fisher to lower her cholesterol by cutting down on fat grams. She also used the money earned to sign up for a gym membership!
Lorna Walker couldn’t find a way to lose weight without eventually gaining it back. Being held accountable for her activity gave Lorna the extra boost she needed to lose 13 pounds, and keep it off for good!
Ariel Struggs wears her pedometer everywhere she goes to keep on top of her goals. Since then, she has dropped one dress size and lost 15 pounds!
Since signing up for Virgin Pulse, Jennifer Hill lost nearly 50 pounds, lowered her blood pressure, and doesn’t have to take medications for her health issues anymore!
Since getting a pedometer, Barbara Dawson never lets herself miss a chance to get in more steps. Even when waiting in line, she will step from side to side. If there is an opportunity to move around, she will take it.
Christie Glidewell used to decompress with TV after work. Now she runs/walks to get more steps instead. She also bonds with her kids by playing dance games on the Wii, and has never felt better about herself.
Simply by walking 30 minutes every day and watching what she ate, Darlene Rigby lost nearly 25 pounds in 10 weeks! She also inspired her husband to walk with her at home, too.
Anita Coyle was inspired to walk more after being able to track her daily progress. She also got to spend more quality time with family because they would join her on walks.
Brigitta Phillips never misses more than one day at the gym anymore, and her commitment to fitness motivates her friends and family to make lifestyle changes, too!
Elizabeth Vaughn realized that even a few extra steps a day can make a big difference. Now she makes healthier food choices and is more engaged in daily activities.
After becoming more aware of his daily activity levels, Dejuan Ware was able to reduce his body fat by 4% while building 10 lbs of muscle mass!
Not long after joining, Emilia Gurgu noticed a change in her behavior. She wanted to move as much as possible to get more daily steps, and she lost a little weight during the process, too!
Cynthia Robinson was trying to lower her blood pressure for a long time. After joining, she gained the motivation to do just that. Now her blood pressure is healthy and she lost four pounds!
Jack Izor‘s achieved his daily goals and got to spend his reward money on gear that encourages a healthy lifestyle, such as hiking boots and a backpack!
After wearing a pedometer, Kimberly Harshbarger realized she wasn’t as active as she thought. Since then, Kimberly got in much better shape, completing several 5K’s, and two half marathons!
After Mark Welch joined, he felt obligated to work out daily. After a year, he could see the improvement in the quality of his life, and is in the best shape he has ever been in!
Amanda Wilson fell in love with taking care of her health after joining. She added vegetables to her diet, started running 5K’s, and hiking on her free days!
When Stephanie Henry moved, she lost her workout partner and will to work out. Now her new workout buddy is her pedometer. She is back to working out six days a week, happy, and strong!
When Gloria Surratt realized she could no longer fit into some of her dresses, she changed her diet and made walking a top priority. In six months she lost 30 pounds and can wear her dresses comfortably again!
Virgin Pulse helped Kristin Taulli see just how much she was capable of accomplishing simply by walking. In the past two years, she lost 20 pounds, and lowered her blood pressure and BMI!
Nikki West signed up to motivate herself to be more active. Now she has more energy, looks for excuses to walk, and got her dog and husband to join her!
Seeing an increase in her daily activity level gave Ashley Deal the enthusiasm she needed to keep pushing forward. Daily challenges kept her accountable for reaching her goals, and now has more energy and feels a lot better overall!
Before using Virgin Pulse, Cassandra Buttin was not active. Now that she can track her steps, she started going on walks, and even began running! Now she feels healthier, and used goals to create less stress in her life by reading/relaxing.
Melissa Gray started having a happier outlook on life once she began exercising and eating healthier. She has lost 22 pounds and her relationships with loved ones have grown stronger.
Wearing her pedometer became a daily habit for Julie Maahs, making sure that every step she made counted. She has lost 10 pounds and plans on completing two half marathons!
Even when Denise Davidson didn’t feel like exercising, she was encouraged to get up and get moving anyways. She got back into strength building and walking, and is more energized and committed to achieve every goal she sets for herself.
Deborah Gardner decided that she needed to live a healthier lifestyle. Although it was hard at times, motivation from Virgin Pulse and support from loved ones helped her lose 120 pounds!
Jay Stubbs had no choice but to stay strong and healthy for his family. Virgin Pulse helped keep him on track with his goals by reminding him to get moving during times when it was easy to be lazy. Now he is enjoying the time he spends with his wife and kids.
Motivated by her family to get in shape and be healthy, Brittani Sanford started tracking her activity level and eating habits. In 14 months, she lost 85 pounds and continues to maintain a healthy diet and exercises regularly.
In the past year Tom Jenkins dropped over 50 pounds by increasing his activity level, which also influenced him to adopt healthier eating habits. Now his energy levels are higher, and managing stress is a lot easier.
Gary Greenberg was pushed to work out five days a week to get more active minutes. His heart got stronger and healthier after a few years, which ended up saving his life. He never goes anywhere without his pedometer now, and is in the best shape he has ever been in!
Wearing a pedometer helped Linda Jones see that she was not as active as she thought. She started taking more walks and joined a few classes at the gym and now feels healthier, breathes better, and has more energy!
Andrea Fulton was happy to be making money for losing weight and being healthy. It motivated her to keep walking and getting more daily steps, which helped her lose 40 pounds!
After having her third child, Shari Noll used her MAX every day to get back in shape. The pedometer also created a fun environment at work, making it easier for her to stay on track.
After having to give up running, Char Garbett made sure to stay active. She walks as much as possible because it helps relieve tension on joints/muscles. She realized you don’t need to be a runner to stay in shape, just keep moving!
Robert Forsyth learned more about how to eat healthy and eat smart. He has lost 54 pounds and is in his healthy BMI range. His wife even started to walk more and eat healthy with him!
Determined to lose belly fat, Andy McCown averaged in 18K steps a day for one month. His waist size dropped 4 inches, and he fit into a pair of pants he had never been able to button before!
Not amused by negative feedback from his pedometer, Daniel Gonzalez made sure to increase his activity every single day. He has lost 95 pounds and has much less pain in his joints!
Jean Trujillo started off walking more in order to lose weight, which lead to her completing a 10K for the first time! Now she has more energy and lost a total of 25.5 pounds!
Craig Kelley is required to walk at least 30 minutes each day. However, he has become motivated to be more active and go above and beyond minimum requirement.
Melinda Wren was inspired to climb to the top of Wheeler Peak near Taos, New Mexico – 13,159 ft above sea level. By the end of the day, she had reached 30K steps! She plans to move on to bigger mountains in Colorado next.
Troy Childers increased his daily exercise routine, which helped decrease his insulin intake by 20%, and now he feels more in shape at 40 years old than he did in his 20’s!
Sammi Owens told herself that she would reach 12K steps a day, bringing her dog along with her for support. She stuck to her goal, lost 14 pounds, and couldn’t be happier.
By making the decision to go on a walks during lunch at work, Douglas Tasker managed to lose 9 pounds within a few months!
Peter Naffziger was excited to see his progress at the end of each day, which made him want to walk from place to place instead of driving. He has noticed he’s trimmed down and feels stronger.
Allan Marcus lost 20 pounds and lowered his blood pressure by tracking his food intake and exercising daily. He also started to sleep better at night, too!
Ramona Biggs was inspired by her pedometer to walk more, which helped bring her blood pressure to a normal and healthy rate!
Since joining the program, Mark Mundt started taking the stairs, eating healthier, and running/walking during his free time. He has lost a total of 25 pounds!
Eunice Clark was encouraged by her MAX to meet her goal by the end of every day. Now a few of her relatives are wearing one, too, due to her successful experience with it!
Since Edward Wood began tracking his exercise, he started going to the gym regularly and even decided to pick up sport cycling! He noticed that his stress levels aren’t as high and is eager to continue improving throughout the year.
Every day, Andi Vorhies was challenged to get as many active minutes as she could instead of sitting around all day, which has helped with her physical therapy!
Inspired by challenging co-workers and tracking his progress, Trevor Adams started running again. He has already competed in multiple 5K’s, a 10 mile, a half marathon. His next goal is to participate in a full marathon!
Although Tammy Lusk was limited in terms of physical activity, she was still able to become emotionally healthier by engaging with others and participating in activities.
Simply by adopting a healthy diet and exercising more, Sanjeet Chandra Garimella was able to lose weight and gain his confidence back.
Scott Gardner had gained the motivation to be the runner he once was in college. Every day he saw how much he progressed, inspiring him to work harder and eventually compete in his first marathon!
Wearing a pedometer helped Cruz Baisa see how sedentary his life had become. He became more aware of the food he eats, and makes sure he reaches his goal by the end of the day. As a result, he can focus more on family and work.
Since joining Virgin Pulse, Taletha Baum has lost 119 pounds and was able to keep it off for the past few years!
Times where it would have been easy to be lazy, Virgin Pulse helped Melanie Riddick and her husband get moving. They have set new goals for themselves for the year, hoping to become even more active!
Wanting to get more active minutes on his pedometer, Joe Suever added 45 minute jogs into his workout routine – something he has not had the motivation to do in 10 years! He is now in the best shape he has ever been in.
Sheila Hood signed up for Virgin Pulse and started taking care of her body in a natural and holistic way. She lost 90 pounds and doesn’t need to rely on her medications anymore!
Vanessa Cunningham enjoyed tracking steps and eating healthier by competing against her husband! Her daily activities were influenced by the amount of steps she took each day, adding a fun twist to being healthy.
Jacob Bosecker was already healthy before joining Virgin Pulse, but there was opportunity to be more active. Now, he is the healthiest he has ever been in his life!
James Counts lost weight and gained knowledge. He is healthier physically and emotionally, makes smarter choices such as reading nutrition labels, and understands that moderation is key.
Norma Espina not only was able to get herself in shape with the pedometer, but her daughter as well. Now they both work together to stay motivated and get as many steps as possible daily.
After Lou Lacey got her pedometer and found out she wasn’t exercising as much as she thought she was, she began tracking her progress and active minutes in order to reach her goal.
By using her pedometer and getting badges and rewards, Mariciel Torrella felt better every time she moved. She saw the positive change in the quality of her life, and even decided to join a gym!
Being reminded to be more active motivated Michele Menard to start jogging instead of just walking. After three months, she had already lost 20 pounds!
Having given up on his health and energy, Tim Thorson joined Virgin Pulse and changed his life. He dropped 10 pounds, lowered his blood pressure, and became more engaged in the world around him!
Competition and challenges encouraged David Bohanon to add more steps and time in order to get ahead of his friends and co-workers.
For Andrew Allee, it was easy to stay engaged and on top of his goals. Intrigued by challenges and the capability to track his daily activity, he was able to get in shape and continues to live a healthy life for him and his son.
Bored with her regular work out routine, Jennifer Jameson decided to join Virgin Pulse. Tracking her pedometer and competing in challenges made it fun for her to stay healthy, and she ended up losing 25 pounds!
Determined to lose weight, Megan Moses joined challenges which encouraged her to keep pushing forward. She lost 30 pounds and continues to track her weight and accomplish her goals.
Szymon Mucha became more motivated to work harder at the gym and reach his daily goal of 7,000 steps, which is more than twice of what he was doing before!
From making a few changes in her life, Stephanie Tubbs began building her confidence again and has made friends along the way!
Not only was Tamara Morris influenced to walk more, but to eat healthier as well. She is now more energized than she has ever been!
Yancey Del Rio was able to begin swimming, something she has been thinking of doing for a long time. Virgin Pulse helped her become the active person that she wanted to be.
Motivated by the low number of steps on Caleb Jeppsen’s activity tracker, he made sure to get outside in order to reach his goal of at least 7,000 steps that day.
Before joining Virgin Pulse, Aaron Richards was only able to walk 3-5K steps a day. He progressively gained his active lifestyle back, and is now walking up to 12,000 steps each day!
Rewards and competition motivated Matt Frangenberg to get back in shape, allowing him to lose 12 pounds and reduce stress in his life.
Jamie Anderson was not only driven by the benefits she was getting, but also by the benefits she wanted others to have due to her will to keep on stepping.
Nick Campbell was able to stay motivated to reach his goals in a fun and exciting way, and was able to compete in his first half marathon!
Josh Diehl was influenced to start walking again instead of just cycling, and found new ways to stay active.
Chris Hockley was motivated to change his eating habits after running his company’s 5k race. After losing 100 pounds, he’s now off his CPAP machine and healthier than ever!
Lahronda Little was inspired to lead a Health and Wellness group, motivating more than 500 women to make healthy changes.
With the support of his family and friend’s, Charly Fontanilla lost 50 pounds, reversing all of his weight-related medical conditions.
Changing up her eating habits, making healthy meals at home, and exercising with her family, helped Cristie Rhoades hit her weight loss goal of 75 pounds.
Inspired by his family, Ronnie Guest adopted healthy habits and reduced his cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose to healthy ranges.
Monica Jackson improved her quality of life and her relationship with her children by making heathy changes.
Daniel Enriquez and his wife changed their lives by eating healthy foods and exercising together.
Shawn-Marie Riley lost nearly half her body weight and averages 7,000 steps a day!