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The Global ChallengeCustomer Success

“I’ve seen employees become more motivated and engaged, and the Global Challenge has paid off in terms of reduction in sickness and people’s will to want to come to work. In a few words? A fun, motivating, inclusive and accessible experience.“ 

Liz Crossley
HR Administrator Kent Community Health NHS Trust

Customer Success Stories

Testimonials and videos refer to the Global Challenge by its former name, GCC.

"It got our people moving right, eating right, sleeping right and as a whole become healthier individuals who will be able to perform better in the company."

Michele Lum - Chief Leadership Officer & Head of Strategic Communications

"The benefits are measurable, individual and corporate. That’s the strength of the GCC."

David Brackwell - Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion

"One of the things that attracts our people to participate is that natural sense of polite competition between teams and they really look to stretch themselves and achieve that step count everyday."

David Scott - Head of Environment Health and Safety

"I would say that the GCC has been one of the easiest well-being initiatives to implement. I've seen some real changes in our employees."

Catherine Earley - Associate Director of Benefits

“I would recommend participating in the Global Challenge. It’s good for your health, for meeting up with colleagues, and the more people join, the better the experience will get.”

David Winkler - Corporate Governance & Management Remuneration; Human Resources

“Participating in the Global Challenge is fun. It’s a good laugh, you get moving and talking to people. Our staff really changed for the better.”

Sandra Leite - HR Business Partner

Personal Success Stories

From improvements to morale, job satisfaction and productivity, to individuals reaching their weight goals and reducing stress levels, here’s what employees are saying about the Global Challenge.

Social media was taking up a lot of my time subconsciously. The Global Challenge helped redirect this time to something meaningful!

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Thank you Virgin Pulse for having this great challenge. I am physically and emotionally fit.

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I have started eating fruits regularly and I feel much healthier. I’ve lost 5 lbs and everyone is complimenting me on the weight loss and my skin is glowing.

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I’ve continued to log my steps and set my own individual challenges. I was averaging 12K+ steps per day and I’m now tracking at 15k+.

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Jennifer 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!

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Tired of not being able to maintain a healthy weight, Hannah joined the program. Since then, she has ran multiple races and is in the best shape of her life!

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Virgin Pulse helped Daniel 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!

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Being able to track her diet influenced Susan to lower her cholesterol by cutting down on fat grams. She also used the money earned to sign up for a gym membership!

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Anna

Switzerland

Social media was taking up a lot of my time subconsciously as I remained ever tempted to catch up on news feeds, Facebook posts or the ridiculous viral videos all the time.

The Global Challenge helped redirect this time to something meaningful. The valuable time left after my busy schedule is now better utilized towards generating more steps; beating my own record. I see myself more active now through several activities such as running, walking, cycling and swimming. This also has helped me concentrate more at my work and also helped me a sound peaceful sleep.

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Ramoncito

Philippines

Thank you Virgin Pulse for having this great challenge. I am physically and emotionally fit. I feel lighter and more active than before. This may be the end of the 100 days challenge, but for me this will be the beginning of the new me.

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Kim

Sierra Leone

I have started eating fruits regularly and I feel much healthier. I’ve lost 5 lbs and everyone is complimenting me on the weight loss and my skin is glowing. My energy levels are definitely higher and our office colleagues have seen our health changes and they want to join too!

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Sarah

Australia

I’ve continued to log my steps and set my own individual challenges. I was averaging 12K+ steps per day and I’m now tracking at 15k+. So the healthy habits have become the norm. There are so many ways to feel encouraged and motivated – and so much to learn and feel good about getting your health on track.

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Jennifer

Keep moving and watch your calorie intake.

My Virgin Pulse adventure began in Oct 2011. I started with a goal of 7000 steps daily (which was a task) and am now up to a minimum of 45 active minutes each day that I achieve by running on the treadmill each morning. I watch my daily calorie intake closely as well so that all of my hard work on the treadmill is not in vain. I have improved my blood pressure, my body fat percentage, BMI, and my weight is down 50+ pounds. I am the closest to my goal weight that I have been in about 25 years and I feel so much better! The energy level and confidence that I will meet my goal is great and the HealthCash rewards earned have helped me to replace my Pandora bracelet that I lost! I’m so thankful for Regions and Virgin Pulse partnership in this program and the motivation they have given to help me be successful. It has definitely been a lifesaver for me and my family who has also became more active because of this. Kudos to all who worked to develop such a great program!!

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Hannah

Be proud of your accomplishments everyday

When I joined Virgin Pulse about a year and a half ago, I was determined to get healthy and fit. My weight had yo-yo’ed for years, and I was tired of that. Once on the program, I have completed several fitness programs, ran races, and am currently training for my second half marathon. I am in the best shape of my life and have made health and fitness my priority. I tell all my coworkers about the program and recommend it because I find it so inspiring. Nearly everyone I work with has joined, and we love challenging and motivating each other.

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Daniel

Discipline

I have always been active and paid attention to what I eat. I joined Virgin Pulse as a way to earn extra money for what I already do. About 2 months after joining, I was shocked to be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. After months of learning about my condition and ways to cope with it, I found that regular exercise is the best thing I can add to my daily agenda to control my glucose.

I’ve made some adjustments with my diet, but adding regular cardio has been the biggest change. My position at the bank requires a lot of sitting and has been the most sedentary job I’ve ever had. My pedometer gives me a perfect way to make sure I hit a certain level every day for my health. I’ve never used one before and I love it. I can honestly say that if I had not signed up for VP, I would not have had a good way to monitor my activity and keep my glucose levels stabilized.

I’ve been able to monitor my weight more effectively; I lost 12 pounds earlier this year because of high glucose and I was already skinny. Since that time I’ve managed to gain muscle mass and put the pounds back on. I know most people think losing weight is a good thing, but in my case it wasn’t healthy. The timing of this program could not have been better. The reason behind the program changed dramatically 2 months after I started but I am so grateful that I did.

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Susan

Persistence, keep walking, record activity, practice mindfulness

I lost 75 lbs seven years ago, after years of yo-yo weight. Walking was a big part of my maintaining my weight loss. Everyone at work kept asking why I did not do the Virgin Pulse program since I walk so much (I’ve done the rim to rim in Grand Canyon in one day, I’ve hiked the 4 day Inca Trail in Peru). I did not think there would be much value(other than some cash for the inconvenience of tracking my activity) However, curiosity finally made me join. The health benefit for me was recording my health information weekly. Seeing the pattern of my weight kept me from over-reacting to a short term gain or loss. By completing the health questionnaire it motivated me to work on my high cholesterol, everything else was very good. I am happy to report that after cutting my fat grams to 35 a day and continuing to focus on my physical activity I went from 245 count to 203 in about three months time and without statins or other medicines.. Virgin Pulse accountability helped. The side bonus..I paid for my yearly gym membership classes with my cash that I earned doing this program. I signed up for a second year.

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