Princess Anne Country Club Reaches for Success
Princess Anne Country Club has a reputation as a leading country club in Hampton Roads. The staff prides itself in performing at their personal best, being an efficient company and healthy at heart. Recently a team of employees worked with Optima Health to create a fun, innovative wellness program called REACH which stands for Realistic Energetic Approach to Complete Health.
The team that developed the program includes: Andrea Pettay, Denise Johnson, Matt Boyce and Michael Jacinto. They organized teams and developed point values for participating in various healthy activities. Some of the activities include points for walking, attending health screening, getting teeth cleaned, obtaining their annual exam, and even playing on the company softball team.
Most of the activities have been well received and have created spirited team competition. To kick-off the program Optima Health conducted an on-site health screening. Nearly seventy percent of the staff attended the screening and received a pedometer. The teams quickly started tracking their steps and are currently comparing steps between the kitchen staff and golf course maintenance department. Both teams, on their feet all day, know the average number of steps it takes to mow the course or run the lunch buffet. Two members of the golf course maintenance team walked 110,000 in one week.
Everyone is very excited about the program that includes some nice incentives. The winning team will receive a party, vacation days and other prizes. But the most coveted team prize is the REACH trophy that will remain with the winning team for a full year and includes bragging rights.
Team member, Andrea tells us that in addition to lots of employees increasing their activity levels, losing weight, and getting preventive care they have also seen camaraderie among employees from different departments which have created even better working relationships.
Optima Health applauds the employees of Princess Anne Country Club for making health a part of their winning recipe.