SUNRISE, Fla., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellnext™, with its family of leading brands curated to meet the health needs of consumers throughout every stage of life, celebrates recognition from South Florida Business Journal as a 2016 Healthiest Employer Awards winner in the medium sized company category (100-499 employees). This award underscores over 30 years of commitment to encouraging its employees to live healthy lifestyles through wellness initiatives, programs, and education.
The annual South Florida Business Journal's Healthiest Employer Awards recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. Out of the hundreds of companies that submitted, twenty finalists were honored for their wellness programs that help keep employees fit, while also shaving companies' healthcare costs.
"We are honored to receive this award, as Wellnext's wellness program goes hand in hand with our mission to be a trusted partner for healthier living," said Sharon Minski, vice president of organizational development at Wellnext. "In addition to our corporate fitness and nutrition programs, along with individual support from an on-site trainer, we try to incorporate wellness into our corporate events– whether that's including fun sporting games, or offering healthy food options during company meetings."
This year, Wellnext started a bike exchange program between employees, and held a family-friendly bike ride to encourage active lifestyles. After numerous employees expressed interest, Wellnext sponsored a team to enter local bike events. Furthermore, employees participated in 'Relay for Life,' raising $20,000 through bake sales with a unique catch: employees were required to do squats or other physical exercise prior to making a purchase. Employees also had the opportunity to participate in a weight loss challenge with access to a personal trainer during the work week.
Men and women are also taught the importance of diagnostic screenings in Wellnext's preventative health campaign. The company's annual employee appreciation day was an Olympic-style event that encompassed employees participating in volleyball, kickball, wheelchair races, and pickup basketball games.
This recognition marks Wellnext's third year being nominated and their second win in the category of medium sized companies.
About WELLNEXT LLC
WELLNEXT LLC., family of brands delivers research-backed nutritional supplements for every consumer life stage. Anchor brands within the Wellnext portfolio include Nature's Products, Inc., (NPI) a GMP certified manufacturer with 30 years of leadership in supplement manufacturing, Rainbow Light® and Natural Vitality®, leading natural channel brands, Champion Nutrition®, a leader in the sports nutrition category and Stop Aging Now, an innovator in the direct-to-consumer channel. Other hallmark brands include Iceland Health®, Nutri-Health Supplements®, Sedona Labs®, Sedona Pro®, Vitamin Research Products®, True Health™, Health Resources™ and VitalStyle®. Guided by three generations of family heritage, Wellnext is committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility including product quality and purity testing, sustainability practices, and corporate giving programs to help foster a vibrant state of health in families everywhere. To learn more about Wellnext, visit www.wellnexthealth.com
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