We love to hear what other local businesses are doing to keep themselves and their employees healthy. We decided to catch up with Lose It!, one of our long-time fruit customers, to find out what other initiatives they have in place for employee wellness.Lose It! is a free weight loss app based in Boston. They provide app users with a personal weight loss program by helping them set a daily calorie budget, track food and exercise, and stay motivated through peer support to make smarter choices and achieve their goals. Lose It! doesn’t just work to help the public stay healthy; they have an extensive range of health-focused initiatives for their employees! Here are some of the cool things Lose It! is doing to encourage a healthy workplace:
1. Fresh Fruit Deliveries
Lose It! has been receiving deliveries of fresh organic fruit from Boston Organics since 2012. By keeping fruit around the office, employees always have access to healthy snacks.
2. Employee Gym MembershipsLose It! employees receive gym memberships to Wave Health & Fitness.
3. Community 5k Walk
In 2011, Lose It! hosted a community 5k walk in Boston for their team and app users.
The Lose It! app integrates with LifeFitness machines for more seamless exercise tracking. Users can sync their workouts directly to Lose It! by plugging their device into the machine while exercising. Lose It! also has a partnership with George Foreman III's flagship boxing facility in Boston.
- Lose It! was the first health app to integrate with Nike+ FuelBands, allowing people who wear the bands to see their activity on the Lose It! app. All of Lose It!’s employees wear the bands, and they feel this partnership is a simple way to help people get more activity into their everyday lives.
- Lose It! works closely with Green Giant by hosting regular veggie challenges to help app users increase their vegetable intake. They have a four-week Green Giant veggie challenge starting today!