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Polar Bottle Promotes Employee Wellness

Published May 17, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle has begun a new wellness and fitness program for its employees. The initiative includes professional health consultations as well as a fitness component that challenges employees to take part in charity fitness events.

The company partnered with Nutrition Inc. to teach employees how to maximize health through proper nutrition and exercise. Nutrition Inc. presented a health lecture to all employees and then asked them to complete confidential health questionnaires. A nutrition expert later met one-on-one with each employee to provide customized lifestyle feedback and recommendations for how to improve health.

Product Architects employees are participating in the fitness challenge by taking part in charity fitness events. Employees chose the first three events: the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb, where participants raised money by climbing 56 flights of stairs at Denver’s Republic Plaza building; the International Women’s Day 5K Run/Walk; and the Strides for Epilepsy 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. The company achieved 100 percent participation in the initial fitness challenge, with all 40 Boulder employees participating in at least one of the three events.

In addition, Product Architects is encouraging more employees to walk or bike to work. The company’s new headquarters has shower facilities and is right off Boulder’s bike path system. The company is also planning to install a new bike rack at the office. Currently 25 percent of Product Architects employees regularly commute by bike, tallying their mileage, fuel and cost savings, and carbon offset at worldcommute.com.

Photo: Polar Bottle employees at the recent Strides for Epilepsy charity event.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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