Entries by Emily

Use Motivation Theory To Recruit Participants

What’s in it for me? That’s what your employees may be asking themselves when they hear about your wellness program. It’s a natural question. People are encouraged to do something if it will provide a benefit or the alternative would have a greater cost. Here are a few tips, based on motivation theory, to make […]

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Special Olympics – 1 Million Step Challenge

Last month, Walker Tracker was honored to sponsor the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Leadership Conference. Stimulated by the theme of the conference “Inclusion in Motion,” participants were challenged with collectively walking 1 million steps within the two days of the event. Encouraged by Special Olympics Athlete leaders, participants walked, ran, and converted activities such as […]

Boost Program Participation with Effective Communication

What keeps members from participating in an organization’s wellness program? It may surprise you, but one factor is the knowledge gap. According to a recent employee survey, 69% of employees that were not participating in a wellness program were not aware their workplace had a wellness program. Promoting your wellness program isn’t just important during the […]

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Promoting Your Wellness Program

You’ve done all the planning and set up, and now it’s time to invite your members to join your wellness program. You know they will enjoy it, but how will you get your members excited for the program? Make your pitch quickly! People are busy, they don’t have time to read a long, detailed email. […]

Spotlight: University of Nebraska

Creating and sustaining a successful wellness program requires hard work and the best tools, as well as learning best practices from other organizations. Earlier this year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Campus Recreation Center started their first walking program for both faculty and students. Amanda Robine and Marc Derrico are administrating the program and were gracious to […]

Walker Tracker on the Move – Staff Challenge Recap

Almost a month ago, I posted about our staff challenge and the results are in! Congratulations to Blanca Garcia-Rinder, our V.P. of Customer Success, for winning the Walker Tracker Rise and Grind Challenge! Our runner-ups include yours truly in second place and Kristina Peltier, our Marketing Manager, in third place. It’s always nice to take […]

Warm Up This Winter

I can’t say I’m a big fan of cold weather, but I accept it without much complaint. What choice do I have? While I wait for the milder temperatures of spring, I layer up and try to keep my same routines. Besides, there always good that can come with winter. For some, it might be […]