images-1In August 2014, Outsource initiated the Fitbit Corporate Wellness Program as a way to power and inspire team members to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle and to create a culture of well-being, improve participant health status, and increase team productivity. Participants are able set their own goals and monitor their progress on Fitbit’s digital dashboard where you can record workouts and analyze your trends with easy-to-read charts and graphs. With Fitbit, you can estimate calories and log food with a barcode scanner, which makes it easy to keep track of how much you’re eating. (Yes, we’re looking at you, Holidays.)

Controller Ellen Sue Chang became the first Outsource team member to reach the 1,000,000-step milestone. She set a personal goal of 10,000 steps/day and was able to accomplish her million-step feat in only three months. When asked how she was able to do it, she said, “I made it a point to do more outdoor activities. Living in Pasadena made it easier because it has a very walkable downtown area. It also helps that I have two very large dogs, who keep me active!”

One of her favorite aspects of the Fitbit Corporate Wellness Program is the ability to invite friends and family to share stats, send cheers (and taunts!), and track the competition on the leaderboard. She and other Outsource team members would compete in side challenges they called “Workweek Hustles.” Ellen Sue says, “It’s fun to bring people together, compete with one another, tease each other about who’s winning, and establish bragging rights for the week.”

Participating employees buy the Fitbit and Outsource immediately reimburses them for 50% of the cost. Once they hit the one million-step milestone, Outsource will reimburse them the remaining 50% of the Fitbit.

Based in San Francisco, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness, empowering and inspiring people to lead healthier lives. As the leader in the fast-growing Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit’s diverse line of award-winning products includes the Fitbit Flex wristband, Fitbit Zip, and Fitbit One activity trackers, as well as the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Click here for more information on the company and its products.