Free 28-day online program empowers individuals to be healthier
at home and through work-based initiatives
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched a 28-day health and wellness challenge to empower individuals to live their most fit lives, particularly those who may be seeking to take charge of their health. Through Aug. 15, 2013, individuals and employers can sign up at no charge for the 28 Days to a Healthier You online program at ACEFit.com/28Days, gaining access to a comprehensive toolkit supporting healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors.
“Summer is often a time of reflection and rejuvenation. As a lead up to the fall health insurance open enrollment season, it’s also a great time to take stock of your health and plan a course of action that can lead to a healthier you,” said ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune. “ACE encourages individuals to sign up for the 28 Days to a Healthier You program, which provides thoughtful, realistic guidance for the daily choices everyone faces when it comes to eating, activity and behavior.”
An online, automated tool, 28 Days to a Healthier You includes:
- A daily opt-in email highlighting an area of focus for that day when it comes to all-important “lifestyle management.” The email includes simple, thought-provoking tips and tasks for success.
- A daily nutrition blog, physical activity tips and easy-to-apply education.
- Access to new videos offering nutrition tips and physical-activity recommendations.
- An opt-in daily text message briefly recapping the day’s topic and to-do items.
- A simplified food and activity journal to track progress and a private journal to save thoughts, feelings and observations.
- An interactive message board where participants can connect, support and motivate each other.
- A pre- and follow-up survey.
Program participants will be automatically entered to win the Summer Health Promotion grand prize from ACE and Ergotron that will help them continue their new healthy lifestyle at home and at work throughout the year. The grand prize winner will receive an ACE Fit Kit, consisting of an, a 55-cm stability ball, braided tubing, rolling mat and 8-pound medicine ball; select choice of a WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstation by Ergotron; and a set of workout DVDs. In addition, the company who employs the winning individual could also be eligible* to receive up to 25 complimentary Ergotron WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstations, allowing them to explore the potential health and productivity gains achieved by sit-stand work routines. (*eligibility dependent upon qualification; determined after expression of interest)
The 28 Days to a Healthier You program is specifically designed to function as a plug-in workplace wellness tool. Human resources executives and corporate wellness managers are invited to work directly with ACE to brand, customize and employ the 28 Days to a Healthier You platform as a foundation for engagement of their entire workforce in the pursuit of healthy-lifestyle goals. Utilization of 28 Days to a Healthier You can serve as a launch pad for more comprehensive workplace wellness programs, including incorporation of ACE fitness and health content under the employer’s brand, and utilization of ACE-certified health coaches and fitness professionals as program moderators and in-person guides.
Individuals interested in participating in the free 28 Days to a Healthier You program can visit ACEfit.com/28Days to learn more.
Corporate-wellness managers can sign up for their own test drive at ACEfit.com/HealthyYou
Since 1985, American Council on Exercise (ACE) has evolved from a small nonprofit dedicated to educating people about proper fitness to a 50,000-strong network of certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches, and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialists. As the largest NCCA-accredited nonprofit fitness certification organization in the world, ACE provides quality continuing education to professionals and conducts independent science-based research to protect all Americans from unsafe and ineffective products. Our goal is to inspire people to live their most fit lives through free fitness resources including workouts, nutrition information and expert advice. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit ACEfitness.org. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of American Council on Exercise.