While most people begin the New Year with a resolution to exercise and eat healthy, Clickstop employees got a head start with the implementation of a fitness challenge in December. The Urbana-based company, which employs 54 full- and part-time employees, is working with St. Luke’s Work Well Solutions and Group Benefits Design Corporation for its “ClickFit Challenge.”
The program began with a Lunch & Learn session with Maria Drees from Group Benefits Design Corporation to discuss the importance of making healthy eating choices and implementing regular exercise. St. Luke’s Work Well Solutions was also on-site for complimentary health screenings.
The fitness challenge program runs through March 5th, and includes exercise logs and bi-monthly weigh-ins to gauge results. Prizes are awarded every two weeks for those logging the most exercise minutes and for those that have lost the most weight. The company’s office includes an on-site gym and a bistro-style cafeteria which offers healthy eating options for employees.
Clickstop’s Wellness Coordinator, Nikki Dudley, says participation in the program has been phenomenal. “We have 38 employees in the program- over 70% participation- which is really great for a company our size,” said Dudley. “We’re just over two-thirds of the way through the program and are already seeing a combined loss of over 162.1 lbs.”
The program is set to wrap up in early March, but Dudley thinks the healthy habits employees have implemented will remain even when the program is officially over: “So many have noticed that even little changes in eating and exercise habits can make a big difference.”
January was also a busy month for the company’s Clickstop Cares committee, which organized an on-site Blood Drive. The event was the first of its kind in Urbana, and 19 employees gave blood when the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center set-up a donation area in the company’s fitness room.
Clickstop employee Sarah Watson organized the event to give fellow employees a chance to donate blood. “Donating blood is such a great way to give back to our communities,” said Watson. “And the spirit of giving back is a part of our culture here at Clickstop, so it was an easy decision to host an on-site blood drive.”
About Clickstop, Inc.
Clickstop is the parent company of a suite of online retail stores based in Urbana, Iowa. Founded in 2005 with the creation of its first website, US Cargo Control, Clickstop focuses on offering relevant products, timely delivery, and excellent customer service, Clickstop web properties now include eleven websites to serve diverse markets, including the moving and cargo control industry, energy efficient insulation products, home organizing solutions, and fashion-forward jewelry. For more information visit www.clickstop.com