On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 our associates participated in Sheboygan County National Employee Health and Fitness Day: Let’s Get Physical! This is the largest worksite health and fitness event and is celebrated every year by thousands of companies, community organizations, health organizations, universities, and schools. The purpose of this day is to encourage people to incorporate activity in each participant daily lifestyle.
Helping to coordinate this year’s event were Connie Kohlman, Deb Develski, Amanda George, Christine Burns, and the wellness committee here at Plymouth Foam. All participants were encouraged to complete at least 20 minutes of physical activity during the day and (of course!) we made it fun! We received 98% participation from our associates; allowing us to engage all three shifts for a walk on the Sheboygan County trail system that runs directly in front of our Plymouth, WI headquarters.
Each associate walked roughly 0.5 miles total; along the way, participants were able to stop at five stations to pick up clues to complete a crossword puzzle. Clues were provided to seek answers relating to our company values, vision and culture awareness. Each associate was also provided 10 additional minutes, added to their 20-minute break, to enjoy healthy snacks.
“Let’s Get Physical is one of our favorite days of the year. Our team gets to be creative and come up with various ways to get people moving. We are so fortunate to have had such lovely weather this year- it was a well-deserved break in the sunshine for our associates!”
The event ended in celebration when each participant was awarded a raffle ticket to be entered in a drawing for a variety of prizes, including four ½ day vacation days, Plymouth Foam apparel, and healthy snack baskets.
Thank you to all of our associates for participating in this event! We are so proud of this amazing team who was once again dedicated to “Let’s Get Physical”.