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Exercise Tips – Back Pain Management

Exercise is an easy method to treat back pain. For many patients, the last thing they wish to try to to risk increasing the number of pain they feel. Strenuous work-outs are not the best idea for patients full of back pain. Mild work-out routines, however, will convince be quite beneficial. Remember to consult a physician before starting any kind of exercise program. It’s additionally necessary to understand your individual injury and your personal limits. Many patients are involved that exercise will only increase their pain. It’s true, you will experience some initial pain. When muscles are initial put to figure, it takes time for them to adapt and gain strength. These aches and pains will prove to be useful in the long term. As long as you consult your doctor and keep within your limits, there’s nothing to worry about. Basic movements help to tone and build up the core muscles that support the spine. By strengthening your core, flexibility will increase and posture improves. Core exercises forestall future pain and will reduce overall discomfort. A sturdy spine and core help you to avoid a number of injuries. Exercise improves balance and suppleness; two skills necessary to avoid injury, particularly in older patients. Exercise helps you to be told to manage your own pain. Patients full of chronic pain may realize this hard to believe, but it’s been proven to be true. Exercise teaches patients the way to manage, and generally overcome, their pain. Back pain sufferers who exercise can still experience some pain. Exercise provides tools for pain management, not pain removal. In addition to improving physical fitness, exercise will offer psychological benefits. Oftentimes, a patient who begins a piece-out routine can feel better about themselves when a brief amount of time. Getting up and getting active can be a great approach to spice up the self-esteem. Once a patient receives this positive feedback, they are possible to feel additional inclined to stay to their routine. A clear loss of weight or drop in clothing size could offer further motivation. Exercising will be a nice means to meet alternative people who share your interest in personal fitness. You’ll meet folks at the neighbourhood gym or on a walk down the street. Meeting others can make exercise additional interesting. Many people choose to figure-out with a friend. Having a piece-out partner helps remove the monotony from exercise. Friends will also facilitate to stay you on target and committed to your fitness routine. Oftentimes, patients just don’t grasp how to induce started. Walking can be a nice method to get active. It’s free and will be done virtually anywhere. A little bit of sun and recent air can do a world of good. Walking will also facilitate your to realize confidence and motivate you to increase the intensity of your workout over time. Remember not to move too quickly. Learning to manage your back pain could be a slow process that needs lots of patience and time.

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Modus eDiscovery Appoints Brian Kawasaki as Chief Operating Officer to Expand Executive Management Team

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

Modus eDiscovery, an evolving DC-based data management company that provides advanced eDiscovery, consulting and managed services to law firms and corporations, announced today the addition of new Chief Operating Officer, Brian Kawasaki, to the Modus executive management team. As COO, Brian will lead all company operations, client services, consulting and technology solutions as part of Modus’ advanced suite of eDiscovery products and services.

Prior to joining Modus, as President of eDiscovery at Advanced Discovery, Brian reengineered the company’s entire product line, operations department and client services team helping generate a 90%+ client satisfaction rating.

Brian states, “I’m really excited to become an integral part of the Modus team. The company’s vision, drive and keen attention to specific customer needs is unparalleled in this crowded industry. I look forward to making some great things happen for Modus and our customers.”

Modus founder and CEO, Abtin Buergari added, “Brian’s personality, vision and business acumen fit nicely into our evolving business model. While his experience and results speak volumes, what makes Brian such a valuable asset to our company is his innate ability to quickly grasp complex issues, develop feasible strategic plans and execute them flawlessly. We look forward to Brian playing an integral role in the continued evolution of our company.”

A Relativity Certified Admin and a Clearwell Certified Admin, Brian has spoken on numerous panels and published webinars and white papers on such topics as Analytics / Predictive Coding, Foreign Language Data and Review workflow, Relativity, eDiscovery lifecycle tracking, customized workflows and early case assessment.

An Arizona native who traveled to Chicago to achieve his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University, Kawasaki presently resides in Los Angeles, CA

About Modus

Modus is an evolving DC-based data management company that helps organizations assess, strategize and leverage critical business intelligence obtained from people, processes, finances and data to optimize legal and enterprise-wide business results. Since its inception in 2008, the company has experienced exponential gains in market share, thought-leadership and financial success by conducting extensive market research and reengineering the company’s products and services to align congruently with specific market needs.

Based upon a core foundation of “listening”, Modus’ advanced suite of eDiscovery, consulting and managed services provide law firms and corporations with advanced business-focused solutions by leveraging critical “discovery intelligence” (i.e. business intelligence”) obtained from multiple constituents to help organizations make better-informed decisions on individual legal matters and enterprise-wide legal operations.







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Retrofit Names Former Wrigley Exec Julie Goldman Vice President of Marketing and Product Management


Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Retrofit, the corporate weight management solution driving leading outcomes at the nation’s top employers, announces today that it has recruited former Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company global brand strategist and innovator Julie Newhouse Goldman to oversee marketing and product divisions at its Chicago, Ill. headquarters.

On the heels of the recent sales team expansion, the announcement marks a series of high-talent hires and steady growth for Retrofit. CEO Mary Pigatti brought in Goldman as VP of Marketing and Product Management to oversee the teams and assist with product innovation and marketing its targeted weight management solution for America’s largest employers.

“Julie’s experience in global marketing and strategic planning is a perfect compliment to our short-term and long-term strategic goals” said Pigatti. “Her track record as a results-driven innovator in health and wellness will allow us to bring next practices and first-in-class products to employers as part of a high-tech, high-touch solution.”

Goldman brings more than 20 years of global marketing, innovation, strategy and wellness experience to Retrofit. She previously served as Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy and leader of Global Wellness for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Prior to her role at Wrigley, she served as Director, Health and Wellness Marketing for PepsiCo. She also oversaw influencer programming and blue ribbon health and wellness advisory boards at Frito Lay, the Quaker Oats Company and the Clorox Company. Goldman is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. and received her M.B.A from The Anderson School at University of California, Los Angeles.

“The obesity epidemic is a global issue in need of a proven solution like Retrofit,” said Goldman. “I look forward to helping the leadership team capitalize on its steady momentum with employers and leading the Marketing and Product teams in further building the Retrofit brand and introducing new and enhanced Retrofit product offerings that meet and exceed the needs of our customers today and in the future.”

Retrofit is currently offered to employees at Google, Salesforce.com, DeVry Education Group, the American Hospital Association and more. The weight loss solution includes proactive one-on-one coaching, interactive video classes and expert moderated communities that work with cutting-edge mobile apps and devices.

The national weight management company has been making national headlines as it aims to deliver the most personalized, effective and sustainable results. In fact, 90% of its clients lose weight and 68% keep it off 18 months later. Retrofit clients are two times more satisfied than those on other weight loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey.

A Duke University study found that as an individual’s BMI rises, his or her healthcare costs skyrocket and each overweight or obese employee costs employers nearly $ 1,500 a year in added healthcare costs.

About Retrofit

Retrofit provides a science based, tech-enabled proven approach to weight loss, delivered with the human touch of multi-disciplinary certified wellness experts. Retrofit is the truly personalized, holistic weight management solution that transforms lives and workplaces. Retrofit expert nutritionists, exercise physiologists and behavior coaches help individuals and corporate employees address underlying behavioral issues, and close the gap between what they know and what they do, in order to help them lose weight and live a healthy life they love. Retrofit has raised $ 15.7 million in venture financing, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Cambia Health Solutions also participated. Retrofit can be found on the Web at RetrofitMe.com and by calling 855-4-RETROFIT. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.







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Peltz Shoes New Warehouse Management Proves 5x Efficiency and Local Jobs


Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

Peltz Shoes announced today that its new corporate headquarters and warehouse are both fully up and running. Peltz has purchased the previous Staples building located at 10900 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764 to call their new home. The employees have positively embraced the move and growth, and are excited about the opportunities to come. To date, as a result of the move, there has been an increase in productivity in the warehouse and the office, due to the increased space and working environment. Inside the warehouse, employees are now working at a 5x efficiency rate with the addition of a new warehouse management system, conveyors, mobile receiving units, and motorized picking trucks. Alongside the warehouse, the offices were designed from scratch to offer the best working environment for all current and future employees.

In addition to the increased efficiency, Peltz Shoes has been able to increase the local job opportunities available in Pinellas County. The additional staffing has helped to create a smooth transition in moving more inventory into the warehouse. Peltz is still continuing to use their second warehouse in Gaffney, SC to offer quicker shipping to many of the US states. Peltz Shoes will continue to add more inventory to their main warehouse in Clearwater, FL and in turn they will be able to offer more employment opportunities and growth in Pinellas County. Not only will there be opportunities for warehouse personnel but the office staff is growing just as fast. With the increased needs of their e-commerce business on http://www.PeltzShoes.com, there will be many local jobs available, in Pinellas County, at Peltz Shoes.

About Peltz Shoes

Peltz Shoes is a multichannel merchant of high quality, styled and comfort-oriented footwear at a fair price. In 1957 Peltz Shoes first location opened in St. Petersburg, FL and has been providing customers with “A perfect fit” every time by providing sizes, service, savings and selection. Peltz Shoes carries products from more than 150 top brands including Clarks, Sperry, Merrell, New Balance, Asics, Rockport, Ecco, Dockers, Naot, La Plume, Bernie Mev, Bostonian, BOC and more.

The modern 9,000 to 15,500 square-foot retail stores house over 300,000 pairs of shoes. The quality of the products and the knowledge of the staff are the reason that Peltz Shoes is the #1 shoe store in Pinellas County since 1957. Peltz Shoes has retail locations in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers Florida, and online at http://www.PeltzShoes.com.







Maharishi University of Management Ranked #4 in Top Environmental Science Universities


Fairfield, Iowa (PRWEB) March 07, 2015

EnvironmentalScience.org has released its first annual Top Environmental Science Schools rankings — and we are excited to announce that Maharishi University of Management has been ranked #4 on their list.

The rankings are based on published surveys, student data, and other school and career data collected through several sources, including The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

“Our school has one of the higher percentages of its students who want to make a career in sustainability. That reflects very positively on the environmental awareness of the school as a whole,” says David Fisher, Chair of the Sustainable Living Department and Director of the MA program in Sustainable Living.

Maharishi University of Management is located in Fairfield, Iowa. The Sustainable Living undergraduate and Master’s programs teach students about the impact humans have on the planet through a transdisciplinary, project-based approach to higher education. Five tracks are available through the BA program:

Fundamentals of Sustainability

Renewable Energy

Agriculture and Food

Policy & Social Change

Sustainability and the Built Environment

The MA program is based around:

Deep Sustainability

Advanced Ecological Design

Cultural Competence

Holistic Community Development

Additionally, the Sustainable Living department conducts classes in a net zero energy environment that is student managed.

Founded in 1971, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) offers Consciousness-Based℠ Education, a traditional academic curriculum enhanced with practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which reduces stress, develops total brain functioning and better health, and cultivates creativity and intelligence. Students are encouraged to follow a more sustainable daily schedule that balances study, exercise, meditation, and rest, without the typical college burnout. All aspects of campus life nourish the body and mind, including organic vegetarian meals served fresh daily. Located in Fairfield, Iowa, MUM is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. Visitors Weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 or visit the MUM webpage.







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Webinar: Digital Asset Management (DAM) Customer Survey Findings


Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015

Hear from experts at the forefront of digital and media asset management within the digital space.

Date: Thursday April 2, 2015

Time: 12:00-12:30 PM EDT (16:00-16:30 UTC/GMT)

Register here

About the Topic:

RSG conducted an online survey in late 2014 to obtain practitioners’ perspectives on key digital & media asset management software-related themes such as common use cases, tools, vendors, implementation issues, and overall challenges. The final survey results included a cross-section of organizations drawn from a variety of geographies and industries.

In this Digital Asset Management (DAM) Customer Survey Findings webinar, RSG Principal and Managing Partner Theresa Regli will discuss key survey findings, including:


Satisfaction with the technology
The extent of current and future transitions to the cloud
Departments that are leading digital asset management projects
Key organizational challenges
The extent of DAM integrations with other enterprise systems

About:

Real Story Group provides research and advisory services to help customers select and optimize the right digital workplace and marketing technologies. Through highly detailed technical evaluations, Real Story Group helps sort out the complex technology landscape, so that customs can minimize time and effort identifying the best-fit solutions. Real Story Group evaluates Web Content Management, Digital & Media Asset Management, ECM & Cloud File Sharing, Enterprise Collaboration & Social Software, Enterprise Mobile Technology, Portals and Content Integration, and Marketing Automation & Social Technologies.

To retain its independence as an impartial analyst firm, Real Story Group works solely for solutions buyers and never for vendors.







Self Directed IRA Investments & Consultation Services are Now Available at Summerlin Asset Management beginning February 20, 2015


Irvine, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Most investors have, at some time in their lives, borrowed money to complete a real estate transaction. Generally speaking, they have not had the opportunity to sit on the other side of the desk and be a lender. But, private lending (http://summerlinam.com/) gives investors the ability to loan money secured by a real estate deed of trust, or mortgage. This promissory note or trust deed is a qualified investment through a self directed IRA pursuant to IRS tax laws.

Definition

The investment is made up of two parts: a promissory note and a deed of trust. The trust deed is a document that provides the collateral for the promissory note. It is filed with a county recorder’s office indicating that there is a loan against a property, creating a secured lien.

(Terminology differs – some states may use a mortgage instrument, but the filing of some sort of lien is typical when mortgage loans are provided.)

Benefits

Trust deed investing offers an unusual combination of high returns and consistent cash flow with a secured investment. Investors receive monthly interest payments on invested capital just as they would with a fixed income investment or money market fund.

Trust deeds also offer a vehicle for investing in real estate without the need to manage property. It’s an excellent way to diversify a portfolio. Plus, unlike publicly traded real estate related securities, such as REITs – trust deed investments are straightforward and easy to understand. Jim Stepanian the CEO of Summerlin Asset Management stated, “2015 is a perfect time to invest in 1st trust deed mortgage notes because the price of real estate has normalized, thus mitigating risk.”

Many investors do not realize that investing IRA money in private 1st Trust Deed Mortgage Notes (http://summerlinam.com/) is perfectly legitimate, and has been since 1974, when the IRA code was first written.

If the thought of investing in real estate if of interest, without the hassles of dealing with tenants and repairs, then perhaps investing retirement funds in trust deeds or mortgage notes may be something to consider. Using a self directed IRA to invest in trust deeds or mortgage notes can be an attractive option because it allows the ability to earn tax free, passive income in a secured lending arrangement stated James Stepanian the CEO of Summerlin Asset Management.

A trust deed or mortgage note is a financial agreement between a borrower and private investor in which the promissory note is backed by a deed of trust recorded on the property. The borrower executes a note payable to the IRA owner and promises to pay a certain interest rate on the loaned money, plus repay the principal amount within a specific time frame. The monthly income from these payments may generate a higher-yielding return to your IRA in the form of monthly income. In the event the borrower defaults on their loan obligations, the IRA receives claim to the property once the property goes through foreclosure. But, while all investments involve risk, trust deeds or mortgage notes may offer an IRA owner the opportunity to recoup a portion or all of their original investment through the sale of the property.

IRA funds are typically invested in public stocks, bonds, mutual funds and money markets, but can also be invested in Real Estate, Trust Deeds, Mortgages, Promissory Notes and Private Stock/Bonds. It can be very lucrative to purchase your best and safest investments with IRA funds to avoid income and capital gains taxes. This works especially well with a large amount of money in an IRA account(s).

About Summerlin Asset Management

Summerlin Asset Management seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns through investments in collateralized first position mortgages. Their management team executes this strategy by combining a sophisticated valuation analysis, pricing discipline, and professional mortgage workout solutions that benefit the borrower and Summerlin. For more information about purchasing first trust deeds with your self directed IRA please call 928 854 7747.

Call Summerlin today and start earning double digit returns.

Tel.: (928) 854-7747 Arizona or 949 225 4414 Irvine, Ca

Website: http://summerlinam.com/







Demetree Real Estate Joins Sperry Van Ness


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

Sperry Van Ness® Florida announces that Demetree Real Estate Services has become the newest addition to its expanding presence throughout the state. Now operating as SVN Demetree, well-known and respected industry veterans Mary Demetree and Rory Williams will expand their extensive property management expertise and services in locations throughout Florida.

“We’re pleased to add to our SVN® Florida team the talents of such high-caliber and distinguished professionals as Mary Demetree and Rory Williams,” said Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Executive Managing Director of SVN Florida. “With the addition of the Demetree team, SVN Florida has immediately enhanced its ability to provide outstanding, full service property management in every market throughout the state.”

Headquartered in Winter Park, SVN Demetree currently manages more than two million square feet of property and 3,000 multifamily units in a variety of regions, including Central Florida, the Space Coast, South Florida, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

“We’re excited to join the SVN Florida family—it was the right timing and right fit for us,” said Demetree. “Our goals and philosophy are in sync with the SVN organization’s dedication and team approach to serving clients. In addition, aligning with a commercial real estate firm of SVN Florida’s quality and reach provides us with the best opportunity to continue to expand our services.”

Mary Demetree has a successful real estate legacy in Central Florida and throughout the state. She has earned numerous awards and accolades for her business successes, including being named the Business Owner of the Year in Orlando for 2012. In addition to running her own 200-plus person real estate firm and spearheading its successful growth, she has led a number of other successful business ventures, has been a large gift donor for a number healthcare organizations, is an active investor in Broadway theatre, and serves as a venture capital partner in the WonderWorks attraction in Orlando.

She is also active in the community having served on dozens of boards and committees and supported numerous initiatives, such as Boys Town Central Florida, Young Life of Central Florida, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Central Florida Partnership, Commerce National Bank & Trust of Winter Park, and Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida.

The Demetree name is synonymous with high-profile real estate activity, as the family has served as pioneers in the land development, construction, commercial real estate, and land use industries nationwide for more than 65 years. Among its many achievements, the Demetree family is often recognized as having owned land purchased by Walt Disney more than 50 years ago for his Orlando theme parks.

Rory Williams previously served as the principal and managing partner of AC Commercial Realty, which merged with Demetree Real Estate Services prior to its joining SVN Florida. Williams successfully guided AC Commercial—a diversified real estate organization focused on investment, development, and real estate services—through several growth stages and was instrumental in diversifying its portfolio of properties in Florida and Texas and merging with the Demetree team.

A second-generation commercial property manager, Williams combines industry knowledge with local market intelligence to provide expert guidance and creative investment strategies to his clients. He specializes in office, retail, industrial, self-storage, and multifamily assets. Prior to founding AC Commercial, Williams led the operations of a private real estate portfolio with five million square feet and operations in eight states.

The addition of SVN Demetree is consistent with the efforts to provide specific commercial real estate verticals within the SVN national brand, which was recognized as the 8th Top Property Manager, according to the 2014 Commercial Property Executive Survey.

SVN Florida features Advisors in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola, Ocala, New Smyrna Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Fort Myers, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, and Miami. The SVN Florida team represents clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park, and land transactions.

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About Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors:

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN® Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. SVN Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing, accelerated marketing, and auction services. The Florida team consists of more than 90 Advisors serving locations throughout the state. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park, and land transactions. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information on SVN Florida, visit http://www.svnflorida.com. For the latest news, trends and issues related to the commercial real estate market, visit SVN Florida’s blog http://www.svnflorida.com/category/blog/.

Contact

Ken Zeszutko

Zeszutko Corp.-PR on behalf of SVN Florida

321-213-1818

kenz(at)zcorp-pr.com

Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Executive Managing Director

Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors

386-547-4968

jerry.anderson(at)svn.com







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PeopleMatter Partners with Leading Automated Benefits Enrollment and Management Provider


CHARLESTON, SC (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

Today PeopleMatter announced its new partnership with leading benefits enrollment software provider, Spotlite, to offer a best-in-class, online experience to shop and enroll in benefits. Founded in 2012, Spotlite offers a simple, streamlined solution for employees and HR administrators ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 brands.

By automating and simplifying employee enrollment and benefits management, PeopleMatter and Spotlite will help organizations save time, increase productivity and drive employee awareness and engagement. Spotlite’s self-service, educational resources will ensure employees truly understand their benefits options, which will lead to greater involvement and higher satisfaction.

“Gone are the days when HR departments have a line of confused team members outside their door during Open Enrollment,” said Chris Hill, CEO of Spotlite. “We’re giving PeopleMatter customers decision support and letting them shop for benefits just like they’d shop for anything else online. The future is about empowering benefits consumers with the information they need to make responsible decisions.”

In addition, the partnership will help ensure compliance, maximize data accuracy and security, and reduce companywide benefits-related costs. Data transfers between PeopleMatter, Spotlite and each company’s carrier or broker will eliminate data re-entry and save time. HR professionals will be able to track everything from who has enrolled in which plan to how many employees have only partially enrolled and need a reminder.

“So often benefits selection and enrollment is time-consuming and complex,” said Nate DaPore, President and CEO of PeopleMatter. “Spotlite is allowing us to lift a huge administrative burden from the shoulders of HR departments and put employees in the driver’s seat instead. We’re giving team members the ability to research, compare and purchase benefits online, so they actually understand how to enroll and what’s best for their families – all within the PeopleMatter Platform™. It’s truly a win-win for everyone involved.”

Spotlite offers seamless integration with all major carriers and products – including Aetna, ING, Humana and many more – and can work with carriers and products to give employers the flexibility they’re looking for in their benefits packages. The full integration between Spotlite and PeopleMatter will be available to customers later this year.

About Spotlite

Spotlite offers cloud-based technology solutions that enable consumer-driven benefits success for employees, employers, carriers and brokers. Spotlite Choice, the company’s flagship product, is a best-in-class online employee benefits education, decision support and enrollment system for core and voluntary benefits. Spotlite Central is a plug-and-play system that streamlines administration of benefit offerings with a sophisticated data exchange system, which enables easy integration, minimal disruption, total accuracy and maximum security.

Spotlite’s clients are public institutions and employers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Launched in 2012, Spotlite derives its consumer experience orientation from its PerkSpot origin. PerkSpot, founded in 2006, is a leading online discounts and rewards platform now serving 3.5 million employees. Additional information about Spotlite and its consumer-oriented solutions may be found at http://www.spotlite.com.

About PeopleMatter

PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 42,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on the Web at http://www.peoplematter.com, @peoplematter and Facebook.com/PeopleMatter.HR.







Retrofit Unveils New Weight Management Solution For Corporate Market; Offers Proven Outcomes and Performance Guarantees


Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

Retrofit announces today the launch of a comprehensive weight management solution to help employers successfully tackle the obesity epidemic and associated costs. The solution brings a first-of-its-kind approach to the marketplace, combining one-on-one video coaching with real experts, interactive classes and the social support needed to help the overweight and obese population achieve lasting weight loss. Initial outcomes among current clients are so promising that the company is now offering a weight loss performance guarantee exclusively to its corporate clients adding Retrofit to their overall wellness portfolios.

Several of the nation’s largest corporations are joining Retrofit, including Google, Salesforce.com, the American Hospital Association, and DeVry Education Group. On average, 4 out of 5 Retrofit clients are losing weight and the average participant loses an average of ½ pound to 1 pound per week during a six-month time period.

The company has invested in its highly-effective Retrofit corporate solution meet the growing demands of corporations that are truly passionate about the overall health and happiness of employees.

“Our customers tell us weight management is their number one priority,” said Mary Pigatti, Retrofit CEO. “To date, traditional weight loss solutions have not met employers’ needs. We are pleased to bring a turn-key solution to the corporate market that meets employer demand, delivers proven, sustainable outcomes, drives significant ROI and increases employee engagement. Retrofit is a powerful proven solution that business leaders are hungry for.”

The new six-month Retrofit corporate program features both expert coaching and technology-enabled support that includes:

*Private proactive 1:1 video coaching from registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and behavior coaches with advanced degrees in their disciplines

*Live online interactive classes and expert-moderated online communities

*Private dashboard & mobile app with photo food and exercise logging with proactive, personalized expert feedback

*Integration with Fitbit ™ activity tracker and Wi-Fi scale enabling real-time performance tracking and actionable insights

“Our corporate customers’ populations have varying needs and learning styles. The Retrofit team brings years of consumer marketing insights to the development, design and deployment of the Retrofit solution, allowing us to deliver the program components our customers desire most – flexibility, personalization, engagement, and outcomes,” said Retrofit VP of Product Whitney Durbin.

Director Global Benefits at DeVry Education Group Darin Winckler credits the Retrofit corporate program for contributing to the company’s annual medical savings estimated at $ 67,593. Outcomes at DeVry included a total collective weight loss of 1,600 pounds for its employees, with an average individual loss of 16.7 pounds per person. DeVry reported a total obesity reduction of 15% during its year on the Retrofit program.

“Employees using Retrofit love the program. The feedback we received has been outstanding. People that have been trying to lose weight for 20 to 30 years finally had success with Retrofit,” Winckler said.

In addition to adding this targeted solution to its corporate mix, Retrofit recently debuted a fully redesigned website RetrofitMe.com that features real clients and inspiring stories of how Retrofit is changing and saving lives.

“The new Retrofit website offers a glimpse into a day in the life of our clients,” said Retrofit Chief Marketing Officer Tanya Singer. “Traditional weight loss before and after photos cannot tell the story of the true joys and successes our clients have achieved both at work and home. The site now offers them an opportunity to share their personal journeys with the world.”

As a leader in the field of wellness, Pigatti is confident the new corporate solution will inspire healthy behavior change, reduce healthcare costs and create productive, high performing workplaces.

About Retrofit

Retrofit provides a science based, tech-enabled proven approach to weight loss, delivered with the human touch of multi-disciplinary certified wellness experts. Retrofit is the truly personalized, holistic weight management solution that transforms lives and workplaces. Retrofit expert nutritionists, exercise physiologists and behavior coaches help individuals and corporate employees address underlying behavioral issues, and close the gap between what they know and what they do, in order to help them lose weight and live a healthy life they love. Retrofit has raised $ 15.7 million in venture financing, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Cambia Health Solutions also participated. Retrofit can be found on the Web at RetrofitMe.com and by calling 855-4-RETROFIT. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.