Healthcare costs are increasing every year and employee absentee rates are high. 86% of North Carolina's workforce is overweight, obese, or has a chronic condition.1 Companies clearly face challenges as they look to save money on healthcare costs and get the most out of their employees.

To help employers and employees, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is proud to sponsor the Get Fit Challenge. This fun 60-day competition focuses on improving employee fitness and overall health. Powered by Rival FusionTM, participating companies will:

  • Take an innovative approach to improving employee health
  • Help to address rising healthcare costs
  • Compete for prizes against like-sized companies throughout North Carolina
  • Foster a team-building experience with employees
  • 1 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Based on interviews conducted 1/2/11 - 10/2/11.

BCBSNC is adding a new twist to employee wellness. We're excited to sponsor the Get Fit Challenge to encourage an overall improvement in employee health.

Rival Fusion's unique approach to fitness helps employees meet their fitness goals by:

  • Providing customized guidance for individuals
  • Tracking progress at every step
  • Giving employees the tools they need to succeed

The companies with the best aggregate improvement in fitness scores will win a cash prize. These awards will be used to support wellness initiatives that benefit the winners' employees. The prizes are:

  • 1st Prize, $5,000 (3 winners)
  • 2nd Prize, $2,500 (3 winners)
  • 3rd Prize, $1,000 (3 winners)

Prizes will be determined for like-sized companies. The categories for the prizes are:

  • 51-249 employees
  • 250-999 employees
  • 1000+ employees

Companies across North Carolina are taking the Get Fit Challenge.

From Blowing Rock to Morehead City, over 5,000 employees from 85 different companies will be participating in the Get Fit Challenge.

Make sure to check back for updates on how the competition is going.

Rival Fusion is a fitness company in a box. It offers customized fitness solutions for individuals. This approach to improving overall health provides all the tools needed to succeed.

  • Custom daily exercise and meal plans
  • Online support
  • Motivational emails

Rival Fusion's intuitive online interface makes it easy for employees to customize and track their fitness program. Using Rival Fusion is like having a personal team of trainers and nutrionists.

The benefits of this approach are clear:

  • A no pressure approach to meeting fitness goals
  • Professional guidance every step of the way
  • A baseline health determination at the outset to establish the path to success
  • Customized nutritional and exercise advice to meet each individual's needs
  • Encourages a sustainable culture of better health and wellness