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Wellness Professionals to Attend GlobalFit Summit in Philadelphia Event Offers Networking, Education Opportunities



2008-04-01 09:10:00

Wellness Professionals to Attend GlobalFit Summit in Philadelphia

Event Offers Networking, Education Opportunities

PHILADELPHIA, PA–( EMWNews – April 1, 2008) – GlobalFit, the nation’s leading provider

of healthy living benefits, extends its support of corporate fitness with

its second worksite wellness summit. The event, to be held this May in

Philadelphia, brings health and fitness experts together with wellness

professionals for a full day of information, networking and, of course,


“GlobalFit now goes beyond simply offering affordable access to fitness

clubs and nutrition programs,” said Frank Napolitano, the company’s

President and CEO. “We’re developing GlobalFit into a comprehensive

resource. With the Summit, we’re helping our sponsors build a corporate

culture that supports employee health throughout their workday.”

To build upon the success of the inaugural 2007 Summit, GlobalFit has

gathered an impressive roster of speakers. The Summit will feature Mark

Blondman of Blank Rome LLP; Dr. L. Casey Chosewood of the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Gary Foster from Temple

University; Sandra Perlmutter, former Executive Director of the President’s

Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; and fitness expert Kathy Smith.

Presentations include “Recipe for a Healthier Workplace,” in which Smith

returns to the Summit with practical tips for supporting a healthy

lifestyle at work. She’ll even lead attendees through a series of simple

exercises that can be done daily at their desks. Dr. Chosewood will share

best practices in worksite wellness, drawing on his experience implementing

such programs for CDC employees.

The Summit will conclude with a networking reception in which professionals

from some of the nation’s largest corporations can discuss their current

efforts in worksite wellness and share ideas and resources with colleagues.

“The GlobalFit Worksite Wellness Summit is a forum in which the nation’s

TOP employers can come together and discuss current practices and future

trends,” adds Napolitano. “The ultimate goal is to encourage Americans to

live healthier lives.”

Officially titled The GlobalFit Worksite Wellness Summit: The Foundation

for a Healthier Workforce, the event will take place on Friday, May 9, 2008

at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. This program has been approved for 4.75

(General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR

recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The cost for attendees is $99 through April 15 and $199 thereafter.

About GlobalFit:

GlobalFit is the nation’s leading provider of healthy living benefits. As

The Source for a Better You, GlobalFit offers a comprehensive selection of

programs, products and services designed to create a healthier world by

providing access to benefits for healthy living. Since 1992, GlobalFit’s

signature offering has been its fitness club network, now with nearly

10,000 providers nationwide. For more information, please visit

For More Information Contact:
Lisa White
Vice President of Marketing

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