Corporate Employee Testimonials
Mark, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss and Self-Empowerment
I let out a gasp as the doctor's scale announced 410 pounds! My digital home scale had only flashed "error" above its maximum of 335 pounds. After losing 180 pounds, I have reached my goal weight and feel like a whole new person. I've reduced my body fat from 53.7% to 17% and added several pounds of lean body mass. My waistline has shrunk by 18 inches (I'm still firming up) and my T-shirt size has gone from a 5XL to XL. As I got in better shape, I was able to increase both my bike riding distance and frequency. I am consistently riding over 200 miles per week. I've started strength and conditioning exercises with weights. I've recently completed my third 100 kilometer charity bike ride. My family was my reason for doing this. I have young children at home, and I wanted to make sure I was around for them.
Cindi, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss
There was a day right after I turned forty I just couldn't fit into any of my clothes and I just got mad one day and said I cannot keep doing this I'll just be miserable. I've lost 35 pounds. That's probably the biggest win, just losing body fat and toning up. It's made me feel better. I have more energy.
Mario, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss, Tobacco Cessation, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Self-Empowerment
I got seriously ill, I had been fighting migraine headaches. On this particular day the ambulance came and picked me up and took me to the hospital where they ran a bunch of tests and determined I was diabetic. My grandfather died as a diabetic and my mother is diabetic. I've made some major changes and a lot of that I can thank my Health & Lifestyles personal trainers and the Health & Lifestyles wellness program who gave me more in-depth instruction and guidance. Anyone who partakes in this program will see the benefits and if it hasn't benefited them it's not because of the program, it's because of the effort that they've put into it. I've lost 70 pounds. I've lost so much weight: I am no longer in the diabetic range. I also used to take blood pressure pills and I don't take them anymore. Plus, I feel a whole lot better about myself. I'm happier, I sleep better, I've gotten off all my medications and to be honest with you I was taking about 17 different medications a day and now I'm taking about 17 different vitamins a day- you can weigh which is better. I personally prefer the vitamins. It has been two years since I quit smoking.
Aida, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss and Self-Empowerment
I got seriously ill, I had been fighting migraine headaches. On this particular day the ambulance came and picked me up and took me to the hospital where they ran a bunch of tests and determined I was diabetic. My grandfather died as a diabetic and my mother is diabetic. I've made some major changes and a lot of that I can thank my Health & Lifestyles personal trainers and the Health & Lifestyles wellness program who gave me more in-depth instruction and guidance. Anyone who partakes in this program will see the benefits and if it hasn't benefited them it's not because of the program, it's because of the effort that they've put into it. I've lost 70 pounds. I've lost so much weight: I am no longer in the diabetic range. I also used to take blood pressure pills and I don't take them anymore. Plus, I feel a whole lot better about myself. I'm happier, I sleep better, I've gotten off all my medications and to be honest with you I was taking about 17 different medications a day and now I'm taking about 17 different vitamins a day- you can weigh which is better. I personally prefer the vitamins. It has been two years since I quit smoking.I had reached my highest weight ever so I knew that I had to do something. I lost the first 25 pounds through continued walking and eating better. I am now up to 45 mins of walking. The Health and Lifestyles Team made it that much easier to stick to the plan. When I saw that the weight loss was happening my children noticed as well. My six year old told me that I was becoming a hottie. When he said that to me, I knew that I was doing the right thing. He said just let your hair grow, get a tan and you're on your way. That was something that really tickled me. My children are eating better as a result of me eating better. The people that I have to thank are here in the Health and Lifestyles Program. The whole team is great; they are the ones who say, "hey great! you're here to work out, you did great this week." You guys are our cheerleaders as we go thru this program. I've lost close to 50 pounds. I want to thank you all very much!
Mike, Employee Recognized for Tobacco Cessation
You get in your forties and you look in the mirror and decide that you're not twenty-two anymore. You get winded a lot quicker, you go for a bike ride or a run and get tired easier, you decide, maybe I can't smoke forever. I need to alter my lifestyle, I need to get healthy. That's what made me decide I need to stop smoking. I was a smoker for close to thirty years. I was able to quit smoking thru our Health & Lifestyles Wellness Program almost two years ago and stay tobacco free. Since we've opened up the fitness center and hired our wonderful personal trainers I've been working out about five days a week. I've dropped my body fat percent from 12% to 5.9%. My waist size went from 32 inches to 29 inches. I'm a lot more toned, I have a lot more energy and I'm in a lot better shape than I was a year ago. I definitely smile a lot more than I used to.
Regina, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss and Self-Empowerment
I've lost a total of 65 pounds. I'm stronger physically and mentally. I've also become victorious against my hypertension. I changed my mind about the limits I put on myself. I stay committed and focused. Getting spiritually grounded can help you weather anything. I feel that I can now be successful in whatever I choose! All the wonderful Health & Lifestyles coaches and trainers around me assist me to reach my highest heights.
Oscar, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss and Self-Empowerment
I realized how heavy I felt. My blood pressure was high. I started to get anxiety and became depressed. I went to my doctor and he gave me two choices you live or you die. My major success was that I lost 58 lbs. I've gone from size 48 to 40. My goal is to get to size 34 by next year. I know that it will take time and consistency. I know that I need to be patient combining diet and exercise at least three times a week. You need to change your bad habits and eat healthy. I started exercising and realized that my anxiety level went down and I said to myself, "this is my medicine right here!" I need to lose 80 more pounds and I am going to do it! My mood has changed I've been able to help my friends change their lives as well. I'm a happier person. I am able to play football and ride bikes with my kids without getting tired. My love life is better; everything has changed! Thank you to the Heath & Lifestyles Wellness Team because you've really changed people's lives! Get close to the Wellness Team and you will find that it's all contagious!
Mary, Employee Recognized for Self-Empowerment
I wanted to lose weight but it was the persistence of the Health & Lifestyles' trainers that got me back into the gym, otherwise, I wouldn't have done it. I've lost 5 dress sizes, lowered my blood pressure, and I'm no longer taking medications to control my health. I've been eating better and working out on a consistent basis. I feel better, I've gotten a lot of compliments and basically, I just feel better and have more energy. At my recent doctor visit they were impressed at my health and told me to keep doing what I had been doing because everything checked out really well. At a family reunion two weeks ago, I was voted most changed over the last two years.
George, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss, Blood Pressure, and Self-Empowerment
One of the Health & Lifestyles wellness coordinators took my blood pressure when I first started and when I saw how high it was, I knew I needed to do something about it. That is what started my fitness journey. I've seen my weight drop 75 lbs, my blood pressure is down 40 points and three months ago, I became a lifetime Weight Watchers member. I am able to fit into clothes that I have not worn in eight years. Some of them are even too big! Our Health & Lifestyles Worksite Wellness Program and team was influential on my success path and really helpped motivate me along with the incentives that were provided.
Gilbert, Employee Recognized for Weight Loss and Self-Empowerment
The big event that made me start an exercise program is my divorce and my 14 yr old son who said, "Dad we need to get you fit." Since I started the worksite exercise program I have lost 82 pounds. The Health & Lifestyles team in the Wellness Center are really, really great.
Client List Testimonies
"Health & Lifestyles is constantly on the pulse of the demands and needs of wellness, thus providing quality, integrity-based service and products necessary to perform. As a results oriented company, Health & Lifestyles has, and will continually, perform above and beyond expectations."
Motorola, Wellness Program Manager
"Health and Lifestyles is an excellent resource for companies. Employees as individuals are encouraged to take responsibility for maintaining and improving their health."
3M, Wellness Manager
"It is refreshing to see preventative medicine made accessible to individuals as well as businesses. As you and I know, if we can prevent it now we won't have to pay for it later."
Lake Austin Spa, Marketing Director
American College of Sports Medicine
Apple Health Spas
Association/Worksite Health Promotion
Austin American Statesman
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin Independent School District
Austin Regional Clinic
City of Austin, TX
Computer Science Corporation
Cypress Semiconductor, Inc.
Dell Computer Corporation
Fitness Institute of San Antonio
Hills Medical/Sports Complex
Internal Revenue Service
Northwest Fitness Center
River Place Athletic and Croquet Club
Texas Department of Health
Texas Worker's Comp. Insurance Fund
University of Texas, Austin
Health & Lifestyles Corporate Wellness, Inc. purchased Wellness Consultant, Inc. combining
our 30 years of worksite wellness experience!