Holmes Organisation Recognized By American Heart Association

FIT-FRIENDLY: The Holmes Organisation was named one of Tulsa’s 2011 Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Companies by the American Heart Association on Nov. 17 at the TCC Center for Creativity. About 90 company leaders attended the executive breakfast. From left, Stephanie Vickers, corporate market director for the AHA’s Heart Walk; Stuart DeSelms, CEO for THO; and Eric Moon, health and wellness coach and corporate programming consultant for THO.

Courtesy AHA

The Holmes Organisation (), an independent Tulsa-based provider of workplace, property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies initiative for helping employees eat better and move more. is one of five Tulsa companies to be recognized at the 2011 Platinum Level.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at The Holmes Organisation. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our corporate health efforts,” said Eric Moon, health and wellness coach and corporate programming consultant for . “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our company overall.”

helps its nearly 60 employees meet their individual health goals by providing a climate of activity as well as onsite access to healthy foods and nutritional guidance. A companywide walking challenge requires employees to walk 100 miles per month and provides a shoe stipend for those who participate. also encourages walk breaks instead of smoke breaks as well as group walks to healthy lunch spots and community events near the office. Employees track their steps using company-provided pedometers. In addition, onsite fitness classes are offered before and after work, and employees are given the schedule and dress code flexibility to participate in their own exercise and training programs.

For more information about the Fit-Friendly Companies Program and how it is helping to improve the health of Americans, call (918) 712-4000 or visit startwalkingnow.org.

Updated 12-19-2011

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