Several slimmed-down team members at Potawatomi Bingo Casino presented The Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee a check for $935 during a celebration of a company-wide, weight-loss program.
More than 100 employees competed in “A New You in 90 Days” – a 13-week weight loss program that concluded April 9. The team members competed against each other to lose the largest percentage of body weight, losing a collective 3.88% body weight and 934.4 lbs.
For extra motivation, Potawatomi Bingo Casino committed to match employee’s weight loss dollar-for-pound, to a local charity. That charity – The Hunger Task Force, Inc. – will use the funding to feed the community.
“What began as a motivational program for team members to get up and get active, has not only transformed people’s lifestyles, but will help feed others in the community,” said Kristen Ekiss, Wellness Coordinator at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
Team members made use of Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s new fitness center to help lose weight in the program. Exclusive to team members, the fitness center is open 24 hours, and is fitted with some of the most elite workout equipment on the market. Ekiss also offers group fitness classes during the week to add variety to work out routines.
“A program like this was great,” said program winner Darryl Jacobe, Tax Compliance Specialist at the Casino. “I needed a little boost to get going, and it was that support which carried me through the 90 days and allowed me to lose 31.4 lbs. I feel great!”