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Local Workplace Director Receives National Fitness Honor
Tampa, Fl, March 29, 2012 – Enerja's director, Herbert Fitright, has been recognized by the U.S. President's Council on Fitness for his work on fitness and well being in the workplace.
"I am extremely honored to have received this recognition. I couldn't have done it without Enerja", stated Mr. Fitright, "their commitment to fitness and wellbeing made it very easy to do my job".
Enerja first started its fitness quest two years ago in 2009. This is when Herbert Fitright was chosen to lead the initiative. The program promotes health improvement and weight loss for employees. Since then the company has brought in treadmills for the employees to use while at work. The employees are even equipped with free pedometers that calculate the number of steps
they take. Various internal social media sites allow the employees to interact with each other
make goals, eating plans, workout plans, and lifestyle changes. The employees of Enerja are also encouraged to join teams that win various prizes for the most pounds lost or the most steps
"We really do have a lot of fun with it, said Tina Walker, an Enerja supervisor. "Many people have so many success stories from lowered cholesterol to weight loss".
Mr. Fitright was nominated to receive the award by Tampa's mayor Bob Sprinter, who is also the chairman of the board of directors for Enerja. Mr. Fitright and his wife, as invited guests, will attend an award ceremony held at the White House. This award has been given out for 32 years and this is the first time someone from Tampa, Florida has received the award.
Herbert Fitright has been with Enerja for more than 17 years. Two years ago he was selected to head the fitness and health initiative at the company. He is a Tampa, Florida native, born and raised, and has been known to be very active in the fitness community around the city. Some of his previous fitness involvement includes sponsoring various fitness programs, participating in three walk-a-thons to promote breast cancer, and poverty awareness, and heading a community fitness program at a local neighborhood activity center.
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