Our customized wellness programs are created to meet the unique needs of County employees. With our on-site wellness captains, we champion an effort in creating a healthy workplace environment. Some of our most exciting events are:
- Sit to be Fit class: A 20-minute chair exercise class targeting the core muscles of your body while decreasing your hip to waist ratio (a very heart healthy exercise!)
- The Biggest Winner Challenge: A perpetual quarterly program where participants compete to achieve the greatest amount of weight loss. Monthly weigh-ins are required. With the support of the wellness team and co-workers, participants are encouraged to achieve gradual healthy weight loss and develop positive lifestyle changes
- One-on-one with the Food Guru: Have a half-hour session or more with our Food Guru, Michelle Stewart, who will be able to customize a realistic nutrition plan for you
- Walking Teams: Get your heart pumping and your legs moving with the support of your co-workers in these weekly (if not more, it is up to you!) half-hour walks
Our Wellness Staff
Lisa Wright is a Registered Nurse currently serving as the Health Education Coordinator for Humana Health Care. Lisa’s diverse nursing experience spans 21 years, with concentrations in orthopedics, oncology, occupational health, pediatrics, case management, pre-op nursing, and hospital administration. In addition, Lisa was certified as an educator in both orthopedics and holistic medicine. Lisa coordinates the County’s Wellness Program in partnership with Human Resources and uses this unique opportunity to go onsite and meet Broward County Government employees to gain an understanding and assess their needs to help them reach their personal goals and achieve optimum wellness.
She believes wholeheartedly in the concept that promoting health and wellness emphasizes Mind-Body-Spirit based lifestyle interventions, such as nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and positive emotions in preventing chronic diseases. Stop by any Wellness event and meet Lisa; her energy and enthusiasm will give you the boost you need to get started on a healthier lifestyle. You can contact Lisa Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Stewart, our Food Guru, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and has been leading the way to a healthier lifestyle for more than 25 years. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and holds certifications in Adult, Adolescent, and Childhood Obesity, and is Certified Wellness Coach. Michelle believes that wellness comes from the inside out and empowers clients to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Her motto is ‘EAT LESS, MOVE MORE' and stresses that it is all about balance and moderation.
You can also visit Michelle's site, The Nutrition Planner, where she provides tips and blogs about nutrition. Subscribe to her newsletter to be up-to-date. You can contact Michelle Stewart at email@example.com.