Palmer Johnson Power Systems is committed to providing employees with the information, opportunity and support needed to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Palmer Johnson Wellness Program rewards employees for participation in activities focused on exercise, stress relief and proper nutrition.
Each year the program kicks off with the corporate sponsored Health Risk Assessments, which are offered to both employees and their spouses. This is followed by the annual Walk Out On Your Job event where employees are urged to walk, run or bike 30 minutes a day while still on the clock. Other activities have included: the PJ Exercise Challenge, the Tour de Palmer Johnson and the Great PJ Relay.
Whatever the activity, our goal is for employees to have fun and feel better. And employees who choose to participate can win prizes including iPads and additional paid time off!
May 2012 Update - Congratulations to the Million Pound Challenge participants. Through the Million Pound Challenge, Princeton Club was able to donate 2,000,000 pounds of food to local food banks this year. Palmer Johnson's finish - 6th place out of 197 participating teams. Congratulations!
Palmer Johnson Power Systems has once again joined the Million Pound Challenge, a fitness and weight loss campaign that directly benefits the Second Harvest Foodbank s emergency food pantry, sponsored by the Princeton Club. Participants can join our team by clicking here to enter either the weight loss or exercise challenge. Registration and participation are free! The Million Pound Challenge begins January 1 and runs through May 31, 2012.
Million Pound Challenge participants register at www.princetonclub.net to exercise or lose weight and select a Second Harvest Foodbank emergency food pantry to benefit. For every pound of weight lost, the Princeton Club and other sponsors will contribute 10 pounds of food up to one million pounds of food to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. That is 500 tons of food. Participants who do not need to shed pounds can join the Million Pound Challenge through an exercise option. The campaign is open to both individuals and groups, and participants can workout at their local fitness center, home or wherever works best for them. No purchase is necessary.
"The Million Pound Challenge is a great way to provide a little extra motivation to people who want to lose some weight, get in better shape, and at the same time, provide food to our community members facing hunger," said Dave Gerry, President of the Princeton Club. "We are proud to partner with Second Harvest Foodbank to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin."
"Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is excited to be involved with the Million Pound Challenge," said Dan Stein, President/CEO for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. "We encourage the community to participate and improve their health while helping our neighbors who struggle with hunger."
For questions about joining about our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour de Palmer Johnson
Palmer Johnson organized the 1st Annual Tour de Palmer Johnson as part of its wellness program. Participants ran, walked, cycled and swam their way across the 3,721 miles separating Palmer Johnson's branches.
Palmer Johnson's employees did not literally ride & run from branch to branch. Our goal was to log our team members' cumulative miles, beginning June 7th, completing the virtual tour in less than 2 weeks.
The event was such a great success, we decided to travel back to our starting point, St. Paul Minnesota. All in all, 100 participants logged a total of 5,760 miles over 17 days.
To top it off, participants raised more than $10,000 for Michael J. Fox'nulls foundation for Parkinsons Research!
Why Team Fox?
- An estimated one million people in the United States and over five million worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease.
- In the United States, 60,000 new cases of PD will be diagnosed this year alone.
- There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. Currently available treatments temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. As the largest nonprofit funder of PD research worldwide, MJFF works to identify and prioritize scientific solutions that hold promise to improve patient's quality of life.
If you're interested in contributing to support Parkinsons research, please visit Palmer Johnsons Team Fox web page for information. By supporting our Team Fox efforts, you're helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation achieve its mission to bring better treatments and, ultimately, a cure to people living with Parkinson's disease.
Great PJ Relay
Palmer Johnson Power Systems kicked off the first annual Great PJ Relay on September 28, 2009 at 8:00 am CST. Someone from PJ exercised for the next 107 hours. That ran from open of business Monday to the close of our west coast branches at 5:00 pm PDT.
The 2nd Annual Great PJ Relay involved 70 participants running two side-by-side shifts, Palmer Johnson employees exercised for a total of 216 hours - that equals 9 days!
Jodi K. said it best, "This is what makes the PJ family such a great company. We can accomplish anything we set our minds to! Everyone should be proud."