updated 5/31/2011 4:18:10 PM ET 2011-05-31T20:18:10

NORWELL, Mass. and PHOENIX, Ariz., May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With healthcare costs rising rapidly, corporate wellness is becoming an area of strategic focus for corporations throughout the United States. Core Performance, the global thought leader in proactive wellness, has developed a suite of cutting-edge corporate wellness solutions that have helped companies like Intel Corporation engage their employees in a meaningful way and quantify their results.

Most recently, Core Performance presented the results of the Intel study at the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, D.C. Over fourteen weeks, the seventy-five participants (2/3 of whom were non-movers prior to the program) in the study worked out three times per week with proprietary Core Performance equipment and completed a personalized Core Performance nutrition plan. The results were staggering, as the average employee participating in the Core Performance program saw:

  • A 6.03 percent decrease in body fat percentage
  • Cholesterol reduction averaging 5.37 percent
  • Average fat loss of 14 pounds
  • Functional movement improvement of 23 percent (flexibility and agility)
  • A 19.6 percent increase in VO2 capacity (measure of cardiovascular health and fitness)
  • A 30 percent overall reduction in the number of individuals categorized as "at risk" based on their lipid profile[1]

This data allows companies like Intel to better quantify the impact a comprehensive wellness program has on a sample employee population. The study also indicates that a comprehensive exercise and nutrition program that uses "smart" exercise equipment working in tandem with an existing wellness program delivers significantly higher success rates for employee health markers over a standalone wellness program.

Core Performance Executive Vice President John Golden noted "At Core Performance we engage employees from all walks of life, so everyone from weekend warriors to non-movers benefits from the simple, actionable strategies we apply to everyday life."

Core Performance has also worked with Fortune 50 companies, Sheraton Hotels, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Boston Red Sox, and Cerner Corporation to design, develop, and deliver wellness solutions that improve how employees feel and perform each day at work and in life. You can now learn more about Core Performance solutions at the company's newly launched wellness website: www.coreperformancewellness.com

[1] Amanda Carlson-Phillips, Athletes' Performance and Bill Campbell, Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science, University of South Florida

ABOUT CORE PERFORMANCE

Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness, delivering measurable results through personalized and integrated programs for employees and corporations worldwide. Core Performance was developed by Athletes' Performance, the foremost source of innovation and results in elite athlete training, and is rooted in advanced research and science. Our team helps employees identify, achieve, and redefine their goals while delivering financial returns and a competitive advantage for top-tier companies. We help individuals believe that the impossible is possible and engage with them in a meaningful way, delivering a best-in-class experience that changes how they look, feel, and perform in work and in life. In addition to corporate wellness, the Core Performance brand includes five books by Mark Verstegen - an international leader and innovator in athletic performance - and leading-edge content and customized-online training programs at Coreperformance.com.  For additional information on Core Performance, please visit www.coreperformancewellness.com . To learn more about how your company can benefit from a Core Performance wellness solution, please email wellness@coreperformance.com

kburke@athletesperformance.com

(781)616-6141

ABOUT CORE PERFORMANCE

Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness, delivering measurable results through personalized and integrated programs for employees and corporations worldwide. Core Performance was developed by Athletes' Performance, the foremost source of innovation and results in elite athlete training, and is rooted in advanced research and science. For additional information on Core Performance, please visit www.coreperformancewellness.com . To learn more about how your company can benefit from a Core Performance wellness solution, please email wellness@coreperformance.com

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