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Richmond A/E/C Firms Recognized For Exceptional Wellness Progams

Posted on January 30, 2013 in News

What do KBS, KSA Interiors and Timmons Group have in common? This year, the three AEC firms joined the ranks of less than 35 Richmond-area employers to become Active RVA certified.

The Sports Backers have established the “Active RVA” certification and awards program to recognize the region’s exceptional employers and schools that are implementing innovative programs to promote physical activity. The organizations and schools that are Active RVA Certified serve as role models in the community.

KBS’s wellness initiatives have included nutrition and fitness programs, a walking challenge, a monthly wellness newsletter and more. These programs are open to all KBS employees and we have experienced a 30 percent participation rate in its first year of inception.

The first annual Active RVA Fitness Awards Luncheon presented by Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. was held on February 12, 2013 at The Westin Richmond. The luncheon honored 38 companies and 22 schools receiving “Active RVA Certification,” awarded a Fitness Grade of a C+ to the Richmond Region, and hosted keynote speaker Dr. Jo, one of the nation’s top speakers on how physical activity can positively impact health. The second annual luncheon will take place in February 2014, and registration will be available in late 2013.