1 Wellness experts set-up individual booths and filled our office's grand clerestory at the historic Starrett Lehigh building for the annual employee expo.
2 Our human resources team managed the event. Here were Rita Christiansen, Joanna Wise and Arhy Kirkpatrick.
3 I brought in a big basket of fresh, organic apples from my farm.
4 As employees visited each health expert's table, they received a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several fitness related prizes.
5 This year's raffle prizes included fitness tracking bracelets as well as gift cards.
6 During the wellness expo, employees were also encouraged to donate or join a team to walk in a Making Strides event for the American Cancer Society. http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/
8 Bright Horizons offered handy on-the-go cleaning wipes to all who stopped by.
9 Affiliated Physicians set-up several stations for flu shots, and blood pressure screenings. Here, Jessica Davis waited to have her blood pressure taken. http://www.affiliatedphysicians.com
10 Each station was equipped with all the necessary medical supplies - the flu shot program is among the most popular at the expo, especially now as we all prepare for the cold weather season.
11 This was the Spa Chicks massage and aromatherapy team. Marie Watkinson (center, back row) founded the mobile spa service in 2003. Today, the team provided their popular massage treatments. http://www.spachicksonthego.com/
12 The Spa Chicks group set-up a series of chairs in one area of our clerestory for a variety of massages based on customer needs.
13 Spa Chicks also offered aromatherapy advice and tips for using natural essential oils to improve psychological ad physical wellness.
15 Sarah Catalano from the New York Sports Club explained the benefits of exercise to our employees and signed up several memberships. https://www.mysportsclubs.com
16 Merrill Lynch representative, Ryan Guthrie, was available to answer questions about its wealth management programs. https://www.ml.com/
17 At another table, employees signed up for a half marathon fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. This was Peter Startz - a marathon runner himself. http://www.cancer.org/
19 Benefits Broker agents Olga Cameron, Jason Stanley, and Matt Strain were on-hand to help employees get the most of their company benefits. http://www.corpsyn.com
20 We always dedicate a table where employees can ask questions about health insurance coverage. Elias Santiago discussed his plan with Karolina Burchardt and Ally Tobon. http://www.cigna.com
21 Becky Mickel, Kate Lewis, and Jutta Amse waited patiently for their flu shots.
22 Kim Dumer carefully went over her health profile before getting her shot - it's important to do this before undergoing any kind of wellness treatment.
23 Stephanie demonstrated some easy jump rope techniques.
24 It was nice to see employees enthusiastic about exercise. Jumping rope is easy and fun, right Liz Nissen?
25 Employees stopped at the CCA Work Life Assistance Program booth to test their stress levels - Emma Vidmar placed the color sticker on her wrist to see if she was calm or stressed. http://www.ccainc.com/home
26 Melissa Goldstein spoke with Spa Chicks founder, Marie, about massage options for her appointment.
27 Danny Naples, Jr. chose a back massage.
28 Kim Dumer had her shoulders and back treated.
29 Danny Naples, Jr., Elias Santiago and Liz Nissen lined up to play with the fitness ball.
30 Many employees got their flu shots - Victoria Spencer, Pedro Reyes, and Sean Dempsey filled out their forms, and got in queue.
31 Ellen Rogoz also got a thorough back massage.
32 Melissa Stemple stopped to discuss her family's health care coverage at the Cigna table.
33 Claire Basile squeezed her name onto the 15-minute massage schedule.
34 Our CFO, Ken West, got a relaxing shoulder massage.
35 Members of our food department entered the clerestory en masse. Here were Laura Rege, Lauryn Tyrell, Lindsay Strand, and Shira Bocar.
36 And, they headed straight for the Spa Chicks massage table - our chefs spend a lot of time on their feet cooking and testing recipes in our kitchens.
37 Everyone attended the expo - it's always such a big hit for our employees. Here were Erin Furey, SVP executive editorial director for decorating, Kevin Sharkey, Cathryn Delarosa, and Heather Kirkland.
38 Jack Arenas, Jill Joyner and Sonya Nguyen inquired about the Bright Horizons Care Advantage programs.
39 Martin Mendoza tried the fitness ball. This exercise required participants to do 10-jumping jacks and then bounce this weighted ball 10-times - all in the least amount of time.
40 Alexa Stark and Anthony Luscia.
41 Alyssa Rizzitello, Kristen Riebesell, and Blaze Pennington at the Spa Chicks aromatherapy table.
42 SVP Strategy & Business Development, Rit Chatterjee, and Ruby McBride checking their stress levels at the CCA table.
43 Adriana Weisberg and Cecilia Butris about to eat delicious apples from my Bedford farm. I have hundreds of apple trees at my farm and all of them were extremely productive this season.
44 Kristen Riebesell, Blaze Pennington and Alyssa Rizzitello.
45 The masseuses were busy all day long - all the appointment slots were filled very quickly.
46 Jocelyn Teres, Laura Lutz, and Andie Diemer.
47 Spa Chicks founder, Marie Watkinson, and Anthony Luscia.
48 Cathryn Delarosa and Christopher Rudolph.
49 Martin Mendoza and Jayshree Mahtani.
50 Paul Delmiche is an editor in our TV and video department - a deep shoulder massage felt nice after many hours of editing.
51 Jackie Landaeta and Lisa Soman.
52 Jeanie Park, and our Senior EVP of Merchandising, Patsy Pollack.
53 Joanna Wise prepared for her flu shot.
54 The Affiliated Physicians team worked professionally and efficiently to give everyone interested their season's flu vaccines.
55 Alyssa Melfi, Arhy Kirkpatrick, and Liz Nissen from our human resources department.
56 Citibikes, operated by Motivate, offers thousands of bikes around New York City 365-days a year, for commuting and recreational use. Many employees ride these bikes to and from work to get their exercise in every day. https://www.citibikenyc.com
57 These are keys used for some of the many public bikes at Citibike stations around Manhattan.
58 Crunch's George Cabrerra, spoke about its exercise programs with Leticia Vazquez, Elias Santiago and Megan West.
59 Jack Arenas and Cassidy Iwersen.
60 Courtney Scott, and Annie Baron.
61 Sarah Vasil - are you waiting for your flu shot?
62 EVP General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Allison Hoffman, and SVP Compensation & Staffing, Rita Christiansen.
63 Paul Delmiche and Brian Steindl.
64 Emily Murphy and Laura Delarato.
65 Colleen Banks and Sarah Vasil discussed fitness activities at our wellness expo performance center.
66 Michelle Hsueh and Jayshree Mahtani.
67 Jack Arenas, Danny Naples, Jr., Muzam Agha and Elias Santiago.
68 Anthony Luscia chose a shoulder and arm massage.
69 All the massage chairs were full all day long.
70 My farm's apples went quickly before the day was done - it was a successful day for our annual wellness expo.