NBC’s Most Successful “Biggest Loser” Pete Thomas Will Motivate Employees in Rhode Island at Two Statewide Corporate Wellness Events May 23, 2012
Ann Arbor, MI— Hundreds of individuals will have the opportunity to hear “The Biggest Loser” Season 2 At-Home Winner, Pete Thomas in Rhode Island at the 18th Annual Worksite Heath Awards Breakfast taking place at 7:45 am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. 84 Ocean State companies will be honored for their wellness efforts at the ceremony. At noon, Pete Thomas will address the larger community at the ShapeUpRI Spring Challenge Rally at Waterplace Park in Providence.
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), these two events demonstrate the Rhode Island business community’s commitment to health and wellness of its employees and residents. Both events are open to the public. For more details, visit www.PeteThomas.com.
“What the Rhode Island business community is doing in the area of wellness is truly commendable,” Thomas states. “The commitment… the enthusiasm…it’s fantastic. It’s the kind of effort we need to reverse the trends in obesity we see in our country.” Thomas goes on to say, “The research shows that fit and healthy employees are more productive employees. Clearly companies in Rhode Island understand this and I’m grateful to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island for bringing me in to be a part of these important events.”
About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.
About the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of a positive and productive business climate for our community through economic development, business-to-business relationship building and effective public policies and government.
About Pete Thomas
Pete Thomas is the Season 2 $100,000 At-home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and the President of Pete Thomas Wellness—a multi-faceted weight loss education and consulting company. As a highly skilled TV personality, teacher, certified trainer, weight-loss coach and consultant, Thomas helps organizations and corporations execute wellness programs—including “Biggest Loser” style weight-loss and teambuilding programs— that get results! His company also provides cutting-edge content for health and fitness oriented blogs, books and magazines—including the best-selling “Biggest Loser” book series. Of the former Biggest Loser contestants, only Pete Thomas has personally created other “Biggest Losers” through his teaching and coaching programs.
Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra, as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly, Real Health and commercials nationwide. A full time motivational speaker, weight-loss coach, consultant, and product spokesman, Pete travels and spreads his “Winning Principles” to organizations worldwide—both in person and through his website at www.PeteThomas.com. For an interview or to inquire about booking Pete Thomas for your event, contact Anita Lane at 646.450.6214.