Walkingspree Teaming Up with Latham & Watkins, LLP – 2016
In the spring of 2015, global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP decided to challenge its personnel to be more active and improve their overall fitness using a brilliant incentive: Each participant was given a wearable activity tracker and encouraged to be active in a variety of ways, while Walkingspree’s innovative technology tracked and validated their steps. The more steps they took, the more money Latham would donate to the charity of their choice.
The results were impressive: Latham’s personnel raised $60,000 for Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders and other charities. And the team at Walkingspree quickly noticed that the results surpassed everyone’s expectations.
Though the charity approach was new, being part of a unique approach to wellness was a natural fit for Walkingspree. The San-Antonio-based wellness activity program provider regularly supports some of the nation’s most renowned brands, and these brands achieve high enrollment, increased motivation, sustained engagement, and lower health care costs by using the Walkingspree program.
As for Latham, the program fit right in, supporting both its focus on wellness as well as its commitment to give back to the communities in which its personnel live and work.
This year, Latham will again use Walkingspree’s open platform, which is customized and branded in a unique corporate package for every company it serves, to encourage its lawyers to fight world hunger. The law firm is partnering with a global anti-hunger charity: For every 5,000 steps the lawyers take, a child in need will receive a meal at school.
We can’t wait to see the results!
Walkingspree specializes in custom walking programs for companies of all sizes. Using fun technology and easy to use intelligent apps, participants are inspired to make healthier choices, become more physically active and feel better. When it comes to physical activity programs in the wellness platform industry, Walkingspree is a proven leader. Walkingspree helps employers control rising healthcare costs through the use of mobile and online programs. These programs are customized and branded for each company allowing employers to better engage members, track validated data and accurately measure ROI. The company’s corporate wellness and activity program has demonstrated more than 50 percent employee participation and solid year-over-year member retention. Walkingspree is proud to partner with many companies, such as Texas Health Resources, Broadway Bank, ICW Group, CHRISTUS Health and Latham & Watkins to name a few. To learn more about Walkingspree: http://walkingspree.com
About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,200 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including: Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the website at www.lw.com.