Abundant Life program enhances the health of ACU employees

Posted July 21, 2010

Being healthy has its rather obvious advantages, but now there is an even better incentive to staying active: ACU's Human Resources Department has created a system to motivate employees to endure those last few exhausting minutes on the treadmill.

The Abundant Life program's goal is to "develop a community culture of wellness that educates by modeling and teaching, and emphasizes an abundant life that encompasses mind, body and spirit." Employees in the program can earn up to $325 throughout the year.

Each participant can earn points by accomplishing a physical activity. As points accumulate, they are calculated to recognize levels of performance. Participants who reach either the gold or silver level have a chance to be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Gold level prize winners are eligible to receive one of the following:

  • Two days off
  • A six month free membership at Hendrick Health Club
  • Two nights for two in a Ruidoso, NM condo (lodging and meals)
  • Reimbursement for all Weight Watchers fees for one school year if weight loss goal is obtained
  • A free ski trip (for two) -- ski lessons, lodging and lift tickets included

Silver level prize winners are eligible to receive one of the following:

  • One day off
  • Car detailing
  • A gift certificate to Home Depot or Lowe's
  • A gift certificate for one house cleaning from Merry Maids
  • A night on the town for two -- dinner, movie passes and babysitting money (if applicable)

The winners from the 2009 competition year are Mike Wiggins and Evelyn Greenlee. Wiggins was chosen as the gold level grand prize winner and Greenlee as winner of the Silver level.

"The Abundant Life Team like to congratulate Mike and Evelyn  for their vigorous hard work and dedication to leading an active lifestyle," says Rachel Foster, an Abundant Life program  representative. "Their commitment to staying healthy and keeping their mind, body and soul well is an overall model of excellent well-being."

Learn more about ACU's Abundant Life Program here.


Did you know? Cambridge University Press, Alcatel-Lucent Labs and ACU are collaborating to develop the next generation of digital textbooks, creating software that merges multimedia content and social communications tools for trule itneractive e-books. The announcement of the trio's partnership has been published in places as far-reaching as New Delhi and Budapest. Read the press release picked up around the world.