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Health care company plans Oklahoma City expansion

The company plans to hire pharmacy technicians who are licensed to work in Oklahoma, customer care advocates and other positions in training and quality management. “UnitedHealth Group strives to stay ahead of changing demands in the market for health care so that we are always prepared to help people get the high-quality, affordable care they

Male Under 50 Runner-Up: Gary Lynch

For as long as he can remember, Gary Lynch has been running and jumping and playing outside, so it’s difficult for him to say exactly what inspired him to live such a healthy lifestyle. “It seems like movement is a much more natural state for humans,” he says. “Nature is movement: time, progress, the universe

Male Under 50 Champion: Richard Muller

He spends anywhere from three to six hours a week exercising, which includes a combination of strength and circuit training and running or other cardio work. Richard Muller doesn’t participate in many group exercise classes, but he has two workout partners with whom he regularly meets. “This helps because we all can keep each other

Corporate Wellness Award 3rd Place: Retirement Investment Advisors Inc.

Even with a staff of just 16, Retirement Investment Advisors Inc. goes above and beyond to instill a health and wellness mindset in its employees. “It is important to stay healthy because it really does increase productivity for us,” says Erin Wentroth, vice president of marketing. The firm’s employees are a little on the competitive

Corporate Wellness Award 2nd Place: American Fidelity Assurance Company

American Fidelity Assurance Company incorporates wellness into its culture in order to make happier, healthier employees. To that end, the company continues to add to and improve its premium programs. Not only can employees utilize the on-site fitness center and professionally taught classes, but they can also enjoy meals at an on-site grill featuring healthy

Male Over 50 Runner-Up: Dave Carpenter

Dave Carpenter started his workout regimen just a year ago, in January 2012. It was a New Year’s resolution he says he was determined to keep. Initially, he worked out five or six days a week on an elliptical machine for 35 to 40 minutes, and climbed six flights of stairs at his office three

Female Over 50 Runner-Up: Lucy Fritts

When her son was nearly school-age is when Lucy Fritts got more serious about her routine. She turned another corner about 10 years ago, after several of her siblings developed heart issues. That’s when she changed her family’s dietary plan: low-fat, low-calorie, increased fruits and vegetables. She does have one addiction, however: Wii Fit. And

Female Under 50 Runner-Up: Amanda Storck

Amanda Storck has followed a regular exercise regimen for about 10 years. “I first started exercising because I was gaining weight after college and needed to lose about 15 pounds,” she says. “A boss that I had at the time inspired me to be healthier because he was always training for marathons.” After a few

Female Under 50 Champion: Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander works out every other day, spending a total of six and a half hours each week. This includes three hours of aerobics, two hours on the elliptical, and one and a half hours of strength training. She also participates in a group aerobics class at the Downtown YMCA. “In my youth, gymnastics and

okcBIZ 2013 Fittest Execs and Corporate Wellness award winners announced

Fittest Execs is an initiative by okcBIZ magazine to identify, recognize, reward and promote area executives who prioritize health and fitness in their lives and at their organizations. INTEGRIS Health Pacer Health Services presented the 2013 Fittest Execs program, which was also sponsored by Bob Mills Furniture Sleep Spa and Oklahoma State Department of Health’s

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