a.i. solutions Recognized by American Heart Assn. for Promoting Employee Health and Fitness

June 1, 2011

LANHAM, MD — a.i. solutions has been recognized as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association for promoting employee health and fitness through a broad number of initiatives.

The award recognizes a.i. solutions for demonstrating progressive leadership in making healthy employees a priority by:

  • Offering all employees physical activity support at the worksite.
  • Promoting a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Embracing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

“As an organization, we are firmly committed to helping our staff improve their quality of life, whether through weight management, physical activity or mental well-being initiatives,” said Robert Sperling, President and CEO. “We appreciate that the American Heart Association has recognized our efforts.”

Employees at a.i. solutions may engage in a number of company-sponsored efforts to improve their personal health and fitness, including:

  • A competitive company-wide walking contest every year, in which employees use pedometers to track their total steps for a two-week period, with the office location accumulating the most steps winning a prize.
  • An annual Office Heath Fair where employees can get a physical exam while at work, and vendors may offer discounted gym memberships or tips on maintaining a healthy diet when cooking at home.
  • Sponsoring massage therapists to help employees relax.

“At a.i. solutions, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to health,” said Christy Jeffries, Director of Human Resources. “We are able to reach some of our employees through sports teams, some have an interest in nutrition topics, and others improve their wellness through organized walks and our annual Health Fair. Our employees are motivated to take personal responsibility for their health. We see a direct impact to our business, but more importantly we see a positive impact to our employees’ overall well-being.”

About a.i. solutions
Founded in 1996, a.i. solutions is a small-business provider of innovative mission-critical products and services that enable uninterrupted and reliable access to space. a.i. solutions’ products and services span flight dynamics, space operations, satellite ground systems, information assurance, missile systems, and launch vehicle engineering in support of the nation’s space and defense agencies. For additional information, please visit www.ai-solutions.com.