MHLbannersmallTurn your personal fitness story into a big winner

Be part of the My Healthy Lifestyle contest and win 2 VIP tickets to the Jillian Michaels' Maximize Your Life Tour, Friday April 26 at the Ferguson Center at CNU:The VIP package includes two seats to the show, a 30 minute Q&A with Jillian afterwards, and a 4-week FREE trial to the Jillian Michaels' Online Training Program and Total Weight Loss Solution.

526779_10151491482442421_619437237_nJillian Michaels is one of the most widely known health and fitness advocates in the country. Through her participation in The Biggest Loser, Losing It with Jillian and other TV appearances, along with bestselling books, DVDs and podcasts, she has reached millions with an inspirational message centered on health and wellness and the ability of each individual to change his or her life for the better.

Jillian's roles as a personal trainer, life coach and motivational speaker are influenced by her own personal wellness and fitness story. Before gaining success, initially through media appearances, Jillian struggled with her own weight.  That experience, and the determination, dedication and hard work she directed toward meeting her goals are part of her unique connection with her audience.

The Contest is Easy: Just write what you know

Taking part in this contest, brought to you by your Employee Wellness Committee is easy.  All you have to do is submit up to a 500 word testimonial (Twitter only gives you a 140 characters, so this is your chance to really tell your story!) on how you or your family have incorporated fitness into your daily routine. Include details on how achieving a higher level of fitness has made a positive impact on your life. And be sure to mention any Riverside programs or services – such as the physician visits needed to qualify for health premium savings, wellness centers, smoking cessation, weight loss competitions, HRA, classes, etc. – that may have helped you in your wellness and fitness journey.

Although not required, you can also submit a small photo (no larger than 1MB) that you think best captures your fitness activity and your enthusiasm around wellness. Entering your testimonial comes with the agreement that we can use it on the MHL intranet site and the employee online newsletter. The winner will also write a short summary about the Jillian Michaels experience to share with Riverside team members through the newsletter.

Be creative, have fun and tell your story about fitness

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday April 10, 5pm to

Wellness and fitness are good motivators to inspire interesting stories and testimonials; we look forward to your entries. Winners will be announced on April 17. There will be three winners - first place winner will receive the VIP package (2 VIP tickets) and two runner-up winners will each receive two tickets at the $55 a seat ticket level.

And here's another healthy contest for you

The Match Up is a national weight loss contest that pits team against team vying for large cash prizes. We entered this contest last year and competed against employer organizations around the country … and our very own Team 2 Trim from the Eastern Shore placed second overall with team members winning $1,000 each.

Now it's time for the year 2 contest so get your team of five and your entry fees together. May 17th will be the first weigh in.