Orlando, Florida – July 11, 2016 – (INTUITION Brand Marketing) – Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) employees recently brought determination and enthusiasm to their company’s Wellness Initiative. RTX’s Benefit Department took a very active role by providing their employees with health information, diet tips, weekly newsletters and prizes during the days of the event.

RTX, a rapidly growing timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company, has been increasing its efforts in maintaining employees’ health and wellness with a Spring Step Challenge. Over the course of the initiative, employees were challenged to spend 6 weeks tracking their daily step count by using their own fitness tracker, phone app or with a pedometer that the company provided them in the hopes of getting every employee to the goal of 10,000 steps per day – the recommended daily target of the American Heart Association.

“This was the first in what we hope will be many regular wellness programs that we offer employees. Between the participation and positive feedback from employees, and the support from our Benefits department and executives, this is yet another reason why RTX is such a great place to work,” said Sara Little, director of communications and wellness coordinator for RTX.

RTX motivated its employees throughout the initiative with weekly newsletters, that included fitness and diet tips, and health information that would help them keep their energy and health in excellent shape. As a result of this motivation and guidance, between 12 and 24 employees who reported their daily steps each week saw their daily average go from around 7,180 steps to an average of 10,530 steps per day.

The company also awarded a weekly prize to the person with the highest number of steps in a single day for that week as well as a final prize at the end of the challenge. The person who increased their step count the most from the first week of the challenge received a $25 gift certificate. Additionally, the participants with the highest average daily step count over the course of the challenge would be sponsored by RTX to run in the Chamber Challenge 5K that took place on Friday, June 03, in Asheville.

By the end of the Initiative the employees’ efforts and motivation were evident as a total of seven employees were sponsored by RTX to participate in the Chamber Challenge 5K. The employees sponsored for the run were Sara Little, Zach Winecoff, Carmen Hall, Zac Hodnett, Chris Johanson, Sara Cheng and Jeannie Glosson.

Zach Winecoff gave an outstanding performance during this run with a time of 22 minutes and 56 seconds and coming in 80th out of a 1,304 participants. Carmen Hall was not to be outshined either as her step count increased the most from the first week of the challenge which got her the $25 gift certificate at the end of the challenge.

RTX is a pro-active employer that regularly uses employee challenges to motivate morale while giving back to the community and supporting local charities.

For more information about RTX, visit www.rtx.travel.

About RTX

Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company based in Asheville, N.C. RTX works with a number of resorts and developers throughout the world to provide the best exchange options possible to its members. In addition to exchange services, RTX offers numerous travel benefits to members, such as reservation protection, rebates, travel discounts and more. RTX has approximately 80,000 members.