Retrofit In The News
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50 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2015 2/5/15 - Retrofit is where tech and weight loss meet. With a national reach, the company has developed a system that helps a user track and study their behaviors with Fitbit and a Withings scale. But that data isn't left for the user to interpret themselves - with Retrofit, a user is assigned a personal weight loss team - made up of a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and behavior coach. Getting this human-centered approach into the tech mix ensures that users not only lose weight now, but develop life-long habits to keep the weight off. … Read The Story
Chicago-based Retrofit Names New CEO; Founder Hyman Named Board Chair 11/17/14 - Retrofit, a Chicago-based weight-loss program, has named Mary Pigatti the company's CEO, the company announced Monday … Pigatti told Blue Sky that she aims to "take this amazing solution that Retrofit offers to the marketplace and really scale it to millions of people…" Pigatti said she plans to first focus on company culture and employees. "The people, they're really making a difference," she said. "Not just impacting lives but saving lives. We're bringing people back to their families." … Read The Story
Jeff Hyman Hands Off the Baton at Retrofit 11/17/14 - Jeff Hyman, founder of weight-loss startup Retrofit, is stepping down as the company's CEO. The Chicago-based company will be led by Mary Pigatti, who was a senior vice president at Limeade, a corporate-wellness startup based in Bellevue, Wash. … Read The Story
Are Private Exchanges The Next Big Thing in Employer Health Care Offerings? 9/17/14 - Across the board, the health care insurance market is undergoing its most significant transformation in decades … We are witnessing unprecedented innovation across the spectrum. … To make a defined contribution system work, employers provide workers with access to an online private exchange, which mimics the new public exchanges by offering a wide range of health care coverage options, including medical, dental, vision, and even weight management and fitness programs such as Retrofit. … Read The Story
10 Technologies Changing The Future of Healthcare 9/4/14 - From digital networks to wearables, the health care industry is undergoing massive technological changes. Here are 10 types of innovations changing its future … Networks and coaching: With mobile technology, it's easier than ever to have a customized diet or health plan … Retrofit offers coaching and expert advice for weight loss and weight management. … Read The Story
Weight Loss Programs - Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money 9/3/14 - Corporate weight loss programs definitely work and they've been proven to help the bottom line. As healthcare costs continue to rise, and with the ACA's Employer Mandate about to go into effect, it's high time for companies to prioritize employee wellness - for the good of both the company and it’s most important asset: its people. … Read The Story
Retrofit CEO Jeff Hyman: How a Virtual Workforce Levels the Gender Playing Field 8/20/14 - When starting my company three years ago, I made the decision to create a fully-virtual workforce. It was a strategic decision based on our market segment: we provide remote workplace wellness programs and I knew that we needed to "walk the talk." I also wanted to create a company with a level playing field for both genders. What I found is that having an all-remote workforce can help employees overcome some common biases against those who work from home. … Read The Story
Investment Strategy at Cambia Health Solutions Shows How to Become a 21st Century Insurance Company 8/1/14 - Cambia investments span a much broader range of categories and include many technology-enabled services. There’s Wildflower Health, which is about high-risk pregnancy and pregnancy management, particularly for Medicaid patients; Qliance — a primary care provider; ClearCare — a health IT company for home healthcare agencies, Live!y a remote monitoring sensor producer to support aging in place; CoPatient — a healthcare bill review service; Retrofit — a weight loss program using wireless devices and apps; and PokitDok. … Read The Story
|How to Make Wellness Work 5/29/14 - The survey’s results echo the experiences of benefits managers such as Katie Sens, director of human resources for Chemprene, a small manufacturing firm in New York's Hudson Valley. Sens oversees the wellbeing of about 115 employees, and says that like many workplaces across the country, those involved in daily physical labor out on the manufacturing floor tend to be in better shape than the company's desk-bound workers. …In addition to standard wellness pushes such as smoking cessation and flu shots, Sens says her company has partnered with online weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle coaching provider Retrofit, paying half of employees' costs up front and hosting group programs. "Our boss is aboard, I'm in it, as are several other managers and their sponsors, hoping to lead by example," she says. "Now I'm getting a lot more questions about the program, and certainly raising awareness."… Read The Story|
What One Company Learned From Giving Its Product Away For Free 5/12/14 - Testive joins other technology-empowered services that reengineer the service delivery model to make it more efficient via a combination of technology and people. Companies like Retrofit (for personal training) and Bench (for accounting) are great examples of this approach… Read The Story