Virgin Pulse primarily focused on getting participants walking, and awarded points for mileage goals reached. Today, Virgin Pulse supports a more encompassing vision of healthy behavior, rewarding participants for keeping a journal of other activities, such as swimming, which may not be counted by a pedometer or other tracker; to set nutrition goals; to track other wellbeing goals; and to challenge friends. The Virgin Pulse program helps participants address all areas of well-being, including financial, social, emotional, spiritual and physical. The first pedometer is free to newly enrolled participants. If a participant already has a preferred fitness tracking device, the program will sync with many available brands and models, including Fitbit and Apple Watch. Participants can earn up to $275 per calendar quarter, with increasing dollar amounts given as each of four levels of point accrual is completed. Points toward reward levels can be earned through activity, and also by reporting healthy habits on the mobile app or website. All Full-time, active clergy and spouses, as well as full-time Conference-employed laity and spouses, may enroll in Virgin Pulse if they are not already participating. Those who may have lost momentum (and possibly their pedometer) can rejoin the plan at any time between now and Annual Conference.
Eligible individuals may begin tracking activity and habits and earning rewards through Virgin Pulse immediately. To enroll, visit http://join.virginpulse.com/wespath and select Arkansas as plan sponsor when prompted. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Mona Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-324-8028.