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Press Release -- May 15th, 2011
Source: Verizon

Verizon Welcomes Celebrity Trainer Bob Harper on May 18 in Recognition of Employee Health & Fitness Day

ASHBURN, Va. – Verizon, in partnership with health care benefits provider Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, will mark national Employee Health & Fitness Day by hosting fitness expert Bob Harper from the NBC hit show “The Biggest Loser” at a town hall-style meeting with Verizon employees on May 18. The event, which is designed to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, will emphasize the importance of physical activity, healthy nutrition, preventive care and Verizon’s wellness-screening initiatives.

Fitness trainer Bob Harper will join Martha Delehanty, Verizon senior vice president of human resources, for this special wellness event for all employees.

WHEN: The town hall will be held on May 18 from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by exercise demonstrations and employee meet-and-greets in the campus Fitness Center from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Media are asked to check in at the main lobby starting at 10:30 a.m.

Main Street Atrium and Fitness Center
Verizon Campus
22001 Loudoun County Parkway

BACKGROUND: Bob Harper on Twitter @MyTrainerBob has become one of the most credible and sought-after motivational experts on personal fitness and healthy living. In addition to his leadership on “The Biggest Loser,” Harper is a regular on “The Dr. Oz Show” as a member of Core Team Oz, and authored a book titled “Are You Ready!” that was published in 2008. Harper has made appearances on such shows as “Oprah,” “Larry King Live,” “Jay Leno” and “Ellen.” He has also been featured in magazines including Oprah Magazine, Men’s Health, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine. Harper’s optimistic outlook, practical advice and gregarious demeanor have earned him fans and followers all over the world.

Media Contacts:
Kevin W. Irland
Maria Montenegro

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