McClatchy has partnered with Virgin Pulse to offer a fun wellness program that rewards you for taking steps toward better health! All benefit-eligible employees and any spouse/domestic partner enrolled in a McClatchy medical plan are encouraged to participate.
Team challenges are a great way to get moving, track your progress and have blast with your colleagues. McClatchy hosts 3-4 team challenges each year and participants earn raffle entries for each completion. Be on the lookout for the next wellness challenge announcement from the LiveWell team and get prepared to step it up!
Healthy Habits help you self track any daily wellness behaviors that you individually would like to focus upon. Healthy Habits trackers on the Virgin Pulse platform allow you to be more mindful of certain behaviors, and help you make small, everyday changes that will lead to big results!
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a health questionnaire through Virgin Pulse used to provide you with a confidential evaluation of your health risks and quality of life.
Get a Heart Age score based on your heart health and a Lifestyle Score based on the healthy choices you make each day! Answer questions about your nutrition, activity, sleep, and health history to see where you stand and how you can improve to be the best you.
What journey are you on?
Journey's is a digital coaching tool with individual programs designed to help you improve or maintain your health and well-being, one small step at a time. Use Journeys to stress less, move more, sleep soundly, achieve financial wellness and more!
Team Challenge FAQ's
All benefits eligible employees are encouraged to register on the Virgin Pulse platform to participate in personal and team challenges. Spouses or domestic partners currently enrolled in a McClatchy Medical plan are also encouraged to register to participate.
Create a new team or join an existing team up to a maximum of 10 challengers. Teams will advance to each weekly stage by tracking and entering steps taken. The team with the most steps wins.
Of course! All forms of activity minutes can be converted using the Virgin Pulse tool into an associated step count towards the team total.
Participants can sync any integrated tracking device to the Virgin Pulse app (list of devices available online) or your can track your progress manually using the Virgin pulse mobile app or platform.
The info sheet below includes everything your need to know about the devices and apps that are compatible with the LiveWell / Virgin Pulse platform.
You bet! Completing team wellness challenges and other activities earn you raffle entries towards quarterly prize drawings.
Certain challenges may also include a tangible "McClatchy LiveWell" prize for the winning team or raffle winners.
Raffle entries earned throughout the year by completing team challenges and activities will reset at the beginning of each calendar year.
Employees say it best
"Being part of the wellness challenges keeps wellness top of mind and reminds me to get up from my desk, go get some water, do a lap around the hallway, and get a few more steps than my colleagues so I can win things! Every little bit helps."
Employees say it best
"I love the virgin pulse challenges because it helps me stay motivated! Especially during these challenging times...I can also feel a part of the community by working with a team.”