When it comes to losing weight and staying motivated, social support has been found to be a key factor1. Hearing from others who have similar struggles, and have overcome or bounced back during their journey to health, can help people achieve similar results. Studies have also shown that reading testimonials of success stories, having friendly competition and group accountability all work together for improved weight loss success.

Based on the success of Ignite Group Coaching to engage participants, StayWell is creating a new component for the participants to help them carry on the success they had in a group setting. Ignite Communities transitions participants from the weekly group coaching to a larger community of former Ignite members. The goal of Ignite Communities is to help participants continue to learn and implement lifestyle changes for weight management.

Ignite Communities includes a learning center that uses a variety of delivery methods, including coach videos and articles. Participants will continue to explore habits and behaviors that impact their nutrition and physical activity habits. Coaches will continue to support the larger group with messages as well as a offer weekly message. The participants will have input into what the coaches are sharing with the team by submitting questions or topics that they would like the coach to discuss in-depth.

We are excited to expand Ignite, and will be launching Ignite Communities in the fall of 2017. If you haven’t heard about Ignite and want to learn more, watch this short video and then contact StayWell at engage@staywell.com to learn how the program can benefit your workforce.