In an effort to get – and keep – Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members off the couch, Disney launched the cast Couch to 5K Plus program a couple years ago as one of the many wellness options offered by the company.
The program aims to help Cast Members become more active and includes personalized training plans, online resources, and coaching.
“Since we launched the Couch to 5K hundreds of Cast Members have participated and taken steps to improve their health,” said Tracy Swanson, Vice President for Benefits, Health and Workforce Solutions. “Being active helps our Cast and their family’s lead healthier lives, including spending more time outside.”
Cast Members at any fitness level are encouraged to join the Couch to 5K Plus program, and to date hundreds have joined with many reaching a personal goal of participating in their first 5K race.
This year Disney has added more race events and enhanced training plans. In addition to the Couch to 5K Plus program, Disney also offers on-site health and wellness programs, educational and screening opportunities, and access to online tools and resources including a personal health assessment.