Argen wellness program gets employees walking

May 18, 2012
Noah Levine

Issue 5

Lately things have been moving at The Argen Corporation, and not just the numerous alloys the company produces for the global dental laboratory market. A recently launched employee Wellness Program helped encourage 39 members of the Argen team to take part in the La Jolla Shores 5K event last month. 

Lately things have been moving at The Argen Corporation, and not just the numerous alloys the company produces for the global dental laboratory market. A recently launched employee Wellness Program helped encourage 39 members of the Argen team to take part in the La Jolla Shores 5K event last month. 

Employee health and well being are being made a priority at businesses in just about every industry, and at Argen the program was created by CEO Anton Woolf who said in a press release that he hopes, "to create a culture within Argen that inspires individuals to invest in their personal health." Of the employees participating in the recent 5K, 5 were awarded medals for finishing among the leaders in their respective age groups.

The program at Argen included organized training walks, chair yoga sessions and personal health assessments for employees. Woolf said he hopes the increased focus on fitness and well being will inspire not just Argen's employees, but the dental industry as a whole to invest in their health.

Read the full press release below:

Argen Corporation Launches Wellness Program with 39 Employees Participating in a Local 5K Walk

May 14, 2012, San Diego, Calif. - Thirty-nine employees from The Argen Corporation competed in The La Jolla Shores 5K event in La Jolla, Calif., on April 29th. Team members from all departments within Argen, including many C-level executives, ran or walked the 3.1 mile course with 5 individuals achieving medals in their respective age groups. The participation was organized as part of Argen’s new Wellness Program, recently created by Anton Woolf, CEO of The Argen Corporation.

“I chose to invest resources in a wellness program at Argen because I personally believe that all individuals can achieve a happier, more positive and fulfilling life with improved overall health and wellness,” explained Mr. Woolf, “and this begins with education and awareness. I hope to create a culture within Argen that inspires individuals to invest in their personal health, and that this not only inspires the Argen Family, but the entire dental industry.”

To prepare for the event Argen organized training walks 3 days a week, with 3 walks per day at various times, to encourage employee participation. Other activities recently sponsored by Argen Wellness have included: chair yoga sessions, Zumba™ classes, and personal health assessments, all in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of overall personal wellness to the entire organization.

About The Argen Corporation

The Argen Corporation is the largest dental gold producer in the United States and the world, distributing to over 100 countries worldwide. Argen has been producing alloys for over 50 years and offers over 600 precious and non-precious dental alloys.