Beaulieu of America associates recently reached their yearly fitness goals by collectively walking or running two million miles. A 4.5-mile run/walk event at a local park in Dalton helped them reach their goal.

“You have served as an example to our community in leading the walking and overall exercise campaign for better health and well-being. I’m delighted to see the momentum that this has gained in Dalton and our other facilities’ communities,” said Ralph Boe, president and CEO.

Beaulieu associates are encouraged to plan walking time into their daily routines. Company management accommodates and even sets up walking courses at Beaulieu facilities. In October 2009, Beaulieu received the American Heart Association “The Start! Fit-Friendly Company” honors inFortunemagazine. Beaulieu’s walking challenge was recognized as part of a much broader fitness program including healthier choices in company vending machines, easy access to water, “Be Your Best” weight control programs, “smoke outs” to help associates quit smoking, and employee newsletters promoting good health.