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New Fitness Center at AF!

August 31, 2016 02:07 PM

On Monday, American Fidelity opened the doors to our brand new fitness center, and Colleagues are loving it. Check out some photos below.


Do you want to join our team? Check out our job openings now!

Letting Go of Stress at Work

July 15, 2016 08:52 AM

Yesterday our Colleagues got to spend some time de-stressing right here at work. We offered free chair massages, a yoga class and brought in volunteers from Pets and People with dogs and cats looking for new homes. The animals were a huge hit with AF Colleagues! 


AF Colleague Makes Healthy Changes 6/17/2016

June 17, 2016 07:43 AM

American Fidelity Customer Service Colleague Lisa Miner recently sent in her thanks to our on-site fitness trainers for their part in her new, healthy lifestyle.

“I wanted to personally thank you guys for my transformation,” Lisa said.

About a year ago Lisa took her health assessment through AF and that gave her the reality check she needed. She was overweight, had become pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure and high cholesterol putting her at risk for heart attack. She had to carry an emergency inhaler at all times as the weight gain had caused her asthma to worsen. As a single mom of three, she decided she couldn’t allow herself to continue on this path.

Lisa began her journey by reaching out to a fellow Colleague, Gracie. Gracie always helps other Colleagues plan workouts and supports them in following through. She suggested Lisa start with training sessions with trainer Tyler Powell. The sessions were hard, and she quit after about a month. But, Gracie didn’t let her alone. She continued asking how her workouts were and Lisa decided to keep going on her own. She got back in the gym using the workouts Tyler created for her. She also took advantage of the Eat Smart page of our intranet to come up with her own diet that her kids could enjoy as well.

When she started her journey, Lisa wanted to lose about 30 pounds and be able to keep up with her kids without feeling exhausted. She’s surpassed her goal and lost 41 pounds so far!

“I am well below the size I wanted to be and couldn’t be happier. I am no longer pre-diabetic, my blood pressure and cholesterol are healthy and I no longer have to carry my inhaler!”

Lisa’s current goal is to continue on her healthy path and to lose another 15 pounds. She plans to work on gaining strength and toning up. Her overall goal is to remain healthy and happy while teaching her kids that healthy eating and staying active can save and prolong your life.

I am so happy to say my life has done a 180 and I am the healthiest I have ever been. I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, and without the tools and perseverance AF was able to give me, I wouldn’t have made it here today. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

AF Colleagues Take On the Challenge

June 8, 2016 01:00 PM

Just last weekend more than 100 of our Colleagues came together to compete in the OU Medicine Corporate Challenge. Corporate Challenge is a weekend packed full of competition among Oklahoma City metro companies and raises money for the UCO Endeavor Games.


Check out some photos from the weekend!

Doug Vrooman runs in the men's relay

AF Colleagues Spring into Wellness

April 11, 2016 04:53 AM

American Fidelity is dedicated to the health and wellness of our Colleagues and that’s why we offer opportunities for them to get up and move. Just last week the AF Wellness Team put on a wellness carnival, Spring into Wellness. More than 200 Colleagues joined us on our outdoor property at 9K for a quick, fun, healthy break in the afternoon. Colleagues participated in a scavenger hunt where they took a walk around our walking trail and played ping pong, musical chairs, basketball and catch. Some Colleagues took the relaxing route and painted a spring picture while sitting on the patio. Healthy snacks were also offered for Colleagues. Check out some pictures from the event. HW8A0279 HW8A0413 HW8A0418 HW8A0445 HW8A0530 HW8A0578 Would you like to join our team? Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions and apply or share with your network.

Living Smart in OKC

February 24, 2016 01:39 AM

LSLogo_2016 Each month AF spotlight’s a Colleague who has made lifestyle changes to be healthier, or a resource that helps our Colleagues do that. Do you live in the OKC metro area and looking for resources in the community to help kick start your wellness journey? Are you thinking about relocating to our growing city? Here’s a list of wellness resources available in the metro, and reasons you should want to join us in OKC!

Looking for opportunities to get moving with others in the community? Here are some great ones!

  • Mesta Festa is held at the historic Mesta Park and usually features free yoga for adults and outdoor games for children.
  • Open Streets OKC closes a busy street to vehicular traffic for a day to encourage walking, biking and other physical activity.
  • Shop Hop on Auto Alley is held every third Thursday of each month and encourages visitors to park their cars and cruise on foot to enjoy open house events at shops, live music and entertainment. They are also encouraged to participate in physical activities, learn about healthy eating and more.

Still looking for reasons to make the move to OKC? Visit our website to see what Oklahoma City has to offer you and be sure to check out our job openings!

AF Live Smart Spotlight

January 22, 2016 03:35 AM

Alejandra W., Recruiting Specialist Alejandra W., Recruiting Specialist

American Fidelity’s recruiting specialist Alejandra Wilson leads a healthy lifestyle through her eating and exercise habits and she uses AF resources to help!

Alejandra began focusing on her eating habits just a few years ago and started with eating more “whole foods” and less processed foods. Soda was one of the first things she cut and now she doesn’t crave it at all.

After graduating college she realized she needed to be more proactive with her exercise and decided to sign up for a 10k.

“Through the training process I learned to love running,” Alejandra says. “I’ve completed a couple of races including a half marathon. I plan to improve my training and continue to make exercise a part of my daily routine.”

Alejandra and her husband plan their meals a few days in advance and keep a really good grocery list to stay on track. They don’t buy things that aren’t on the list, so they aren’t tempted at home.

For exercise she runs six days a week and walks or attends yoga classes at work. Alejandra uses the on-site fitness center in the mornings to run or to walk on the treadmill during lunch.

“Jessica is a great resource for motivation and to bounce ideas off regarding training. I always enjoy meeting with her!”

She loves the on-site grill and will opt for salmon or chicken with veggies when she doesn’t want a salad. Alejandra is on the American Fidelity Active 365 team and consistently has one of the highest numbers in steps from the group.

“Active 365 has made me more aware of my steps and habits.” Would you like to work at American Fidelity, where your health and wellness goals are important to us? Check out our OKC job openings and our field positions.

AF Colleague Motivated to Live Smart

December 17, 2015 02:33 AM

Lee L. (far right) with his AF Jingle Jog Team Lee L. (far right) with his AF Jingle Jog Team[/caption] Do your heroes motivate you to be a better version of yourself? For one of American Fidelity’s Group Product Management Colleagues, that’s what Mr. Rogers and the Ultimate Warrior have done! Lee Lerner’s two childhood heroes have inspired him to be a nice person and to be strong. “I’ve become a very nice person, but I’ve yet to lift a 300 pound man over my head,” Lee said. That statement, his dad’s poor health and a disappointing Health Assessment score prompted Lee to start working out. For about a year now, Lee has been working out in American Fidelity’s on-site fitness center, trying to lift heavy things and move around quickly. “Throughout the year the things I’ve lifted have gotten heavier and I’ve gotten quicker.” Lee loves the healthy options at the on-site cafe, especially the vegetables and pork loin! With everything right here at work, Lee can exercise and then grab something to eat very quickly. Over the year Lee has noticed that when playing ultimate Frisbee he doesn’t feel like he’s dying nearly as much, some of his tighter pants have grown recently and his Health Assessment score has greatly improved! The Health Assessment is taken by Colleagues who wish to participate in American Fidelity’s wellness incentive program. “I like exercising at work because it is a very social thing. My friends here have held me accountable for keeping up my healthy lifestyle. If I was going to some outside gym, and I started not showing up, I wouldn’t have someone questioning me in an afternoon meeting, “Where were you today?” Words of wisdom from Lee (stolen from a corny wedding toast): “The greatest gift you can give your family is a healthy you.” Do your upcoming New Year’s resolutions include getting healthy? How about a job search? Check out our openings, apply and maybe you too can get healthy with American Fidelity!

Book Clubs at American Fidelity

December 7, 2015 04:15 AM

books We’re always looking for ways to bring our Colleagues together while simultaneously promoting a well-balanced lifestyle, which is why we’re thrilled about the Colleague-lead book clubs gaining popularity at American Fidelity. A few dedicated book worms are gathering monthly with fellow literature-loving Colleagues to discuss books that inspire, educate and entertain. The 2nd Thursday Book Club discusses all sorts of books including science fiction, classics, nonfiction and popular fiction. Some of the books the club has read this year include “House Rules” by Jodi Piccoult, “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed and “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. Another book club gaining popularity with the halls of AF is  The New York Best Sellers Book Club, which gets together the first Wednesday of each month. The club reads a wide variety of best sellers of all genres. Each meeting the group picks a book for the next meeting but also discusses personal favorites. We also encourage our Colleagues to read by hosting the Books are Fun book fair a few times throughout the year at our Home Office. Would you like to work for American Fidelity? Check out our OKC Home Office openings and our field sales positions.

AF Colleague Makes Healthy Changes

November 19, 2015 02:25 AM

Tammy T., Marketing Solutions Tammy T., Marketing Systems[/caption] What does it take to make you decide to make a change for the better? For Marketing Systems Colleague Tammy Townsend, the threat of heart attack or stroke wasn’t even enough to get her attention. But, when she found out that she could possibly go blind, her ears opened up! Tammy has been taking AF’s Health Assessment since it started. Her results have never been perfect, but they were never to the point that she had a sense of urgency to do something. Then, she went for an eye check-up and found out she had busted blood vessels. Her doctor began questioning her about the possibility of being diabetic or having high blood pressure. “Since I had taken the Health Assessment, I had answers for him,” Tammy said. “It’s not high, just borderline.” At that point she was told if she didn’t get her blood pressure under control, she could go blind. “The threat of a heart attack or stroke was not enough to get my attention. But going blind – OH NO, THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!” Tammy started blood pressure medication immediately, but it was hard just to find the right medication and dosage. The side effects of the medicine made her miserable, so she decided she was going to do what she needed to get off that mess. A fellow Colleague told Tammy about My Fitness Pal and she began using it to track her eating and exercise. Anytime she wanted to eat something she shouldn’t, she’d just ask herself if it was worth going blind and that took the temptation away. On her days at the office, Tammy would walk on the treadmill in the fitness center and that prompted her to purchase one for her home as she is a multi-day telecommuter. Encouragement from fellow Colleagues really kept her going. “I was really focused on saving my eyesight and didn’t even think about looking and feeling better. That was an added bonus.” She’s now lost 30 pounds and doesn’t have to take blood pressure medicine. She recently visited her retina specialist and he was excited to see her improvements and released her from his care. He noted that had she not made improvements, she would have been unable to drive within three years. “There are so many benefits to being healthy and I’m sure you’ve heard them all. Yes, it takes time to notice a difference, but keep in mind, time is going to go by whether you make a change or not. You can either not make the change and look back in six months and wish you had, or you can make the change and look back in six months and be so proud of yourself for your accomplishments. For the first time, I’m excited to get the results from my next Health Assessment!”