Stepathlon Client Testimonials

  • Across the world people are interested in getting into shape, in bringing about a culture of collaboration at your workplace and I think the opportunity to do this in an easy manner, in a manner where you can do all of this without taking a huge amount of people’s time is very effective and very appealing. Pirojsha Godrej MD & CEO, Godrej Properties

  • People, including me, look at their pedometers every evening and they are conscious if they are falling short of the target they have set for themselves. Shrinath Bolloju MD & COO, Deutsche Bank AG, India

  • I strongly believe that exercise sets off a very different kind of rhythm in people and therefore it will improve productivity, there is no question about the fact that it should lead to lower absenteeism. Ajay Srinivasan Chief Executive, Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group

  • I think the ease of the whole thing, the simplicity, is what really appealed to people. Sandeep Ghosh MD & CEO, Bharti Axa Life Insurance Company Ltd.

  • Stepathlon for me is a way of life. S Ramnath Consultant, Facilities Management, HDFC LTD

  • It does allow us to bring our hotels closer. It allows for more engagement between our corporate office and our hotels and it’s kind of been a really good platform for us to do so much more with our properties then just talk shop with them. Dilip Puri MD, India & Regional VP, South Asia, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts

  • ....this could be sustained over 100 days and substantially even carried further. Deep Kalra Founder & CEO, Make My Trip

  • ....it’s been easy to implement and the company is very enthusiastic. Manjit Singh CEO, Sony Multi Screen Media Pvt Ltd

  • The words that have been used are – I feel lighter, I feel fitter, I feel less tired, there is less fatigue for the same amount of work. Rajesh Subramaniam CEO, Firstsource

  • People who are participating were able to bring exercise, fitness and activity into their daily lives and reorganized their work to suit that Priya Paul Chairperson Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

  • We were looking for an initiative which would be fun, quick and collaborative for our leadership team. We also had a purpose that something like that should be inclusive for our managers and it should leave a lasting impression, believe me I think this is one initiative which served all the purposes H.K. Gandhi Group HR Director, InterGlobe Enterprises

  • It has been a beautiful engagement, because right from the operations part of it, in terms of distributing the pedometers across our multiple zones which is 44 different locations across the country, in terms of engaging our senior leadership, in terms of engaging our employees…the Stepathlon team is as they say been walking the talk all the time and that makes it very very easy and doable thing for us Suvro Raychaudhri Controller HR, United Breweries Limited

  • Everybody is just so happy to be in this together, we have been doing joint walks…these kind things are nice, it brings people together Rajeev Samant Founder – CEO, Sula Vineyards

  • The very factor that everybody can do at a time of their convenience, at a place of their convenience and at a geography of their convenience, really gives the benefit of getting everybody together Anil Parashar Group CFO, InterGlobe Enterprises

  • Its engaged my family a lot more because I take my boys on walks, we play a lot in the gardens Sean Hewat National Safety Supply Chain & Project Manager, Kmart

  • Because of this the cross function members who are in a team have a bonding. So, earlier we had friends in our own function now we have friends in other functions Amba Lamba HR Manager, JSW Steel

  • Deutsche Bank

    Great to see that the program is a success. Your vision has become a reality that helped thousands in realizing the benefits of health and well being. Makarand Khatavkar Managing Director and Head-HR, Deutsche Bank AG

  • Firstsource

    Stepathlon should become viral, companies which are very people intensive should embrace Stepathlon with open arms Rajesh Subramaniam MD and CEO Firstsource Solutions Ltd

  • ANZ

    The best part for me in Stepathlon was how wearing the pedometer makes you realize just how little exercise you do on those "normal" days at work. It has been a real eye-opener to encourage us to exercise Tessa Robins Senior Audit Manager, ANZ

  • Idea

    We always believe in work-life balance and Stepathlon has facilitated this within the organisation Atul Mathur Vice President and Head, Management Development Function,
    Idea Cellular

  • Levi Strauss

    I have seen a significant amount of positivity around the program, people are walking more, being more active, several people have lost weight, looking fitter, looking happier and I couldn’t have asked for more Sanjay Purohit MD and CEO Levi Strauss (India) Pvt Ltd

  • Marriott Hotels

    Stepathlon is a proactive way to assist our resources in leading a Healthier Lifestyle Rajeev Menon Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International

  • Technip

    I was looking at a magic recipe to create a “One Technip” connect across our key locations in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. Samik Mukherjee CEO, Technip India

  • UBL

    Fitness, exercise and wellness is not about joining the gym, it's about doing something that makes you comfortable and I think Stepathlon has made that very simple because it's engaging, it's interesting and it's made everybody aware of what fitness, wellness and nutrition is. Shekhar Ramamurthy Joint President, UBL

  • Enrolling for Stepathlon was one of the best things we did this year – the buzz and palpable energy this has created in our employees has to be seen to be believed! All the corridor and elevator conversations only revolve around Stepathlon! J Also, 18 out of our 23 Leadership Team members have enrolled. And the support we have received from your team has been flawless - Shyamashree Rudra, Global Head-Learning & Development, Cipla

  • We have managed to keep the momentum ON and if we continue at this rate it will definitely have a long lasting, positive impact among our employees. - Sylvia D'Cunha, Manager - Human Resources, Saint-Gobain Group

  • Participation in the Stepathlon 100 day race has brought a whole lot of changes in my daily regime. All for the better. More discipline, more exercise, better health and fitness. Thanks. - Zubin Mody, Head Human Resources, IndusInd Bank

  • I am so glad to have participated in the event. It has given an altogether new dimension to the "challenge your own limits" model that I have always believed in. Two months ago I would not even have dreamt of delivering such performances. - Sachil Dagur, CEO - Axis Bank Ltd., Singapore

  • The Stepathlon program has been working well bringing in a new consciousness among the employees towards physical exercise and better health. - Ramesh Ramanathan, MD, Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd

  • Stepathlon has given a spirit of team bonding across regions - Tanuja Choudhury, Idea's National Enterprise Business Lead in Kolkata

  • I think it would be great to see more local customers use this program. It is an excellent program and the support behind the program has been great. - Janine Sheridan, Safety and Injury Management Officer, City of Busselton

  • I am extremely happy to note the positive energy Stepathlon has created. At Axis, many of our teams are participating and I can tell you meeting/interacting with these Stepathletes gives me a big high every day. - Rajesh Dahiya, President Human Resources, Axis Bank

  • I think Stepathlon made a huge difference in the organization and I am sure you will see bigger participation from Morgan Stanley in next year's event. - Rajat Mathur, Executive Director – HR, Morgan Stanley

  • It was a great experience for all of us and is now getting "addictive"! Here's looking forward to the next journey! - Amar Sinhji, Head Human Resources, Tata Capital Financial Services Limited

  • It was indeed a wonderful experience for our team and me to be a part of this "step" journey! Stepathlon, as a friend, always encouraged us to keep putting our best steps forward towards a healthier and happy life, step-by-step. In true spirit, a movement for movement! My best wishes to you and your entire team to keep going on with this super program! - Jaideep Devare, Managing Director, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd

  • At TMFL we value overall health and wellbeing of the employees. Our Employee Engagement Program has various initiatives under the brand ACTIVE. This is our second year with Stepathlon and this program which is part of ACTIVE has built a new consciousness amongst employees towards physical exercise and better health. Our teams are cross functional and spread across various locations, it helps in building synergy, engagement and team bonding. The idea is to position wellness as an integral part of our employee's life, both professionally and personally - Shyam Mani, Managing Director & CEO, Tata Motors Finance Ltd

  • Stepathlon’s simplicity, relevance and accessibility make it universally applicable, promoting health as a right and not a privilege, in a goal and team-oriented environment. Stepathlon recognises both where we are and where we can be. The good news from Stepathlon is that by making small changes we can individually and collectively achieve big results. - Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra

  • I am proud to be part of the leading team. I am proud of everyone in my team for trying their best and putting up with my mini challenges to increase our individual averages over a 7 day period. - Rebecca Baker, Workcover Assistant, Knox City Council

  • I think Stepathlon is a start. In my mind, a healthy choice, an active lifestyle choice has got to be a daily choice and i think Stepathlon has been the platform and we would like to use this platform for a lot more of these behaviors. But it is certainly a start. - Sanjay Purohit, Managing Director, Levis

  • The best part for me in Stepathlon was how wearing the pedometer makes you realize just how little exercise you do on those “normal” days at work. It has been a real eye-opener to encourage us to exercise - Tessa Robins, Senior Audit Manager, ANZ

  • You & the team are doing a great job and look forward to further intensifying our partnership. - Ravneet Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank AG, India

  • The best part of Stepathlon for me has been my motivation to get good step counts each day and encouraging our team to do more - Emma Wickens, Quality Assurance Officer, ANZ

  • I now see many young people falling prey to these diseases due to more sedentary lifestyles, erratic working hours, reduced physical activity and an increase in unhealthy eating. Whilst we have seen many progressions in modern medicine, prevention of such diseases is still the best cure. Simple things like doing some physical activity every day, even just a short brisk walk, can reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases and improve both physical and mental health - Dr. Devi Shetty, Padma Bhushan awardee, Cardiac Surgeon, founder of Narayana Hrudayalaya

  • Stepathlon has brought us a bit closer together, more likely to engage a conversation. My team members have all made an effort to contribute; no one wants to let the side down. - Glenn Robertson, SNR Credit Analyst, ANZ, Australia

  • I think Stepathlon is a start. In my mind, a healthy choice, an active lifestyle choice has got to be a daily choice and I think Stepathlon has been the platform and we would like to use this platform for a lot more of these behaviors. But it is certainly a start. - R S Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express

  • It allows more and more people to become a lot more aware as to what they need to do to become healthier - Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International

  • Stepathlon is a concept where anyone, any place, anytime, coupled with the fact that you can mix your worlds in terms of working and participating in an event and health initiative really brought the convergence together, which I thought was very meaningful. It has created so much of a buzz and I want to be part of this revolution - Rajesh Padmanabhan, Corporate VP, Head HR, Capgemini

  • Across the world people are interested in getting into shape, in bringing about a culture of collaboration at your workplace and I think the opportunity to do this in an easy manner, in a manner where you can do all of this without taking a huge amount of people’s time is very effective and very appealing. I would without reservation recommend Stepathlon to all organizations - Pirojsha Godrej, MD and CEO, Godrej Properties

  • I am delighted that so many HDFC Bank employees from different cities participated in this event and I congratulate each of them for their contribution towards HDFC Bank bagging the title of 'Most Active Company'. I'm sure they will keep up the momentum now that the race is over and make walking for fitness a regular habit. - Paresh Sukthankar, Executive Director, HDFC Bank Ltd

  • As the word spread, two years ago, people got more enthusiastic and currently we are on a good path to achieving those two objectives of wellbeing and health for our employees and also collaboration in some team work. - Nirbhik Goel, Head of HR, Barclay's

  • From the engagement point of view it had a huge impact. There are teams participating in it. There is a lot of team bonding. You will find a lot of people talking to each other even after office hours discussing about their scores and what they will do to enhance their scores. Also, the fact that it is leading to fitness, people are finding the benefits of it - Atul Mathur, Vice president HR & Head management Development Function, Idea Cellular

  • We see employees being more conscious about health, exercise and fitness. I know of some cases where people consciously use stairs now and not elevators. We also see teams coming together to create opportunities to mingle and exercise, walk, run and play. The pedometer scores have become part of regular conversation and instill a sense of healthy competitiveness. This is a great way to allow and outlet in high-stress work environments. - Rishi Gaind, Executive Vice President, Star TV

  • Definitely this is a good step to get everyone together, and corporate are spread all over. People travel all the time, people are into various activities, so i think that every factor that everybody can do, at the time of their convenience and the place of their convenience really gives the benefit of getting everybody together and once this link is created then it can only get better from there. - Harish K. Gandhi, Group HR Director, InterGlobe Entreprises

  • I strongly believe that exercise sets off a very different kind of rhythm in people and therefore it will improve productivity, there is no question about the fact that it should lead to lower absenteeism. - Ajay Srinivasan, Chief Executive, Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group

  • I think health and wellness is something which keeps focus for us as individuals and in our business, it’s the people that make a difference. Stepathlon came with a very practical, implementable and solution driven basis on how one doesn't have to make drastic changes to their own everyday living and create an impact on their health. Once people see difference they are willing to go that extra mile - Rajesh Subramaniam, CEO, First Source

  • We are competing with each other, tracking each other, and i was told just yesterday that i need to walk a little bit more to move from 4th to 3rd position. - Anil Parashar, Group CFO, Interglobe

  • Stepathlon is a unique opportunity, to be active, part of cross functional teams, competitive, have fun and in doing all this, join a community where wellness becomes an integral part of your life, professionally and personally. It does allow us to bring our hotels closer. It allows for more engagement between our corporate office and our hotels and it’s kind of been a really good platform for us to do so much more with our properties then just talk shop with them. - Dilip Puri, MD, India & Regional VP, South Asia, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts

  • Apart from my colleagues at Deutsche Bank who are all fired up and getting competitive about their daily average, I have also met people from other organisations who are participants and who are extremely enthusiastic about the program. People, including me, look at their pedometers every evening and they are conscious if they are falling short of the target they have set for themselves - Shrinath Bolloju, Group Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Bank

  • Employees have personally come to me and said Stepathlon is the best initiative Tata Sky has launched to date, and that in itself says it all to me - Deepa Watsa, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Sky

  • I am particularly excited about being personally involved in Stepathlon with all our employees from all our offices, and engaging in healthy competition inside and outside our company - Tarun Kataria, CEO, Religare Capital, Markets India

  • I feel so much better having lost weight and my improving my fitness levels. We have organized a walk around the office campus at 2pm tomorrow. Will plan lots more fun things on our 100 day journey! - Gaurav Bhatia, Country Manager, Concentrix Technologies

  • Thanks for the posters, they will help keep up the momentum! - Rashida Haveliwala, HR Manager, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd

  • Marks for Sports and Stepathlon have tied up to help you get marks for your company and your city, so data from Stepathlon will help us decide which the fittest city in India is! - NDTV,

  • Stepathlon has been very easy to implement, the feedback and uptake has been good, people have been pleased to get updates and reminders from the Stepathlon team, and the company has been quite enthusiastic about the program. - Man Jit Singh, CEO, Sony Multi Screen Media Pvt Ltd

  • I think the ease of the whole thing, the simplicity, is what really appealed to people. - Sandeep Ghosh, MD & CEO, Bharti Axa Life Insurance Company Ltd

  • Stepathlon has truly helped us in bringing fitness back on the agenda for our team members….My compliments to you and your team for this wonderful initiative which is helping all of corporate India and our families! - Kaushal Sampat, CEO & President, Dun & Bradstreet India

  • Great to see that the program is a success. Your vision has become a reality that helped thousands in realizing the benefits of health and well being. - Makarand Khatavkar, Managing Director and Head-HR, Deutsche Bank AG

  • I would without reservation recommend Stepathlon to all organisations - Pirojsha Godrej, MD and CEO, Godrej Properties

  • I have met many people involved in Stepathlon from Sony, but also from various other companies. It feels like one big family tree! - Nikita Tulsian, Senior Vice President, Sony

  • Its easy to implement, I don’t have to go through massive procedures or processes. Stepathlon started as a fitness initiative, but now has become a social phenomenon - Samik Mukherjee, CEO, Technip

  • Congratulations to you and your team on the calendar of engaging events and the docket. This is notches above the first Stepathlon experience, which was enriching in itself. - Nora Bhatia, Head HR, Mahindra Intertrade

  • My mornings begin with hitting the snooze button enough times to wake my entire family up. Today I was motivated! Motivated to jump out of bed, motivated to go for a walk motivated to see the digits change on my pedometer, to see my waistline start to whittle, to feel more energised, to get more work done and to make my team members run around with me! - Niyoti Kamat, Stepthlon Company Coordinator, Wockhardt

  • Congratulations on the huge success of Stepathlon. I have been reading about it – you have received amazing press coverage - Vijay Sankar, Deputy Chairman, Sanmar Group

  • We have factories in Hosur, Pantnager, Dehradun and those guys are so excited because they are remotely located. They are cut off from the headquarters which is in Bangalore or the main factory which is in Hosur, so this is one way of bringing them together. - Ravi Kant, Executive Vice President, Titan Industries

  • Stepathlon could be sustained over 100 days and substantially even carried further. - Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, Make My Trip

  • Stepathlon is just such a brilliant inclusive activity. So whether someone is older, younger, sporty, fit, pregnant, not pregnant, any physical condition, everyone walks and that was the fun part. During Stepathlon, for example, we did wacky races, gangam style dancing, efficiency races – had ingredients of so many things we could do that helped increase steps, so it had so much potential to do other things around Stepathlon - Purva Misra, Senior Vice President, HR, Make My Trip

  • We have got teams across my business regions, so from Karachi to Dhaka, Kathmandu to Mumbai, Colombo to Lahore. The program has been engaging - I can feel the buzz around the program. Lots of pluses - well done, you have a good thing going - Ramesh Natrajan, Former Vice President, DHL, Rest of South Asia

  • Initiatives such as Stepathlon I think enables people to find what is common between them and have a common language which connects people. - Girish Kamath, Vice President, Head, Talent Management & OE Financial Services, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group

  • I have seen several changes, I know people who have started taking exercise, walks etc. much more seriously. - Sumit Mitra, Executive Vice President, Corporate HR, Godrej Industries

  • Stepathlon for me is a way of life. - S Ramnath, Consultant, Facilities Management, HDFC LTD

  • It is a very accessible program, anybody that wants to can participate. There is a sense of team and community within the business. There is a competitive element which keeps it interesting for everybody - Scott McGregor, CIO - Apps Daily

  • There is a great support from Stepathlon team in terms of the engagement calendars and activities, initiatives. The support is amazing - Vaishali Dedhiya, Business HR Manager, DHL Express

  • We wanted something to engage as well as bond a team of changed leaders. Stepathlon was a program that gave us a vision, where we could properly engage these people and create a team of changed leaders who could be brand ambassadors for this wellness program at Cognizant . Stepathlon is more fun, it adds that fun element in the beginning. Everybody is interested in that - Anusha Kumar, Manager – Sustainability, Cognizant Technology Solutions

  • Stepathlon brings everybody together to be more conscious about health - Girdhar Balwani, Managing Director , Menarini Group

  • I believe Stepathlon can become a global movement. We are looking forward to engaging with you next year! - Amit Kavrie, Executive Director, Supreme Group

  • It has been a great movement and my entire team at Taj Lands End was very excited about the same.  We hope we are able to continue the effort in the coming years too. - Geeta Mathews, Head HR, Taj Lands End

  • It was a great pleasure to be part of the Stepathlon 100 day program - Neeraj Saxena, Manager, HR, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

  • We have had an extraordinary journey in the last 100 days. The concept of steps has now got internalized in most of the Stepathletes. There have been a few remarkable stories of our staff going that extra mile during this period. From all of us in Pune a big thank you to your team. The success of the event wouldn't have been possible without the support of the entire Stepathlon team - front & back end. - Pratik Mahatni, Manager HR, HDFC Ltd

  • Thank you Stepathlon Team. I really enjoyed being a part of Stepathlon - Manjira Sharma, Manager Internal Communications, Axis Bank

  • Thank you for your continued patience - our Stepathletes have all enjoyed the experience and the bonding opportunities with colleagues from different teams/offices - Carrie Tse, HR coordinator, KKR