“Power Living” Program Introduced Offshore Canada

If the old saying “you are what you eat” is true, Transocean’s team in Canada is filled with nuts … health nuts, to be precise. Since 2006, the team has offered offshore employees access to a “Power Living” program, designed to increase energy levels and physical fitness through healthier food offerings, monthly visits from a personal trainer and complimentary access to shore-based gym facilities to continue with progress while away from work.

Transocean’s semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was the latest rig to be offered the program starting in 2009. Floorhand Joe Davis was already seeing results in October 2009.

“I have been losing weight and feeling better, noticing increased energy day by day,” said Joe. “I think the increased alertness [among our crew] will lead to fewer accidents, and Transocean will benefit from increased worker productivity. It’s a win-win!”

A year after launching the “Power Living” program onboard the GSF Grand Banks, another Transocean semisubmersible working in the region, the crews experienced dramatic health improvements, including a 30 percent spike in perceived energy levels, a 50 percent increase in exercise frequency and an average loss of 2.8 inches and seven pounds per participant.

“I felt good about myself again,” said Grand Banks Roustabout Corey Locke. “With just a little bit of knowledge, a whole lot of support and positive reinforcement, I was able to make a change in my life that I had been trying to make on my own for years.”


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