It has been a week since being sent home from work for being in a COVID19 vulnerable group and on day one, I made a series of declarations. None involved Jason Momoa.
I would use the time to get fit and to write more blogs; I would complete some odd jobs around the house; I would be a better partner and step-father and I would make each day count.
What I did not do was make a plan, decide how I would accomplish all the above and most importantly, I was not confident that I could achieve any of the above.
What I did do was watch a season of “See” starring the fabulous Jason Momoa and develop an addiction for Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix (I am going to watch Season 6 with wee Jack, so that has one positive outcome). I did manage to build a study desk (who actually builds these in the time suggested in the instructions) for wee Jack but any praise for that was countered by me rediscovering my love for chocolate in all of its forms.
Here’s a picture of Jason Momoa as regardless of your gender or sexual orientation, life is better with Jason Momoa.
Currently, I am the polar opposite of Mr Momoa but hopefully all that will change with the help of Health Rewards and Vitality who just tonight released news of how they intend to support members during this period of uncertainty and fear.
One of my lesser fears was that I would not achieve my Vitality Gold Status. Not only because my steps had reduced considerably, but because I would not be able to increase my Vitality Points via Health Reviews, gym visits and attendance at Weight Watchers due to COVID19.
With Vitality having made some questionable decisions over the past year in regards to member rewards, I will be honest and admit that I was not confident of them taking any significant action.
However, they have proved me wrong and have announced a range of new and temporary @home rewards and partners and a member status update that has not only erased my fears about my policy but also given me the basis of a plan to get fit and to also be a better partner and step-father.
Vitality New Rewards
Firstly, they have decided to support any members, such as myself, who are due to renew their policy in the immediate future with a guarantee of honoring whatever status level is higher between the current status and last year’s status. My Gold level is guaranteed!
Which does not mean that I will not try to earn Vitality Points, as Vitality have created some frankly brilliant ways for members to attain points and have added some impressive rewards.
Every Vitality Life and Health member will have access to 120 days of the OnePeloton App (with a RRP of £12.99 per month) and will be able to participate in both live and on-demand classes, including yoga, running, strength training, stretching, bodyweight cardio cardio and and cycling. There is no need for one of the Peloton bikes that we publicly mock and secretly crave and instead, a mat will do.
If one new fitness app is not enough, Vitality have made keeping fit and attaining Mr Momoa’s physique while you #stayhome even easier.
For members will also be able to use, for 12 months, the jennisfitness app (worth £9.99 per month) from Vitality Ambassador Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and earn 5 pts each day towards the maximum 40 points per week for participating in one of her fun and accessible 20 minute workouts.
Points can also be earned during COVID19 by registering key health metrics at home as part of a home-based Vitality Healthcheck.
Part of my plan to improve my fitness is to measure my baseline figures and the Vitality Healthcheck provides a very detailed report.
To help Vitality Members monitor their activity levels, a 50% discount on key Garmin and Polar devices will be introduced. As the proud owner of a Garmin Fenix 6 Pro and a Garmin Scale, this is a great reward.
With the much debated cinema reward currently unavailable due to cinemas being closed, Vitality have responded with a superb alternative.
Members attaining 12 points in a week will be able to download a film each week from Rakuten TV while those managing to register the maximum 40 points each week will be able to view a second movie.
With the whole family socially distancing, we will at least have some movies that we can watch together, possibly featuring a certain Jason Momoa.
For Vitality Health members and those with Vitality Life policies of over £35.00 per month, Vitality are helping us to restock our fridges and cupboards with healthy food by offering a 25% discount at Waitrose during April, May and June.
With comprehensive cover that encourages and rewards an active lifestyle with a range of rewards including 50% discount at Runners Need, free Starbucks coffees, free Amazon Prime and up to 50% discount at leading gyms, Vitality has been a faithful friend to me. The announcement of Vitality’s new rewards have further enhanced it as a product.
These rewards and tools will become available from varying dates in April.
Join Vitality Today
As a Health Rewards Ambassador, I would love for you to join the Vitality Everyday Athlete Community and as an incentive, every new policy will receive a £75.00 voucher to use at Runners Need. With 50% discount on a pair of running shoes and 15% discount on clothing, it is a great opportunity to kit yourself out using your Vitality membership and to help you with your Government sanctioned daily bout of outside exercise.
Simply email the friendly and helpful team at Health Rewards on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will contact you to discuss a Life or Health Policy that suits you and your family. Using this link does not cost you anything but it does provide me with an affiliate income that helps me to keep this blog going.