Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona Launches 'Get Fit. Don't Quit!' Program With Fitness Icon Jake "Body By Jake" Steinfeld | Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona Launches 'Get Fit. Don't Quit!' Program With Fitness Icon Jake "Body By Jake" Steinfeld

PHOENIX -- As part of its mission to make Arizonans healthier, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is teaming up with fitness icon Jake "Body By Jake" Steinfeld to launch a new health and wellness program, Get Fit. Don't Quit!

Get Fit. Don't Quit! empowers Arizonans to live a healthier lifestyle through engaging videos with tips on how to be more active, eat better, and live well. The program is built around the idea that small steps lead to big payoffs, and shows people fun, simple, positive changes they can make in their day-to-day lives to support long-term wellness.

"Every day we make choices that positively or negatively impact our health. We wish for better health or a better life and a wish changes nothing, but a decision changes everything," says Jake. "By making the decision to join the Get Fit. Don't Quit! family you've made the decision to make a change. Change is rough, change is tough, but with the right motivation and inspiration and the right tools that I will provide you, change now becomes very attainable. I want to empower you to change the words 'I can't' to 'I CAN!' And then, you will be living with my very powerful mantra …DON'T QUIT!"

At Getfitdontquit.com, BCBSAZ and Jake share the building blocks people need to get started, no matter where they are in their fitness journey. Entertaining videos, tips on nutrition, and motivational interviews are used throughout the program to encourage people to jumpstart their plans toward better health.

"We know practicing a healthy lifestyle does not always come easily—it requires work and commitment," said Pam Kehaly, president and CEO of BCBSAZ. "But, there is no more important investment than in your health and that of your loved ones. Jake's Don't Quit program provides a fun and inspiring way to amplify our focus on health and wellness. Together we can make Arizona healthier."

The community is encouraged to join this movement toward better health by visiting Getfitdontquit.com to view health resources and sign up to receive daily motivation and health tips. Get Fit. Don't Quit! is a HealthUp AZ program. BCBSAZ's HealthUp AZ initiative encourages Arizonans to live a healthy lifestyle through community-based health and wellness programs, and resources.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs nearly 1,500 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is moving health forward. To learn more, visit azblue.com.

About Jake Steinfeld and Body By Jake
Jake Steinfeld is the fitness industry's reigning icon. A street-smart entrepreneur responsible for creating the personal fitness training industry, Jake continues to develop successful businesses and brands through Body by Jake Global. He created FitTV, the first 24 hour fitness network which he later sold to NewsCorp. He partnered with Universal Music Group to launch the fitness music label called Body by Jake Music featuring compilations and music tracks by today's hottest artists. Jake is a NY Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of numerous titles. In addition to writing, he is also a producer of television and movies. He is the founder of Major League Lacrosse and the World Series of Youth Lacrosse. Jake is the Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. Jake also proudly served as Honorary Mayor of Pacific Palisades, CA.

To reduce and avoid injury, you should check with your doctor beginning any fitness program. By performing any exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. BCBSAZ and Body by Jake, are not responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain. Body by Jake is independent of BCBSAZ.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans. BCBSA provides health care insights through The Health of America Report series and the national BCBS Health Indexsm. For more information on BCBSA and its member companies, please visit BCBS.com. We also encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.