“I looked at myself and at the scale and realized I was pretty overweight and feeling the normal impacts of being overweight – a little sluggish and aches in my joints.

Initially I was hesitant to get help because I thought I would be constantly judged, told that everything I was doing was wrong, and that I’d have to stop all my “unhealthy” activities cold turkey. Instead, Mimi Ruiz-Castaneda, FNP at the Carnival Care Center in Miami, Florida had provided me excellent counseling and coaching to help me achieve my goals.” - Jeremy Rubio, Carnival Cruise Lines

Jeremy continues on his health journey and, to date, has lost 27 pounds. He feels better both physically and mentally. His blood pressure has dropped to the normal range and the joint pain is gone. Jeremy was most recently named one of our ten quarterly Healthy Like Me winners. Healthy Like Me is a program where patients can tell us how Marathon Health helped them get healthy. We select 10 winners each quarter, and if allowable, award them $250. The next round of stories are due by November 27, 2015. To read about Jeremy and other Healthy Like Me winners, visit


Topics: Health Lifestyle, Corporate Wellness Program, Employee Satisfaction