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Company Profile
Keeping its 5,000 employees safe and injury-free is
a priority for this global manufacturer of consumer
go...
The Challenge
True with many manufacturing populations,
employees at this company often deal with stress
from standing for...
Additional programming includes the Industrial
Athlete Program, which started as a pilot.
The Industrial Athlete Program e...
Your Weigh…Together is a registered trademark of Health Fitness Corporation.
© 2015 Health Fitness Corporation
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Corporate fitness as a means of workplace safety

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Keeping its 5,000 employees safe and injury-free is a priority for this global manufacturer of consumer goods. So much so, in fact, that the company designed a program for employees similar to what professional athletes use to condition themselves for peak performance. This, paired with HealthFitness’ tailored programming and clinical services, is helping to reduce workplace injuries and keep employees healthy and safe. Read the complete case study and learn how this manufacturer successfully ties fitness to safety at work.

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Corporate fitness as a means of workplace safety

  1. 1. Company Profile Keeping its 5,000 employees safe and injury-free is a priority for this global manufacturer of consumer goods. So much so, in fact, that the company designed a program for employees similar to what professional athletes use to condition themselves for peak performance. This, paired with HealthFitness’ tailored programming and clinical services, is helping to reduce workplace injuries and keep employees healthy and safe. Case study: Corporate fitness as a means of workplace safety Learn how one manufacturer successfully ties fitness to safety at work
  2. 2. The Challenge True with many manufacturing populations, employees at this company often deal with stress from standing for long periods, strain from heavy lifting and repetitive motion injuries. In an effort to help employees prevent—and rehab—injuries, the company wanted a corporate fitness partner offering not only fitness services but clinical services as well. The Solution In 2011, the company selected HealthFitness to manage its 10,000-square-foot fitness center. The process included corporate fitness program development and the hiring of a full-time physical therapist to meet clinical needs of the company’s population. Being able to offer clinical services through a physical therapist, without using an additional vendor, was an integral part of the company’s decision to use HealthFitness as their new corporate fitness partner. Using corporate fitness to reduce injuries and boost production
  3. 3. Additional programming includes the Industrial Athlete Program, which started as a pilot. The Industrial Athlete Program engages employees in all areas of health management and wellness, including ergonomics, exercise, nutrition, movement improvement and stress management. The program uses Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) to show and predict injuries based on each individual’s patterns of movement. During the pilot, the FMS was routinely done every eight weeks to help measure improvements and note areas needing additional work. Membership: The eligible population is 5,000. • 885 or 24 percent of the eligible population are members. • 46 percent participate an average of 7.3 times per month, totaling 3,000 visits a month. General exercise area including cardiovascular, strength training and cross- functional stations Locker rooms Multi-purpose sports court for recreational sports including basketball Group exercise area FACILIT Y FEATURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PROGR A MMING FEATURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness assessments and evaluations Personal training Work conditioning Group classes, including yoga, step aerobics, spin and cycling Special events HealthFitness’ Your Weigh… Together® weight management program
  4. 4. Your Weigh…Together is a registered trademark of Health Fitness Corporation. © 2015 Health Fitness Corporation 800.639.7913 | www.healthfitness.com Using corporate fitness to reduce injuries and boost production Results The Industrial Athlete Program pilot included 25 participants and ran 4 months. Successful outcomes include: • Over 80 percent attendance at all of the scheduled appointments. • Functional Movement Screening score increase from 10.3 to 14.8. • Three participants lost over 100 pounds, total. • Seven ergonomic changes due to the presence of an ergonomic expert. • Fitness center membership has grown from 600 in 2011 to almost 900 in 2014. • Active members increased from 44 percent to over 50 percent. • The company offers recreational services, which includes more than 400 members participating in three basketball leagues. Key Considerations A second phase of the Industrial Athlete Program pilot launched with 125 people and ran eight months. Additionally, the company is launching the program at six of their other locations. Being able to offer clinical services through a physical therapist, without using an additional vendor, was an integral part of the company’s decision to use HealthFitness as their new corporate fitness partner. HealthFitness, a Trustmark company, is an award-winning, URAC- and NCQA-accredited provider of health management, corporate fitness and condition management solutions. With nearly 40 years of experience, HealthFitness is a proven leader and partner for infusing a culture of health. We maximize client results through personalized interaction and a science-based approach to on-site program management, engagement and prevention. Parent company Trustmark provides a full spectrum of employee benefits to improve well-being through better health and greater financial security. For more information on HealthFitness, visit www.healthfitness.com. About HealthFitness

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