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Corporate WellnessResearch shows that worksite wellness programs can reduce corporate healthcare costs, as well as employee absenteeism, worker’s compensation, and disability costs.  Additionally, companies providing wellness programs are perceived by employees as offering important additional benefits, which enhances employee retention.

Sarasota Memorial offers a wide range of wellness services through our medically integrated fitness center, HealthFit, to support your wellness program.  Our services are customized specifically for your organization’s needs and are designed to improve the long-term health of your employees.  Services are available on-site and at HealthFit, and include:

Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching
Wellness coaching is a great way to improve lifestyle habits.  Sarasota Memorial’s Certified Wellness Coaches are guaranteed to get your workforce motivated and moving, while helping maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Sarasota Memorial uses the “wellcoaching” methodology which is an innovative fusion of proven coaching techniques with health, fitness and nutrition expertise that is giving people a real and lasting blueprint for success. The “wellcoaching” approach has served as a game-changer for many facing significant personal health and wellness challenges and it can serve as a powerful tool for motivation and positive change. 

Group Exercise Instruction
Sarasota Memorial offers an array of classes and programs that can be designed to appeal to the interests and needs of your workforce. Classes can include but aren’t limited to:

  • Zumba
  • Jazzercise 
  • TRX
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Tone and Sculpt
  • Total Body Conditioning

Personal Training
Sarasota Memorial offers a higher level of personal training than the typical gym. That’s because our personal trainers are all Certified Personal Trainers degreed in Exercise Physiology.  Our experienced professional trainers take time getting to know your employees as they conduct thorough evaluations. This way, they can develop truly customized programs that are ideally suited not just to target their personal fitness goals, but to also improve their health and wellness. This 360-degree approach is what medically integrated fitness is all about.

Staffing and Management of On-Site Fitness and Wellness Center
Already have an on-site fitness or wellness center?  Let us worry about staffing and managing it!  We are experts in managing fitness and wellness centers, just like at our medically integrated fitness center, HealthFit.  We can provide on-site exercise and floor specialists to assist your employees with orientation to your fitness equipment, and certified fitness instructors and personal trainers.    

Nutritional Consultations
Sarasota Memorial’s nutrition and lifestyle coaches provide the education and support your employees need to change old habits and meet personal wellness goals.  Our nutrition specialists are experts at translating the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand information and our dietitians are experienced in working with people of all ages, in individual and/or group sessions. Our specialists will assess an individual’s food and supplements, lifestyle behaviors, medical issues and activity level, and then work with the individual to design a customized nutrition and lifestyle road map to support their health goals.  Services include:

  • Individualized meal and lifestyle plans
  • Review of lab work
  • Recipe make-overs
  • Weight loss strategies
  • Strategies for healthy cooking, dining and travel

Specialties of our nutrition professionals include the following areas:

  •  High cholesterol
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Obesity/weight management
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Sports nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pregnancy/Prenatal nutrition
  • Health and wellness

Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing known to us and among the most basic benefits of massage therapy are relaxation and stress relief. Sarasota Memorial’s licensed Massage Therapists are available to provide on-site massage services for your employees. Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness. Therapeutic massage can also be used to enhance medical treatment and relieve pain associated with many chronic conditions. 

Research studies show that therapeutic massage has the following impact on health:

  • Reduces heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Increases endorphins
  • Improves skin tone
  • Enhances self-esteem
  • Promotes general well-being

Health Promotions
We can engage your employees at the worksite by providing preventive information and identifying health risks in a familiar setting that is easily accessible.  And since no two companies are alike, events are tailored to meet the unique needs of each workforce.  Promotions include:

  • Health fairs 
  • Educational seminars
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Physician referral services 
  • Educational materials

*A list of topics for educational seminars and materials are available upon request

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