Iowa Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:May 20,2015

We are pleased to announce our April 2015 Fit Friendly Awardees.  Nationally 1,896 worksites were recognized, representing more than 5.5 million employees.

In the Midwest Affiliate Iowa, 23 worksites received recognition.  Of those, 20 were awarded Gold level, 2 were awarded Platinum, and 1 was awarded our Innovation Award.

Fit Friendly Worksites are recognized by the American Heart Association for employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employee’s health.

Deadlines to apply annually are November 1st, or April 1st.  Contact your local American Heart Association office for more information. .

April 2015 Platinum AwardsApril 2015 Gold Awards
EMC Insurance Companies, Des Moines
Meredith Corporation, Des Moines


April 2015 Worksite Innovation Award
Meredith Corporation, Des Moines
Altoona Data Center-Turner Construction Company -    Altoona
CarePro Health Services, Cedar Rapids
Cobham Mission Systems, Davenport
Downtown School, Des Moines
East Marshall, Gilman
Farm Bureau Financial Services, West Des Moines
Fisher Elementary School, Marshalltown
GE Capital Americas Customer Support Center, Cedar Rapids
Grand View University, Des Moines
Hills Bank and Trust Company, Hills
Holmes Murphy & Associates, West Des Moines
Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs
McCombs Middle School, Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center Centerville, Centerville
NewAldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls
Ruan Wellness Center, Des Moines
RuffaloCODY, Cedar Rapids
Scottish Rite Park, Inc., Des Moines
VGM Group Inc., Waterloo
Woodbury Elementary School, Marshalltown
November 2014 Gold Awards
ACH Food Companies, Ankeny
ACT, Inc., Iowa City
Bergan Paulsen, Cedar Rapids
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Fairfield
CDS Global, Des Moines
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Cedar Rapids
Health Solutions, LLC, Cedar Rapids
Hubbell Realty Company, West Des Moines
Marshalltown Community School District, Marshalltown
MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City
Oaknoll Retirement Residence, Iowa City
Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Fitness Centers, West Des Moines


Promoting a wellness culture by providing support to employees and implementing numerous healthy cultural changes is a Win/Win for everyone.
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Lower turnover, improve employee satisfaction
  • Reduce healthcare costs

My Life Check / Simple 7 Risk Assessment

Nutrition Programs at
  • Healthy diet goals
  • Healthy cooking
  • Dining Out tips
  • Recipes
  • Food Certifcation Heart-Check mark
  • Grocery List Builder
  • National Eating Healthy Day (1st Wed in Nov)
Physical Activity
  • Walking Clubs
  • Google map-based Walking Paths
  • National Walking Day (1st Wed in April)
  • Physical Activity Tracker
Workplace Wellness Resources at

Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition
  • Quarterly "Heart at Work" provides healthy messages for your newsletters