Iowa Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:May 19,2014

MWA FFW headerCongratulations to these organizations in our state that were recognized in April 2014 and November 2013 as Fit Friendly Worksites. 

In 2013-2014  19 Iowa worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 13 Gold Level, 5 Platinum Level and 1 Worksite Innovation Recognition. Nationally we recognized 4,253 worksites representing more than 10 million people.

Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized following two application cycles (Nov. 1 and April 1) by the American Heart Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.

Register your worksite for Fit-Friendly Recognition online now!    Our next Fit-Friendly application and renewal deadline is April 1, 2014.  Call your local office for more information.

April 2014 Platinum AwardsApril 2014 Gold Awards
Des Moines University, Des Moines
EMC Insurance Companies, Des Moines
GE Capital Americas Customer Support Center, Cedar Rapids
Meredith Corporation, Des Moines
Ruan Wellness Center, Des Moines

April 2014 Worksite Innovation Award
Des Moines University, Des Moines
CarePro Health Services, Cedar Rapids
Grand View University, Des Moines
Holmes Murphy & Associates, West Des Moines
Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs
Marel, Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center Centerville, Centerville
NewAldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls
RuffaloCODY, Cedar Rapids
Scottish Rite Park, Inc., Des Moines
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's, Sioux City
VGM Group Inc, Waterloo
Watermark Retirement Community - Vintage Hills,
November 2013 Platinum AwardsNovember 2013 Gold Awards
Van Meter, Inc., Cedar RapidsACT, Inc., Iowa City
AIB College of Business, Des Moines
Buchanan County Health Center, Independence
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Fairfield
CDS Global, Des Moines
Hubbell Realty Company, West Des Moines
MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Jack's Gym,
   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 at
  • Walking Clubs
  • Google map-based Walking Paths
  • National Walking Day (1st Wed in April)
  • Physical Activity Tracker
Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition
  • Quarterly "Heart at Work" provides healthy messages for your newsletters