Iowa Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:Dec 29,2014
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We are pleased to announce the final list of Fit-Friendly Worksites for the November 2014 cycle. The November list of awardees totals 1,896 worksites, representing more than 5.5 million employees!

In 2014,  32 Iowa worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 5 Platinum Level, 26 Gold Level,  and 1 Worksite Innovation Recognition.

Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized by the American Heart Association following two application cycles (April 1 and November 1) 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, 2015.  Call your local office for more information.

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
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,



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
Workplace Wellness Resources at

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