Minnesota 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, 26 Minnesota worksites received recognition. Of those, 19 were awarded Gold level, 5 were awarded Platinum and 2 were 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
Allina Health, Minneapolis
CentraCare Health, St. Cloud
Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka
Tierney Brothers, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth
April 2015 Community Innovation 
Health Partners Central Minnesota Clinic Sartell
Maurices Duluth
Alliance Benefit Group, Albert Lea
Array Services Group, Sartell
Atomic Learning, Inc. Li,ttle Falls
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Eagan
Essentia Health, Duluth
Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis
General Mills, Minneapolis
Health Partners Central Minnesota Clinic, Sartell
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
Kimberly-Clark - Minneapolis, Minneapolis
Maurices, Duluth
Novu, St. Louis Park
PadillaCRT, Minneapolis
PreferredOne, Golden Valley
Restaurant Technologies, Inc., Mendota Heights
Slumberland Furniture, Little Canada
Travelers, St. Paul
UCare, Minneapolis
World Learner School, Chaska
November 2014 Platinum AwardsNovember 2014 Gold Awards
City of Maple Grove, Maple Grove
Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview
Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, Bemidji
Werner Electric Supply, Cottage Grove
YMCA, Minneapolis

3M Company - Headquarters, St. Paul
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's LiveWell Fitness Center, Minneapolis
Associated Financial Group, Minnetonka
Bepex International, Minneapolis
Capital One, St. Cloud
Central Minnesta Credit Union, Melrose
City of Woodbury, Woodbury
Coloplast Corp, Minneapolis
Coon Rapids Middle School, Coon Rapids
GE Capital Fleet Services, Eden Prairie
Greatbatch Medical, Plymouth
HealthPartners, Bloomington
Hennepin County HealthWorks. Minneapolis
Innovative Office, Burnsville
International Dairy Queen, Inc., Minneapolis
Marsh & McLennan Agency, Minneapolis
Prime Therapeutics, Eagan
Regions Hospital, St. Paul
Salo, Minneapolis
Sansio, Duluth
Securian Financial Group. St Paul
SJE-Rhombus, Detroit Lakes
St. Jude Medical, St Paul
St. Louis County, Duluth
SurModics, Eden Prairie
Synchrony Financial,  St. Paul
Taylor Corporation, North Mankato
Vital Images, Inc, Minnetonka



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 heart.org/nutrition
  • 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 heart.org/workplacewellness

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