Minnesota Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:May 20,2014

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,  67 Minnesota worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 50 Gold Level, 10 Platinum Level, 1 Community Innovation Recognition and 6 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 November 1, 2014.  Call your local office for more information.

April 2014 Platinum AwardsApril 2014 Gold Awards
Allina Health, Minneapolis
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Eagan
CentraCare Health, St. Cloud
General Mills, Minneapolis

April 2014 Worksite Innovation Recognition 
Array Services Group, Sartell
maurices, Duluth
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth
Alliance Benefit Group, Albert Lea
Array Services Group, Sartell
Atomic Learning, Inc., Little Falls
Cummins Power Generation-Shoreview, Shoreview
Essentia Health, Duluth
Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis
Health Partners Central Minnesota Clinics,
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
Laser Peripherals/Clarus Medical, Plymouth
maurices, Duluth
Metropolitian Airports Commission, Twin Cities,
   State of Minnesota, Minneapolis
MidCountry Bank, Bloomington
MN Chippewa Tribe, Cass Lake
Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka
PadillaCRT, Minneapolis
PreferredOne, Golden Valley
Slumberland Furniture, Little Canada
Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc, Golden Valley
Syngenta, Minnetonka
Travelers, St. Paul
UCare, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth
November 2013 Platinum AwardsNovember 2013 Gold Awards
Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview
Greatbatch Medical, Plymouth
Imation, Oakdale
Regis Corporation, Edina
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, Bemidji
Werner Electric Supply, Cottage Grove

Community Innovation Award 
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, Bemidji

Worksite Innovation Award 
3M Company - Headquarters, St. Paul
City of Woodbury, Woodbury
Werner Electric Supply, Cottage Grove
3M Company - Headquarters, St. Paul
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's LiveWell Fitness
    Center, Minneapolis
Associated Financial Group, Minnetonka
Central Minnesota Credit Union, Melrose
City of Maple Grove, Maple Grove
City of Woodbury, Woodbury
Coloplast Corp, Minneapolis
David Martin Agency, Edina
Ergotron, St. Paul
GE Capital - Sales Finance, St. Paul
GE Capital Fleet Services, Eden Prairie
HealthPartners, Bloomington
Hennepin County HealthWorks, Minneapolis
Innovize, St Paul
International Dairy Queen, Inc., Minneapolis
Marsh & McLennan Agency, Minneapolis
Prime Therapeutics, Eagan
Salo, Minneapolis
Sansio, Duluth
Securian Financial Group, Saint Paul
SJE-Rhombus, Detroit Lakes
Smartrac Technology, US, Chanhassen
St. Jude Medical, Saint Paul
St. Louis County, Duluth
St. Cloud State University, Campus Recreation, 
   St. Cloud
Taylor Corporation, North Mankato
Vital Images, Inc, Minnetonka
YMCA, Minneapolis



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 at startwalkingnow.org
  • 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