Minnesota 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,  64 Minnesota worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 10 Platinum Level, 51 Gold Level,  and 3 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 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
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



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
Workplace Wellness Resources at heart.org/workplacewellness

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