South Dakota 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, 9 South Dakota worksites received recognition.  Of those, 8 were awarded Gold level and 1 was awarded Platinum level.

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
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Sioux FallsAberdeen Central High School, Aberdeen
Augustana College, Sioux Falls
CNOS, Dakota Dunes
Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc., Sioux Falls
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City
Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls
Sanford USD Medical Center and Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls
Vast Broadband, Sioux Falls


November 2014 Platinum AwardsNovember 2014 Gold Awards
Avera, Sioux Falls
Capital One - SD, Sioux Falls
City of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls
Synchrony Financial, Rapid City



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
  • 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