South Dakota 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,  13 South Dakota worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 10 Gold Level and 13 Platinum Level. 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
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Sioux FallsAugustana College, Sioux Falls
CNOS, Dakota Dunes
Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc., Sioux Falls
PhyCare Management Services LLC, Dakota Dunes
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City
Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls
Sanford USD Medical Center and Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone, Sioux Falls
November 2013 Platinum AwardsNovember 2013 Gold Awards
Avera, Sioux Falls
Dakotacare, Sioux Falls
City of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls
GE Capital, 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 at
  • 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