FITNESS By Design is committed to helping your employees establish healthier lifestyles and, in turn, lower your health related expenses. Health insurance is the fastest growing expense after payroll, with employer contributions increasing 150% in the last decade. One reason for these increases is that our current medical system is not designed to prevent illness, as prevention is not a reimbursable service, but to only treat those who are already sick. Therefore, with an estimated annual benefit administration cost of $348 per employee (based on a study of small to mid-sized businesses), can you really afford to treat employee wellness as a benefit? It’s time to start thinking of employee wellness as an investment.
Hundreds of studies have proven the cost savings of comprehensive wellness programs and have found that the return on investment is $3 for every $1 spent on wellness. Therefore, shifting a small portion of your expenses to the right wellness program can flatten health care costs and provide value beyond your investment. Getting started doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. A good wellness program starts with four basic components:
- Awareness and education
- Modification of the work environment to encourage healthy behaviors
- Development of policies that foster a “culture of health,”
- Evaluation of the program and follow-up
Services we can provide at your business:
The top two reasons cited for failing to adhere to an exercise plan is “lack of time” and “motivation.” By providing on-site fitness resources from certified exercise professionals you remove several barriers to exercise (time, driving to a gym, not knowing what to do, and risk of injury from lack of instruction), and in addition, you start creating a culture of health where employees are encouraged to change their lifestyles.
Personal training can be just the thing for employees that are just starting out, recovering from injury, looking to advance their training, or just want accountability. We offer both one-on-one and small group training options. We offer Group Fitness classes including, but not limited to: strength training classes, pilates, yoga, bootcamp, circuit training, outdoor training, fitness 101, and more! By utilizing your current facilities (conference room, outdoors, existing fitness center, warehouse) you save money on expensive remodels, and reap the benefits of a healthier more productive staff.
Fit employees are healthier employees. Take employee wellness up a notch with our customizable fitness assessment option. A fitness assessment will determine your employees baseline fitness level, which can be used to identify areas of improvement, help establish a fitness program and monitor progress. The fitness assessment includes: body composition, cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility tests.
Face to Face consultations held on-site for 5-10 minutes designed to help employees focus on goals in three specific areas of health: Exercise, Nutrition and Stress Management.
Services at FITNESS By Design:
As their employer:
-Purchase gift cards at a 10% discount for your employees to use at my studio-give them a good start!
-Match what your employee spends at my studio—great incentive to keep them motivated and healthy!
-Display information in my lobby to promote your business- cross marketing works! Promote local businesses!
-Earn rewards as their employer towards your own classes or training sessions…AND…for every $500 spent at my studio, you receive a gift card to dinner at a restaurant of your choice!
“Barb Mendoza and FITNESS By Design were extremely helpful in setting up our fitness center, then designing classes that would work in our setting. We have offered everything from initial fitness consultations to yoga to total body conditioning. One thing I appreciate is their willingness to try something new. We’ve been working with them for several years now and I am consistently impressed with the quality and knowledge of their instructors.” -August Home Publishing (Des Moines)
“Offering classes onsite through FITNESS By Design has helped our employees enhance their balance, strength, mental acuity and recharged them for the remainder of the work day; as well as helping build team camaraderie.” -Margo
"The instructors at FITNESS By Design are dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring. They provide the right mix of challenge for the experienced participant and instruction for the newcomer in our midday Pilates and YOGA classes. No matter how your day is going, you can be assured you’ll feel reinvigorated after your workout. So glad we have this option during our workday – not sure when I would fit it in otherwise." -JK
FITNESS By Design opened in 1990 and we have been saving lives ever since! Today, we have one location on Grand Avenue, across from the Des Moines Art Center and a second location on EP True Pkwy in West Des Moines. We also provide service to 5 corporate sites. I take great pride in my qualified, experienced staff who can guide your employees on their fitness journey. My staff is an extension of me; they represent my business and they touch many people’s lives every day. Today I am proud of my staff of Personal Trainers,Yoga Teachers, Pilates Instructors, and Massage Therapists who are all working hard to enhance the health of our clients.
All FITNESS By Design trainers are Certified Personal Trainers, CPR/AED Certified, and maintain $1,000,000 liability coverage. Yoga Director is CYT, ERYT-500 and Pilates Instructors are STOTT Pilates Trained in Mat and Equipment.