Corporate Wellness

Worksite Fitness

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:

  1. Awareness and education
  2. Modification of the work environment to encourage healthy behaviors
  3. Development of policies that foster a “culture of health”
  4. Evaluation of the program and follow-up


Services we can provide at your business:


On-Site Personal Training/Fitness Classes

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 or Fitness classes can be perfect for employees who 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. Possible Group Fitness classes include, but not limited to: strength training classespilatesyoga, bootcamp, circuit training, 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.

Fitness Assessments

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, as well as risk factor discussion.

Goal Consultations

Face-to-face consultations held on-site for 10 minutes designed to help employees focus on goals in three specific areas of health: Exercise, Nutrition and Stress Management.


As their employer:

-Purchase gift cards at a 5% 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!

What Sets Us Apart Benefits of Worksite Fitness Fees
  • Tailor components to needs and interests of individuals
  • Achieve high rates of engagement and participation
  • Program evaluated to adjust class offerings as necessary
  • We are certified health professionals (yoga, pilates, personal trainers)
  • We are a local resource with proven expertise in exercise, and wellness
  • We can provide training on location without expensive remodels or sacrifice of valuable office space
  • We focus on building a partnership with your organization to meet organizational goals and wellness needs of your employees
  • Greater leverage when negotiating with insurance and worker’s compensation providers
  • Improved community perception (“An employer who cares”)
  • Lower Absenteeism
  • Higher Productivity
  • Increased Job satisfaction
  • Improved quality of life
  • More energy, more focus
  • Fosters positive interpersonal connections


Contact Barb Mendoza at 277-9721 (studio) or 770-3844 (cell) or for more info.


“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.”  -Cruz Bay 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

Company History

FITNESS By Design opened in 1990 and we have been saving lives ever since! Our studio is located on Grand Avenue, across from the Des Moines Art Center. We also provide service to several corporate sites. I take great pride in my qualified, experienced team who can guide your employees on their fitness journey. Every day, they represent my business and touch many people’s lives. My team consists 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 teachers are 200-RYT, and Pilates Instructors are STOTT Pilates Trained in Mat and Equipment.