Health Care

YMCA Takes Workplace Wellness to Job Sites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The YMCA of Youngstown is launching a program that partners with area businesses to deliver workplace wellness programs at job sites.

A pilot program began at UPS in Boardman, and the YMCA has received positive feedback on the effectiveness of the workshops, says Kevin Ruse, director of healthcare and business development for the YMCA.

“Especially in the industrial and package delivery industries where employees are physically engaged, the best defense for preventing injuries is to achieve and maintain a solid level of fitness,” said Ruse. “By bringing the YMCA and its programing onsite, employers are able to engage more employees and ultimately see increased participation in wellness activities.”

UPS Boardman emphasizes wellness as a way to reduce medical and safety claims and improve employee health, happiness and morale, Ruse noted.

While visiting the UPS facility, YMCA representative Carl LaRosa, delivered flexibility and strengthening exercises associated with the YMCA’s “Jump Stretch” program.

The YMCA offers a comprehensive workplace wellness program that includes special corporate membership options, with onsite facilitation costs ranging from $30- to $45 per hour. Starting at just $2.95 per employee, the YMCA will also manage ongoing “wellness challenges “for employers, large or small, Ruse says.

For more information, call Ruse at 330 744 8411 ext. 190.

Pictured at top: Workers at UPS Boardman are shown the YMCA’s “Jump Stretch” program.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.