When you’re happy and healthy, you’re stronger - for your family, your employer and your community. That’s why the Y is partnering with local companies to boost employee health.
While participation in team games like basketball and kickball is fun, so is living a long and healthy life! The Wellness Challenge will offer weekly meetings focusing on everything from healthy eating to staying on track and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Each branch will also offer organized fitness classes to keep you on your game.
Throughout the Wellness Challenge, points will be awarded for company participation in health assessments and meeting attendance, as well as completion of the wellness passport & weekly food logs. All Wellness Challenge points can be obtained at any of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse branches.
*Weekly Weigh ins at the beginning of every meeting.
- Week 1 ABC of Healthy Eating
- Week 2 5 Steps to I.C.A.R.E.
- Week 3 STUFF YOUR FACE...with vegetables
- Week 4 Go from Willpower 2 Skillpower
- Week 5 Tackling Triggers!! (tips on how to overcome mindless eating)
- Week 6 Social Side of Eating
- Week 7 Looking Back & Moving Forward
- Week 8 Staying on track & maintaining for LIFE
*based on Employee Participation
< 19.9% = 5 pts.
20-39.9% = 10 pts.
40-59.9% = 15 pts.
60-79.9% = 20 pts.
80-100% = 25pts.
MAX Possible Pts. = 25
- Initial assessment (body weight, body fat, blood pressure, RHR, and waist circumference)
- Each meeting attended
- Turning in a completed food log each week
- Completed Passport
- Final assessment (body weight, body fat, blood pressure, RHR, and waist circumference)
Branch Meeting Times:
Topic meetings and weigh-in: Tuesdays 6:15pm-7:00pm
Organized fitness class: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
East & Southwest
Topic meeting, weigh-in and organized fitness classes are all-in-one:
Mondays and/or Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am
Topic meetings and weigh-in: Wednesdays 12:15pm - 12:45pm and/or 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Organized fitness class: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15pm-1:00pm and/or 5:30pm-6:15pm
Get in the Games!
We're here to answer your questions and get you started.
Call Corporate Wellness Coordinator Erika Adigun at 315.474.6851, x314 or click the link below!
Corporate Wellness at the YMCAThe CNY Corporate Games is part of the larger Corporate Wellness Program at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse.
Q: What is the correlation between my participation in the wellness challenge and helping my company win?
A: By participating, you'll earn points for your team. Your YMCA liaison can help you to understand your options to assist you in your wellness goals and help your company accumulate points based on your participation.
Q: How can I reach my liaison?
A: In addition to the onsite registration where questions can be addressed in person, you may email or call your branch representative with additional questions.
Q: I haven't exercised in years and it will be too uncomfortable to start, especially all alone.
A: Programs at the Y are designed to support and empower people who are beginning their journey of healthy living. Have your co-workers join you for more winning points and greater success!
Q: I see there is an option for metrics at onsite registration as well as inside the YMCA. Do I have to do this?
A: Metrics are not required, but are encouraged as a way for you to measure your success.
Q: Will my individual results be shared?
A: No, HIPAA requires that your name and identifying data not be disclosed to your employer.
Q: Do I get a personal trainer?
A: Personal trainers are not included in employer pricing but we will be posting CWOWs (corporate workouts of the week) for you to use if you are already familiar with physical activity and just need something new.
Q: What if I can't make the metrics on registration day?
A: Your branch liaison can help you set one up within a YMCA branch. Just make sure your post metrics are done at the same Y to ensure effective measurement results.
Q: How do we win the weight loss challenge?
A: The weight loss challenge is an individual and personal outcome. The Y has designed the wellness challenge to promote weight loss and at the end of the games, we will recognize the company that has the most accumulated pounds lost.
Q: How can my company win the wellness challenge?
A: The more participation from your company in the above activities, the more points your company will earn.