Mayor’s Fitness Council Announces Inaugural Class of Certified Organizations of its ‘Healthy Business Partners Program’
Employers Recognized for Their Commitment to Fostering
a Healthy Workforce as Part of Their Business Strategy
The Mayor’s Fitness Council is excited to announce the first class of certified organizations in the MFC’s Healthy Business Partners Program: Brinca!, CH2MHill, City of Corpus Christi, and Platypus Fitness and Outback CrossFit.
To become certified as a Healthy Business Partner each organization completed a self-assessment of their policies, employee support systems and health plans as they relate to physical fitness, nutrition and tobacco use. These organizations demonstrated a significant commitment to creating a work environment that fosters health and wellness for their employees.
To celebrate their commitment to health, the organizations will receive a Healthy Business Partners decal to display at their primary locations, a set of health and wellness posters from our Nueces County Long Live Texans partners and a letter of recognition. In addition, each organization will be eligible for future grants and recognition programs offered through the Mayor’s Fitness Council.
Steve Viera, Benefits Manager with the City of Corpus Christi, has been working hand-in-hand with city leadership to improve the work environment for employees. “We at the City of Corpus Christi are committed to a healthy workforce and are proud that our employees understand the value of wellness and the positive impact it can have on their physical and mental well-being,” said Mr. Viera. “City employees also understand the cost savings impact this initiative has on our City budget. This results in both the city and the community benefiting from a more productive workforce, so it’s a win for everyone!”
The Healthy Business Partners Program was developed by the Mayor’s Fitness Council to improve the overall health and well-being of our community. A large portion of our residents spend a considerable amount of time at work, and this places a significant amount of responsibility on organizations to positively influence the lifestyle choices of their employees and families. Studies suggest that organizations with comprehensive health and wellness programs realize a $6 return on every $1 invested. Learn more about the program on the MFC website at www.ccmayorsfitnesscouncil.com.
“The initial class of the Healthy Business Partners program demonstrates that businesses large and small can help us move towards being a healthy community,” said Mayor Nelda Martinez. “I am proud of each of these businesses and hope that more organizations throughout the community get involved in the program.”