Today, Kevin Ruse from the YMCA joined us for our meeting to discuss the Workplace Wellness Program.

Employers that promote healthier living for both their at-risk and healthy staff can benefit in the short and long-terms. They can see increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, fewer accidents, lower turnover and increased ability to attract top talent. Medical costs can grow comparatively slower with insurance providers recognizing wellness programs in their premium calculations. From small companies to large corporations, the Y is your partner in health and wellness.

YMCA Benefits

The YMCA is uniquely positioned to help businesses optimize a healthy workplace.

  • Full membership privileges at the Central YMCA downtown and the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman
  • Member pricing for the Camp Fitch YMCA
  • Whole health (physical, spiritual, mental and emotional) ongoing seminars and clinics
  • Professional YMCA staff supporting engagement and participation
  • SMARTSTART® program: initial onboarding program for new members that includes three visits with a wellness coach and one free personal training session upon completion
  • Engaging wellness challenges
  • Opportunities to participate in annual corporate Community Cup competition
  • Family-oriented programming, including Kidzone (babysitting while members work out), family movie nights, Parents’ Night Out, and more
  • Complimentary guest passes to share with non-member co-workers, friends and extended family
  • Ohio Membership Program
  • National AWAY Program
  • Chronic disease prevention:
Workplace Wellness Partnership


  • YMCA contribution toward employee membership
  • Employer offers payroll deduction
  • Employer provides a minimum start-up memberships
  • YMCA provides employee trial opportunities
  • Ongoing membership enrollment for employees
  • All Corporate Partners are welcome at both Y locations
  • Joint membership enrollment and programming promotion
  • Corporate Partners are invited to participate in cause-related opportunities to sponsor special events and volunteerism
Workplace Wellness Partnership PLUS

All benefits of regular Workplace Wellness Partnership PLUS:

  • YMCA and Workplace Wellness Partner match contribution toward employee membership
  • YMCA waives joiner fee
For more information about the YMCA and their Workplace Wellness Program, visit: