For more information, or to get your company involved, contact:

Paul VanderVelde
608 906 8634



We have three branches in Dane County.

Employee Wellness Partnership

A wellness program is an investment in your company's most important resource - your employees. With rising health care costs and the push to do more with less, the health of employees is a pivotal piece contributing to better productivity. Plus, it gives your employee benefit program one more attractive option, leading to greater employee satisfaction and retention.

Why Employee Workplace Wellness is Vital?

  • Stats show that a properly designed and implemented wellness program will not only decrease absenteeism and enhance employee morale – it will improve your bottom line. Most studies show a return on investment (ROI) of $2 to $5 for every $1 invested. (American Journal of Health Promotion, 2008)
  • Regular exercise eight times or more per month reduces health care costs 33% by the second year. (Medical Insurance Study, 2007)
  • Illness and injury associated with an unhealthy lifestyle is reported to account for 25% of employee health care expenditure. (Anderson, 2000)
  • Medical costs attributed to obesity and overweight are estimated to be annually $395 (36%) higher than those of normal weight. (Strum, 2002)
  • Obese employees are nearly 75% more likely to experience high rates of absenteeism (7+ absences during 6 mos.) than normal-weight employees. (Tucker, 1998)
  • Dependents account for 70% of overall health care costs making it critical to involve the entire family. (Employee Benefit Journal, 2006)

Employer Benefits

  • No minimum number of employees required to participate
  • Membership subsidy available
  • Lunch n' Learn series       
  • Integrate with existing wellness program
  • YMCA representation at your company Health Fair (one per year)
  • YMCA & Workplace Wellness Partnership promotional assistance
  • Employee usage statistical reports available
  • No employer cost

For a full description of benefits, click here.                                         

On-site Programs

The best way for us to serve you is to understand your goals and company culture. From there, we will craft a more comprehensive wellness program that can include programs and services offered at the Y and on-site at your company’s locations. Below are a sampling of Y classes and programs we can bring to your workplace.


  • ​Topics can include, but not limited to:​
    • Exercise, Nutrition, Stress Management


  • Cardio/Aerobics
  • Core/Abs
  • Bootcamp
  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Strength Training
  • Yoga


  • A personal trainer will lead small group of 2-8 individuals through challenging workouts designed with your goal in mind


  • Meet one on one with a certified personal trainer or fitness coach to develop an individual exercise program


  • Includes: blood pressure, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition, and body fat analysis


  • Determine your target weight based on your age, gender and body composition