John M., an employee at a regional VA health care provider, has turned to Wellbeats as both a versatile, accessible tool for veteran care and an affordable whole-health and wellness benefit for employees.
- Regional health care provider with 6 locations, including a VA health care center and community-based outpatient clinics
- Approximately 1,200 employees
- Support needs of both employees and veterans
- Expand number and type of previously limited group fitness class offerings
- Establish an affordable whole health and wellness solution
- Accessibility: On-site and app-based solution
- Integration: Complements the clinic’s whole-health delivery system for veterans
- Engagement: “The holistic approach really helps that inner core of all of us.”
John identified Wellbeats as a budget-friendly alternative to previously contracted services. The clinic saves money by using Wellbeats as a replacement for its group fitness classes.
Wellbeats has met the clinic’s need for a fitness solution—and then some. It has allowed John and his staff to expand both offerings and accessibility. With classes spanning fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness, there’s something for all veterans and employees, regardless of their interest, ability, or lifestyle.
“We focus on what is important to the veteran and then help them develop a personal health plan surrounding the kinds of areas in their life that may be impacting their overall health and wellbeing in a negative fashion,” John said.
Accessibility has improved across the board with Wellbeats. Inside their facilities, Wellbeats content is available using a VA laptop and a TV; John uses a computer on wheels to make the system even more flexible internally. Wellbeats also allows the clinic to offer classes outside the facility on personal portable devices.
Wellbeats is currently available in five of John’s facilities, and over 20 percent of eligible employees are already actively using the platform.
“Classes are great, and we’ve had good utilization,” John said. “If the individual person says, ‘I just feel better,’ that’s a success.”
Veterans are enjoying Wellbeats as well. Navy veteran Sally P. was one of a handful of veterans who recently attended a Wellbeats Tai Chi class at a VA outpatient center.
“In the military, we served during wartime, and you know, wore ourselves out a little,” Sally said. “And, come here knowing there’s a place that cares about me—that looks at every aspect from psychology to medicine to the holistic nutrition—it’s just wonderful.”
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About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.