Wellness Webinar Workshops

There are many hurdles in the path to better health and overall wellness. These can be physical, emotional, financial, or beyond. At the Greater Wichita YMCA, we want to help clear some of these obstacles and make your employees happier and more productive. We offer quick, easy, engaging online webinar presentations designed to inform and inspire. These presentations can be done at one's desk or in a conference room as a group. All a participant needs is an internet connection.

Power Lunch Webinar Series

Our POWER LUNCH WEBINAR SERIES is designed to provide participants with 50 minutes (from 12:05-12:55 PM CT) of fresh wellness information and an opportunity to identify their personal wellness goals.

2020 Webinar Topics:

  • SELFISH TO SELFLESS (WED. 02/12/20): Selfless acts have many personal benefits as well. So whether your contributions are for selfish gain or selfless service first, you get benefits.
  • FIGHT DIABETES RISK WITH ACTION (WED. 03/11/20): Don’t play the victim with Diabetes. Whether you have been diagnosed, told you are pre-diabetic or it runs in your family, you can take action. Diabetes Alert Day is March 24.
  • FROM EFFORT TO OUTCOMES WITH EXERCISE (WED. 04/08/20): Turn your exercise output into outcomes when you apply physical activity recommendations with science for progression.
  • BREAKING THROUGH (WED. 05/13/20): Nothing may feel as debilitating as mental health struggles, like anxiety and depression. Discover ways to help others, or yourself. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • SUGAR AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM (WED. 06/10/20): With guest speaker Dr. Patrick Garrett. Your body is a series of interconnected systems. Uncover how sugar interacts with your immune system and ways to boost your health and healing.
  • FINANCIAL FACT FINDING (WED. 07/08/20): Fixing, or enhancing, your financial status is all about the facts. Make your money decisions with knowledge and confidence.
  • FROM SCREEN TIME TO SLEEPY TIME (WED. 08/12/20): Television or internet scrolling may be part of your current bedtime routine but could you change this habit if it meant more energy, improved hormone functioning, and better overall well-being?:
  • YOGA, STEP BY STEP (WED. 09/09/20): With certified yoga instructor Holly Hajjaj. De-mystify the practice and benefits of yoga through this experiential class.
  • EATING FOR SUCCESS ON THE GO (WED. 10/14/20): With Registered Dietician and Healthy Eating Director Tammi Krier. Without mindfulness, preparation, and helpful tips, eating on the go or while on the road can derail any good eating intentions. Don’t get stuck on the road to poor nutrition.:
  • WEIGHT LOSS – NO GIMMICKS (WED. 11/11/20): Apply cornerstone practices and consistency in eating habits, physical activity, sleep hygiene and stress management to achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss.
Know Your Numbers Mini-Series

Created to educate and support employees better understanding key health indicators and making improvements based on the risk factors presented in their current numbers. The series reviews six key numbers:

  • Blood Pressure
  • LDL (Total Cholesterol)
  • HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose
  • Weight Loss and Weight Distribution
Cost

Power Lunch Webinar Series: Pricing is based on each program - with bundle rates available - and the size of your organization (total employee count). Corporate Membership partners are extended a special discount. Sign up for your webinars - and consider a corporate partnership - today.

Per Webinar Corporate Partner Community Partner
Under 100 Employees $100 $150
101-500 Employees $150 $200
500+ Employees $190 $240

 

Complete Series Corporate Partner Community Partner
Under 100 Employees $800 $1200
101-500 Employees $1200 $1600
500+ Employees $1550 $1950

 

Know Your Numbers Mini-Series

  • $180/Full Package (Six, pre-recorded, 25-minute videos)
Enrolling

Email our Corporate Wellness Team to get started.

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In-Person Wellness Workshops

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a variety of on-site wellness workshops where our experts come to you and your employees and cover specific topics and subjects while customizing the discussion and outcomes. Choose from Physical Activity, Nutrition, Emotional and Social Well-being, Financial Awareness, or Medical and Self Care topics or build your own program.

2020 Workshop Topics
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    • Don't Just Sit There: Today's culture supports and promotes sedentary behaviors – movement must be an intentional practice. Learn the why and how to encourage adding more activity to your daily routine.
    • Restoration and Recovery: How much is too much? Learning how to optimize the balance between "work" and "rest" can make a difference in avoiding injury and/or speeding healing.
    • Beyond Cardio: Being “fit” goes beyond the treadmill. This workshop uncovers new and enjoyable ways to strengthen our personal foundation with strength training, flexibility, and balance.
    • Exercise is the Miracle Pill: Stressed? Fatigued? Depressed? Have arthritis or elevated blood pressure, cholesterol or glucose levels? Learn how exercise might by the best prescription.
  • NUTRITION
    • Healing Foods: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates. Food is body fuel. Participants will understand how fiber, fats, antioxidants and other nutrients combine to improve overall health.
    • Food and Mood: Our emotional state impacts our food decisions and our food decisions impact our emotional state. This informative discussion showcases how participants can take control of both.
    • What's Really in My Food: Participants will explore what goes into food when it is processed, what it means to eat food in its "natural" form and why the differences matter so much.
    • Dinner Solved: Many of us are overwhelmed by the time and effort it takes to buy, prepare, and eat food at home. Participants will learn how food prep can enable much healthier food decision
  • EMOTIONAL/SOCIAL
    • Multi-Tasking - Fact or Fiction?: Review current research on - and the impacts of - productivity and personal well-being that can come from multi-tasking. Participants might just be surprised.
    • Mindful vs Mind Full: Explore "mindfulness" as a practice that allows participants to de-clutter their minds and become more "present" and to truly participate in the moments that might improve their lives.
    • Stress - Is it Harmful or Helpful?: Reframe how stress is considered, viewed, and approached. Participants will learn about the benefits of properly engaging and managing stress.
    • Resilience, The Rebound Strategy: Participants learn to harness their inner strength to rebound from stress, a setback, or other challenges.
    • Relationships - Life Drainer or Life Saver?: Humans are social beings and thrive when we have positive social connections. Participants explore how good friends can lengthen and improve lives.
  • FINANCIAL
    • Money Matters: Many people identify "personal finances" as a top stressor and most see them as stressful. We examine small steps that participants can take now to improve their financial future.
  • MEDICAL/SELF-CARE
    • Know Your Numbers: Health screening results can seem foreign and confusing. Understanding the numbers - and what to do with the data - is key. Participants review their results one value at a time.
    • Preventative Practices: Take a look at your disease risk based on family history, habits and behaviors, and the correlating preventive action. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    • Bedtime Basics: Sleep plays a bigger factor in health, productivity, weight management and decision making than you may have thought. A better night leads to a better day.
    • Blue Zones: Nine Secrets to Longer Life Learn practices that are standing the test of time from populations around the world that are living WELL - longer.
    • Inflammation, and What To Do About It: Learn how free radicals, antioxidants and stress impact your body and how you can fight back to improve your health.
Cost

The cost for each presentation is $250 for a community organization or just $150 for a Corporate Membership Partners.

Enrolling

Email our Corporate Wellness Team to get started.

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Corporate Challenges 

Many of us like to compete and are driven to win. That’s where our corporate wellness challenges come in. Our corporate wellness challenges are designed to focus their attention and energy. The challenges also seek to remind them that little changes can make a big difference and that winning can feel great, especially when it doesn't require major commitments. Our challenges encourage small steps toward better health, work/life balance, nutrition, rest and downtime, and activity and fitness with an opportunity to create lasting change through improvement.

Participation

When you participate in our corporate challenges you aren't just encouraging friendly competition between your employees - you can compete against other organizations throughout the Wichita area. The winning company for each challenge will receive  recognition and bragging rights, and better wellness for their employees and organization. Internal participation will be reported back to each employer to recognize participants and award participation credit if applicable for wellness program requirements or incentives.

Corporate Challenge Calendar

While we have a standard, competition calendar, we can also collaborate with you on custom challenges that better match your workforce and their wants and needs.

  • OPEN HEART, HELPING HANDS (MON. 02/03/20-SUN. 02/23/20): A healthy heart isn’t only about knowing your numbers, eating right, and getting exercise. Giving of your time, talent and treasure is also good for your heart. Use this month to get a jump on a year of giving back and doing small acts of service to benefit your emotional, physical and social well-being.
  • FIRM FOUNDATION (MON. 04/06/20-SUN. 04/26/20): Strong may look and feel different to each individual but being strong allows you to accomplish daily tasks with energy and stamina, not to mention graceful aging. Build on your physical foundation by including strength training in your daily routine.
  • KNOW YOUR H20 (MON. 06/01/20-SUN. 06/21/20): Your reason for drinking water may be different but the fact remains, we all need it. Water increases energy and metabolism, enhances skin appearance, helps digestion, and reduces joint aches and pains. Sugar, on the other hand, may do the opposite. Take the double challenge to get hydrated and avoid sweetened beverages.
  • POWER DOWN (MON. 08/03/20-SUN. 08/23/20): Technology use late at night impairs your sleep cycles. Sleep cycles impact our hormones, which determine our appetite, stress level, muscle repair, and MORE. Power down without technology at night to improve your energy and well-being in the days that follow.
  • KITCHEN CLOSED (MON. 10/05/20-SUN.10/25/20): If your kitchen had a closing time, you may eliminate unnecessary, late night calories. This practice supports healthy digestion before sleeping, but also reduces overall calorie intake of less than nutritious choices. Clean the kitchen, turn off the lights, and hang up your “CLOSED” sign for the evening.
  • JINGLE ALL THE WEIGH (WED. 11/25/20-FRI. 01/08/21): This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! The average American gains 1 to 5 pounds during the holidays and most never lose those extra pounds. This year, maintain or lose weight over the holidays by being mindful of your food, activity and stress.

 

Cost
  Corporate Partner Community Partner
Per Challenge $150 $250
Complete Series $600 $1250

 

Enrolling

Want to enroll your organization in our Corporate Wellness Challenges? We can schedule a call or meeting and get you started in no time. Just email our Corporate Wellness Team  and share a little about your organization and why you're interested in participating.

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Corporate Group Exercise

The YMCA provides certified group exercise instructors to lead classes at local worksites and community organizations. Offering an exercise class at the worksite or virtually is a great opportunity to introduce participants to a new exercise format, encourage a stress break during or after the workday, or provide a team building activity.  This can be scheduled as a recurring class to provide a consistent wellness opportunity, or as a special one-time event in conjunction with a health fair or wellness week.

Class Types

Recommended class formats based on limited choreography, need for additional equipment, and general interest:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Cycle
  • Fierce
  • Zumba
  • Tai Chi
  • Bootcamps
Class Format

Classes can be scheduled as Private classes at a Greater Wichita YMCA Branch for more options on class formats and a way to increase exposure to group exercise classes at the YMCA. 

Classes can also be offered in a virtual format to support a remote workforce or employees that are spread across the city, state or region.

Enrolling

Contact Holly Hajjaj for more information and pricing.

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Biometric Screening

Help employees identify their risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers by offering on-site biometric health screenings and health assessments. The YMCA will coordinate and provide convenient, confidential employee screenings at your worksite. Screening values include Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL,Triglycerides, Glucose, Blood Pressure, weight, and more. Health assessment is available to participants using either online or paper questionnaire. The YMCA also provides results-based coaching following the screening to help individuals understand their screening values and identifying areas of improvement to reduce their disease risk.

Aggregate reports are provided to the worksite to identify employee health needs and interest, as well as to measure progress from year to year.

Contact the YMCA Community Health Coordinator, with questions or to get a cost proposal for your worksite’s needs: communityhealth@ymcawichita.org, 316-776-8183

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching

YMCA trained Coaches will visit with employees onsite during pre-determined days and times to work on health improvements through a convenient, confidential, and comfortable interaction with a health and wellness professional. Employees are able to choose the behaviors or risk factors they wish to improve and work at their best pace to achieve long term improvements, instead of a quick fix.  YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Coaches promote and engage employees in worksite wellness initiatives and refer to additional health management programs and resources when necessary.

Our Coaches and Corporate Service team aid in the development and implementation of your worksite wellness plan to create a culture of wellness where the healthy choice can be the easy choice.  With local support and management, our team provides a one of a kind service.