At the end of August, the IDS Center and its management team kicked off a health initiative targeted toward tenants of the IDS building. The initiative, called Making Strides, encourages companies within the IDS to take a closer look at their health over a three month period from September through November. Each team of five willing participants can earn points by walking, attending lunch seminars hosted by Globe University or attending fitness classes offered by ‘Fit to Live’ located in the IDS Center.
Because Globe University’s Minneapolis campus is located in the IDS Center, it has allowed us an amazing opportunity to get involved with this initiative. Students from the Medical Assisting program at Minnesota School of Business-Richfield joined us for the kick off at the end of August. They provided free assessments for the teams including blood pressure and body mass index screenings. In addition to the initial assessments, Globe University-Minneapolis is providing health and fitness focused speakers for a series of three lunch-and-learn sessions. Participants are welcome to join us on campus to listen to the speaker present content related to health, wellness and nutrition. We welcomed our first presenter, Sarah Hankel, today. Sarah is a certified personal trainer with Lifetime Fitness and has completed many triathlons. She has even participated in an Iron Man and spoke about health, nutrition and the pursuit of happiness. We look forward to welcoming our next presenter at the end of October.
This program is a great way to benefit our community and show that ‘We Care’ about the health and wellness of others.