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Methodist Health System Named Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite
Methodist Dallas Celebrates with Yoga Class for Public February 28
02/05/2015

Dallas - Methodist Health System has been recognized by the American Heart Association awards as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite. For six years, Methodist Health System has been committed to engaging employees and the community on living healthy and active lifestyles.

To celebrate this honor, and commitment of wellness, Methodist is hosting a “Yoga for Beginners” class on February 28:

Methodist Dallas Celebrates with Yoga Class for Public

Who:      People of all ages and body types

What:     Yoga for Beginners

 When:   Saturday, February 28
              10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Medical Dallas Medical Center
              Hitt Auditorium
              1441 North Beckley
              Dallas, TX 75203

Why:      To celebrate Methodist’s designation as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by encouraging community health and happiness

 The class is being taught by Partners in Wellness, a yoga, massage, and guided meditation studio located in Oak Cliff.  The cost is just $10 per family (must live at the same address to qualify for this rate). Pre-registration is required, at info.methodisthealthsystem.org/yoga.

As a Platinum level award recipient, Methodist has demonstrated their focus implementing new and exciting programs to help employees maintain their health. This award allows Methodist Health System to receive recognition with the American Heart Association’s local events, communication materials, and website, www.heart.org/FFWrecognition.

To enhance employees health journey and experience Methodist offers physical activities; offers healthy food options; walking paths; on-site coaching activity challenges; mobile trackers; dedicated wellness portal; on-site fitness centers; targeted health improvement programs for high risk individuals; annual on-site biometric screenings and personal health assessments. Employees are also able to maintain their healthy goals by incentives provided through medical premium discounts.

 “We are so proud of our leadership and employees for welcoming health activities and coaches into their departments and taking their own journey. They are what make it a friendly fit at work,” says Carrie Camin, Assistant Vice President Wellness.

Proceeds from Yoga for Beginners will benefit the Methodist Health System Foundation Oncology Fund. Methodist Foundation is an organization based on the spirit of caring and compassion and dedicated to making sure that a bright future continues for Methodist for generations to come.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at MethodistHealthSystem.org/SocialMedia.

Contact:

Chris Hawes
chrishawes@mhd.com
469.834.7100

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