YMCA Fitness

By: WHSV Staff
By: WHSV Staff

The idea is healthy employees will make better employees.
A Valley community is teaming up with a local YMCA to put some workers to the test.

Many companies have come to discover the healthier their employees are, less sick days are taken, improving productivity.

"we don't want 25 tri athletes, we want 25 people from the general population," says Jeff Hersh YMCA director.

The Waynesboro YMCA is launching a fitness program which will include 25 city workers picked through a lottery.

It lasts 12 months and each individual has a specific regimen to follow with a lot of extensive monitoring.

"some of the thing's we'll be looking at is blood glucose levels, cholesterol levels, heart rate, blood pressure, body fat percentage, and of course....weight," says Hersh.

It's all in an effort to boost worker productivity and Hersh says it's a win win situation.

"We're going to see an increase in overall productivity and camaraderie with our co-workers, they're going to be the pebbles that make the ripple in the pond throughout the whole employee population."

Participants of the project are expected to be chosen on August the 1st.

The program, which costs 15,000 dollars starts immediately after the participants are chosen on August the 1st.

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