Programs & Services
Health Screenings provide employees an opportunity to check their health with simple tests such as blood pressure, weight, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (total and HDL), and blood glucose. Knowing your numbers is important, and may help prevent future disease. [Fasting is not necessary for cholesterol readings.]
Expos & Health Fair
Each year, the Health Coaches plan a health fair and a fitness expo for all Lucas County employees. The health fair promotes health and fitness concepts, inviting local vendors to participate. The health fair is held in the Conference and Learning Center and includes: Cholesterol and glucose screenings, free flu shots, blood pressure checks, The Ohio State Extension Center skin cancer awareness and screening, hearing and vision tests, health cooking demonstrations and much more!
The Fitness Expo is a time for local gyms and health clubs to offer information about their amenities to Lucas County employees. Some gyms offer discounts to Lucas County employees at this time. The Health Coaches plan the fitness expo towards the beginning of each year, so people can start off on the right foot for their New Year's resolutions!
If you have any questions regarding the health fair or fitness expo, contact the Health Coaches.
The walking program is a free, simple and easy way to start moving. Each Spring the Health Coaches provide free walking journals, tips and prizes to those who participate. Walk whenever, wherever you would like. Keeping a journal of your time and distance will help you stay on track.
Please join us throughout the spring into summer for "Find A Health Coach Day". This is a great opportunity to get out and walk, find a health coach, and receive a FREE prize. In the past we have been found at the library, Fifth Third Field, United Way, Huntington Center and Imagination Station.
Onsite Exercise Classes
Onsite exercise classes are offered FREE to eligible employees and their dependents. Meet up with co workers during your lunch hour or after work for a great workout. Classes vary, but may include: Zumba, kickboxing, body sculpting, etc. Class offerings, times, dates, and locations vary monthly.
Check out the Monthly Wellness Activity Calendar for this month's classes.
What is Zumba?
Zumba is a fun and effective workout. Latin rhythms create a workout routine that you'll never forget. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.
What is Body Sculpting?
Body Sculpting is a light resistance workout. Using your own body weight, exercises such as lunges, squats, sit ups, arm curls, and others are performed. Attendees are welcome to bring light weights, but it is not required.
Balancing Life & Work Presentations
This new presentation covers the basics about staying healthy while balancing life and work. Health Coaches will present to employees the importance of maintaining good health and a positive wellbeing. Topics covered during the presentation include: sleeping habits, healthy eating goals, ergonomics, healthy lifestyle, and several simple desk exercises. The presentation also offers employee’s a chance to meet the health coaches and learn about the programs offered to their department through the Lucas County Wellness Program.
If your department is interested in scheduling a Balancing Life and Work Presentation, contact the Health Coaches at 419-213-2088 or email us.
Cooking demonstrations provide a fun, new way to learn and create healthy meals. Health coaches will demonstrate quick, easy meals that are nutritious and budget friendly! Employees will be able to interact and create conversation about food with the health coaches and other employees. Also, there will be recipes and handouts for employees to take home and try on their own!
If you are interested in learning more about the cooking demonstrations, please contact the Health Coaches at 419-213-2088 or email us.
The health coaches have begun to implement a new initiative called bookSWAP. Employees are able to check out books, magazines and published journal articles about nutrition, fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle. This new program allows employees to gain information about the latest health topics, and hopefully create a discussion with other employees on the topics they are reading. BookSWAP is located in the Employee Benefits/Wellness Office in One Government Center, Suite 440.
If you have any questions or interested in checking out a book, magazine or journal article, stop by Suite 440 or contact the Health Coaches at 419-213-2088 or email us.
Metroparks Scavenger Hunt
The Health Coaches wanted to add a little adventure into the Walking Program by introducing the Metroparks Scavenger Hunt! A fun way to explore nature while getting your walk on. With 12 parks in all, the Metroparks in the Toledo area have plenty to explore. Each location offering something special. A few great attractions within the Toledo area Metroparks are the Manor House with a beautiful garden located next to the building (Wildwood), historical Works Progress Administration buildings and bridges (Pearson), the Historic Canal Locks (Side Cut), access to the beautiful Towpath Trail (Farnsworth), and the overlook of Providence Dam (Providence). This spring and summer discover the beauty of the Toledo area and set off on an adventure!
To learn more about the Metroparks Scavenger Hunt or the Walking Program, contact the Health Coaches at 419-213-2088 or email us.
Lucas County Wellness Program Now on Facebook
Like us on Facebook. The Lucas County Wellness Program on Facebook will keep you up to date on current programs, on site fitness classes, recipes and much more.