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From left: Jacob Woodhead, Recreation Center graduate assistant; Chris Hofschroer, assistant dean of students, community life; Kyle Smith, Recreation Center assistant director; Stefani Plummer; Monique Stensrud, AHA business development director for Heart Walk; Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health and AHA board member; and Karen Serrano, AHA business development director for Go Red for Women.
From left: Jacob Woodhead, Recreation Center graduate assistant; Chris Hofschroer, assistant dean of students, community life; Kyle Smith, Recreation Center assistant director; Stefani Plummer; Monique Stensrud, AHA business development director for Heart Walk; Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health and AHA board member; and Karen Serrano, AHA business development director for Go Red for Women.

CBU recognized as fit-friendly worksite

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 12, 2014)--The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized California Baptist University as a gold-level “fit-friendly worksite.” The award acknowledges CBU for its commitment to providing and promoting resources for an employee “wellness culture” and encouraging healthier choices in physical activity and eating behaviors.

“The Fit Friendly Workplace Award is a great step forward for our CBU family,” said Stephani Plummer, director of the university’s Recreation Center. “It’s encouragement that we are doing something positive for our community’s well-being. It is praise to the departments involved in the Well at Work Employee Wellness Program, that the information, programs and services they provide are being recognized.”

Currently, CBU offers physical activity classes, weight-management and nutrition programs to help staff and faculty balance the demands of both their professional and personal lives through the Well at Work Employee Wellness Program.

“We have only scratched the surface of employee wellness,” Plummer added. “The purpose behind it is to pour into the faculty and staff so they are better equipped to pour into the students. It’s a simple concept. We are diverse in our needs, and the program is growing to meet as much of that as we can. It is exciting to see our faculty and staff investing in their own wellness.”