Health & Wellness Programs

Did you know that at workplaces where managers and owners implement wellness programs and encourage their employees to take part, there have been reductions in the number of sick days employees take; up to a 28% reduction?!  And 30% less in workers comp and disability claims have also been noted. The morale at these places is usually higher, the general environment more pleasant, and the company and overall productivity have been shown to increase.

Perhaps employers could bring in an expert to their offices to show them how to sit correctly at their desk and relieve tension in their upper back, or maybe your workplace can offer to have a massage therapist come in every quarter.

Another option is giving free or reduced gym memberships as part of the company benefit package or a monthly food co-op from local farms to help encourage physical activity and healthy eating.

Even if your budget for something like this is at zero, there are still many options such as offering water and healthy snacks at the office, or taking a staff day out to the local park to encourage walking, running, playing, or just sitting and relaxing. You could even designate one day of the week where employees are encouraged to take a ½ hour or a full hour to go for a walk, get caught up on personal business, or by letting them go work out.

See below for our Member Health and Wellness experts in the chamber. Reach out to them for program ideas you have or call them to get involved in taking control of your health or to help your employees!

Plaza Fitness at Stuyvesant Plaza
Korey McCoy
1475 Western Ave.
Albany, NY

VENT Fitness
Michael Bahil
2080 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY

Judith A. England, RN, LMT, Yoga Instructor
Judith England

Bouchey and Clarke Benefits
1819 5th Ave. Po Box 1616
Troy, NY

Deirdre Nakushian

Guilderland YMCA
Dorry Foster
250 Winding Brook Drive
Guilderland, NY 12084

2699 Curry Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303

The Hot Yoga Spot
Jessica Lustig
1475 Western Ave.
Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, NY 12203

Healing with Movement Pilates
Penny Shure
2021 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

No Limits Training Center
Ron Greefield
18 Drywall Lane
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Orenda Yoga & Healing Arts
Andrea Fortuin
457 Route 146
Guilderland Center, NY 12085

CrossFit Aevitas
Chad Southwick
1 Charles Blvd.
Guilderland, NY

Joanne Hook
500 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY
641-5145 or

MVP Healthcare
625 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12305

The Albany Pinebush Commission
195 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
456-0655 x1218