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Stay connected to latest company announcements by following the Wellbeats Blog. Our updates include posts about company news, new classes, fitness tips, schedule changes, new trainers and industry trends we see in the virtual fitness space.

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Company News

It’s a New Day for Employee Well-Being Options

Wellbeats CEO Jason Von Bank authored an article in HR Daily Advisor on World Health Day, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Click Here to See the Article ...
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion

#wellbeatsforall

Wellbeats is a global community. We want to reflect this inside our walls as well as within the content used to support our members, and we understand...
SpanishBlog
New Features

Introducing Spanish Subtitles

Now Spanish-speaking employees can more easily take Wellbeats fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes! Spanish subtitles were added to our 50 m...
Injury Prevention blog
Class Updates

Wellbeats Debuts New Injury Prevention Channel

Wellbeats is excited to introduce a brand-new channel that many customers have been asking for! Circuit-style classes to strengthen your muscles in...
Nicole
Company News

Wellbeats Instructor Spotlight: Meet Nicole!

Wellbeats is thrilled to welcome Nicole Lovald to our team of highly certified and relatable instructors! “I have been teaching yoga for more than ...
Mind-Body-Renew Blog
Class Updates

Wellbeats Debuts New Mind-Body-Renew Channel for Meditation and Restorative Yoga

Take a break to recharge, refocus, and renew with the Wellbeats Mind-Body-Renew Channel! This channel includes NEW meditation and restorative yoga ...
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Spotlight

Wellbeats Client Spotlight: Global Pharmaceutical Company

On-demand fitness “a homerun” for field sales A world renown pharmaceutical company producing a COVID-19 vaccine piloted Wellbeats with employees at ...
Lynnea
Company News

Wellbeats Instructor Spotlight: Meet Lynnea!

Wellbeats is excited to spotlight one of its newest instructors to the team: meet Lynnea Doublette! Lynnea is a certified group fitness trainer thr...
Work out, give back
Company News

Sweating for a Cause: Wellbeats Partners with HopeKids MN

Working out could benefit more than the waistline this February, thanks to Wellbeats and HopeKids MN. St. Louis Park-based Wellbeats, a leading provid...
Wellbeats Guided Cardio
Class Updates

Wellbeats Introduces New Guided Cardio Channel to its Members

Blast through your next sweat session with Wellbeats Guided Cardio! Guided Cardio is a new channel providing a unique workout experience for Wellbe...
Becky Orr and Lauren Valadez
Company News

Introducing 2 New Employees: Meet Becky and Lauren!

Becky joins Wellbeats with over 15 years of professional experience in wellness, sales, and marketing. She has assisted in the development of sales te...
MPS Public Schools Client Spotlight
Spotlight

Wellbeats Client Spotlight: Minneapolis Public Schools

Wellbeats is the "missing link" that enables greater fitness and wellbeing at home The Minneapolis Public Schools, with about 6,200 teachers and staf...
Social
New Features

Wellbeats Introduces New Ways to Connect and Workout with Others Virtually

With limited social interaction and more employees working from home, it can be challenging to maintain the same level of team morale and company cult...
Nutrition Tips from Chef Daniel Green
Blog

Kitchen Confidence: Help Employees Hone Cooking Skills to Improve Health

By Chef Daniel Green HR Management & Compliance Workday eating looks dramatically different today than it did this time last year. With mor...
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Class Updates

Wellbeats Launches 19 New Workouts and Recipes

19 new classes are now live on Wellbeats! This release includes: Vegetarian recipes packed with nutrients and flavor, including Butternut Squash ...
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Class Updates

Wellbeats Adds 16 New Workouts to Help Relieve Holiday Stress

Looking for a way to take time for yourself? Wellbeats is releasing 16 brand-new workouts to help you relieve some stress this holiday season. This...
Nourish Content Release
Class Updates

Fuel Your Day with New At-Home Recipes on Wellbeats

Looking for more quick and healthy dishes to try at home? Wellbeats is releasing 7 new nutrition education and recipes to make it easier to fuel your ...
Wellbeats WellBreaks
Company News

Minneapolis Public Schools Engages a Diverse Workforce in Health and Wellbeing with Wellbeats

Well-breaks Wednesday: Minneapolis Public Schools Spotlight With over 6,300 faculty members Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) discovered a new way t...
Benefitfocus
Company News

Wellbeats CEO Jason Von Bank Discusses an Ecosystem Approach to Employee Wellbeing

Wellbeing: An Ecosystem Approach Wellbeats CEO Jason Von Bank shares key insights and strategies for promoting total wellbeing in the latest webina...
October Nourish Content Release
Class Updates

Take a Trip Around the World from Home with New Recipes

Take a trip around the world from home! You can now recreate even more healthy and authentic recipes from around the globe, including: Chicken Sa...
Vitality
Company News

Vitality Launches First-of-its-Kind Health and Wellness Marketplace for Employers Featuring Wellbeats

Vitality Gateway Flex provides organizations with a new level of benefits choice, and the ability to respond to employees’ changing and diverse needs ...
October Content Release
Class Updates

Change Is in the Air: Wellbeats Adds 14 New Classes This Fall

Ready to try something new this fall? Wellbeats recently added 14 new classes to its platform, including workouts for all interests and abilities. ...
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Class Updates

Wellbeats Adds New Vegetarian-Friendly Recipes

Calling all vegetarians! Wellbeats recently added new vegetarian-friendly recipes to the platform, along with nutrition education classes taught by ne...
Wellbeats CFO
Company News

Wellbeats’ CFO Jill Ross Selected as MSPBJ’s CFO of the Year

Exciting news: Wellbeats’ own Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Jill Ross, has recently been selected as Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 CFO...
HPE
Blog

How to Keep Kids Active During Times of Uncertainty

How do you keep kids motivated to break away from technology and get moving? What are ways to make fitness activities both fun and engaging? These ...
September TFR Content Release
Class Updates

15 New Ways to Destress with Wellbeats

15 new classes just dropped on Wellbeats! Whether you're looking to blow off steam in a high-energy strength training and cardio workout or unwind wit...
Hope K 2020
Company News

Sweating for a Cause: Wellbeats Proudly Supports Families of HopeKids in Virtual Do-What-You-Can-K Event

Restoring hope - one stride at a time! On Saturday, August 29, the Wellbeats team proudly walked (and even biked!) outdoors to help support the famili...
World's Greatest TV
Company News

Wellbeats Selected as One of “World’s Greatest” Companies

Wellbeats makes its TV debut! The on-demand virtual fitness company was recently nominated to appear as one of the "World's Greatest" companies in the...
HR Daily Advisor
Blog

Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Supporting Employee Well-Being in a Remote Work Environment

By Jen Zygmunt, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing The fitness industry has been forced to reinvent itself in the wake of COVID-19. W...
August Nourish Content Release
Class Updates

Wellbeats Adds New Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition Classes

Calling all new and expectant mamas! Wellbeats recently added new prenatal and postnatal nutrition classes with healthy tips and recommendations for e...
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Company News

The best-kept secret in town? An at-home workout provider takes off in the pandemic

Usage of the fitness and wellness coaching service Wellbeats skyrocketed earlier this year, one of those companies that offered what the world really ...
TrePlus Communities
Blog

Treplus Communities Gifts Wellbeats Virtual Fitness to its Residents

With many active adults struggling to maintain good health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Treplus Communities is thinking outside the box and has intro...
August 2020 Content Release
Class Updates

Hit The Reset Button on Your Fitness Routine with 16 New Classes

Need to hit the "reset" button on your fitness routine? Now is the perfect time with the addition of 16 brand-new workouts on Wellbeats, including: ...
Virtual Fitness on the Rise
Blog

Why Virtual Wellness is on the Rise

Employers’ strategy for getting employees healthy during COVID: virtual fitness While the coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on other aspects o...
Bria and Alexis
Company News

Introducing 2 New Employees at Wellbeats: Meet Bria and Alexis!

The Wellbeats team is growing! Wellbeats is excited to introduce two new employees: Bria Borcherding, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consultan...
July Nourish Content Release
Class Updates

Take a Trip Around the World from Home with Wellbeats

Get a taste of exciting destinations around the world... from your own kitchen! Internationally known celebrity chef Daniel Green shares 4 authentic m...
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Class Updates

Wellbeats Adds 13 New Nutrition and Mindfulness Classes

Wellbeats expands its nutrition and mindfulness content with the release of 13 new on-demand classes. The latest June release includes: New delic...
Avanath
Company News

Apartment Owner Avanath Capital Management Gifts 9,000+ Wellbeats Virtual Gym Memberships to its Renters

Avanath owns ­­­­80 affordable and workforce housing communities throughout the U.S. in 41 different cities. With many renters struggling due to th...
Wellbeats June Content Release 2020
Class Updates

Refresh Your Home Workout Routine with 12 New Wellbeats Classes

Wellbeats releases 12 new classes for working out at home. The new June release is full of variety the whole family can enjoy, including: 3 class...
Wellbeats Connect
Class Updates

Staying Connected During Uncertain Times: Introducing the New Wellbeats Connect Channel

Finding support from each other is more important than ever during these uncertain times. To help spread positivity and encouragement in this season, ...
AMGEN
Spotlight

Dancing and Kickboxing to Stay Fit Between Conference Calls

Like most parents currently stuck at home with energetic kids climbing the walls, Megan Fesinmeyer, a senior manager of business analysis and info at ...
MAXIMUS
Spotlight

Client Spotlight: MAXIMUS

Leading health and human services provider MAXIMUS credits Wellbeats’ fast, simple and customer-centric implementation for its overall launch success....
Nourish Channel
Class Updates

Fueling Mind and Body: 7 New Nutrition Classes on Wellbeats

Since March of 2020, Wellbeats has extended its fitness and wellbeing platform to provide research-based, educational nutrition and cooking classes. T...
April Content Release
Class Updates

Wellbeats Releases 18 New Classes to Help Stay Active at Home

Stuck at home? Here are 18 new ways to refresh your fitness routine inside. The new April Content Release launches a variety of classes to help you st...
Virtual Fitness
Company News

Behind the Scenes: Technology Is Changing the Way We Work Out

By Jason Von Bank, President & CEO, Wellbeats Mar 19, 2020 Technology Technology is changing the way we work. In some cases, that means aut...
At-Home Challenges
Class Updates

Wellbeats Launches 3 New Challenges for Employees Working From Home

New Home-Based Wellbeats Challenges In light of the recent impact from COVID-19 (coronavirus), Wellbeats launches 3 new at-home, no-equipment workout...
Wellbeats Special Offer to Help Fight Coronavirus
Company News

Wellbeats offers free virtual fitness subscriptions to employers until April 30 to help fight spread of coronavirus

Access to any time, anywhere fitness content allows companies to maintain workplace well-being initiatives while enforcing work-from-home policies ...
Eating healthy at work
Nutrition

Nutrition education makes eating healthy at work easy

The average American spends close to 2,000 hours at work each year. That’s around 250 lunches eaten at desks or at the nearest fast food outlet, or ma...
Wellbeats Nourish Channel
Class Updates

Wellbeats Launches Brand-New Nutrition Channel “Nourish”

It's official: nutrition education is officially available on Wellbeats! The brand-new "Nourish" channel features 20+ classes with healthy eating tips...
How to make time for fitness
Spotlight

Tough time fitting in fitness? HealthPartners employee shares how she makes it work

Have a hard time making it to the gym during your busy day? Wellbeats is an on-demand fitness platform with more than 500 workouts and activities incl...
Play Wellbeats Workouts Offline
Tech Updates

Wellbeats Launches New Feature to Play Wellbeats Videos Offline

If you travel for work or always on-the-go, chances are you’ve encountered moments with poor or limited WiFi connectivity. This can lead to the disrup...
Wellbeats Housing Partner
Spotlight

Community Housing Partners: Successful Launch Story

 ABOUT COMMUNITY HOUSING PARTNERS  Community Housing Partners (CHP) provides quality-built, responsibly managed, service-enriched homes for low-incom...
Wellbeats New RVP of Corporate Sales
Company News

Michele Achterberg Joins the Wellbeats Corporate Sales Team

Michele is joining Wellbeats with over twenty years of experience leading national sales for health and wellness start-up companies including eMindful...
Move with Heart
Blog

Take Good Health to Heart

By Mark Kingsriter, Fitness Director, Wellbeats | HR Management & Compliance   Can jogging save a life? Maybe not all by itself, but runn...
Wellbeats CEO
Blog

Better Than Ever: CEO was told he might never walk. He’s training for a triathlon

Over the course of his life, Jason Von Bank has endured four ankle surgeries, a bout with malaria in Africa and two back surgeries. He was told he mig...
Wellbeats Nutrition
Class Updates

Wellbeats Launching New Nutrition Channel This March

Wellbeats is cooking up a brand-new channel set to release this March: nutrition! The Wellbeats nutrition channel is redefining the fitness space b...
Work out, give back
Company News

Workouts for good: Wellbeats announces partnership with HopeKids MN

St. LOUIS PARK, MN (January, 2020) – Working out could benefit more than the waistline this February, thanks to Wellbeats and HopeKids MN. St. Louis P...
Kyle Rolfing
Company News

Successful health care entrepreneur, Kyle Rolfing, joins Wellbeats’ Board of Directors

Wellbeats announced today that Minnesota entrepreneur Kyle Rolfing will join the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Rolfing has an ex...
Jaime Burnham Interview
Company News

On-Demand Fitness Benefits Interview with Jaime Burnham at Benefitfocus’ Partner Days

With busy schedules and busy lives, finding the time to work out isn't always easy. Regional VP of Corporate Sales, Jaime Burnham, shares how on-deman...
New Content
Class Updates

Wellbeats December Content Release

Wellbeats is excited to announce the release of 16 new classes! Check out Barre Core for the perfect blend of barre and Pilates, 10-Minute Ride for...
Wellbeats ACG Minnesota
Company News

Wellbeats Nominated for 8th Annual BOLD Awards

Minneapolis, MN  – Wellbeats is excited to announce that we have been nominated for the 8th Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of ...
Wellbeats HR Daily Advisor
Company News

Boosting Resolutions: Support Employee Commitment to Healthy Living

By Jen Zygmunt, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Wellbeats Dec 5, 2019 HR Management & Compliance There might not be a better ...
Allison Walsh
Company News

Allison Walsh Joins Wellbeats as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consultant Relations

Say hello to the newest addition of the Wellbeats team… Allison Walsh! As a strategic leader, health and wellbeing sales professional and mother of...
Wellbeats named top Shortlister vendor
Company News

Wellbeats Selected as a Top Vendor on Shortlister

With so many wellbeing companies to choose from, we know it can be difficult to navigate all the great options available to your company. That’s wh...
Wellbeats + HealthPartners
Company News

HealthPartners expands well-being program to include Wellbeats

HealthPartners expands well-being program to include on-demand digital fitness MINNEAPOLIS – HealthPartners is expanding its well-being programs by o...
Wellbeats Outdoor Sports Guide
Blog

Outdoor Sports Guide by Wellbeats Fitness Director Mark

With a few simple steps, it’s easy to get structured exercise and still enjoy beautiful autumn weather Autumn is in full swing, which means it’s th...
Wellbeats Strides Channel
Class Updates

Wellbeats Adds 15 New Walking/Running Classes

Exciting news for all walking and running enthusiasts! Wellbeats adds 15 new walking/running classes to its platform starting Wednesday, October 23rd....
Wellbeats SOC 2 Certification
Company News

Wellbeats Announces SOC 2 Certification from AICPA

Wellbeats, a leading provider of on-demand, virtual fitness programming announces today that it has received SOC 2 Type 1 Certification from the Ameri...
Wellbeats Sleep Tips
Health Education

5 Days to Better Sleep Challenge

Trouble falling asleep at night? Feeling tired and sluggish throughout the day? Then join us for the 5 Days to Better Sleep challenge! In just 5 days,...
Wellbeats Injury Prevention Tips
Health Education

5 Days to Avoid Injury Challenge

Prepping for a big game? Trying a new activity? Then join us for the 5 Days to Avoid Injury challenge! In just 5 days, you will be given 5 different w...
5 Ways to Manage Stress
Blog

5 Days to Manage Stress Challenge

Are you overwhelmed at work? Feeling anxious every time you glance at your to-do list? Then join us for the 5 Days to Manage Stress challenge! In just...
National Health Education Week
Health Education

5 Tips for Better Portion Control

Do you find yourself needing a little snack, and suddenly realize you've downed half a bag of potato chips? Or maybe you finished a meal at a restaura...
NHEW
Health Education

10 Ways to Get Your Fitness Motivation Back

Busy schedules. Low energy. Boredom. There could be a variety of things standing in the way from enjoying that awesome feeling after a workout. To ...
August Content Release
Blog

Wellbeats August Content Release

The Wellbeats August Content Release is here! We are excited to introduce a new "Sports Ready" channel featuring 9 new classes on Wellbeats starting W...
Wellbeats Superhero Training Camp
Events

50+ Kids Train Like Superheroes

On Wednesday, July 31st, Wellbeats hosted its first-ever Superhero Training Camp in St. Louis Park, MN, giving 50+ kids an opportunity to train like s...