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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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New Channel: Athletic Performance

Attention serious athletes: this Wellbeats channel is for you. Learn how to improve speed, agility, and explosiveness with sports performance class...
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Pause and Reflect on Living Well

Tomorrow, June 12, is Global Wellness Day. Wellbeats supports this celebration dedicated to living well! The main aims of the day are: To reco...
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Channel Spotlight: Office Breaks

Fifty quick and effective classes have been refreshed or added to the popular Wellbeats Office Breaks channel – just in time to participate in the “Gi...
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Show Your Pride

This year, Pride Month (the month of June) means a whole lot more to Jaime Burnham (she/her), Wellbeats’ Regional Vice President of Corporate Sales, a...
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Jarred’s Wellbeats Story for Men’s Health Month

It's Men's Health Month. To honor this national observance focused on encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice healthy living decisions, ...
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Run and Walk with Strides Channel to Reduce Stress

It’s Global Running Day and Wellbeats is excited to spotlight Olympian Carrie Tollefson, the Run Lead and Coach of Wellbeats’ Strides Channel. ...
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Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

“Tools 2 Thrive” is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, with a focus on helping people find healthy ways to cope with stress. Wellbeats...
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Wellbeats at Work

It’s National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Wellbeats is delighted to help promote the importance of fitness and a healthy diet. One of the greates...
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Focus on Mental Wellbeing

It’s National Mental Health Awareness Month and Wellbeats encourages employees and their families to focus on calming the mind with intention. Our med...
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Wellbeats welcomes Andrea Williamson

Wellbeats is pleased to announce that Andrea Williamson has joined our team as Regional Sales Director. This is a case when both employer and e...
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Make Health a Priority

It’s National Women’s Health Week and Wellbeats offers exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness classes to help women stay healthy and strong. According t...
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Help employees improve focus, reduce stress with mindfulness

Mindfulness is a timely topic for Mental Health Awareness Month. HR Daily Advisor published an article by Wellbeats Mindfulness Instructor Chance York...
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Wellbeats named Best Overall Fitness Technology Company

Wellbeats has been named the Best Overall Fitness Technology Company in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards presented by MedTech Breakthrough...
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Wellbeats Client Spotlight: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Wellness program expands and goes digital When Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation went to self-funded insurance in 2015, Nancy Stobbe recognize...
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So now what? What’s the new normal?

Wellbeats has released a new whitepaper with current statistics on the factors driving post-Covid corporate wellness. Key Insights: "Even before...
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Wellbeats Instructor Spotlight: Meet Chance!

Wellbeats is excited to introduce our new mindfulness instructor, Chance York. “I got involved in the yoga/mindfulness industry as a natural extens...
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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 ...
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#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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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 ...
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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...
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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: ...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Client Spotlight: MAXIMUS

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