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Three local companies are fit-friendly

Ocala, FL -
Published in Applause, an blog, in October 26th, 2011 01:28pm

Three area businesses have been recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies Program for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

Fit-Friendly Companies Program participants implement various options to encourage physical activity, nutrition and culture enhancements such as on-site walking routes, healthy food options in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools.

The Marion County Fit-Friendly Companies are The City of Ocala, Marion County Public Schools and Munroe Regional Medical Center.

The City of Ocala is receiving the Gold Fit-Friendly Company Award. The Marion County School Board is receiving the Platinum Fit-Friendly Company Award and the Worksite Innovation Award.  Finally, Munroe Regional Medical Center is receiving the Gold Fit-Friendly Company Award and the Community Innovation Award.  Out of 183 applicants, Munroe Regional is one of four to win the Community Innovation Award.

Companies interested in joining the Fit-Friendly Companies Program should contact the American Heart Association office at 800-257-6941 ext. 8018 or visit  to apply.  Applications are due in January for review by a volunteer expert panel.