Corporate Memberships

HEALTHY LIVING AT THE Y

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind, and body. The YMCA’s Healthy Returns Partnership makes it easier than ever for your employees to be active, healthy, and more productive.

A HEALTHIER COMPANY, A HEALTHIER BOTTOM LINE

An estimated 90% of healthcare costs are associated with preventable illnesses5. With the YMCA Healthy Returns Partnership you’re not just investing in the health of your employees and their families, you’re investing in the long-term health of your company.

The YMCA’s Healthy Returns Partnership is more than a gym membership, it’s a partnership designed to help reshape your company culture to promote employee wellness. Over a 15-year period, the National Wellness Association studied 30 companies with ongoing employee wellness programs. Their findings:

  • 62% fewer hospital admissions
  • 22% fewer sick days
  • 20-55% less overall healthcare costs
  • 25% fewer injuries
  • 16% fewer doctor visits
  • 30% fewer worker’s comp and disability claims

Your company may be eligible for a tax benefit for offering an employee wellness program. Check with your tax professional.

HEALTHY RETURNS PARTNERSHIP

The goal of the YMCA Healthy Returns Partnership is to establish a three-way partnership between company, employee(s), and the Y. The partnership offers full access to all six YMCA of Snohomish County branches and all the benefits of a full facility member.

This partnership begins with the company determining to provide a subsidy to employee’s monthly YMCA membership fee. (The minimum company subsidy allowed is $5/month for all employees with a Y membership.) The YMCA joins the partnership with a match to the subsidy of $.50 on each $1 provided by the company (up to a $10 maximum each month per employee Y member.) The employee partners with “skin in the game” by paying the balance of the membership fee less the subsidy provided by employer and the Y.

Want to learn more?

Contact your local branch membership director for more information on Corporate Membership Opportunities.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

If within 30 days of joining you are not completely satisfied with your experience with the YMCA of Snohomish County, we will refund your monthly membership dues. As always, we never require a contract when you join the Y.

What's Included

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For Employees

As full facility members, your employees will have a variety of options available to them to support and nurture their health and wellness.

  • Full access to all six YMCA of Snohomish County family branches
  • 50% off the Y joining fee
  • Choose from a wide menu of free group exercise classes, and pool/swim options
  • Free wellness orientation, customized to individual needs
  • Free drop-in child care during workouts
  • Free access to Apps that provide personalized workouts, nutrition tracking, and more
  • Electronic guest passes and periodic “Workout Buddy” options
  • Priority registration on specialty classes and programs
  • Convenient bank draft or credit card payments, with no contracts (15 day cancellation notice)
For Employers
  • The YMCA will match $.50 on each $1 business subsidy, up to $10 maximum, each month per employee with a YMCA membership
  • The YMCA will offer a reduced joining fee (50%) for all company employees
  • Company will receive one complementary Group Coaching or Lunch & Learn session*, annually
  • Monthly employee usage tracking reports available upon request
  • Special partner pricing on additional Workplace Wellness programs (eg. on-site fitness assessments, on-site group exercise Classes, health & wellness challenges, etc.)
  • Opportunities for giving back and team building through volunteerism

*Please see Wellness in the Workplace Program Guide for descriptions, value, and pricing. Healthy Returns Partnership requires payroll deduction.


GROUP AND CORPORATE VOLUNTEERISM

Now, more than ever, businesses and corporations are embracing service programs, lending their most valuable assets – the time, talent, skills, and enthusiasm of their employees – to help the nonprofit sector make a difference in their communities.

Research shows that volunteering can increase employee engagement and improve retention. The YMCA welcomes groups of all sizes to volunteer. We offer flexible options for highly engaged groups and interests.

A sample day may include a welcome, volunteer activity, impact testimonial, lunch, and team building activity. We can customize the day based on the time, need, and number of employees.

Please speak to your local YMCA family branch about your volunteerism needs.

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IT’S IN THE NUMBERS

Investing in health - in the workplace and the community - not only lowers healthcare costs and improves productivity and morale, but in today’s competitive global market, it attracts and retains skilled talent that’s crucial for the bottom line.

  • 67% of our workforce is overweight or obese1 and reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.2
  • 75% of healthcare costs are driven by preventable and manageable chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.3
  • 50% of company profits go toward healthcare costs.4
  • 450 million work days are missed each year by full-time employees who are overweight or obese and have chronic disease.4
  • 77% of employees say that wellness programs positively influence the culture at work.3

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2010.
2 Finkelstein, E.A., DiBonaventura, Md., Burgess, S.M. Hale, B.C. (2010) The costs of obesity in the workplace. Journal of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine.
3 Virgin Healthmile & Workforce Management Magazine’s Annual Survey (2013).
4 Summit Health. (2008). Wellness at Work: Proving the value of health (White Paper).
5 Preventdisease.com, 2/19/2007.