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How Elevation Builds a Positive Company Culture

industry news May 08, 2019

Building a positive company culture is an integral part of business. It not only attracts and retains long-tenured employees, but it also makes for a more positive and supportive workplace. Elevation Corporate Health, founded by Tom Kapp and Sandy Meagher, are celebrating their 25th year of being in business due to creating a positive workplace. In this article, we will showcase the many ways Elevation invests in their people to create a great company culture.

 

Fun Fact: 10.7% of our Elevation employees exceed over 10 years of working for the company!

 

Training and Education

One of the reasons why employees become long-tenured employees is because of the ongoing training and education that they can receive. Sara Baker, the Director of Training & Education, has created educational programs to incentivize employees to continue learning in their field and become leaders in the industry. Here are a few programs that Elevation has created:

 

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Employee of the Month: Pete Zaleski

elevation spotlights Apr 10, 2019

Congratulations to Pete for being Elevation's April Employee of the Month! 

Pete is a personal trainer, certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, who has a real drive for helping people achieve the results that they value so highly for themselves. He also teaches the Spinning Ride & Reps, 5th Gear, Sports Conditioning, Sports Stretch, and Core Express classes here at Elevate Fitness. He encourages all participants in his classes to strive for small victories every single day in order to create the longest-lasting growth. Pete graduated from Shippensburg University, where he learned the tools to take his love for fitness to the next level. As a personal trainer, Pete specializes in general conditioning, strength, speed & agility, weight loss, building muscle, and over training prevention.  

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Elevation Donates to the CASA of Harford County

elevation news Mar 25, 2019

Congratulations to our first annual Service Award winner, Cheryl Hazle, for her nomination to our Charity Program – “Elevate our Community”!

The annual service award winner is voted on by the entire company and is chosen from previous monthly winners in our #ElevateOurCommunity company initiative.

Cheryl nominated the CASA of Harford County.

 

What is the Casa of Harford County?

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.  It is a national association that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children currently in the foster care system ensuring that, ultimately, children have a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.

There are more than 70,000 advocates serving in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices in the United States. Each year nearly a quarter of a million children are assisted through CASA services.

The CASA volunteer represents just one child in the foster care system and works hand-in-hand...

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Residential Communities: How Fitness Creates A More Active Living Community

industry news Feb 20, 2019

As a company, Elevation Corporate Health has had a strong grip working with many different client sectors, with residential communities being their fastest growing market. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that communities are looking to find ways to engage millennials while keeping our aging population social and active.

For years, communities have been equipping their amenity features with an onsite fitness center. However, that’s no longer enough with people wanting more bang for their buck.

Now, active aging clients want a full service fitness center including group fitness classes, personal training options, wellness and incentive programming, social fitness, and towel service.  

“Residential communities are challenged to compete with the boutique fitness centers model of getting a really great workout in a short amount of time,” stated Angie Nichols, Partner and SVP of Elevation Corporate Health.

“Providing high end customer service and...

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Elevation Donates to the Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation

elevation news Jan 30, 2019

Congratulations to our December winner, Erin-Leigh Trageser, for her nomination to our Charity Program – “Elevate our Community”!

Erin-Leigh nominated the Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation (BJCF)

 

What is the Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation?

Owner and Director of Bettie Jane’s Center of Dance Art, Bettie Jane Bryant has served and continues to serve Frederick County for over 55 years.

In the fall of 2008, Bettie Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a double mastectomy at the end of October. She began Chemotherapy in December through March and had 28 radiation treatments in April and May. She is now on the 10 year plan of Hormone Therapy. As of this date, she is cancer free.

During her treatments, she, her dance students and faculty decided to hold a 5K Walk to benefit The Cancer Care Center of Frederick, in order to help local cancer patients in need. The 1st Annual 5K Walk in 2009 raised over $10,000. She has held a total of 8 walks to date...

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Chocolate Coconut Date Bars

recipes Dec 31, 2018

Our very own Chef Libby created a healthy delectable treat that can be enjoyed at any time of day! Use it for a pre-workout snack or late time dessert without the guilt! 

  • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates                                                    
  • 2 tbsp. agave syrup or honey
  • ¾ cup raw cacao powder                                                         
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¾ cup + ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut                      
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs

Coat 8x8" baking pan with non-stick vegetable oil spray; line with parchment, leaving overhang on all sides. Process dates, cacao powder, ¾...

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Elevation Donates to the Wishbone Foundation

elevation news Dec 26, 2018

Congratulations to our November winner, Sara Baker, for her nomination to our Charity Program – “Elevate our Community”!

Sara nominated the Wishbone Foundation.

 

What is the Wishbone Foundation?

They are a non-profit organization that provides training and resources for labor and delivery teams so they have the skills to comfort grieving families in a time of devastating loss.

What is the significance of “Wishbone”?

Everyone WISHES for the best and WISHES for a healthy beautiful baby!  Brad and Jianna Wright (the founders of Wishbone Foundation) also WISHED this during their pregnancy after going through an early miscarriage in 2011.  While shopping, Jianna found a necklace that stood out and spoke to her heart and soul—it was a small, simple wishbone on a red string! She wore the necklace day in and day out, till shortly after delivering their WISH, Mackensie Owenn.  It is because of their WISH for no family to have to endure...

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Elevation Donates to HomeAid Los Angeles

elevation news Dec 01, 2018

Congratulations to our October winner, Micaela Robinson, for her nomination to our Charity Program – #ElevateOurCommunity!

Micaela nominated HomeAid Los Angeles.

 

What is HomeAid Los Angeles?

HomeAid Los Angeles  is a 501(c)(3) charity that identifies long-term, stable homeless care providers who need additional capacity and pairs them with our builders, vendors and suppliers, who donate their time, materials and labor to rehabilitate and build housing for Los Angeles' homeless. Their care provider partners serve:

  • Youth who have aged out of foster care
  • Women in crisis pregnancy
  • Victims of domestic violence and spousal desertion
  • Children who have become homeless due to a family crisis
  • Mentally challenged
  • Adults living with HIV/AIDS
  • Families and individuals who are homeless as a result of job loss or illness
  • Individuals and families suffering from drug and alcohol abuse
  • Veterans

HomeAid Los Angeles serves as the housing developer and liaison between our homeless...

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Chewy Nut & Cereal Bars

recipes Nov 13, 2018
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds (about 4 1/2 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup mild honey
  • 3 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 cups crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup roasted salted cashews (about 4 oz.), coarsely chopped
  • 2 large egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch square baking pan, then line bottom and sides with parchment and lightly oil parchment.

Toast almonds in a rimmed pan until pale golden, 6 to 9 minutes. Stir in sesame seeds and bake until seeds are golden, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cool completely. Reduce oven to 325°F.

Gently heat honey, brown sugar, and oil in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, until smooth.

Stir together rice cereal, cashews, and almond-sesame mixture in a large bowl. Beat egg whites with a rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl with a fork until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir honey mixture into cereal mixture, then stir in whites. Spread mixture in baking pan, pressing gently, and bake...

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Do you need a Wellness Coach?

virtual programs Nov 01, 2018

Wellness Coaching helps clients find the motivation and tools to get to their physical and emotional health goals. Those goals might include:

  • Lose Weight
  • Eat better
  • Quit Smoking
  • Lower stress
  • Race Preparation
  • An Exercise Plan

Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist who make specific diet suggestions, a wellness coach helps you to make better general choices that fit your lifestyle and overall goals.

Elevation goes beyond just Wellness Coaching when needed. We can provide life coaching skill sets which include helping individuals to:

  • Change in relationship (wedding/divorce)
  • Recognize their skills and dreams
  • Refocus their life's goals
  • Move past challenges that stand in the way of those goals
  • Plan for a major  event

If you have experienced a change in your life journey or are looking to make a physical change to your health and body, click here to learn more about how you can get started with an Elevation Certified Wellness Coach. 



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