Knowledgebase-Fitness Program Survey


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Title:Fitness Program Survey
Summary:Twenty-four cities and departments were asked about fitness programs available to their employees; requested by Knox County Personnel.
Original Author:Stokes, Richard
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:05/06/2005
Last Reviewed on::01/03/2017
Subject:Personnel--Health and safety--Wellness programs
Type:Survey
Original Document: Fitness Program Survey.pdf

Reference Documents:

Text of Document: Fitness Program Survey
Contact Information
Organization
Number of Employees
Contact Person
Contact Number
City of Gatlinburg
400
Janet Curry865/436-1400
City of Sevierville
180
Kristi Inman865/453-5504
Metro Nashville Water Services
700
Marilyn Tidwell615/862-4714
City of Gallatin
290
Dave Crawford615/452-5400 ext 337
SW Community Service Agency
101
Vicki Burton 731/426-0766
City of Columbia
386
Kate Collier931/380-2700
City of Brentwood
225
Kirk Bednar615/371-0060
City of Memphis
7000
Pearl Gibson901/576-6761
City of Maryville
368
Amy Sliger865/380-1380
City of Cleveland
310
Jeff Davis423/559-3313
City of Alcoa
264
William Brown865/380-4753
City of Athens
120
Rita Brown423/744-2703
City of Jackson
670
Lynn B. Henning731/425-8252
City of Portland
153
Mary Lou Thompson615/325-6776
Metro Nashville Water Services
0
Ilene Cowden
Metro Nashville Airport Authority
258
Amy Armstrong 615/275-1621
City of Chattanooga
2500
Jean Smith423/757-4862
Town of Spencer
15
David Vidrine931/946-2351
Town of Farragut
40
Denise Hairr865/966-7057
Metro Nashville Development and Housing Agency
360
Steve Adams615/252-8551
City of Franklin
530
Don Sellers615/791-3277
Metro Nashville Parks Department
708
Pamela Crenshaw615/862-8400
City of Covington
120
Rodney Eubanks901/476-9613
City of Bartlett
420
Larry Hilbun901/385-5515


1. Does your organization have a “mandatory” pre-work stretching program for employees? Yes 0 No 24



2. Does your organization have a “mandatory” post-work stretching program for employees? Yes 0 No 24


3. Does your organization have on-site fitness or exercise facilities for employee use? Yes 19 No 9


Organization
Sum Of On-Site Fitness
City of Gatlinburg
Yes
City of Sevierville
Yes
Metro Nashville Water Services
No
City of Gallatin
Yes
SW Community Service Agency
No
City of Columbia
Yes
City of Brentwood
Yes
City of Memphis
Yes
City of Maryville
Yes
City of Cleveland
Yes
City of Alcoa
Yes
City of Athens
No
City of Jackson
Yes
City of Portland
No
Metro Nashville Water Services
No
Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Yes
City of Chattanooga
Yes
Town of Spencer
No
Town of Farragut
No
Metro Nashville Development and Housing Agency
No
City of Franklin
Yes
Metro Nashville Parks Department
Yes
City of Covington
No
City of Bartlett
Yes


If yes, please describe the facilities/program:
Organization
First Of Fitness Description
City of BartlettRecreation Center available to employee and immediate family.
Metro Nashville Parks DepartmentCentennial Sportsplex is available with ice skating, fitness, swimming and tennis.
City of FranklinMostly police officers use the room because it is located in their department and the door are kept locked.
City of ChattanoogaLocated at Police Services Center for Police employees only.
Metro Nashville Airport AuthoritySmall facility with the basic equipment; it's available for all employees but mainly used by employees in our Department of Public Safety.
City of JacksonUsed at own discretion; no city liability.
City of AlcoaVarious equipment located in different buildings
City of ClevelandWorkout room in Police and Fire and Rec Center.
City of MaryvilleFitness facility including cardiovascular and strengthening equipment
City of MemphisSmall facility with approximately 10-2 pieces of equipment. Several fitness exercise programs offered, full-time Fitness Coordinator on site.
City of BrentwoodEach facility has weight lifting equipment as well as cardiovascular equipment (treadmill, elipical, step machine, etc…)
City of ColumbiaA fitness center is available to all at Parks and Recreation; each Fire Hall has weight equipment as well as the Police Department (none of which are widely used).
City of GallatinCivic Center - employees can get memberships at half price; Police Oficers use facility for training purposes
City of Sevierville
City of GatlinburgOur new fire station has nautilus equipment and weights. The Recreation Department has similar equipment.

Do you allow employees to exercise during normal their normal workday?
Yes 8 No 16
Organization
First Of Account for time
Metro Nashville Parks DepartmentThe employee wellness program permits employees to exercise for 30 minutes, three times per week during work time. To participate in this program the following steps must be taken: 1. A statement from employee's health care provider, must be provided, stating that employee can participate in an exercise program. (Renewable every two years). 2. Employee signs and dates a contract stating intent to participate and complete the necessary components. They agree to use the thirty minutes to exercise and to schedule that activity around work responsibilities. A letter is sent to participant’s supervisor indicating that individual is an active participant of the wellness program. 3. Employee completes the Participants Activity Readiness Questionnaire. 4. Employee must sign a liability form. Exercise time needs to be coordinated and approved by the employee’s supervisor to ensure that it does not interfere with work responsibilities. Case Management: Sportsplex Staff will provide individual feedback, encouragement, or health related materials to any participant who requests it. Monthly Exercise Record: A vital component of the program involves evaluation. As part of this process it is necessary for participants to complete a monthly record of exercise. These records need to be submitted to the wellness coordinator by the 10th day of the following month. If report is not received by the due date the participant will be provided with two separate reminders a week apart. If the report is not received within a week following the second reminder, you will not be eligible to continue to participate in the program.
City of PortlandFire Department only during down time at regular pay.
City of JacksonBreaktime, lunchtime.
City of MaryvilleEmployees are allowed to exercise only during their breaks.
City of MemphisBreak time
City of Brentwood I marked yes and no. Firefighters are required to have a minimum amount of physical fitness training time during each shift which is paid time for them. They usually do this either at the station on the equipment provided or at the YMCA. All other employees utilizing the equipment do so during their lunch hour or other non-working hours.
SW Community Service AgencyLunch break
Metro Nashville Water ServicesEmployees can walk during their lunch breaks.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to this survey.