CLAYSBURG - Sheetz employees now have a greater opportunity to improve their health with Wednesday's opening of the $4 million Sheetz Center for Shwellness beside the Sheetz Distribution Center in the Walter Business Park near here.
"This is a state-of-the-art health and wellness center. This creates an environment for our employees to be actively involved and more responsible for their health and wellness," said Bill Young, director of compensation, benefits and risk.
Sheetz, along with its partner Marathon Health, will use medical staff to provide individual health and wellness coaching to employees and their eligible dependents. The Shwellness Center is intended to help Sheetz employees improve their overall health by creating awareness of their own health conditions, while allowing them to better manage their medical care costs. All services are offered to eligible employees and dependents free of charge.
In addition to use of the fitness center's cardio and strength equipment, quarter-mile outdoor track and group exercise room, employees will also have the option of participating in healthy living, disease management and lifestyle classes in the learning center. Several types of health screenings will be available, in addition to treatment for acute care and chronic conditions.
"This means our employees are one step closer to improved 'shwellness,'" said Sheetz President Stan Sheetz. "This facility is a complete heath and wellness center and will be a learning center as well. It will serve as a hub for all Sheetz employees in the quest for 'shwellness."'
The 11,000-square-foot building, designed by Hayes Large Architects, Altoona, is the first Leadership of Energy and Environmental Design-certified building in Blair County.
Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467.