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Established in 1987, the locally based corporate fitness company boosts employee health WAYNE, Pa – (October 15, 2012) – When companies need solutions for improving their employees’ health and wellness they can turn to a seasoned expert in the field. HealthEase, Inc., a locally based corporate fitness management company, commemorates its 25th anniversary this year. It was established on the Main Line in 1987, with headquarters in Wayne, Pa.
“When I first started HealthEase, there were very few commercial fitness centers around,” recalls president and founder Armand Tecco, M.Ed. “I was the fitness director of Club La Maison in Wayne, one of the first health clubs in the region. It occurred to me that companies could benefit from offering programs to help their employees get fit and stay healthy. But they would need someone to provide that service.”
The first HealthEase corporate client was Hartstrings, a children’s clothing company based in Wayne. HealthEase designed a small, onsite fitness center for Hartstrings and provided exercise instruction for their employees. Since then, HealthEase has been providing a wide array of services to small and midsized companies as well as Fortune 500 corporations in several states across the country. Among its local clients are De Lage Landen; FujiRebio Diagnostics; and Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP.
Managing onsite fitness centers is HealthEase’s core business, but hardly its sole focus. Among its other services are fitness center design and consultation, health & wellness coaching, group exercise classes, educational seminars & workshops, health & fitness fairs; walking programs, health risk appraisals, team building events, and more.
“We take a hands-on, proactive, and personalized approach that sets us apart from the competition,” says Tecco. “It’s important to customize our services to suit each client’s particular needs.”
And the results pay off for everyone. It’s been well established that healthy employees are likely to incur lower medical costs and be more productive. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that comprehensive worksite fitness and wellness programs reduce health care and insurance costs, lower absenteeism, increase performance and productivity, and result in a positive return on investment.