Wellness is a priority at Colony Brands, where we try to keep our appetites for scrumptious petits fours in check with fitness programs that encourage good health for our co-workers and company.  Several studies demonstrate the heavy impact of employees’ health on companies.  Employee wellness directly influences health care costs, disability, workers’ compensation, productivity, turnover, morale and much more.  We are fortunate to have a company that recognizes the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and supports the Wellness Works program.

Wellness Works offers a wide-range of programs that motivate and reimburse regular employees for healthy lifestyle choices. 


Colony Brands Health and Wellness Centers

The company currently offers two onsite clinics; Monroe, Wisconsin and Clinton, Iowa.  The cost is free to eligible employees and a variety of Preventative and Specialty Care services are currently available at both locations.


Core Wellness Programs


Healthy Return$

Healthy Return$ offers a monetary incentive for employees and spouses that meet the requirements outlined in the program guidelines. 

On-Site Health Risk Assessments (HRA)

Free to all Regular employees (& spouses if covered under the CB health plan).  Comprehensive biometric assessment of the following health risks:

  • Nicotine use
  • Weight
  • Body Fat Percent
  • GGT (Liver Function)
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Total Cholesterol
  • PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening)


Corporate Fitness Program

The Corporate Fitness Program offers incentives to regular employees and spouses who work out at home or in a fitness center.  The program provides flexibility with four (4) reimbursement options (only one reimbursement allowed):

Annual YMCA Membership reimbursement based on the number of workouts completed within a 12 month period
Annual Fitness Membership (non-YMCA) reimbursement
Exercise Class reimbursement
Winners’ Circle Club uses a points system to reward participants for self-motivated physical activity

Corporate Weight Loss Program

The Corporate Weight Loss Program offers reimbursement to regular employees and eligible spouses for a variety of weight loss programs and achievements.  Incentives are provided during three (3) levels of weight loss:

  • Active Weight Loss
  • Achieving a Healthy Weight
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Corporate Tobacco Cessation Program

The Corporate Tobacco Cessation Program offers regular employees and eligible spouses, 100% reimbursement, up to a lifetime maximum, for out-of-pocket expenses incurred for tobacco cessation.

Other Incentives, Programs, and Education

In an effort to reduce absenteeism caused by influenza, the company offers on-site flu clinics annually. We also provide Blood Pressure Monitors and education on blood pressure in company breakrooms.

Road Map to Wellness

In April 2005, employees took off on a 365-day, virtual walk to twelve Colony Brand locations with the use of a pedometer and walking journal.  Along the journey, employees received up to five achievement awards based on the individual’s cumulative steps.  The program was based on employees averaging at least 5,000 steps per day.  Due to the program's huge sucess, we continue to offer achievement awards based on the individual's cumulative steps. Starting in 2006, we "stepped up" the program to provide incentives based on an average of 6,000 steps per day.

Biggest Loser
Wellness Works Biggest Loser (January – May) - Individual weight loss challenge that offers incentives for employees who lose at least 5% of their beginning weight.  Program provides participation awards, random wellness drawings, and 8 weeks of educational materials. 

Lunch ‘n Learn Classes
We offer educational lunch sessions approximately four times per year with qualified speakers, to assist employees with living a healthy lifestyle.