Fitness classes, massage and Quiet Minds

HealthWorks has arranged a variety of onsite services for employees.

Classes and massage with a charge are reimbursable through the Trade Time for Fitness program.

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Available for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides relaxation for eyes. Just a few minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.

Blue Mountain Healing Arts

Provided by Anna Preston

Times and location

  • Third Thursday of the month, 1-5 p.m., Eden Prairie Library, Room varies between the small conference and large meeting room


  • 10 minutes for $12
  • 20 minutes for $24


A sign-up sheet is located in the Eden Prairie Library workroom. Questions? Contact Anna at 612-232-8694 or email

Bodywork by Reka

Provided by therapist Reka Laeger-Hagemeister (Bodywork by Reka).

Times and location

  • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HealthWorks offices, Government Center, SW street level


  • 20 minutes for $30


Call Reka at 507-456-8222 or email


Provided by therapist Vince Letourneau ( Vince brings the massage table, music, water, oils, hot towels - and the experience - to the Meditation room.

Times and location

  • Second Tuesday of the month, South Suburban Human Service Center, Meditation room


  • 1 hour = $75

  • 30 min = $40

  • 15 min = $20


Contact Laura Riebe at or 612-543-1505.

Stay Grounded Wellness

Provided by therapists Sara Ramerth or Shannon Ramey ( 

  • Wednesdays from 9am - Noon, 701 Building, small board room


  • 15 minute sessions for $20


Sign up sheet available on the day of service. Contact Stay Grounded Wellness at or 612-719-7445 for more information.  

Quiet Minds

Quiet Minds is a 20 minute practice of quiet time, meditation and stillness during the workday.  There is a designated start time at 12:20 and end time at 12:40, but the time is not guided.  It is designed for individuals familiar with meditation or other quiet practice.  

Time and location

  • Tuesdays, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Government Center, HealthWorks Conference Room (street level, SW corner)


  • There is no cost to attend


  • Drop-in, no registration required

Tai Chi

Traditional Chinese exercise, practiced for centuries. Slow, relaxed postures are a form of moving meditation. Promotes deeper breathing, improved balance, and stress management. 

Classes include warm-ups, standing mediation and form instruction on Cheng-man Ch'ing Yang-Style form. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Each session requires a minimum of five students.

Six-week introductory classes start October 9. Returning students are permitted to attend any of the offered class times. Contact instructor for details.

Times and location

Tuesdays at

  • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., Government Center, Room A-610*
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m., Government Center, Room A-610 (for beginning students only)*
  • 12:40 - 1:10 p.m., Government Center, Room A-610*
  • 4 - 5 p.m., Government Center, Room C2350 (a multi-level class open to beginners)**

*On October 9 and 16, class will be in room A-521.

**On October 30, class will be in the Employee Development Classroom (EDC) next to Healthworks.


Payment due on the first day you attend. Cash or check. Checks payable to Julie Cisler.

  • $64 for six weeks
  • $15 per class for individual sessions

Attending a single class

Because a sequence of movements is part of the curriculum, and due to the short class time, persons attending a single class are encouraged to attend the first or second week class is offered. You may be allowed to attend as a single-class student for later sessions, contingent on approval of the instructor.


Email Julie Cisler at or call 612-876-7915.


Twin Cities Metro Yoga

Twin Cities Metro Yoga’s classes are low impact and more restorative, designed especially for the workday. You’ll learn how different breathing techniques can change your mood and how to include yoga in your daily life. Guided relaxation and imagery are included. The 45-minute class format is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Please bring your own mat. Blocks and straps provided. Learn more at our website.

Times and location

Mondays, 11:15 a.m. to noon

  • Government Center, A0723 (north side, A-level)

Thursdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

  • Government Center, A0723 (north side, A-level)


  • $45 for 4 week class card


Call 651-730-5548 or email Nita Miller at

Fit to Live

Visit Fit to Live online.

Times and location

Yoga Core

  • Tuesdays, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m., Government Center, A0723*
  • Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Ridgedale Library, room 172

Yoga for Stress

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Health Services Building, room LL15

Yoga classes are also held at HCMC's Parkside Professional Building. Contact Fit to Live at 612-722-6571 email for details.

*On 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23, class will be held in C2350. On 10/30, class will be held in A410.

Cost and registration

  • 45-minute yoga classes are 6 classes/$72.00
  • 1-hour yoga classes are 6 classes/$84.00
  • If 8 people register for the class, there is a $3.00 discount
  • If 10 people register for the class, there is a $6.00 discount
  • Missed classes can be made up in other Fit to Live classes downtown
  • Drop in rates are available.    

Call Fit to Live at 612-722-6571 or email

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