have a valuable health and wellness program to offer. Our
program can be tailored to the direct needs of an organization.
We are skilled at taking a variety of valuable health and
wellness information and services and implementing them at
a useable level within an organization. We do this by creating
a wellness platform with effective mediums that address the
organization’s needs. Our platform can be quickly implemented
and is designed to track and measure usage and results.
It is our understanding that for most individuals it is very
challenging to stay healthy. Many people can’t afford,
or understand little about the vast amount of wellness services
available to them such as personal exercise training, nutritional
consulting, rehabilitation services, etc. Individuals are constantly
bombarded with poor quality information via the media with attempts
at selling quick fix gimmicks or so called “health products”.
This approach can be costly and results are usually poor.
Core Essentials aim is to give the individuals within an organization
a method of utilizing the skills and knowledge of professional
health and wellness consultants at a level that will be most
usable to them. We believe that this will become a very valuable
benefit to the employee and employer.
The Challenge Organizations
Work tasks, workplace ergonomics and work-induced stress all
take their toll on the human body. This toll can lead to poor
employee performance, absenteeism, and increased insurance
Corrective exercise can mitigate the negative effects the
work environment places on the human body. However, many people
donít know where to start. Lack of access to the correct
information results in poor and limited outcomes leading to
a low return on the individualís investment of time
and energy and inevitably a loss of motivation.
Benefits of incorporating
Corporate Wellness Strategies into an organizations performance
Research has found that organizations can achieve the following
benefits through a strategic corporate wellness program:
Exercise improves immune system functioning, which can lead
to reduced absenteeism and health claims.
• Proper ergonomics can reduce the risk of injury
in the work place.
• Corrective exercise can mitigate the negative effects
work tasks can place on an individual’s posture. A
stronger body will perform work tasks more effectively and
is less likely to become injured.
• Exercise is a natural way to enhance mood and improve
• The correct information leads to measurable results
in a shorter period of time. These results provide positive
reinforcement that will enhance motivation.
Some Corporate Health
Many corporations have already recognized the benefits of
investing in the heath and wellbeing of their employees.
Canada Life in Toronto showed a return on investment of
$3.40 on each corporate dollar invested on reduced turnover,
productivity gains and decreased medical gains.
Municipal employees in Toronto missed 3.35 fewer days in
the first six months of their “Metro Fit” fitness
programs than employees not enrolled in the program.
• The Canadian Life Assurance Company found that the
turnover rate for fitness program participants was 32.4%
lower than the average over a seven-year period.
• Coca Cola Canada reported a reduction in health-care
claims with an exercise program alone saving $500.00 per
employee per year for the employees who joined their HealthWorks
For more information about these case studies see Health
Canada: Trends Related to Health Spending and Prevention Strategies
Core Essentials Approach
Core Essentials takes a holistic approach to health and wellness.
A number of factors can affect an individual’s physical
and mental performance. Workplace ergonomic set-up, postural
make-up, nutritional choices, sleep patterns and other health
and lifestyle habits can stress the human body, which in turn
can impact an individual’s ability to achieve optimal
performance in the work place.
Core Essential’s success is achieved by listening to
our clients. We offer custom solutions that are targeted to
the needs and priorities of our clients at both a corporate
and individual level. Core Essentials provides support, motivation
and valuable information geared to personal wellness.
An optimal solution might include:
An ergonomic appraisal of the various job roles within the
Individual needs assessment for each program member. The
needs assessment could include a postural examination, nutritional
evaluation and lifestyle assessment.
A corrective exercise program and nutritional plan tailored
to the unique findings of each assessment.
Ongoing motivation and wellness coaching.
A continuous improvement strategy that includes periodic
assessments to measure results.
Group seminars that address relevant topics of interest.
Consultation on how to set up fitness facilities in the
First Core Essentials will work with key decision makers within
your organization to complete a needs analysis. The needs
analysis will identify your organization’s unique performance
issues that could be addressed through a corporate wellness
Based on the needs analysis, Core Essentials will provide
high-level recommendations for how a corporate wellness program
can be incorporated into your organizations human performance
strategy. Core Essentials will then work with you to develop
a proposal for a custom solution tailored to your organizations
priorities and budget.
Customized Wellness Platforms
Organizations may choose to incorporate these customized wellness
services or platforms.
A) How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy Program
B) On-Line Exercise and Wellness Program
C) Core Essentials Professional Wellness Consultants
D) Holistic Wellness Center
A) How to Eat, Move, and
Be Healthy Program
This is a program that teaches you the foundation principles
of leading a healthy lifestyle which include proper exercise,
proper nutrition, adequate water intake, and the right amount
of rest and sleep. This program teaches you how to implement
the “How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy” guide developed
by the C.H.E.K Institute and taught by C.H.E.K. Certified
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches.
Employees receive the How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy guide.
They are taught how to implement the valuable health and wellness
information through a number of seminars. Employees will be
guided through functional exercises, postural education, the
latest nutritional information and will get answers to personal
health and wellness questions from skilled, certified nutrition
and exercise coaches..
Employees will learn:
How to proportion your meals to achieve optimal weight
• The truth about fats and oils, animal products and
• What exercises will be right for you
• Proper lifting techniques
• Correct Workplace Ergonomics
• How stress is impacting your body
• The importance of sleep and circadian rhythms
• The role adequate water intake has on your body
• Food Intolerance Education
• The importance of enzymes and whole foods
• The dangers of processed foods
• The pros and cons of different diets
The difference between:
• Organic vs. Conventional Foods
• Cooked vs. Raw Foods
• Good Fats vs. Bad Fats.
B) On-Line Exercise
and Wellness Program
The On-line Exercise and Wellness Program is a convenient
and effective way for employees to access cutting edge, up-to-date
information that can be used to improve an individual’s
health and well-being. The program creates motivation and
instruction on how to stay in peak condition by utilizing
a holistic approach to health and wellness. Each program member
has access to top health and exercise professionals that will
guide them through personalized up-to-date exercise and nutrition
protocols. The wellness program enables employees to customize
their own exercise and nutrition programs, schedule program
consultations, ask questions regarding their personal health
and wellness, access injury recommendation tools and keep
up-to-date on the latest health and wellness research.
The On-Line Exercise and Wellness Program is directly
tailored to the unique needs of each Corporation. The
program incorporates personalized attention from Core Essentials
certified health professionals and is specifically tailored
to the needs of the organization involved. Listed bellow are
a few of the many benefits that this program has to offer.
Improved employee health leading to increased productivity,
fewer injuries and less sick time.
• Increased job satisfaction leading to lower turnover.
• Improved means of obtaining feedback about the program
to obtain tangible measures of successes and identify opportunities
for continuous improvement.
• Decreased costs of managing health claims.
Each employee will have access to a personalized on-line site
that offers these valuable services:
Individualized Exercise Program Design (Pictures/Video/Instruction)
• Individualized Nutritional Program (Metabolic Typing)
• Workplace Ergonomic Instruction (Pictures/Video/Instruction)
• Scheduler (to book appointments with health professionals)
• Injury Recommendation Tool (allows employee to receive
instant advice on specific injuries)
• Access to On-Line Health and Wellness Store
• Up-do-date Health and Wellness Research
• Weekly Health and Wellness Newsletters
• Discussion Forum with access to Professional Wellness
• Links to Top Health and Wellness Sites
On-line Exercise and Wellness Program is an effective communication
and tracking tool allowing for delivery of these valuable
Upcoming Events/Wellness Workshops
• On-Line Surveys
• Incentive Programs
Core Essentials Professional Wellness Consultants
(These are the professionals that make up the Core Essentials
Corporate Education Consultant/Instructional Designer
• Web consulting/development/programming specialists
• *C.H.E.K Certified Corrective Exercise Specialists
• **C.H.E.K Certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches
• Osteopaths and Chiropractors
• Registered Massage Therapists
effectiveness of our approach stems from our method of combining
a team of highly qualified practitioners from multiple disciplines.
Together, these methodologies allow for a comprehensive and
highly effective approach to wellness
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialists
C.H.E.K Certified Corrective Exercise Specialists are experts
in the fields of corrective exercise and injury rehabilitation.
A C.H.E.K Practitioner utilizes a holistic approach to health
and wellness with unique methodologies such as postural assessments,
functional movement assessments, and expert program design
and implementation. These are some of the most qualified personal
trainers in the country.
Certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches
C.H.E.K Certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches give expert
coaching on how food and lifestyle choices determine our health
and wellness. Our NLC Coaches are Certified Metabolic Typing
Advisors. There are only a few Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle
coaches in Ontario.
A Posturologist is skilled at assessing posture from a global
perspective. Posturology allows us to assess the sometimes
out-of-tune receptors of the body that have a profound influence
on our tonic postural system. Generally the stronger you’re
sensory and propreocptive system is, the more awareness you
have of your overall posture. Posturologists look at the eyes,
feet, jaw, and other skin and muscle receptors that influence
Registered Massage Therapists are skilled at many forms of
muscular tension release. Core Essentials massage therapists
have complementary certifications such as Acupuncture and
Cranial Sacral Therapy.
Holistic Wellness Center
The on-site Holistic Wellness Center is a tangible symbol
of an organization’s commitment to the health and well-being
of its members. The center is equipped with Core Essentials
unique functional conditioning equipment including:
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditioning Equipment
• Multi-Purpose Functional Strength Equipment (Adjustable
Cables, Free Weights,)
• Balance Equipment (Swiss Balls, Balance Boards)
• Stretch Stations (Mats, Table, Foam Rollers, Bar)
• Functional Testing Equipment (Table, C.H.E.K calipers,
BP cuff, inclinometer, posture chart)
• Assessment Room (small office, computer station
with printer, on-line access to personalized conditioning