HealthTrip Programs

RVA Well @ Work – 2017 Wellness Series: Tick-Tock: What’s New in Heart Health
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 5:30-6:30 PM
Chippenham Hospital, Kraus Auditorium (2nd floor)
7101 Jahnke Road, Richmond, VA (free parking in the Parking Deck)

You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Join Drs. Denise Dietz and Michael Arcarese as they discuss the most up-to-date information on “heart health basics” and why it’s so important to know how cholesterol affects your overall health. The event is free, but registration is required.

To register, please go to: Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Questions or comments should be addressed to Liz Stovall,

Henrico County Public Safety Games 2017

During last year’s event, Henrico Fire clung to the title of the “Fittest Public Safety Division of the Year” with its second win in the Public Safety Games. On Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Henrico Training Center, the Department of Human Resources’ Fitness and Wellness Division’s HCPF CrossFit Program will be hosting the third friendly fitness competition between Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s Office to see who will claim the title and the bragging rights for 2017.  Only sworn personnel from Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s Office can participate.  However, we do want fans and spectators to come show their spirit for their division!

We are looking for at least three teams of two people each from Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s Office sworn personnel (6+ people per division) to participate. To participate, please register by completing the registration on the flyer and turn in to Joshua Gaskins, Human Resources/Fitness & Wellness, Training Center by Monday, May 5, 2017.

All participants will compete performing partner-based events that include a mixture of tactical, obstacle, speed, muscular endurance, and work capacity workouts and challenges. The events will be kicked off with a 12:30 p.m. Mission BBQ lunch for all spectators and fans who pre-order their boxed lunch by May 1.  $11.00 Cash will be due at the time you pick-up your lunch.  See flyer to pre-order. The competition between the participants will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony from 2:30-3:00 p.m. 

Competitors and fans may also purchase a Public Safety Games T-shirts by Tuesday, April 18, at the individual’s expense.   See flyer for details.

Come join the fun by either competing or cheering for your Public Safety agency!  Please see the flyer for more information.

HealthTrip Biometric Screening and RealAge Test

We’re pleased to announce that as part of the County’s commitment to the health and wellness of our employees, we are embarking on a HealthTrip journey to help you better understand the health issues you currently face and those that could affect you in the future. Henrico County, in partnership with HCA Virginia Workplace Wellness, is offering all permanent County employees the opportunity to complete an on-site biometric screening and the online RealAge Test.

The on-site biometric screening is a great assessment tool to determine your basic biometric information. It’s quick and easy – it takes less than 15 minutes to complete! The cholesterol and glucose (blood sugar) screening is conducted via a fingerstick. Results will be given to you on-site by a registered nurse who will confidentially discuss your results with you.

The biometric screening includes the following tests:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Total cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Glucose (blood sugar)
  • Measured height and weight
  • Body mass index
  • Confidential health coaching on results by a registered nurse

After completing the biometric screening, employees will log into the RealAge portal to answer questions related to current lifestyle behaviors. Questions range from eating, exercise, and sleep habits to family health history, lifestyle behaviors, and existing health conditions all used to determine whether your biological age is older or younger than your calendar age. In return, participants will receive a personal RealAge summary report and action plan with recommendations on how to get moving, get healthy, and grow younger.

Permanent General Government and HCPS employees who complete both the biometric screening and the RealAge test will receive a financial incentive of $100. So, let the adventure begin! In just four easy steps you will commence on a most memorable HealthTrip experience.

Step 1: Register for the on-site biometric screening by logging onto
Step 2: Complete the onsite biometric screening
Step 3: Complete the RealAge test using your Henrico County email address or update your results using the password your created last year.
Step 4: Review your RealAge summary and action plan and get moving towards a healthier lifestyle.

Biometric screening locations and times (permanent General Government and HCPS employees can select any location in which to participate in the biometric screening. A current County issued ID card is needed at the time of the biometric screening appointment):

  • Tuesday, March 7 – Henrico County Training Center, 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday, March 9 – HCPS Central Office, 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday, March 11 – Henrico County Training Center, 8am-12pm
  • Monday, March 13 – Henrico County Training Center, 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Deep Run High School, 4pm-6pm
  • Friday, March 17 – Human Services, 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday, March 21 – Freeman High School, 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday, March 23 – HCPS Central Office, 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday, March 25 – Henrico Training Center, 8am-12pm
  • Monday, March 27 – Godwin High School, 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, March 28 – HCPS Central Office 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, April 4 – Henrico High School 4pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Hermitage High School 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday, April 6 – Highland Springs High School 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday, April 8 – Henrico Training Center 8am-12pm
  • Tuesday, April 11 – Mental Health/Development Services, 9am-1pm
  • Monday, April 17 – Henrico Training Center, 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 18 – Tucker High School 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday, April 20 – Varina High School 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday, April 22 – Henrico Training Center, 8am-12pm
  • Monday, April 24 – Henrico Training Center, 8am-12pm
  • Wednesday, April 26 – Glen Allen High School, 4pm-6pm
  • Friday, April 28 – Human Services 9am-1pm

Weight Loss for Optimal Health
Elko Middle School – 4:30 – 5:30 PM on Wednesdays, February 15 – March 29, 2017
Henrico Training Center – Noon – 1:00 PM on Thursdays, February 16 – March 30, 2017
Kaechele Elementary School – 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Thursdays, February 16 – March 30, 2017 

A 7-week comprehensive lifestyle intervention program designed to facilitate weight loss in a group setting. Lead by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and certified health coach (CH), participants will learn strategies for healthy weight loss and weight maintenance including:

  • Changes in diet structure
  • Self-monitoring/self-regulatory behaviors
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting

Program Details:

  • One-hour sessions for seven consecutive weeks
  • Minimum of 15, maximum of 25 participants per class
  • Weekly weigh in
  • Weight loss workbook
  • Take home assignments
  • Weekly personal challenges
  • Pre/post program assessment
  • Evidence based resources for weight management

Program Outline:

  • Session 1: Pre-program assessment – Body Mass Index, Weight, Waist Circumference, Body Fat. Pre-program assessment appointment availability is listed below:
    • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Kaechele Elementary School between 4:00-5:00 PM
    • Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Henrico Training Center between 3:00-6:00PM
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Elko Middle School between 4:40-5:30PM
    • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Henrico Training Center between 12:00-1:00PM
  • Session 2: “Principles of Weight Loss” – Explore the basics of weight loss: calories and macronutrient distribution, challenges (social & environmental) and health benefits associated with weight reduction.
  • Session 3: “Effective Strategies for Weight Loss” – Behavioral strategies to increase adherence to diet and exercise for healthly weight loss (self-monitoring, stimulus control, changing thought patterns & expectations, stress management and social support)
  • Session 4: “Re-adjust your Nutrition Lifestyle” – Explore how “diets” succeed & fail, how to personalize a dietary pattern for successful weight loss, the role of supplements and how to find nutritional balance that can be sustained for a lifetime.
  • Session 5: “Planning to be Successful” – Label reading, portion control, meal planning and prep.
  • Session 6: “Physical Activity Toolkit” – Overview of physical activity (PA) as a health-promoting behavior and specific PA guidelines for weight loss/management.
  • Session 7: “Looking Ahead” – Sustain positive eating behaviors, stay motivated during weight loss, recognize and manage relapse and work through a weight loss plateau. Tools, tips and practical application for successful weight management/maintenance.

To register for this program, contact Liz Stovall, sto077@henrico.usRegistration closes Monday, February 6, 2017.

Beat Sugar Cravings – Four Week Challenge
November 28 – December 25

Be bold, Be free, Be well! Join us for 28 days of feeding the body with less sugar and simple exercise challenges aimed at improving your physical health and well being!

The average American eats about 80 grams (20 teaspoons) of added sugar per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s more than three times the amount health experts recommend for women and children, and more than twice the amount recommended for men. 

Beat Sugar Cravings is a four-week fitness and wellness challenge paving the way to feeding the body less sugar. It will promote weight loss and help to reduce your risk of chronic diseases (diabetes and heart disease). Please register for the program between November 2-23 by signing up in the Training Center lobby or by contacting Liz Stovall,, or Ayse Mazicioglu, All are welcome to participate, regardless of current fitness level!

Directions: Print out the Beat Sugar Cravings Challenge Card and the Recommended Shopping List. Starting on November 28, complete the daily challenges for improved well-being. After 28 days, return Page 4 of your completed challenge card to the Fitness & Wellness Division through interoffice mail (Department of Human Resources, Fitness & Wellness Division, Training Center) for a chance to win one of five raffle prizes (see flier for more information).

 strong_fallsStrong Fall, South Dakota

Pack your bags and join us for a HealthTrip to Strong Falls, SD!

  • This trip will challenge you to perform two strengthening exercises each day while still maintaining aerobic activity throughout the week.
  • We depart September 1, 2016. Register now to secure your spot for the trip of a lifetime. Contact Liz Stovall at to sign-up!

A big hearty welcome to all HealthTrip travelers arriving in Strong Falls, South Dakota! This fabulous Midwest city is home to Backbone and Pump it UP Parks. Two legendary residents of Strong Falls – Muscles McGee, strength-building expert; and Noodles Norris, misinformed wise guy – provide keen insight on why muscle-strengthening exercise is a key component of a long and healthy life. Their story is told Strong Falls Newsletter… and it is one story you won’t forget! While in Strong Falls, you will learn that performing muscle-strengthening exercises regularly:

  • Improve muscular strength
  • Enhances the stability of joints
  • Promotes bone strength
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Reduces the risk of injury

During your stay, you can earn Frequent Mover Miles for completing aerobic activities, and bonus miles for performing muscle-strengthening sessions.

So far on our HealthTrip journey, we have visited Aerobiquerque, New Mexico; Hahalulu, Hawaii; and Heartford, Connecticut. Congratulations go out to our 2015-2016 HealthTrip prize winners…

Las Veggies, Nevada

  • Kathy S. – Police
  • Joyce A.R. – Internal Audit
  • Donnetta S. – Permit Center
  • Becky S. – Human Resources
  • Kristin B. – Social Services

Aerobiquerque, New Mexico

  • Megan R. – Police
  • Quita J. – HCPS
  • Rita W. – HCPS
  • Sandy T. – HCPS
  • Norma S. – Finance

Hahalulu, Hawaii

  • Mike D. – HCPS
  • Lauren B. – HCPS
  • Courtney M. – HCPS
  • Kristin R. – HCPS

Heartford, Connecticut

  • Joan H. – HCPS
  • Christin M. – HCPS
  • Kayla L. – Clerk of Court Office
  • Kim S. – Recreation and Parks

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