Welcome to the County of Summit Health & Wellness page!  Get the latest news, information and events below. The Wellness Team is available from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Well-being is the main focus for our employees, their dependents and/or spouses/partners. The Wellness Team’s Core Values are to encourage, involve and increase health and wellness participation amongst employees. This will allow the employees to focus on a sound body, mind and spirit.

Mission Statement 
Our Wellness Team promotes a health-giving environment for all County of Summit Employees, including mental well-being, physical, financial, and nutritional health. We offer health and wellness programs, County fitness facilities, and multiple discounts, amongst other things, which are at little to no cost to the employee.

Vision Statement
Our Wellness Team wants to create a healthy environment for all County of Summit Employees. The goal is to offer health and wellness programs valuable to all employees without it being a financial burden to the employee and the County.

Take a look at some of the opportunities the Division of Employee Benefits has for Employees by reviewing the information below and clicking on the link.

For more information, please contact the Division of Employee Benefits, Wellness Team.
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Health & Wellness Events

Health & Wellness Calendar

Health & Wellness Activities 

Downtown Akron Partnership Wellness Activities

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Health & Wellness Newsletters

June 2018

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August 2018

Fall 2018

Winter 2018-2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2019


Racial and Gender Disparities (Headspace)

In this Together: Managing Mindfully through times of Crisis (Headspace)

Exercising Before Bed

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Protect your Skin

Symptoms of Dehydration

Identifying Bug Bites

Mindfulness and Meditation Guides for Beginners

Mindfulness Daily at Work - Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield 

Six Pillars of Wellbeing - Deepak Chopra

Health is your Natural State - Dr. John Bergman

Change Your Thought Process - Tiny Buddha

Health Benefits of Garlic - Dr. Oz

Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing through Creativity - Vanessa Boachie

Holistic Health & Healing - Monthly Sound Healing Zoom

Live Life Better - aCast

Medical Mutual - Fitness Tips & Workouts

Reflexology Pressure Points 


Health (Magazine)

Men's Health (Magazine)

Women's Health (Magazine)

Yoga Journal (Magazine)



1. How do I enroll in Virgin Pulse?
Once you have enrolled for County Benefits, your information will take up to 4-weeks to be built into the Virgin Pulse platform. After the grace period, you will be able to set your account by using your personal information and County credentials. The Virgin Pulse website you will visit is http://join.virginpulse.com/Summit. The User & Engagement Guide is available on the Virgin Pulse page. Enjoy the Virgin Pulse Experience!

2. How do I receive my Virgin Pulse money once I have earned points?
If you choose the Advantage Plan or the MedFlex plan, your money will be placed on an HRA Card from Optum. If you already have an HRA Card, the money will be placed on the card you currently have. If you choose the Maximum Value Plan with the HSA, money will be deposited into your HSA account through Medical Mutual.

User and Engagement Guide to Virgin Pulse  

3. Is my spouse able to earn money through Virgin Pulse?
Yes, Spouses/Domestic Partners are able to earn points to equate to dollars as well as the employee. The funds for both you and your spouse/domestic partner are put together on the same Optum Card or are deposited into your HAS. (Depending on what plan you are enrolled in) Please note, spouses/domestic partners are not eligible to earn money for signing the nicotine agreement. That is an employee only benefit.

User and Engagement Guide to Virgin Pulse  

4. How do I submit information to Virgin Pulse to receive rewards that are not offered through the County such as routine service rewards?
On the Virgin Pulse platform, go to “Programs”, select “All” under view and choose the topic related to the documentation you are submitting. Be sure to use the proper file type and file size recommended.

User and Engagement Guide to Virgin Pulse 

5. Fitness Trackers Purchases (https://scene.summitoh.net/index.php/employee-benefits/vitality)
Fitness Trackers are available on the Virgin Pulse website. Most fitness trackers work wth Virgin Pulse, either directly or indirectly through other smartphone apps (i.e. MyFitnessPal). If you purchase a fitness tracker outside of the Virgin Pulse website, be sure the device is compatible with the program.

Insurance Benefits > Virgin Pulse

Optum card cannot be used to purchase items on Virgin Pulse website or to purchase any fitness tracking device. Optum information can be viewed through the Insurance Plans enrollment year section, under "Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts" on the intranet SCENE


6. Facility Discounts (https://scene.summitoh.net/index.php/employee-benefits/health-a-fitness-programs)
Updated information will be posted on the intranet SCENE, under Insurance Benefits > Health & Fitness > Participating Facilities 


7. SummitFit Fitness Facility Waiver (https://scene.summitoh.net/index.php/employee-benefits/health-a-fitness-programs)
Insurance Benefits > Health & Fitness > Fitness Facilities and Classes 


8. SummitFit Fitness Facility Equipment Information (https://scene.summitoh.net/index.php/employee-benefits/health-a-fitness-programs)
Insurance Benefits > Health & Fitness > SummitFit Equipment

SummitFit South has TV/DVD capabilities to the employee. If there is not a class in session, employees are welcome to use the facility and TV/DVD equipment. The County provides a training DVD, however, it is up to the employee to bring their own training videos.  The television is not connected to the wifi or County network. 


9. Virgin Pulse Point System
Please review the guide under the intranet SCENE link called Earning Points and Rewards

Insurance Benefits > Virgin Pulse

10. Non-Smoking Incentives
The 2019 incentives for non-smokers, the employee will earn 250 points with an additional 50 points.  For those who are looking to stop smoking, Ease@Work is available via website or phone.

11. Fitness Facilities Participation Points
Virgin Pulse gives employees points for working out by tracking your activities with a fitness tracker. This is more effective because previously not all facilities were recognized by the program and employees who did not workout at a participating fitness facility would not receive the extra (check-in) points.  If someone would rather use the trails, instead of visiting the gym they get their points through tracking only.  Virgin Pulse allows for a clean cut point system across the board.


12. Fitness Classes
The fitness classes are placed at locations centrally located and available to all employees. Each class is selected by the amount participation and the type of facility being used (i.e. supplies weights). All classes are to hit an average 9-10 participants. If the attendance is low, those classes must be cancelled, as they are not a cost to the employee, however, they are at a cost to the County.

If you are able to get at least 12-15 people signed up for a class at a centralized location (available to all County Employees), we will find a way to bring a class to you if available through the organization.

Please look at the Virgin Pulse guide to get information on points.

User and Engagement Guide to Virgin Pulse 


13. Lunch and Learns

The Lunch and Learns are a free for employees. The topics are chosen by either the vendor, Wellness Team or suggested by an employee.

Please review the Virgin Pulse guide to get information on points.



Marketplace Discounts

PNC WorkPlace Onsite Banking Opportunities

PNC Spending Diet Packet

Workplace Website

Workplace Financial Wellness

Insight Financial Associates

Deferred Comp Weekly Webinars

Pre-Retirement Seminar 

June 2020 F.A.Q.

Social Security Presentation


Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center (CCAGMC) & Cleveland Clinic Wellness Centers and LiteStyle Program

Balch Street Fitness Center
Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium

  • Summit County Employees get the Resident Rate (employee badge or pay stub)
  • An additional $100 of an Annual Membership (if not a member in the last 6-months)
  • More information


Jewish Community Center (JCC)

LifeCenter Plus

Orange Theory (January Incentive) 

The Unversity of Akron

Employee Membership (Community Rate) $28.00/Month

  • Monthly payment options
  • Free Parking
  • Other perks

Membership Information

Rental Brochure

Weight Watchers

YMCA (Participating Kohl Family YMCA Branches: Downtown Akron, Firestone Park-Akron, Riverfront-Cuyahoga Falls, Lake Anna-Barberton, Green and Wadsworth)

  • Employee Discount: 50% off of the startup fee any time.  (The regular start-up fee is $50)
  • Employee Incentives
  • Stark County Residents may contact the Downtown Akron YMCA to sign-up for a membership


Achieve your weight loss goals with our LOSE4U program. Workout 2x per week for 12 weeks in a small group with a certified personal trainer and several sessions with a registered dietician. Teams consist of 3-4 people so you can sign up with two other friends or register individually (Limited to the first 20 employees). We will place you on a team based on the time slot you choose. Pay half of the cost upfront to the County of Summit. If you attend all the sessions and nutritional classes, you will be reimbursed the upfront cost.

LOSE4U sessions run for 24 sessions and includes:
• Instruction from a Certified Personal Trainer
• 3 nutritional classes
• A variety of exercises catered to your specific needs and abilities
• Take home exercise instructions
• Weekly newsletters highlighting nutrition and exercise
• LOSE4U T-shirt

Lose4U Registration Forms (April 1, 2019)


Dick's Sporting Goods - ScoreCard MOVE Program
You can earn 3 ScoreCard points daily by achieving one of the following daily activity goals as reported by your third-party fitness device manufacturer to our fitness tracker:

  • If you reach at least 10,000 steps
  • If you reach at least 3 miles
  • If you complete at least 30 minutes of fitness activity

Points are subject to a daily maximum of 3 points per ScoreCard account. You must reach your goal in one (1) calendar day in order to receive your points. The next calendar day, your activity will reset back to zero (0). Earn 100 ScoreCard points for joining MOVE today!


Once you have acknowledged the Fitness Facility Release and Waiver, available during your online employee benefits enrollment, you will need to request door access. Contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) through the ServiceNow Portal or via phone (330-643-2013), if you do not have online access.  They will use your 5 digit employee ID card number.  If they are unable to use the ID number, you will receive a door access pin.  

Fitness Facility Release and Waiver

County Health & Fitness Calendar

SummitFit Wellbeing Room


How to use the Precor Elliptical

How to use the Precor Treadmill

How to use the Precor Recumbent Bike

How to use the Precor Upright Bike

Precor App


Precor Site

How to use the 3G Cardio Vibration Machine

3G Cardio Phone App

How to use the Inspire F2

Inspire F2 Phone App


YMCA 360

BeFit YouTube Channel

Jessica Smith TV

Speed and Agility Workout

Battle Rope Workout

Bosu Ball Workout

Kettlebell Workout

Plyoball Workout

10 Fitness Classes


Caring for your Mental Health and Social Distancing

PNC Spending Diet Packet

Tapping with Tijana Coso

Summit Metro Parks


Mammovan Paperwork


Virgin Pulse: Go to your Virgin Pulse Account > Programs > Medical Mutual "My Health Plan"

MMO Quick Links: Find a Provider, My Care Compare, Who is Covered, Medical Benefits, Health Assessment, Wellness Portal, ID Cards, Prescription Drug Benefits


Bike Share Waiver, Survey and BWC Form

The Ohio & Erie Canalway has loaned the County of Summit 3 bicycles and helmets for their Bike Share Program.  The bicycles are located at the Russell M. Pry Building and are available to borrow during the work day (same day rent and return).  The employee borrowing the bicycle must sign-in to ride and sign-out the bike upon its return. 

Please fill out the forms above and bring to the Division of Employee Benefits. If you are unable to fillout the forms prior to, we will have the forms available to you.

Summit Share

Other Locations to rent bicycles


Walking Route Map and Distance


Program Information 

User and Engagement Guide to Virgin Pulse



Metro Parks Events and Programs
Daily with the Metro Parks




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