Joplin, Mo – Freeman Health System is Joplin’s largest employer, and system leadership is always encouraging their 4,500-plus employees to remain healthy and fit, even as they strive, in turn, to keep area residents healthy and fit.
The 2023 Freeman Fitness Fair, slated for this Wednesday, is a great example of how Freeman employees are given unique opportunities to connect with health and fitness resources throughout the Joplin region.
“Everyone has different wellness goals and having a variety of services in one place helps everyone get started on the right foot,” said Margaret “Kris” Drake, RN, Freeman Wellness Coordinator.
Hosted by the Freeman Wellness Quest Team, this year’s fair – which is open to Freeman Health System employees only – will consist of 26 participating vendors, including 14 regional fitness centers, nutrition services and health organizations from around the Joplin area, and 12 Freeman-based health services.
Along with the Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, Freeman participants will include Freeman Advantage, Freeman Health Essentials, Pink Door Boutique®, Freeman Physician Finder, Freeman Population Healthcare, Freeman Screen Team, Freeman Sports Medicine, Freeman STEMI Services, Freeman Stroke, Freeman WellBalance and a cooking demonstration from Freeman Diabetes Education and Nutrition
“As we enter the new year, hosting our Freeman Fitness Fair is a great way for employees to visit area health and fitness organizations and see what they offer,” Drake said.