Helping employees maximize their potential


WorkStrong is a University of California system-wide program that was developed with the expertise and collaborative support of Workers’ Compensation, Occupational Health Physicians and Campus Recreation Fitness Professionals. The program is free for employees who have sustained a work-related injury.

Work Strong's Unique Health and Fitness Benefits

  • Stretching and Mobility
  • Fitness Training
  • Stress Reduction
  • Nutrition Management
  • Workplace Safety Assessment
  • Fitness Classes
  • Health and Wellness Coaching

The WorkStrong Coordinator has extensive knowledge in injury prevention and will work within your doctor and physical therapist’s guidelines. Scheduling is very flexible and our team can accommodate most schedules.

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Program Services

Fitness & Post Rehab Training
Designed to improve your fitness, certified trainers will teach you exercises designed to keep you strong and healthy as well as provide strategies for injury prevention.
Nutrition/Weight Management Consultations
In a one-on-one consultation, your WorkStrong Coordinator will provide you with a wealth of information and simple strategies to achieve optimal health through nutrition.
Life Balance and Stress Reduction
In partnership with various campus departments, we offer life coaching techniques, yoga, tai chi and meditation classes to help you decompress and reduce your stress.
Behavior Modification Strategies

The key to any long-lasting change is behavior modification. We will support you on your journey of self-discovery and help you feel your best each and every day.

Health and Wellness Education & Management
Manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol (high LDL and low HDL) with any of the above programs, designed to help you take charge of your health.
Workplace Safety Assessment & Consultation
We want to ensure that you are working in an environment where you feel comfortable and safe. Ergonomic assessments can be performed to maximize your comfort level while at work and determine if you need additional tools to conduct your job more efficiently.
Additional Information

WorkStrong Team


Ed Marchall

Occupational Wellness Specialist | Human Resources

Demetrius Patrick

Workplace Health & Wellness Manager | Human Resources

Michelle Sansone Assistant Director, Fitwell
Student Recreation Center
Ingrid Fahr Director | Risk Management
Nini Furst Risk Services Lead | Risk Management
Clyde Blackwelder Ergonomist | Human Resources
Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator | Human Resources
Demetrius Patrick Return to Work Coordinator | Human Resources