WorkStrong program

Workstrong logo The WorkStrong program is a University of California systemwide program developed with the expertise and collaborative support of UC staff in wellness programs, occupational health and recreational services. It is designed to promote recovery and prevent future workplace injuries. Each UC campus has its own unique program to suit the needs of the employees on its campus. All campuses offer the core services of WorkStrong, which include a 6 month gym membership, exercise guidance and nutrition counseling, while each campus offers their own unique programming to suit the needs of its campus.

Campus Contact Information Specific Program Components Location(s) Address
UC Berkeley

Tiffany Ann Fields
WorkStrong Coordinator
Department of Recreational Sports
tiffanyannfields@gmail.com
(415) 531-9113

Kim Guess
WorkStrong Clinical Coordinator and Registered Dietitian
Occupational Health Clinic, University Health Services 
kguess@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-3434

Website

  • Post-rehab wellness program (pre- and post-body composition assessments included)
  • Pre- and post-flexibility/mobility and strength assessment
  • Flexible hours geared towards what works best for you
  • Focused on functional strength for your workplace
  • Up to 30 sessions with a health coach to determine individual goals and focus
  • Up to 6 months access to the University of California Recreational Sports Facilities
  • Up to 6 sessions with a registered dietitian
  • Up to 6 sessions with a self-awareness and skill building counselor
Department of Recreational Sports
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Occupational Health Clinic
University Health Services
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
UC Davis

Stacey Brezing, MS, RCEP
WorkStrong Program Manager
sbrezing@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-6094

Website

  • Pre and post program lipid profiles
  • Glucose and HgA1c measurements
  • Weekly wellness coaching sessions
  • Individual ergonomic evaluations and recommendations
  • Personal training
  • Campus gym membership for 6 months
  • Registered dietitian visit with 3 day food record analysis and follow-up
  • Pain and stress management techniques including resilience training, meditation group class, healthy choices series - cooking demos
  • “Shopping tour” – a trip to the UC Davis Farmers Market or Davis Food Co-op
Occupational Health
1 Shields Ave..
Cowell Hall
Davis, CA 95616
UC Davis Medical Center

Julie Gross, PT
Section Chief of PM&R Wellness Programs
jegross@ucdavis.edu
(916) 734-3148

Website

  • Fitness and Post Rehabilitation training physical therapists and certified trainers establish programs designed to promote recovery from injury or promote better fitness, as well as coaching on injury prevention strategies, exercises and fitness improvement
  • Nutrition training and consultation with a registered dietitian to assess current diet and eating habits and offer suggestions and strategies for a healthy, balanced diet
  • “Survival Skills in the Workplace”   provides education in Life balance and stress reduction, provides strategies and activities to increase awareness about stress levels and managing stress.  This also includes behavior modification strategies and tools to integrate into daily life activities beyond the program
  • UC Living Fit Forever provides onsite fitness classes for Workstrong graduates to continue their wellness lifestyles
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
UC Irvine

Kali Knapp
WorkStrong Program Director
kaknapp@uci.edu
(949) 824-9384

Lauren Hickerson
WorkStrong Operations Manager
lhickers@uci.edu
(714) 456-7333

Website

  • Fitness and post rehab training
  • Registered Dietitian counseling & weight management
  • Life balance
  • Stress reduction
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Massage therapy
  • Workplace safety assessment and consultation
  • Behavior modification strategies
Anteater Recreation Center
680 California Ave.
Irvine, CA 92617

UC Irvine Health Medical Center
Fitness Facility, Building 33
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
UCLA

Alison Frink
UCLA WorkStrong Program Coordinator
AFrink@mednet.ucla.edu
(310) 367-7561
Fax: (310) 206-4585

Jesse Olguin
UCLA WorkStrong Program Assistant
JOlguin@mednet.ucla.edu
(310) 825-3030
Fax: (310) 206-4585

  • All services provided mainly on the UCLA Westwood Campus. Individualized programs may include any or all of the following:
  • Private Sessions with a Personal Fitness Trainer to improve overall fitness level
  • Six-month membership to gyms on the UCLA campus
  • Private Sessions with a Registered Dietician to address weight management and healthy eating
  • Services from the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center may include life coaching, consultations and biofeedback training
  • Smoking cessation program options
Occupational Health Facility
10833 Le Conte Ave., Room 67-120 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1725
UC Merced Jaynee Galloway
Fitness Coordinator, Recreation & Athletics
jgalloway2@ucmerced.edu
(209) 228-4133
No Program Currently Student Activities and Athletics Center
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
UC Riverside

Ping Wu, BS, CSCS, FMSC
Occupational Wellness Specialist/Workstrong Coordinator
Ping.wu@ucr.edu
(951) 827-5082

Website

  • Fitness and post rehab training with the Occupational Wellness Specialist
  • Life Balance and stress reduction
  • Behavior modification strategies/chronic condition(s) management
  • Workplace safety assessment and consultation
  • Nutrition Guidance
Human Resources University Village
1201 University Ave. Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92521
UC Santa Barbara

Brenda Lear
Wellness + Fitness Programs Director
Recreation Department
Brenda.Lear@recreation.ucsb.edu
805-893-5226

  • Psychotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercise
  • Post rehab
  • Personal training
  • Wellness coaching
  • Nutrition consultations and healthy cooking workshops
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness and meditation training
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Back safety training
UCSB Recreation Center
2102 Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
UC Santa Cruz

Cindy Delgado, CPDM, WCCP, IPMA-CP
Assistant Director Workers' Compensation
Cadelgad@ucsc.edu
831-459-1797

  • Personal training,
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress management (PMR, guided imagery and massage)
UCSC Risk Services
1156 High St. H Barn
Santa Cruz CA, 95064
UC San Diego Jonna Haupu
WorkStrong Coordinator
UC San Diego, Recreation
jhaupu@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-7818
  • Pre and post body composition
  • Pre and post-flexibility/mobility and strength assessment
  • Six months membership to UCSD Recreation facilities
  • Fitness Classes at UCSD Recreation
  • Stress management education and tools
  • Behavior modification strategies
  • One-on-one post-rehab training
  • In depth dietary analysis and guidance with a Registered Dietitian
  • Deep tissue massage therapy
  • Flexible hours around your schedule
Medical Centers:
Pearlman Clinic
9850 Genesee Ave. #320
La Jolla, CA 92037

Hillcrest
3900 5th Ave., Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92103

On Campus Recreation Facilities:
RIMAC
9730 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Main Gym
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
UC San Francisco Debbie Coleman
UCSF WorkStrong Coordinator
Deborah.coleman@ucsf.edu
(415) 502-2858

Sonia Miller
UCSF General Manager
sonia.miller@ucsf.edu
(415) 476-0913
  • Membership to the Fitness & Recreation Centers @ UCSF
  • Personal Training
  • Nutrition services
  • Massage therapy services
UCSF Parnassus
500 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Mission Bay
1675 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158