CTA and Cigna Healthcare Open First of Two Wellness Fitness Centers at CTA University

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Cigna Healthcare have partnered to open the first of two new wellness fitness centers as part of a pilot program to help CTA employees make progress in achieving their fitness goals. “We are pleased to offer these mini fitness centers to our employees, allowing them the ability to work on their health and fitness goals,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “The wellness of our employees is critical, and we extend our gratitude to Cigna Healthcare for helping provide the tools that allow our employees to carve out time for their health and wellness.” CTA University, located at 4829 N. Lipps Ave., is the first facility to be equipped with the feature and is where CTA provides training to new and existing employees. An additional wellness fitness center will open at the Chicago Avenue Garage. “The creation of these wellness fitness centers aligns well with our mission to improve the health and vitality of those we serve, and we are grateful that we can partner on a program that offers a convenient way for transit workers to be more active,” said Lisa Buckley, General Manager for the Midwest at Cigna Healthcare. The wellness fitness centers, will be open to CTA employees only. The spaces will be equipped with workout equipment including a treadmill, an elliptical, a stationary bike, TRX Suspension Trainer, and yoga mats. There will also be a strength training system that includes medicine balls, resistance bands, exercise balls, and foam rollers. This equipment will give individuals an opportunity to include a workout in their already busy schedules.

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