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WellnessWorks Resources

The mayor's WellnessWorks Initiative aims to engage Miami-Dade County employees on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through the educational, wellness and recreational programs and facilities brought to you by County government.

Glow to Thrive

Bring your family and friends to Glow to Thrive after Dark Wellness Festival happening during Employee Appreciation Week. Enjoy fun and glowing fitness activities to improve your overall health and physical fitness. Activities include a DJ, Kid's Zone, bounce house, food trucks and more.

Antique Automobile Club of America with be present with vintage cars. Join the Glow in the Dark Bike Parade and make sure to choose your participation selection when you register for the event. Parade participants will receive free helmets and view a safety tutorial courtesy of Bike 305.

The event takes place March 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tropical Park. Register now.

2023 Lexus Corporate Run

Sign-up for the 2023 Lexus Corporate Run at Bayfront Park on April 27. You’ll get a t-shirt, a spot under the Miami-Dade County tent, snacks and a great time. All eligible employees will earn 25 Wellness Works points. Email your AvMed insurance number and date of birth to to receive credit.

The first 250 employees who register save half of the $55 fee. Also, the first 10 employees to refer five new registrations will get their fee waived. For discount or sign up questions email

Biggest Winner Challenge

Get active and in shape with the WellnessWorks Biggest Winner Challenge. Focus on improving your health and fitness in just 12 weeks. Get the motivation and accountability from your teammates and your designated health coach to help you achieve your personal health and fitness goals.

Registration opens on Jan. 9. The challenge runs Feb. 13 through May 19. 

Choose your challenge: muscle gain or fat loss. The challenge includes coaching, tools and resources that can guide you to success.

  • Wellness coaches will be assigned to each team to develop and plan specific targeted goals for each member
  • Online webinars geared toward burning fat and building muscle
  • Bodimetrix ultrasound tracking measurements at initial and final assessments
  • Teams based on location
  • Easy access to special events, body measuring and incentives

Awards and prizes are:

  • Biggest winner overall for fat loss and muscle gain wins $500
  • Location winners for fat loss and muscle gain wins $250
  • Teams with highest percentage fat loss and muscle gain claim biggest winner trophy and swag bag for each team member
  • Participants will earn 25 WellnessWorks points
  • Winners announced at upcoming WellnessWorks event
To join your department team, contact your department personnel representative or wellness liaison to be added to your department team. For more information email

Fuel Your Body and Make it a Habit Nutrition Challenge

Balance your plate and make micro changes to your diet to improve your health during the Fuel Your Body and Make it a Habit Nutrition Challenge. Use the balanced plate model to help you feel full and nourished. During the month of March AvMed members can visit to register daily, Monday through Friday, and attest you completed the challenge for 20 days. Select Challenges and then click Fuel Your Body–Make It A Habit.

Biometric Screenings

A biometric screening is a great snapshot of your current health standpoint as it encompasses different measures from height and weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and other health markers. By completing your biometric screening, you will receive 25 wellness points and $20 dollars 45 to 60 days after the quarter closes. If you receive 75 points in the quarter, you will be entered into a raffle to win $250. Get your biometric screening at any of the locations listed below and sign up.

WellnessWorks Educational Presentation and Workshops

Enhance your wellness knowledge with monthly presentations and workshops that cover topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management strategies and more.

March is National Nutrition month. Learn ways to improve your diet and incorporate more mindful eating strategies to balance your plate at this month’s educational presentations.

  • March 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Miami Dade Corrections, Martin Luther King
    2525 NW 62nd St, Miami, FL 33147, 2nd Floor Conference Room 4
  • March 7, noon to 1 p.m.
    Stephen P. Clark Center
    111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128, 18-4
  • March 9, 11 a.m. to noon
    Aviation- Miami International Airport
    2100 NW 42nd Avenue, Concourse J, Fourth Floor, Auditorium
  • March 14, 6 a.m. to 8: 30 a.m.
    Department of Solid Waste Management
    8831 NW 58th Street, Doral, FL 33178
  • March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Department of Transportation and Public Works - Northeast Bus Operations
    360 N.E. 185th Street, Miami, FL 33179, Transit
  • March 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Overtown Transit Village
    701 First Floor Conference Room - Front Room 130
  • March 28, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters 9300 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178,
    PMB Room 1-001
  • March 30, 11 a.m. to noon
    Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters
    9105 NW 25th St, Doral, FL 33172, PMB Classroom – Room 1104

Step Up and Thrive Face-Off Challenge 2023

There are 33 department teams that enrolled in the Step Up and Thrive annual team steps challenge to compete for the greatest endurance and stride efforts.

The challenge run dates are Jan. 23 through Nov. 11, 2023. Registration is closed.

Tournament Rounds

  • Round 1 (10 weeks) All teams compete
  • Round 2 (8 weeks) Top 50 percent teams to win will advance and bottom 50 percent teams will be eliminated
  • Round 3 (8 weeks) Top 50 percent teams to win round 2 will advance and bottom 50 percent teams will be eliminated
  • Round 4 (8 weeks) Top 50 percent teams to win round 3 will advance and bottom 50 percent teams will be eliminated
  • Final Round 5 (8 weeks) Final teams will go head-to-head to become Tournament Champions

Redemption Challenge

Any participants eliminated from Tournament Rounds 2 and 3 will be moved into an individual Redemption Tournament with the other participants eliminated in those rounds. This will continue until the start of Round 4 of the challenge. In the end, there will be a Team Tournament Champion and 2 Redemption Challenge Winners.

Kick-off event information will be shared with all participants.

WellnessWorks Incentive Winners

Congratulations to the annual winners of $500 for completing 75 points in all four quarters of 2021 and all fourth quarter winners of $250 for earning 75 points or more.

To enter for a chance at winning the quarterly or annual prize complete 75 points worth of WellnessWorks events or challenges each quarter (i.e. personal health assessment, biometric screenings, webinars, steps challenges, biggest winner challenge).


WellTalks are wellness talks provided by our EAP team. Find mental health tips, coping strategies, meditations and short videos dedicated to improving and maintaining your emotional wellness.

Wellness On Demand

WellnessWorks has created Wellness on Demand, a Microsoft Stream Channel for you to access wellness videos on exercise, stretching, meditation and wellness tips.

Self-Care Webinar Series

WellnessWorks is hosting a Self-Care Webinar Series during the week at noon. AvMed health coaches and special guests will be presenting a short 15-to-20 minute webinar at noon on self-care topics. You will even have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A.

Register for the webinars you are interested in and take care of yourself. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

To watch past videos of this series, visit Wellness on Demand.

Health Coaching

Let wellness come to you with health coaching. Health coaching is available by telephone or email.
Specialties include:
  • Stress management
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition education
  • Smoking cessation
  • Healthy lifestyle & behavior modification
  • Disease prevention/management
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol
  • Meal planning
To make an appointment, call or email health coaches directly or email at

Coaching sessions are private. Our coaches are HIPAA-Certified and ensure that all information remains completely confidential. No personal health information is shared with Miami-Dade County.

Health Coaches:

Achieve your health and fitness goals

Improve your physical fitness by joining the Active & Fit program. This program is exclusive to AvMed members. To learn more visit AvMed website and select Health and Wellness.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any County-sponsored program or meeting, email five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also use the Florida Relay Service by calling 711.