Our Stories

Battle of the Boot Camps
Four teams of city employees competed in a special "Battle". Boot Camp is an 8-week fitness program for city employees taught by Fire or Police Instructors and part of the inBalance Employee Wellness Program.
Steps to a Positive Change
In this inBalance University presentation, Jennifer L. Baker PsyD LMFT, the Vice President of the Center for Innovation and Community Health at the Forest Institute–Robert J. Murney Clinic, shares her insight for steps to a positive change.
Employee Videos
Bill Ingemi, Parks
Bill Ingemi is a Health and Wellness Supervisor at Parks, focusing on fitness operations at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers. He understands the struggles people have with getting and staying healthy. He stays inBalance by learning the benefits of nourishment and smart activity.
Cathy Gaw, Health Department
Cathy Gaw's weight had been see-sawing for years. Hear how Cathy shed more than 90 pounds and gained a new energy for life after fad diets and spotty bouts of exercise had failed.
Deena Woolsey, Building Development
When the first CODE 3 Bootcamp started I was very nervous, but I wanted to push myself to see what I was capable of doing. In the class we were encouraged to do 2 more push-ups, 2 more sit-ups. It was amazing the changes that happened in those 8 weeks. It is amazing what we've all accomplished together.
Emily Hegg, Health Department
Emily Hegg has been with Springfield-Greene County Health Department since fall, 2011. She stays inBalance by listening to, or playing music.
Randy Villines, Fire Department
About a year ago I my walks down the block turned into a mile, then 3 miles, then to jogging. I could have used a knee injury to say 'Oh, I'm done with this exercise thing,' but I just needed to balance that injury and modify the way I exercise. Get motivated, regardless of your age or current fitness level. You can do all kinds of things out there!
Sally Payne, Workforce Development
Sally Payne loves leaving work behind and taking the stage with her children. By being involved in theater, they get to escape to a pretend land that helps her mentally and socially.
Steve Stinnet, Fire Department
Steve Stinnett calls himself an occupational athlete and considers being fit a lifesaving proposition not only for himself, but for those he helps in the line of duty. As a firefighter, he believes it's irresponsible not to keep yourself in good physical condition.
Teresa Allen, Finance Department
Teresa Allen loves to shop with her husband at flea markets and antique stores. She enjoys the adventure of hunting things down and getting a bargain. Collecting antiques is a form of fun and relaxation.