Human Resources

Wellness Incentive Plan

To promote the wellness and health of our employees, Western University of Health Sciences offers several benefits and incentives to encourage our employees to exercise.

These are available to all regular full-time employees actively working a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

Health Club Reimbursement

Employees can be reimbursed up to $100.00 annually (on a rolling 12-month calendar), for their health club membership.

To receive this reimbursement, simply complete the Health Club Membership Reimbursement Form, attach a copy of your receipt or proof of payment that details who the membership was for, the date of the payment, and the amount that was paid and return it to Human Resources.

LA Fitness Membership Agreement

WesternU has negotiated special rates for memberships to LA Fitness as shown below.  Membership includes access to all group fitness classes like Yoga, Cardio Blast, and more, at your selected club.

Membership Type


Membership Details


Premier Single State:

$199 annual, paid-in-full

All LA Fitness clubs in California

– Signature Clubs
– Clubs outside of California

Premier Multi State:

$299 annual, paid-in-full

All LA Fitness clubs

– Signature Clubs
– Clubs located Canada

– Clubs located in the counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Richmond, and Bronx in the state of New York.

Premier Multi State:
Family Members

$25 Initiation Fee and $30.99 monthly

All LA Fitness clubs

– Signature Clubs
– Clubs Located in the counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Richmond, and Bronx in the state of New York.

*Future club locations and brands may be excluded at the discretion of LA Fitness for any of these membership types.

Vouchers for the discounted rates for employees are available at the Reception Desk of the Administration Building where the Office Human Resources is located and can used to sign up online or at any LA Fitness location.

 Memberships for family members must be purchased online through the YouPortal at http://you.westernu.edu

SamFit Membership Agreement (Oregon Campus ONLY) 

WesternU has negotiated special rates for memberships to SamFit as shown below. 

Membership benefits include:

  • No enrollment or activation fees
  • Free access card upon enrollment
  • Free new member consult, wellness-life coaching consult, dietician consult
  • Up to 15% discount on all additional services (e.g. personal training, nutrition/health coaching)
  • Discounted Annual health risk assessments (available as part of the Wellness Package purchase)
  • Free unlimited access to the onsite health, wellness & fitness educational sessions
  • Free unlimited access to select group exercise classes (SamCircuit, SamCore, SamCircuit Express, and SamFlex)
  • Free access to Albany SamFit racquetball courts, saunas and classes
  • 24/7/365 access to all SamFit facilities (including Corvallis, Lebanon, Albany, etc.)
  • Additional Family Add-ons: $10.00/month

Membership Fees:

Membership Type


Individual (18 years or older)

$35.00 / month*

1st addition (spouse/partner)*

$15.00 / month*

Other additions (children over 16 years)*

$10.00 / month*

A valid WesternU ID is required to receive these discounts. All members under the same account must live within the same household and be at least 16 years of age.
 SamFit of Lebanon
35 Mullins Dr. Ste 3
Lebanon, OR 97355
(541) 451-6990
 SamFit of Corvallis
777 NW 9th St. Ste. 310
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5850
 SamFit of Albany
380 NW Hickory Ave
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 812-3300
 SamFit of Newport
1111 SW 10th St.
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 574-9062




In order to promote the balance of employee work and personal life, WesternU offers a 50% reimbursement for dues/membership fees paid to Weight Watchers when you join at work, online, or at a physical location.

To receive this reimbursement, simply complete the Weight Watchers Reimbursement Form, attach documentation stating your current membership status and a copy of you receipt, cancelled check/s, or statement and return it to Human Resources. This reimbursement is taxable and will be added to your paycheck.

For general questions regarding Weight Watchers and information on meetings held on campus please contact Kelly Mack at kmack@westernu.edu or 909-469-5310.

Exercise Incentive

The University offers a financial incentive to employees for exercising.  To take advantage of this incentive, employees should keep track of each day they exercise for at least 30 minutes.  At the end of each 18-week period, an e-mail will be sent from the Office of Human Resources that includes a hyperlink and instructions on how to electronically submit your exercise days.

You may be paid up to a total of $54.00 ($1.00 per day) if you exercise at least 30 minutes, an average of 3 times per week, for a total of 54 days during an 18-week period.  The money is taxable and will be included in your paycheck.

For questions regarding these wellness incentives and reimbursements, please contact Human Resources at HR_Admin@westernu.edu or 909-706-3751.

Reimbursement forms can be found on the Human Resources’ Forms page at: http://www.westernu.edu/hr/hr-forms/.