Wellness Benefits


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You Matter!

SGMC Wants you to know that we value you and your health.  We are committed to healing our community and that includes you and your family.  Take charge of your physical and financial well-being through the Wellness Benefits offered to you as an SGMC Employee.

Fitness and Weight Loss Programs

YMCA of Valdosta and Lake Park

Any benefit-eligible employee of SGMC and affiliated campuses may join the YMCA and have their discounted membership payroll deducted.  There is a one-time $25 Join Fee that is payroll deducted when you first sign up, or if you are signing up any time that is beyond 30 days of your most recent membership cancellation.  No contract is required.

Single Memberships are $16.15 per pay period

Family Memberships are $20.31 per pay period**

**Eligible family members include legal spouses and legal dependents.  Legal dependents must be under the age of 23 if they are a full-time student with proof of enrollment.  If the legal dependent is not a full-time student, they are eligible to be on your membership until age 19.

Employees can go to either the Valdosta or Lake Park location.

To sign up, complete the YMCA Membership Application under the Quick Links section of this page and submit the application to Personnel.

Bodyworks Family Fitness

This membership includes 24-7 access to Bodyworks Family Fitness and includes all fitness classes.  Any benefit-eligible employee of SGMC and affiliated campuses may join Bodyworks Family Fitness and have their discounted membership payroll deducted.  No contract or join fee is required to join Bodyworks Family Fitness; a 30-day cancellation notice is required.

Single Membership are $13.84 per pay period

Employee + 1 Memberships are $23.07 per pay period

Employee + 2 Memberships are $32.30 per pay period

To join Bodyworks Family Fitness, fill out the Bodyworks Family Fitness Application under the Quick Links section of this page and submit the application to Personnel.


Motion Dance Studios

Motion Dance Studios offers a full range of classes from social dancing to Zumba!  Latin and Ballroom classes are rotated monthly to give students an opportunity to experience different types of dancing classes.  No monthly membership is required, you pay as you go!  Whether a date night, or your weekly routine, Motion Dance Studios is the place to be!  Motion Dance Studios offers Group Classes, Private Lessons, and Practice Parties.

Group Classes are $6 per hour with your SGMC ID

Group Class punch cards can be used for any type of combination of Ballroom or Latin dance classes.

New Student Introductory Card: 5 classes for $20 (must purchase during first dance class to receive the deal)

10 Class Punch Card: $55 ($5.50 per hour, save $25!)

20 Class Punch Card: $105 ($5.25 per hour, save $55!)

40 Class Punch Card: $200 ($5.00 per hour, save $120!)

White Tiger Martial Arts Academy

White Tiger Martial Arts Academy is the largest, best equipped martial arts facility in Valdosta.  Free Wi-Fi is offered to parents while their child is in class!  White Tiger offers SGMC Employees $10 off any Martial Arts class!

**Contact White Tiger Martial Arts Academy for pricing and schedule


Memberships for FactorXFitness are available for all SGMC Employees at a discounted rate.  Enrollments must be made through Patti, by contacting 864.990.7600 to receive the discount.  Payroll deduction is currently not available for FactorXFitness memberships.  There is a month-to-month contract required.  The $79 Join Fee is waived for SGMC Employees, and the Enrollment fee is only $29 for the first member! Additional members are $9.95 per member, per month.  There is no key fee and you have 24/7 access to the fitness center!  For more information, visit the FactorXFitness website under Quick Links or call 229.469.4292.

Financial Wellness Programs

CU@Lunch: Lunch & Learn Series with Southeastern Federal

Southeastern Federal Credit Union’s CU@Lunch (Credit Union at Lunch) program provides SGMC Employees and Employees of affiliated campuses with free access to trusted, local experts who can help improve your financial stability.

The CU@Lunch sessions are approximately 45 minutes long and are at no cost to the employee.  Have some lunch with your coworkers while learning ways to improve your credit score, prevent identity theft, avoiding common mistakes while purchasing your home, and even learn basic budgeting to save you money every month!

Please see the links to financial resources from previous Lunch & Learn events below:

Understanding Your FICO Score

Sample Credit Dispute Letter

Credit and Debt General Resources

For upcoming event information, please visit the event calendar, or look for an announcement on the HUB (intranet).

Banking with Southeastern Federal

In addition to the Lunch & Learn Series, Southeastern Federal Credit Union offers no-charge checking and savings, mortgage loans of various types, and other types of loans! They also offer IRA’s money market accounts, and much more.  Visit the Southeastern Federal Credit Union Quick Link to take charge of your account virtually!  You can also apply for loans, transfer funds, and check your balance.

Cigna Free Will Preparation

Cigna’s Will Center is a secure and easy to use resource available to you and your covered spouse, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!  Phone representatives are also available to assist you via Cigna’s Toll Free Customer Service number.  Once you are registered on the website, you will have direct access to a Personal Estate Planning web page, where you will be able to:

Create and maintain your personalized legal documents

Follow and intuitive, interactive question and answer process to create state-specific legal documents tailored to meet your needs

Preview, edit, download, and print your legal documents for execution

Please click the link to Cigna’s Will Preparation program under the Quick Links section of this page to begin your Free Will Preparation process!

First State Bank & Trust Company

The Synovus Workplace Solutions Power Package is an innovative, flexible banking program offered through First State Bank & Trust Company.  This program offers employees free checking with unlimited check writing, no monthly fees, no minimum balance requirement, and no direct deposit requirement.  For more information, view the Synovus Workplace Solutions Power Package Information Quick Link.a

Metis Planning

Located in Downtown Valdosta at 166B North Patterson Street, Joe Belson of Metis Planning works with SGMC Employees to help them reach their goals and maximize financial potential.  If you want to formulate financial strategies to create maximum wealth and maximum financial protection, contact Joe to set up your appointment today!  Joe Belson can be reach at 229.269.4670 or by emailing joebelson@metisplanning.com.

AAA Financial

All SGMC Employees are eligible to purchase a AAA Membership.  AAA offers much more than simply roadside assistance or hotel discounts.  AAA Financial offers special rates on CD’s, Auto and Life Insurance, Vehicle Loans, and much more!  In addition, AAA Members have the opportunity to gain financial knowledge by accessing articles like “5 Tips to Add to Your Savings” and “Should You Refinance?” via the AAA Website.  To join AAA, please contact Personnel, or contact AAA directly through AAA Account Representative Jimmy Crawl, 352.338.7418, jcrawl@aaasouth.com