Since 2001, Minnesota-based AdvantageHealth has been delivering award-winning employee wellbeing programs and fitness center design, management, and staffing throughout the U.S.
We custom design programs for our clients based on their population, resources, specifications and goals. Along with our innovative programs, it’s our flexibility, superior customer service, and extensive experience that we will offer you throughout our relationship. In fact, co-founders Kristine Keykal and Michael Olson, each possess two decades of experience. We look forward to working with you!
AdvantageHealth is a respected source for results-oriented wellbeing programs and fitness center design and management that promote wellness and productivity. We've worked with over 250 past/present clients of all sizes and manage a variety of national, award-winning health promotion programs and fitness centers.
Our lifestyle enhancement and risk-prevention programs cut absenteeism, control healthcare costs, improve morale and retain employees. We help our clients expand their work-life benefits and become “employers of choice” by taking an active role in supporting their population’s health. We tailor every program to meet your organization’s needs and budget.
To continuously improve our leadership in fitness center design and management as well as employee wellbeing programs to best serve our clients by utilizing the strengths of our people.
We will provide our clients with best-in-class and multi-dimensional programs and services, empowering them to create and sustain healthy workplace cultures.
Enhance Quality of Life. We will provide for our clients programs which focus on reducing the risk for disease and enhancing the quality of lives for their employees and families.
Reduce Absenteeism. We will help clients minimize employee lost time due to illness and injury through health education and lifestyle coaching.
Improve Recruitment and Increase Retention. We will help encourage organizations to become “employers of choice” and take active roles in supporting innovative programs and services to improve their populations’ health.
Increase Productivity. We will educate clients on the importance of providing opportunities for employees to be happy and healthy, putting forward their best selves at the workplace.
Markets We Serve
AdvantageHealth Corporation has worked in 25 states to date.
We provide corporate fitness center design, management & consulting and employee well-being programs and services throughout the continental U.S. CONTACT US to discover how we can serve your needs within your market.
KRISTINE KEYKAL, MPH
Co-Founder & CEO
Kristine has spent the last 20+ years developing a variety of health promotion initiatives in order to improve the health and well-being of populations. This has included consulting with a wide variety of employer groups including businesses, community organizations, educational clients and the government sector to develop strategic, results-oriented wellness programs. She co-founded AdvantageHealth Corporation in 2001 as a means to assist organizations with creating a healthier and more productive workforce. Clients appreciate her thoughtful and tactical mentality to worksite wellness, plus her “not every size fits all” approach. Her goal is to develop a sustainable program that best fits each client’s needs, interests and health risks and that shows a positive value on their investment. Kristine holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado, plus a double-major in Community Health & Physical Education from St. Cloud State University. When she’s not working, Kristine enjoys training for running events, instructing group fitness classes, and chasing after her three kids.
MICHAEL OLSON, MS
Co-Founder & President
As Co-Founder of AdvantageHealth, Mike oversees the “bricks and mortar” services of the company – fitness center design, implementation, staffing, management, and programming. In other words, he and his team help build best-in-class corporate fitness centers with award-winning results. Mike’s passion, driven by post-graduate Kinesiology studies and over 20 years of field experience, is to create an environment that promotes healthy behaviors and produces results. His goal is to help his clients match the right space, equipment, and operations to their demographic and budget. He listens to what his clients are saying, while pointing them in the right direction. Whether it’s consulting with business partners, leading planning committees with fortune 500 clients, or creating a return on investment for asset managers, no detail is too big or small. When not playing endless rounds of card games or planning a weekend trip with his wife and kids, he’s training for his next Ironman Triathlon. Yes, his type A personality knows no bounds.
Kari Gallagher, BA Sc., NASM, NETA
Kari joined AdvantageHealth in 2013 as a Health Fitness Specialist, and worked her way up the ranks to Fitness Center Operations Manager. She enjoys all aspects of fitness center management from day-to-day tasks such as quickly resolving any fitness center glitches, as well as wellness programming and execution. She’s passionate about education whether it be with personal training clients, fitness center programming, or staff education. Kari holds certifications in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Nutrition, Yoga, and Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise.
BECKY OLSON, BA
Wellness Services Manager
Becky has worked in the corporate wellness field for 20 years. She has worked closely with nationally recognized corporate clients to improve the well-being of their employees through fitness and wellness initiatives. Becky joined AdvantageHealth in 2007 and has enjoyed the ability to positively impact thousands of our client’s employees through our wellness programs. Her priority is to ensure that every seminar, fitness class, health fair and biometric screening event is presented in a professional and encouraging manner. Becky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Psychology. With a strong interest in corporate and community health, she has also been certified in group exercise and CPR instruction. In her spare time, Becky is an avid reader who always has the next book on her list ready to go. Although not a runner, Becky tries to get a few short races on the schedule each year to keep her motivated during workouts. She is always looking forward to summer and spending time on the lake with her husband and three kids.
PAULA STEENROD, MPH
Health Education Specialist
Paula has been actively involved with AdvantageHealth since 2003. In her position as Health Education Specialist, she wears many hats within the company. She may be subbing at a fitness center, leading a screening event, creating or presenting a wellness seminar, instructing a yoga class, coaching a client on how to lose weight, conducting data entry and analysis or keeping the office organized by tracking supplies. Paula holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of WI-La Crosse and Bachelor’s in Actuarial Science from the University of WI-Eau Claire. When Paula is not working, she is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time on her bike Tulip and adventuring with her husband around the country.
DANA WISNIEWSKI, MS
Dana joined AdvantageHealth in 2010 as the Wellness Program Manager for Colorado’s largest school district designing, implementing, and evaluating employee wellness programs for the district’s 12,000 employees. In 2016, Dana became the Marketing Manager, integrating her Master’s in Marketing Management from the University of WI-Milwaukee along with her Bachelor’s in Community Health Education from the University of WI-La Crosse. In 2014, she was awarded “Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals in the U.S.” by WELCOA. She holds certifications as a personal trainer, yoga teacher, meditation teacher and wellness coach. When she’s not working, you will find Dana hiking in Boulder, drinking strong coffee, or doing down dogs on her mat.
HEALTH & FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
Located throughout the US
AdvantageHealth also employs many other certified and degreed health, fitness, and wellness professionals at various fitness centers we manage throughout the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area and beyond. Our additional team members include certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, wellness program coordinators, specialists, and managers who motivate, educate, and empower our fitness center guests every day. You can visit our fitness center websites to learn more: AdvantageHealth at City Center, Pivot Fitness at IDS Center, Fitness at SPS Tower, Deluxe Plaza Fitness Center, Capella Tower Health Club, AdvantageHealth at The Marq and more!
What Our Clients Say
AdvantageHealth Corporation has worked with over 250 clients over the past two decades. Here's a sample of what they are saying.
Healthy Communities Team
Healthy Communities Team, Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment (MN)
“AdvantageHealth is a valuable partner in countywide worksite wellness. They have the expertise to be responsive, supportive and creative no matter the size or capacity of the organization.”
Director of Auxilliary Services, UMASS Medical School
“AdvantageHealth has managed UMASS Medical School’s fitness center for the past three years. Membership continues to rise every year, beating my expectations. AdvantageHealth is very in-tune and oversees the Medical School’s wellness program not only for members, but also for the surrounding community. AdvantageHealth has the ability to think outside the box and come up with new programs that excite everyone.”
Medical Marketing Manager - PreferredOne
“PreferredOne has partnered with AdvantageHealth Corporation for nearly 10 years. The staff is highly professional and customer-oriented.
AdvantageHealth always exceeds expectations in providing progressive and individualized wellness programs and consulting services.”
HealthWorks Manager - Hennepin County
“Each fall, AdvantageHealth provides on-site biometric screening services at many county buildings (23 sites in 2015). Customer service is always outstanding as AdvantageHealth respects each employee as a unique individual regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or language. AdvantageHealth’s reliability and professionalism is top-notch.”
Human Resource Benefit Administrator - HOM Furniture
“Over the last few years of implementing a Wellness Program and working with AdvantageHealth has proven to enhance our program in so many ways. AdvantageHealth strives to be the best by providing an exceptional level of service through an outstanding staff, and has responded to our needs in every way.”
Facility Manager - Allianz
“AdvantageHealth has been a key partner for our company and employee wellness initiatives. The onsite staff has been a key player in our annual company 5K and has made it a huge success due to their help and expertise. They continually partner with us to develop programs and activities that make for a fun and healthy workplace.”
Chief Human Resources Officer - Allianz