WorkStrong Program

Workstrong logo The WorkStrong program is a University of California systemwide program developed with the expertise and collaborative support of UC staff in wellness programs, occupational health and recreational services. It is designed to promote recovery and prevent future workplace injuries. Each UC campus has its own unique program to suit the needs of the employees on its campus. All campuses offer the core services of WorkStrong, which include a 6 month gym membership, exercise guidance and nutrition counseling, while each campus offers their own unique programming to suit the needs of its campus.

Introduction to WorkStrong

Campus Contact Information Specific Program Components Location(s) Address
UC Berkeley


Danielle Johnson
WorkStrong Coordinator
University Health Services Occupational Health
(510) 643-4506 


  • Up to 6 months access to the University of California Recreational Sports Facilities
  • Post-rehab wellness program (pre- and post-body composition assessments included)
  • Pre- and post-flexibility/mobility and strength assessment
  • Flexible hours geared towards what works best for you
  • Focused on functional strength for your workplace
  • Sessions with a Personal Trainer
  • Sessions with a Registered Dietitian

Occupational Health Clinic
University Health Services
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Department of Recreational Sports
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720


UC Davis

Keavagh Clift
WorkStrong Program Manager


  • Individual ergonomic evaluations and recommendations
  • Personal training
  • Campus gym membership for 6 months
  • Registered dietitian visit with 3 day food record analysis and follow-up
  • Pain and stress management techniques including resilience training, meditation group class
  • “Shopping tour” – a trip to the UC Davis Farmers Market or Davis Food Co-op
Occupational Health
1 Shields Ave..
Cowell Hall
Davis, CA 95616
UC Davis Medical Center

Barbra Ross, CWCP
Workers' Compensation Analyst & Workstrong Program Coordinator
(916) 734-6128
FAX 916-734-2484


  • Fitness and Post Rehabilitation training
    Certified trainers establish a customized program for each participant designed to promote recovery from injury and/or promote better overall fitness. It also includes coaching on injury prevention strategies, tailored exercises, and fitness improvement.
  • Nutrition Sessions
    One-on-one consultation and counseling sessions with a registered dietitian to assess current diet and eating habits and offer suggestions and strategies for individual nutrition goals and living a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet.
  • Wellness 360° Workshop
    Provides education and support focusing on issues that can affect health, psychological well-being, and chronic pain. Participants learn about behavior change, pacing activities, stress management, mood issues, anger management and communication and conflict resolution. Participants focus on their own goals aimed at making positive changes in behaviors.
  • Gym Membership
    Includes a 6-month gym membership at the UCDHS Fitness Center

UC Davis Health Ticon III, Room 3208, 2730 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95817

UC Irvine and UC Irvine Medical Center

Alex Vazquez
WorkStrong Operations Manager
(714) 456-7333


  • Fitness and post rehab training
  • Registered Dietitian counseling & weight management
  • Life balance
  • Stress reduction
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Massage therapy
  • Workplace safety assessment and consultation
  • Behavior modification strategies
Anteater Recreation Center
680 California Ave.
Irvine, CA 92617

UC Irvine Health Medical Center
Fitness Facility, Building 52
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
UCLA and UCLA Medical Center

Alison Frink
UCLA WorkStrong Program Coordinator
(310) 367-7561
Fax: (310) 206-4585

Jesse Olguin
WorkStrong Enrollment Coordinator
(310) 825-3030
Fax: (310) 206-4585

  • All services provided mainly on the UCLA Westwood Campus. Individualized programs may include any or all of the following:
  • Private Sessions with a Personal Fitness Trainer to improve overall fitness level
  • Six-month membership to gyms on the UCLA campus
  • Private Sessions with a Registered Dietician to address weight management and healthy eating
  • Services from the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center may include life coaching, consultations and biofeedback training
  • Smoking cessation program options
Occupational Health Facility
10833 Le Conte Ave., Room 67-120 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1725
UC Merced No Contact No Program Currently Student Activities and Athletics Center
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
UC Riverside

Ed Marchall, ATC
Occupational Wellness Specialist
UCR WorkStrong Coordinator
Phone: 951-827-0128
Fax: 951-827-2192


  • Fitness and post rehab training with the Occupational Wellness Specialist
  • Life Balance and stress reduction
  • Behavior modification strategies/chronic condition(s) management
  • Workplace safety assessment and consultation
  • Nutrition Guidance
Human Resources
900 University Ave.
UV Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92521
UC Santa Barbara

Colleen Welsh, DPT
UCSB WorkStrong and Wellness Coordinator
Department of Recreation
Office: (805) 893-4060
Fax: (805) 893-2799

  • One-on-one post-rehab training sessions with a certified personal trainer
  • Personalized guidance and meal planning with a Registered Dietitian
  • Strategies and support to manage stress and pain
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Special offerings for UCSB: membership to UCSB Recreation Center and Pool for 6 months, aquatic exercise, personalized yoga, therapeutic massage
  • Flexible hours and location planned around your schedule
UCSB Recreation Center, Room 2102
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

UC Santa Cruz

Cindy Delgado, MBA, CPDM, IPMA-SCP
Associate Director, Workers' Compensation & Occupational Wellness Programs
(831) 459-1787

Rony Santiago, MPH
WorkStrong Program Specialist
(831) 459-3113


  • Personal training,
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress management (PMR, guided imagery and massage)
UCSC Risk Services
1156 High St. H Barn
Santa Cruz CA, 95064
UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health

Jonna Haupu
Senior WorkStrong Coordinator
UC San Diego Recreation

Joe Obenshine
WorkStrong Coordinator (Health)
UC San Diego Recreation
(858) 876-7994 (Cell)

  • Pre and post body composition
  • Pre and post-flexibility/mobility and strength assessment
  • Six months membership to UCSD Recreation facilities
  • Fitness Classes at UCSD Recreation
  • Stress management education and tools
  • Behavior modification strategies
  • One-on-one post-rehab training
  • In depth dietary analysis and guidance with a Registered Dietitian
  • Deep tissue massage therapy
  • Flexible hours around your schedule
Medical Centers:
Perlman Rehabilitation Clinic
9350 Campus Point Drive, #LL-D
La Jolla

Hillcrest Rehabilitation Clinic
200 W. Arbor, #L-411
San Diego

On Campus Recreation Facilities:
9730 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
UC San Francisco and UC San Francisco Medical Center

Sonia Miller
Wellness Case Manager
UCSF Workstrong Coordinator
(415) 353-8920

  • One-on-one post rehab training sessions with a certified personal trainer
  • Pre and post program flexibility and strength assessments
  • Pre and post program body composition assessments
  • Pain and stress management techniques
  • Biofeedback-Heartmath Sessions, a mind-body approach that harnesses people's ability to improve their well-being by applying self-regulating techniques.
  • Behavior modification strategies and support
  • Nutrition Consultation -up to 3 sessions with a registered dietician in person or via TeleHealth. Group X classes, such as Yoga, Essentrics & many, many more
  • Upto 6 months access to the UCSF Fitness & Recreation Centers at both Mission Bay & Parnassus campuses.
  • Private and/or group Pilates classes
  • Access to a wide array of group fitness classes, such as Yoga, Feldenkrais, Essentrics and other exercise modalities designed to enhance and improve mobility, flexibly, strength and endurance.
  • Coordination and support with other campus wellness and injury prevention programs
  • Smoking cessation program options
UCSF Parnassus
500 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Mission Bay
1675 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158