Our Story



Denise grew HealthWorks from a one-person enterprise that involved a handful of contractors to a full-service wellness partner with 25 employees and over 30 contractors.

Denise Flickner intuitively understood the importance of living a healthy life—and as a fitness instructor with a dietetics degree, she had just the right combination of science, passion, and energy to make a real difference. However, Denise felt too many people in the industry were “talking the talk” of wellness, but not “walking the walk.” That fundamental misalignment bothered her, and she wanted to bring a different energy to corporate wellness.

That’s why, in 1999, Denise started HealthWorks—a company specializing in biometric screenings. She didn’t want to simply deliver the numbers and leave. She wanted to provide real solutions for companies, so they could actively help their employees make positive changes that could be measured year after year. Her belief from the very beginning was simple: if you adopt a healthier lifestyle, you will have healthier numbers.

Biometric health screenings have always been at the core of HealthWorks’ business, and the company has a reputation for doing screenings better than anyone in the business. But as the world of corporate wellness has changed in the last 20 years, so has HealthWorks’ suite of wellness offerings to include comprehensive programming and Elevate, an online engagement platform that takes biometric screening a step further.

HealthWorks expanded in 2012, opening offices in Columbus and Cleveland, OH, then again in 2019, establishing a presence in Toledo, OH, and Florida.  Although it has a strong local presence, HealthWorks services client locations across the country.

Today, the company culture of HealthWorks still reflects Denise’s original mission to “walk the walk.” HealthWorks employees and contractors believe in what they do, and do what they believe in. To this day, the energy and enthusiasm of HealthWorks is infectious to anyone who steps through the door or interacts with HealthWorks employees at an event.