About Strive

Our Mission

To empower and optimize the health and well-being of the individuals and communities that we serve.

Our Five Core Values

Integrity

 

Integrity

We conduct our business with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. Our organization is built on a fabric of honesty, honor, and always doing the right thing.

Excellence

 

Excellence

We strive to excel in every aspect of our business and aim to deliver the highest quality and value to our clients in all of our services and solutions.

Passion

 

Passion

This is the fuel that drives all of our team members to perform their roles with purpose, pride, and a positive mindset.

Accountability

 

Accountability

We acknowledge and assume responsibility for all of our actions, services, decisions, and policies. 

Leadership

 

Leadership

We inspire and motivate our team members by connecting our organizational goals to our personal values. Leading by example, we successfully operate with a flat organizational structure.

Our Background

Established in 2008, Strive is an industry thought-leader in the health, fitness, and wellness management space. For the past decade, Strive Well-Being has supported every industry sector in the private and government segments. Headquartered in San Diego, California, we operate in all 50 states. We have over 200 employees, and manage over 100 client programs and facilities nationwide.

Amit Sangani reflects, “It started when my mom was diagnosed with an autoimmune syndrome disorder. I wanted to help her. I began searching for options. It led me down the wellness path, from a fitness perspective. Traditionally, mom’s culture did not do much in the way of exercise or physical fitness. That motivated me to start taking fitness seriously.”

“I began experimenting with ways to add fitness to my daily routines. It took a while, but over time, fitness became a life style for me. It was all dependent upon changing my daily habits. I learned to replace unhealthy habits, with healthy habits. That’s what we do at Strive. We create lifestyle solutions for fitness and wellness. We come up with practical, innovative ways of integrating fitness and wellness into workable habits, and into community centered programs. Strive applies similar successes to situations our clients are facing. That is where the real healing happens. On the front lines, the Strive team supports our clients in their pursuit of fitness and wellness.”

We know how difficult it is to balance work and home life. Strive employees have the same challenges faced by our clients and their employees. Our families have health challenges and as individuals, we go through our share of wellness issues. To reflect that, our solutions address:

population health management

physical activity

fitness

nutrition

stress management

strength and conditioning

injury prevention

physical rehabilitation

physical therapy

mental health

musculoskeletal-related issues

Strive programs are designed to enhance the culture of health for workplaces. We’ll help you increase measurable levels of engagement and productivity. Put us to work for you, and we’ll contribute to reductions in injuries, lower health risks, fewer medical claims, and minimizing workers compensation claims.

We’re recognized as a strategic partner by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the optimal application of their evidence-based approaches.

Strive Certifications

8(a)

Small Business Administration

SB

California Small Business

CPUC

California Public Utilities Commission Diverse Supplier

MBE

Southern California Minority Suppliers Development

DBE

US Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

SBE

Los Angeles County Metro Small Business Enterprise

Our Core Team

Amit Sangani

Amit Sangani

President

Amit Sangani is in his element when consulting Strives national key accounts on wellness and fitness initiatives. He works with Strive clients daily, developing creative, innovative ways of integrating fitness and wellness into workable habits, and into community centered programs.

With more than 12 years’ experience in the field of health promotions and population health management, Amit oversees the business development, marketing, and strategic planning of Strive Well-Being.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in health sciences from San Diego State University. Amit is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS). He’s achieved faculty designation from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

When not consulting with clients, or attending wellness events, you can find Amit meditating on his acupressure mat, or running to a yoga class. He enjoys travelling, and has a life-long commitment to self-development.

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Sanjay Sangani

Sanjay Sangani

Director of Operations

Sanjay Sangani, an experienced operations manager, is in his element when he’s consulting with Strive clients, on developing long-term strategies for employee health and well-being.

As Director of Operations for Strive Well-Being, his administration responsibilities include overseeing contracts, and managing Strives’ fiscal and technical performance.

Sanjay heads up the growth initiatives for Strive. You can catch him consulting with government clients on local, state, and federal levels, helping them develop strategic investment plans for the future.

With a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Civil Engineering from Utah State University, and a bachelor’s degree from University of New Brunswick, Sanjay comes to Strive with 30+ years of management experience.

In 2009, Sanjay joined Strive, benefiting clients with his professional consulting and operations management experience. Sanjay is a certified National Diabetes Prevention Program Health and Lifestyle Coach.

When he’s not busy working on proposals and RFP’s, Sanjay loves cooking up delicious healthy food for his family and friends. You can even find him leading Strive employees in a weekly meditation, or taking part in the Strive employee yoga practice.

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Cheri Gross

Cheri Gross

Digital Marketing Director

Excited about leading Strive into the digital realm, Cheri directs her creativity into developing and implementing Strives’ content marketing strategy. She’s developing Strives’ blog, planning marketing campaigns, and staying on top of Strives’ website analytics.

A yoga practitioner of two decades, yoga teacher, and reiki healer, Cheri is committed to walking the wellness path in her daily life. Her experience in digital marketing stretches back to the days of MySpace and the beginnings of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

With a bachelors’ degree in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University, a Certificate in Marketing, and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from University of California San Diego Extension, she’s on top of current marketing trends.

When not thinking up CTA’s or studying the latest SEO strategy, you’ll find her enjoying foodie experiences with her fiancé, or practicing Ashtanga yoga.

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Stephen Riesgraf

Stephen Riesgraf

Director of Client Experience

Stephen Riesgraf, responsible for the daily coordination, operations, and staff management, is Strives’ Senior Program Coordinator. Leading a department of 200+ staff, who deliver over 500 classes a week, in over 35 states, he is known as Ries Ninja in the office.

Having over a decade of experience in the field of health promotions and workplace wellness, Stephen is the interface between Strive instructors and Strive client programs. He’s at his most intense when preparing proposals and putting together client reports.

With a bachelor’s degree in History from San Diego State University, Stephen’s original plan was to teach high school students about Gods, Gladiators, and Amazons. However, life led him to become a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Later he achieved faculty designation from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

You may catch him watching a Minnesota Vikings game and indulging in hot Cheetos! on his days off. Though his passion for fitness and healthy living, always bring him back to the sports track or treadmill.

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