Employee Fitness

Something to consider regardless of the size of your organization is employee fitness.  If you review any list of “Best Places to Work”, something that almost always appears is some sort of commitment on the part of the organization to employee fitness.  There are so many things to do here, that the only limits are really your imagination.  Some companies participate in fund raising events like walks for cancer.  Others train together for marathons.  Some provide gym passes for employees while others bring in biometric screening to help employees detect life threatening conditions before they happen.

Company fitness challenges are one great way to get employees motivated and encouraged to participate together and improve their health.  We work with companies to educate employees and put together a fitness or food challenge that meets your budget.  It can be as simple as teams competing to see who can achieve basic food or exercise goals or an all out company fitness Olympics.  We can be very flexible.  The great side benefit it you will often receive credit from your health insurance carrier or broker to help fund these programs.

Our “Bootcamp at Work” program is another way to help your employees get more fit and build morale.  This consists of bringing trainers to your site to lead employees in a fitness class.  This is a fun way to get the whole office engaged and our skilled trainers can provide modifications that allow every level to participate and still get a good workout.  Depending on your facility, you can host workouts before work, at lunch or after work.  The great thing about Bootcamp at Work is that your employees don’t need to drive to a gym, and they can do this with their peers, so they’re not alone.  

Regardless of the specific program you choose to implement, investing in the fitness of your employees is always a good bet. 

By Carrie Maldonado

Carrie Maldonado, is an organizational development consultant, author, and speaker. Carrie's eclectic mix of professional interests include writing, speaking, coaching, and consulting on topics ranging from organizational behavior management to spiritual transformation in and out of the workplace. Carrie lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her patient and long-suffering husband and their three children.

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