This blog was written by Dan Walker. Meet our blogging fitness specialists at the NIFS website.
As a Health Fitness Specialist working in the area of corporate fitness, I’ve seen firsthand how beneficial corporate fitness centers and company wellness programs can be. Today I’ll take a look at three of the top reasons why utilizing your company’s corporate fitness center is a no-brainer.
- Cost: Corporate fitness centers usually offer a significantly lower cost of membership than commercial gyms, if not offered to you for free altogether. Your typical gym membership will cost around $50 per month. If you choose your company's facility over the local gym, you will save $12,000 over a period of 20 years (if it’s offered to you for free)! Even if you had to pay half of the normal fee ($25), you would still save $6,000.
- Convenience: Whether your company is made up of one building or an entire campus, the fitness center is usually only a short drive or walk away. This sure beats fighting traffic before work, and especially after work when you’re tired and already don’t feel like going to the gym. Sometimes convenience is all someone needs to start and actually stick with an exercise routine.
- Environment: Most corporate fitness centers have significantly fewer members than your average gym, simply because only employees (and sometimes family) are allowed access. Don't underestimate the value of not having to fight the crowds to get in a good workout. And as much as we all love the children in our lives, not having to fight with them over workout machines (like you might have to with the local high school kids at a commercial gym) can be a real relief.
These are just three of the great benefits of corporate fitness centers. Next time I’ll take a look at a few more of the reasons why I feel passing on your company’s fitness center is a mistake you don’t want to make.