Corporate Fitness and Active Aging

Fitting Corporate Fitness into Your Employee Health Benefits

Corporate FitnessEmployee fitness in the workplace is becoming more important to business owners as they look for ways to remain competitive despite the economic climate.  Great news - fitting corporate fitness solutions into your employee health benefits may be easier than you think! 

According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), time and cost-conscious exercise options will be among the top trends in fitness for 2010. 

What we love about this predicted number one trend in exercise habits is that it targets both time and cost which are two of the most common reasons reported for not exercising.  Even better though, is that it capitalizes on exercise programs that are both time- and cost- conscious which is great for employers who are looking for corporate fitness solutions to improve employee health.

To build a corporate fitness program with low cost exercise options to your workforce, consider these options:

  • Set aside a small meeting room space as your new corporate fitness center.
  • Consult with experts on space layout, exercise equipment selection, and liability reduction to maximize employee health benefits in your program. 
  • Consider staffing solutions for your corporate fitness center to give your employees the expertise they need to get full health benefits from your fitness center.  
  • Offer group fitness classes to support camaraderie and group accountability.

Remember, you don't have to make an enormous capital investment in exercise equipment to develop a robust and successful robust employee fitness program.  In fact, spending wisely on a few small, key fitness tools and toys may just put you ahead of the employee wellness curve!

There are more ways to build a corporate fitness program.  Share your best practices here and help other organizations get a solid start on their employee fitness program. 

See the full article of 2010 fitness trends predicted by ACE.
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