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Wed 18 Nov 2020

5 Reasons to Offer Employees Gym Memberships and Fitness Classes

Health & Wellbeing
Below are five reasons to offer employees gym memberships, fitness classes, or bootcamp training to your employees:

Employees are very important in any company or organization. As an employer, you should do everything possible to ensure that they are always comfortable. One way of doing that is through health and wellness programs.

There are many advantages to providing a robust employee benefits plan. For example, it helps in reducing employee turnover, increases productivity, and makes your company attractive to top-skilled employees.

Below are five reasons to offer employees gym memberships, fitness classes, or boot camp training to your employees:

1. To promote health and wellness

There’s nothing as important as the health of your employees. Poor health and frequent sick leaves translate to low productivity. But a gym membership can be a great way to promote the health and wellness of your employees.

Although you might not be able to make every employee hit the gym every day, offering a gym membership can be a motivating factor for them to maintain their physical health and fitness.

Besides, some employees may desire to go to the gym but fail to do so because of financial constraints.

2. It is cost-effective

One of the reasons to provide fitness classes, gym membership, and boot camp training is because of its cost-effectiveness.

They are cost-effective in the sense that offering them individually or allowing employees to seek these services or treatment on their own can be a financial burden to most employees.

However, gym memberships can be done on a subscription basis and significantly reduce the cost. The same applies to Bootcamp training and fitness classes.

All you need is to get the number of employees interested and partner with a fitness center and business coaches.

3. They serve as motivation factors

Employees will feel more appreciated and cared for when they are given access to personal training and enrolled in gym subscription services. Sometimes employees require just a little form of motivation to unleash their full potential.

They will feel encouraged to put extra effort – knowing that the company cares for them. It will also be a chance to promote personal development among employees.

Boot camp training is also an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills among your employees on different aspects of your business.

4. It gives your employees a chance to bond

Organizing for joint training sessions, fitness classes and other outdoor events gives employees an opportunity to know each other better. They are able to interact in an informal environment and cast out any mistrust or fear of the unknown.

By the time they come back to the office or workplace, they understand each other better. This makes it easy for them to cooperate and work together as a team.

5. It eliminates stress and helps employees to concentrate

There’s no doubt that stress is a major issue in most workplaces. Regardless of whether it is visible or hidden, many employees get stressed when there’s too much pressure.

There’s no better way to release stress than working out or getting out of the work environment for a while.

Bottom line

Employees play a big role in any organization. It is important to appreciate them by providing health and wellness plans to keep them physically and mentally fit. Employers should also offer regular training to increase knowledge and keep employees updated with the latest.

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