Make your office healthier, more motivated, and more enjoyable with incentivized team fitness goals tailored to your culture
We’ve all been there: another agonizing trip to the gym where the treadmills (or should we say dreadmills?) await, ominously. In the last couple of decades, gym workouts have become more popular than ever — but there’s a catch. They can feel dull. No amount of earbuds or wall-mounted TVs are enough to engage someone who is truly uninterested in being at the gym. That’s where a custom wellness program can help you reach team fitness goals by identifying the right motivation and tools for your team.
Custom wellness plans are more engaging than a quick trip to the gym
51% of people avoid the gym due to anxiety and fear of judgment.
No two offices are alike and, likewise, no two people are alike. One-size-fits-all wellness plans can leave your workers at risk of slipping through the cracks. That’s why custom wellness plans usually work better. A plan that’s tailored to your workers’ interests and needs will be much more effective at getting their buy-in to whatever fitness goals you’ve set.
Plus, that level of personal attention can pay off in morale and productivity. A wellness program that treats your employees as individuals shows not only that you’re willing to invest in your workers and their health, but that you recognize and support them as unique individuals. Time to get them moving!
Fitness guidance is severely underutilized
One of the biggest wellness deterrents is the fact that many newcomers don’t know what they’re doing at the gym.
You wouldn’t expect a novice violin player to step into an orchestra pit in front of other people and perform for an evening; they would just clumsily screech away at the strings, totally embarrassed and unaware of the proper way to use their instrument.
Likewise, people new to the gym probably don’t know how the equipment works, they can’t imagine what types of workouts will give them the results they’re looking for, and they are afraid they’ll embarrass themselves trying. A study by Fitrated found that 51% of people avoid the gym due to anxiety and fear of judgment. All in all, they need guidance — and there’s no reason to be ashamed about that!
Whether a seasoned athlete or gym newbie, everyone benefits from guidance to achieve their fitness goals — and maybe even to set them in the first place. That’s where a wellness partner comes in. It’s truly helpful to have an expert wellness partner that can create bespoke plans based on your company’s needs, health assessments, and surveys. They can assess health risks, educate workers on tried and true methods to improve personal health, and support them along the way with exercise coaches.
Creating a wellness plan that’s designed to win
We’re not interested in failure because we believe in motivation, dedication, and persistence. That being said, it’s important to recognize that office-wide wellness programs can fail for many reasons.
- Complicated websites and apps can deter participants from using them
- Lack of incentives can discourage workers from buying into work-wide fitness goals
- Some employees may be nervous that their results won’t be as good as those around them
That’s why it’s critical to have a plan that engages all of your workers in company wellness goals. Always incentivize your workers, work on motivation and rewards instead of competition, and provide easy-to-use software to unlock the most active participation. Get leaders involved to show your team how important this is. Whatever you do, a little enthusiasm and support can go a long way.
Healthier workers are happier workers. They tend to be more motivated and productive. Plus, a team-wide wellness plan is a great morale booster. Teams bond by spending time together working toward their own personal goals, and the experience will likely lead to better teamwork than ever.
Create your custom wellness plan with LiveWell 1440
Employee wellness is important — both mentally and physically. That’s exactly why we’re here. LiveWell 1440 strives to create custom wellness program designed specifically for you and your employees: We want you and your workers to live your best lives.
From dieting to exercising, we are here to make your office a better, happier, healthier place. Contact us today to get started on your custom wellness plan.