This year has been full of surprises, to say the least. Most of us were going to the office every day for the first few months, enjoying everything that our company had to offer us. For some, it was a state-of-the-art coffee machine and snacks. For others, maybe it’s was the wellness challenge that your office hosted around the new year. Whatever it may be, we were all showing up day after day to the office, feeling the camaraderie of a corporate environment and enjoying the company of our coworkers.
Then, COVID-19 came and changed everything. We all started working from home in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Suddenly, it felt as though we were isolated and on our own. Some of us thrive while working from home, whereas others struggle to focus and find the motivation to work hard every day. If you are a company leader, you might have felt the stress and strain of learning how to pivot to managing employees virtually. No one could have prepared us for the general shift that we experienced this year.
However, it is important to note that things are changing. Some companies are starting to slowly get their employees safely back into the office while others are starting to adapt to the idea that they may be working remotely for a longer period of time, possibly for good. The corporate world has shifted and it no longer looks the same way it once did, but that doesn’t mean that corporate wellness needs to dissolve.
What is corporate wellness?
Corporate wellness is the focus on the wellbeing and longevity of employees in the workplace. There are several different types of wellness programs that benefit employees, including workout plans, nutrition advice and mindful meditation.
The idea behind an employer taking the time to invest in a wellness program is to improve employees' overall mental, physical and emotional wellbeing which will, in turn, allow the employer to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce. Healthy employees may not need to take as many sick days, will be more focused while at work, and could potentially save the company money in healthcare costs.
What does corporate wellness look like in 2020?
Before the global pandemic, corporate wellness programs were fairly straightforward—companies would provide incentives for employees to work out, eat healthy and put their wellbeing first. There were a variety of ways in which employers could deliver these benefits to their employees, whether it’s with weekly team workouts, healthy snacks around the office or a reimbursement program for meditation services.
As a manager, you may be asking yourself about how you can possibly provide your employees with the same great benefits they are used to, while also navigating the new normal of corporate life. While it may not feel the same at first, there are several ways you can involve your employees in a wellness program that will keep them engaged, motivated, healthy and happy.
If your team is coming back into the office, consider offering them the same great benefits that you had before or adding some additional ones in, but with a twist. For example, if you focused on providing healthy snacks in the office, consider giving each employee individual portions to encourage them to eat healthy, while being careful to not spread germs throughout the office. If your employees are active or you want to encourage them to work out, consider providing them with onsite fitness classes that promote physical distancing.
With normal ways of living and working turned upside down, F45 is here to help you stay healthy, happy and motivated. During this global pandemic, people are taking their health and wellness more seriously than ever before, but routines are disrupted and people are struggling to maintain their fitness and positivity. That’s where F45 comes in. Encouraging people to train together, getting rid of anxiety, and having fun as a group, helps with focus, supports health and makes that sense of community even stronger.
Our F45 onsite studios can give your employees a place to go for 45 minutes out of their workday, whether it’s before work, at lunch or after work. Your employees will have the opportunity to invest their time in a HIIT workout taught by top trainers. This kind of workout promotes mental, physical, and emotional benefits that continue on long after they leave the studio. Our studios are also practicing physical distancing and deep cleans to ensure members feel comfortable in the environment. With our F45 corporate studios, you can give your employees the gift of investing in themselves during a time when our health matters the most, in the safest and cleanest way possible. We will work with you and your team to ensure you are reaping the benefits of our workouts and community.
If your team members are not returning to the office or are unable to come into the office early, stay later or take their lunch to work out, perhaps you can consider including them in a virtual wellness program. When done properly, virtual wellness programs can actually benefit the company just as much as a traditional corporate wellness initiative, by increasing employee morale, retention and productivity. We have two innovative products to help you keep fitness a part of employees' regular routines and provide some structure and fun in uncertain times—F45Live and our F45 Challenge platform. Both offer individuals nutrition advice, tracking capabilities, an online community and 45-minute workouts that can be done in the comfort of your home. With our on-demand program, your employees can feel connected to each other through health and wellness, even if they aren’t physically in the same place.
This can boost your team's morale and lift their spirits during an otherwise stressful and overwhelming time. Whether your employees are unable to physically return to the office or to physically attend your in-person F45 classes, they will thank you for taking the time to invest in them. Our enterprise fitness solutions will bring your team together to ensure that they are staying healthy in all aspects: mind, body and soul. Our programs were designed by professionals that specialize in programs to keep your employees engaged, healthy and happy.
Take the Next Step & Invest in Your Employees
Investing in your employees means taking the time to invest in their health and wellbeing and ensuring that they are putting themselves first at the end of the day. Putting together a corporate wellness program can set you apart from other employers by giving your employees the tools they need to improve their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. By providing them with a wellness program, you are saying that you care about them, as both employees and human beings outside of the workplace.
If you are ready to potentially stand out among the competition, save money on healthcare costs and improve the overall morale and health of your employees, reach out to F45 Training for a wellness discussion. Together, we can make sure your employees are happy, healthy and motivated, whether they are working from home or back in the office.