These days, Americans are working more and more hours each week. Unfortunately, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, we also get far less exercise than needed to destress and balance out those work hours. One of the best benefits a company can provide to its employees is wellness, and many companies go the extra mile to provide additional funds for gym memberships.
How Fitness for Workers Benefits the Company
Providing fitness benefits to your employees is a great investment. Here are just a few ways this benefits not only your employees but also your company:
Lower Healthcare Expenses – It’s becoming common knowledge that healthy employees end up costing less to maintain than unhealthy ones. Any program which can reduce cholesterol, reduce or eliminate smoking, and address obesity for employees can save the company money in the long term. Sponsoring or providing gym memberships, or workout spaces, for employees can go a long way to addressing all of these issues, as well.
Stress Reduction – Stress not only impacts our health in a number of ways, but it can produce behavioral issues and reduce productivity. Sitting at a desk or console for hours can increase physical and mental fatigue, which affects communication, concentration, and relationships within the office. Energized attitudes are far more likely when workloads are balanced with regular exercise.
Creativity – Energized minds and healthy bodies allow for innovative thinking and creativity to thrive. This is always great for employees who must problem solve and think outside the box.
Teamwork – Teamwork is paramount to getting through projects successfully. When co-workers go to the same gym or participate together in wellness programs, they learn to encourage each other and work toward common personal goals. This, in turn, can translate positively toward successful work goals.
Less Absenteeism – When you feel good and keep a positive attitude, it’s easier to be at work each day. Keeping your employees healthy saves money, time, and frustration while encouraging better customer service and higher productivity. All of this can relate to your employees not taking so much time off for sick days or hospital procedures.
High Morale – Do your employees enjoy their jobs? If they do, you have a much higher chance of retaining them for longer periods of time. Many employees will stay at a job with slightly less pay and longer commutes over other choices if they are genuinely happy where they are. Having fitness benefits shows an employee the company cares about their well-being and further fosters a positive attitude about their job and projects.
Though in the long run, offering fitness benefits for your employees save money, smaller companies may still not be able to afford the additional cost upfront. Tenants here at the Weston Centre don’t have that problem. We provide a high-end fitness facility, open to your employees at all hours. Our members have access to weights, spin bikes, cardio, and various other exercise equipment. There’s no need to purchase special gym memberships for your company, and our facilities are on site. Skip the additional traffic to hit the gym before or after work or get energized during the day between your appointments with a rejuvenating spin, step class, or cardio session. We also provide lockers while you work out and shower facilities. To view photos of our Weston Club Fitness Centre, click here. To sign up for memberships or to check out the schedule for classes and personal training, go to the MindBody website. Our fitness center is secure and safe; used only by tenant members. As the new year approaches, make it easy for your employees to start their New Year resolutions toward better health. Show them you care by checking out our available, and beautifully maintained, Weston Centre office spaces. See why we are the premier office rental space in San Antonio.