Why Corporate Wellness?
In today’s work environment, more and more jobs are being done where our bodies are not allowed to move freely as they were designed to do. Our jobs are also more demanding and time consuming, which results in “Fast” food choices that are unhealthy. The result of all this is unhealthy employees. We think we can help change that!!
The end result of any Health and Fitness program should include increased employee productivity, improved employee morale with respect to their relationship to the organization, decreased utilization of employer subsidized health benefits, and decreased employee absenteeism due to health related causes. Obviously, an improvement in any of these will have a positive impact to the financial status of any organization. The benefit from the employee’s standpoint is improved health and energy levels, decreased body fat, and a more youthful, fit body.
The most productive way to achieve both management’s, as well as the employee’s goals is through a program that will provide the individual employee with an awareness of their current physical condition, the benefits of attaining a healthier lifestyle, and a plan that will permit them to achieve the necessary changes to their physical condition that can be readily applied in the context of their life.
Corporate Fitness Programs Makes a Bottom Line Impact
The bottom line is when people look and feel their best, they perform better. Productivity goes up, employee morale increases and the atmosphere within your business takes a turn for the better.
Your employees will appreciate that you’re interested in their overall health and not just profits – but in reality, once their performance increases as a direct result of their enhanced vitality, so will your profits.
- Reduced Absenteeism
Dupont reduced absenteeism by 47.5% over six years for the corporate fitness program participants. Health Behavior
- Reduced Health Care Costs
Steelcase showed that medical claims costs were 55% lower for corporate fitness program participants than non-participants over a six year period – an average of $478.61 for participants vs. $868.88 for non-participants. The American Journal of Health Promotion
- Reduced Turnover
The Canadian Life Assurance Company found turnover among fitness program participants was 32.4% lower over a seven year period compared with non-participants. Canadian Journal of Public Health
- Positive Return on Investment
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana found that its corporate fitness program had a 250% return on investment; $2.51 for every $1 invested over a five year period. American Journal of Health Promotion
- Sick Leave Use Reduced
The Travelers Corporation reported that its health promotion yielded a 19% reduction in sick leave use over the four year study with a $3.40 return for every dollar spent, yielding a total corporate savings of $146 million in benefits costs. Wellness Councils of America
- Lower Health Care Expenditures
Superior Coffee and Foods, a subsidiary of Sara Lee reports that the wellness program for its 1200 employees showed 22% fewer hospital admissions, 29% shorter hospital stays, and 42% lower expenses per admission when compared to other divisions. Long term disability costs were down by 40%. Wellness Councils of America
- Fitness/Nutrition Seminars
- Metabolic Typing customized nutrition programs
- Our Innovative Group Fitness Class called Muvement
- Personal Training
- Organize Company fitness fundraisers that benefit employees and community while serving as great PR for your business!
- Lab Testing for Hormonal Imbalances, Digestive Function, Immune System function, and the Detoxification System.
The volume of data to support the benefits with respect to organizations that have initiated corporate fitness programs is overwhelming.
When viewed from a cost benefit standpoint, an effective fitness program will always handsomely reward the organization as well as the individual participants.
MUVEMENT offers a wide variety of wellness options including:
Please call us at 860-214-8344 to set up a free consultation to find out how Muvement can partner with your business or organization. We can create a customized program that fits the need of your business and employees as well as your budget.
Yours In Health,
Michael Houle, CSCS, FDN, CMTA