5 Reasons why fitness in the work place is important

5 Reasons why fitness in the work place is important

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Corporate health and wellness programs are becoming more and more popular and for a good reason. Healthy and happy employees are more productive, more disciplined and use less sick days.

With ever increasing workloads and shorter deadlines it has never been more important to ensure we are looking after our health and well being and getting your team involved in a corporate health & wellness program can do just that for you.


Here are 5 benefits a good health and wellness program will provide you and your employees.

1) Reduced stress:

Physical exercise has been shown time and time again to positively impact stress levels. From directly reducing the levels of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline to stimulating the production of “feel-good” neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Your employees will in turn be more motivated and happier in the work place.

2) Team building:

Getting your team involved in group fitness is a fantastic means of increasing team morale and improving communication. Completing a good workout alongside your team members will create a feeling of togetherness and allow your employees to build rapport with non work related conversations.

An improvement in both communication and team morale then directly translates to more productive work environment.

3) Posture:

Most of the corporate world spend the majority of their days sat at a desk working on a computer. Even with the most ergonomic setups, this is almost certainly going to lead to bad posture and in turn increase the likelihood of injury. Having your employees take part in strength training and flexibility work along with an ergonomic work setup is a great way to reduce the negative effects associated with desk bound jobs.

4) Confidence:

Increased confidence may be one of the most overlooked benefits of exercise. Whether its from an improved body image or the accomplishment of overcoming a tough workout routine, exercise can massively improve your and your employees self confidence.  A confident employee is more likely to succeed in their role and become an even greater asset to your business.

5) Health:

Less stressed, happier, stronger, more flexible and more confident employees are healthier employees. It is already well established that regular exercise improves health but the positive effect having healthier staff has on a business is still not truly understood. From reduced sick days to vastly improved performance. a healthier employee is a more valuable employee.

Getting employees to attend group fitness classes in Auckland is a great way for them to socialize as well as reaping the health benefits that come with it. Training together outside of the daily work environment can bring employees together and create a greater bond.