What employee fitness programs are most effective?
Fitness programs are most effective when employees are actively engaged. Ensuring high engagement rates with traditional employee fitness programing can be a challenge. Barriers such as time, and commitment are often concerns of in-house employee fitness programs.
As a solution, providing employees with a fitness/wellness program that can be accessed through an online portal or mobile app will result in higher engagement rates. The company I work for, Sprout, is a great online wellness platform for businesses of all sizes as it allows employees to track and measure their health and wellness goals using an online social engagement platform. With Sprout you are able to connect your personal wearable devices directly to the platform. Data such as ‘step count', can automatically be transferred to the online and mobile platform making it easy for employees to track daily, weekly and monthly progress. Sprout also develops, implements, and evaluates engaging fitness challenges where employees compete against each other in friendly competitions to improve their overall fitness levels. Each challenge is customized for the client to ensure employee needs are being met, and engagement rates will be high.
Overall, by providing fitness programming that is fun and engaging, through using an online platform like Sprout, employees will feel empowered and be as happy and healthy at work as possible!