Healthier employees also equal happier employees, which means less absenteeism and better work, moving your organization closer to its goals.
With that being said, you being there as a resource to help them get physically fit will mean a lot and will build community.
Ways Your Employees are Sabotaging Their Fitness Goals
They are doing too much too soon
When you kickstart a workout schedule, it can be easy to go at it really hard. This is because you’re excited and dedicated – and that’s a good thing!
But, if you do too much too soon, your body may not be ready for it. This will lead to pain, soreness, fatigue, and potentially injury.
This could be discouraging and can result in employees nixing their goals and plans all together.
They make excuses
There will always be an excuse not to go to the gym. “I’m too busy,” or, “I’m too tired”.
Not to mention, there is always something else that people could be using their time for, even if it’s just for relaxing.
These excuses may be easy to fall back on, but they are ruining workout plans and schedules and preventing your employees from reaching their goals.
Only doing things they’re comfortable with
When you are looking to get fit and change the composition of your body, you need to push yourself and get out of your comfort zone.
If you do the same workout day after day, it will eventually cause a physical plateau and there will be a severe decline in results.
Doing new and exciting workouts can prompt accelerated and more substantial results – and it is fun!
What you can do to help
Set workplace challenges
Be a motivation to employees in the workplace by starting fitness challenges.
Offer prizes or make the competition a fun office movement that will bond employees while inducing healthy habits and helping employees stay on track.
Do a group course
Complete a group course with team members that will encourage employees to get out of their comfort zone while simultaneously encouraging community and developing leadership and communication skills.
A rock climbing course is a great way to develop these skills while motivating employees to be physically fit and prompting them to challenge themselves.
Be encouraging and supportive
Simply being an encouraging figure in the lives of your employees is helpful. Show them you are interested and invested in their personal growth and that you care about them meeting their goals.
It will make a large difference to them without a doubt.
Encourage health within the office
Provide healthy snacks as well as ample information about health and fitness within your office to foster a culture filled with individuals that strive for health and wellness.
Helping employees stay on track to meet their goals is easy and will have a large effect on how they see you as an employer.
Increase their company loyalty, employee satisfaction, and sense of community and inspire health and wellness.