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November 15, 2016 by
Jay Medley
Especially with the holidays coming up, now is the time of year where people tend to gain weight.

That being said, what better time than now to set up an employee fitness challenge to not only inspire those around you to get into better shape but to promote a sense of community in the workplace?

Most Americans reportedly only gain one to two extra pounds during the holiday season, but interestingly enough most say this weight fails to be shed after the season comes to a conclusion. That could lead to a large accumulation of unwanted weight gain year after year.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 90% of workers spend more than 40 hours per week at work. That means that the people you spend your days with – your colleagues – have a lot of power to influence your help and wellness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve rounded up some fun fitness challenges to propose in your workplace!


A steps challenge

Especially with the presence of activity trackers such as FitBit or even our smart phones which can track our steps, this is an easy way to encourage wellness. Offer a prize for whoever has the highest average step count after a month and post daily encouragement and challenges to keep your employees moving!

Weight loss challenge

hosting a biggest loser challenge is a great way to encourage healthy eating and workout habits in your co-workers at a time where it can be hard to resist sweets and treats. People can enlist in office gym buddies and hold one another accountable to regularly working out.

Fitness classes

See who can attend the most fitness classes in a given period of time and offer a prize for the winner. This is a great way to encourage people to spend time together outside of the office and bond over working towards a mutual goal.

Personal goals challenge

Have your employees set their own individual goals and publicly post them in the office. Then, everyone can hold each other accountable to achieving them. Even offer prizes for those who meet their goals at the end of the challenge!

Training challenge

Have your team sign up for an upcoming 5K, race, or larger scale fitness event in the coming months. Then, everyone can train for the event and get more fit in the process! This is a great bonding team-building activity that will have positive health results for those in your office.


It is easy to encourage your employees to be well, even during the holiday season! Especially with Texas Rock Gym’s offering of group fitness classes, you can encourage your employees to be well and maintain a high level of fitness, health, and happiness.

From yoga to rock climbing, we have something for everyone and we can get your employees’ blood flowing all while encouraging them to have fun with one another. Call us today to learn more about our group fitness options.

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