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6 Energizing Health and Fitness Perks for Workplace Wellness

Healthy employees are happy employees. Happy employees are high performing employees. High performing employees make great company leaders. The list goes on and on! It’s safe to say there’s a relationship between employee’s health and their satisfaction at work. Research even shows that employee’s health and happiness on the job impacts their productivity.

Companies across industries and of all sizes are picking up on the fact that investing in their employees health is an investment into the company’s future. From creating health and wellness programs to creating company cultures that encourage healthy lifestyle choices, companies are getting creative with how they promote health on the job.

Here’s a look at 6 energizing health and fitness perks:

Reimbursement for Races

Motley Fool, a multimedia financial services company, encourages employees to keep it moving by reimbursing them for any race registration fees! From marathons, to 5Ks, to Iron Mans, employees can sign up knowing their company supports them. The company reimburses team members for 50% of race-associated costs.

In-Office Organic Garden

Earth Friendly Products, in staying true to it’s name, provides employees with products from the earth itself! Each of the company’s facilities has an organic garden with home-grown fruits and vegetables for employees!

Discounted Local Yoga Studio Memberships

More and more companies are electing to reimburse employees for gym memberships to encourage regular exercise. TrendKite, a public relations analytics company, takes it one step further, offering employees discounted memberships to local yoga and fitness studios! This perk is great for employees who may not enjoy pumping iron at a traditional gym, but love yoga, pilates, dance and other fitness activities!

Employee Health Fair

Life insurance company Royal Neighbors of America holds an Employee Health Fair each year to promote wellness. The fair features free massages, flu vaccines and confidential biometric screenings. Employees can win health-related prizes for participating!

Onsite Farmers Markets

Nicklaus’ Children’s Health System hosts a weekly farmers market on all of its campuses each week! The market features local vendors selling a variety of healthy products including fruits and vegetables, honey, soups, and more. And the best part? Employees get a special discount on all items purchased!

“Workout Wednesdays”

Employees at Fitbit know they can break out their comfiest workout clothes on Wednesday. The day, deemed “Workout Wednesday” is devoted to fitness across the company. Employees have the option to participate in workouts throughout the day. The company plans about 6-9 workout activities each Wednesday, many of which are led by Fitbit employees! Sometimes, company executives lead the classes! The company plans about 6-9 workout activities each Wednesday.

When workplaces prioritize their employee’s health, they’re prioritizing people! At, we believe that when humans thrive, companies prosper. We love helping companies create comprehensive benefits packages and perks with their employees in mind. Do you need help prioritizing your people?

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