Promoting Employee Fitness
Its an accepted fact that promoting fitness with employees is beneficial for any company. According to Charles Crawford at business.com, encouraging fitness has nine immediate benefits for everyone involved, including:
- Reduce absenteeism
- Job satisfaction
- Reduced stress
- Reduced health care costs
- Increased brain power
- Motivated employees
- Better sleep
- Employee retention
- Team Building
(Source: 9 Reasons Why Encouraging Fitness in the Office is Beneficial)
Harmony’s Fitness Challenge
Harmony Enterprises employees started their own fitness journey this past January 7th. More than just a New Year’s resolution, Harmony’s Fitness Challenge is a way to promote an active lifestyle in the areas of body, healthy cooking, and mental strength.
Twenty employees are participating in the 14 week program. That constitutes over 25% of Harmony’s total staff.
Participants weigh-in at work every two weeks. Their weight loss is compared as a percentage of loss from the previous weigh-in. The person with the highest percentage lost wins $25 for each weigh-in.
The final weigh-in on April 15th will compare the percentage lost during the entire 14 week period and money will be paid out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places.
During the weeks in which there is no weigh-in, members receive information on exercises, recipes, regional races, and suggested books for self-improvement.
To date our team has lost over 522 pounds, which is nearly 13% of our total body weight!
More Than Weight Loss
Harmony’s Fitness Challenge is more than just a weight loss competition. It is a way for Harmony employees to continue to live their Core Values. One of the five Core Values at Harmony Enterprises is “Enhancing Our Shared Experience.”
All of those in the fitness challenge are doing this on a daily basis. The program provides people with an outlet to share their successes and frustrations with the ups and downs of life, schedules, family, and making time for well-being. This bonding makes our team stronger in and out of the manufacturing setting.
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