Who’s on Your Team?
Fitspot loves coming to the office. Yeah, our office, but even better yours! We take people from being “Annie in Accounting or “Developer Dave” and make a super team of fitness enthusiasts. Your office team can battle boot camp together, keep each other going in kickboxing, or get down (dog) in yoga. Whatever it is, corporate wellness programs bring offices together.
These office teams are great socially, but studies show that employee fitness programs have significant outcomes on overall health.
Let Your Team Bowl You Over
Because working adults spend so much time commuting to and from work and actually working, time available for fitness (or at least given to it) is a noted barrier. A 2015 study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management followed employees who participated in 2 one-hour fitness sessions each week for a year. By bringing workouts to the office, researchers found the following results:
- Employees perceived less workout difficulty by exercising together
- Participating employees were more likely to seek proactive treatment for illness (so they could be in the office to continue working out with the group)
- Mental attention, the grit we all want to see, remained high
There were other physiological benefits like reduced oxygen consumption, but that’s not as exciting as teamwork among co-workers, employees treating themselves at the first sign of illness, and mental acuity.
The Importance of Time Outs
By bringing workout to the office, companies like yours remove the time barrier that prevent employees from performing their best at game time. Better, when employees join efforts to welcome wellness, they become a team whose performance is, well, super!
We’d love to visit your office. Let’s huddle up and talk! Email us to arrange game time.
Sammy is the COO and Co-Founder of Fitspot. Sammy is an attention-to-detail aficionado who brings a blend of grit and imagination to the zillions of tasks that confront every startup. She has always thrived in operations, working as a production assistant in LA and managing operations in the fashion industry. Sammy wears many hats at Fitspot, doing everything from sketching app screens to managing the customer experience. Sammy has a B.F.A. from the University of Miami, and hails from Australia.