Spread the loveWhen you start a health and fitness program, everyone has the intention of sticking with it….
Today’s successful business leaders know the unlimited rewards they can expect when they invest in their greatest hidden asset – their employees.
It’s no secret… offer the right resources to your employees, and your business will prosper. If you invest in your staff, inevitably your employees will contribute more, perform better, and excel in customer relations. Committed employees directly affect the performance of every business competing in today’s marketplace.
Northwest Personal Training brings its expertise to help your business create healthier, happier employees. We offer a variety of workplace training programs designed to fit your needs and meet your bottom line.
The end result of any Health and fitness program should include increased employee productivity, improved employee morale with respect to their relationship to the organization, decreased utilization of employer-subsidized health benefits, and decreased employee absenteeism due to health-related causes. Obviously, an improvement in any of these will have a positive impact on the financial status of any organization. The benefit from the employee’s standpoint is improved health and energy levels, decreased body fat, and a more youthful, fit body.
The most productive way to achieve both management’s, as well as the employee’s, goals is through a program that will provide the individual employee with an awareness of their current physical condition, the benefits of attaining a “more fit” lifestyle, and a plan that will permit them to achieve the necessary changes to their physical condition that can be readily applied in the context of their life.
“Northwest Personal Training has provided an outstanding boost to our company. The mental and physical wellness of our team is critically important, but as an employer, you can only go so far in motivating people to address certain areas of their lives. Exposing our team to the positive, goal-oriented influence of Northwest Personal Training has helped many of us shift our priorities in the right direction which has led to great results. The upbeat, non-judgmental approach of Northwest Personal Training is the key to overcoming the “blahs” in any organization.”
– Mike Worthy
The bottom line is when people look and feel their best, they perform better. Productivity goes up, employee morale increases and the atmosphere within your business takes a turn for the better.
Your employees will appreciate that you’re interested in their overall health and not just profits – but in reality, once their performance increases as a direct result of their enhanced vitality, your profits will increase too!
Dupont reduced absenteeism by 47.5% over six years for the workplace fitness program participants. – Health Behavior
Reduced Health Care Costs
Steelcase showed that medical claims costs were 55% lower for workplace fitness program participants than non-participants over a six-year period – an average of $478.61 for participants vs. $868.88 for non-participants. – The American Journal of Health Promotion
The Canadian Life Assurance Company found turnover among fitness program participants was 32.4% lower over a seven-year period compared with non-participants. – Canadian Journal of Public Health
Positive Return on Investment
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana found that its workplace fitness program had a 250% return on investment; $2.51 for every $1 invested over a five year period. – American Journal of Health Promotion
Sick Leave Use Reduced
The Travelers Corporation reported that its health promotion yielded a 19% reduction in sick leave use over the four-year study with a $3.40 return for every dollar spent, yielding a total workplace savings of $146 million in benefits costs. – Wellness Councils of America
Lower Health Care Expenditures
Superior Coffee and Foods, a subsidiary of Sara Lee reports that the wellness program for its 1200 employees showed 22% fewer hospital admissions, 29% shorter hospital stays, and 42% lower expenses per admission when compared to other divisions. Long term disability costs were down by 40%. – Wellness Councils of America
The volume of data to support the benefits with respect to organizations that have initiated workplace fitness programs is overwhelming.
When viewed from a cost-benefit standpoint, an effective fitness program will always handsomely reward the organization as well as the individual participants.