As a team leader, manager, business owner or executive, you’ve likely already heard all about corporate wellness programs and what they offer. You’ve also likely heard of the overall benefits relating to productivity and mindfulness, but did you know that it can have a huge impact on a common problem – workforce absenteeism?
The average rate of absenteeism in the United Kingdom sits at just under 6 days per year, per employee. While that might sound like pretty standard stuff, across a large organisation, that’s a lot of lost working hours. The good news is, well-run wellness and fitness programs can help you get a good portion of those hours back.
Cutting unscheduled days off by over a third
According to research and statistics, absenteeism can be reduced significantly when employees have access to the various wellness activities a good program offers. To be more precise, unscheduled days off can be cut by over a third, with 37% less being taken due to illness when businesses choose to invest in their employees in this way.
Is it all due to physical fitness? Well, in part, but not exclusively. Someone who’s physically fit may be more resilient health-wise, but that’s not to forget the activities that teach a person how to properly control and alleviate stress. The body and mind need both to be healthy for employees to reach their full potential.
So, What’s Included In Corporate Wellness Programs ?
Well, that will depend on the company you use, but when you choose wisely, there’s a whole host of activities and classes that can be offered. Not only that, but the corporate wellness classes provided can be enjoyed either in-person outdoors or across the web with remote options that offer total flexibility.
On offer are choices like…
- Physical fitness classes like HIIT training, kickboxing & even trampolining, all of which get the heart pumping.
- Flexibility classes like Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and Barre that promote longevity, suppleness and holistic health.
- Relaxing mindfulness classes like meditation and sound baths that literally surround you in sound and enrich the spirit.
- Pre & post natal classes for pregnant ladies & new Mums in your workforce.
- Bodyweight boot camps to help those at different stages of their wellness journey.
- Educational seminars around nutrition, posture workshop and mindfulness.
What needs to be ensured with any corporate wellness program that gets introduced is that everyone is catered for with a lot of flexibility to accommodate for high retention rates. As we can see in the available options, there’s something for everyone – naturally allowing all employees to benefit.
All-encompassing programs from BUA FIT
At BUA FIT, we offer everything mentioned here and more besides, with our outdoor classes able to be taken at some of London’s most iconic and beautiful locations. Together with our online classes, you can get exactly the services you want tailored to your precise needs.
To get in touch, just enter your details into our contact form or hit up our live chat and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
That’s it from us for now. We hope that we have clearly illustrated just how impactful corporate wellness programs can be. We’ll see you again next time.
As always, stay fit, happy, and healthy.
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