3 Reasons Why You Should Implement a Corporate Wellness Program in 2020

Posted on January 6, 2020 •

Mark III Wellness Program

It’s a new year! By this time, you’ve likely set financial, strategic-initiative, and work-related goals – but what about personal goals?

At Mark III, we know personal wellness – both mental and physical – is a necessary ingredient to a well-rounded and fulfilling work environment (perhaps it’s why we have been named a best place to work by the Sacramento Business Journal four years running, too!).

What is it?

An employee wellness program includes any work-place sponsored activities that promote well-being. A wellness program could include filtered water stations, stand-up desks (link here for what we offer employees), educational seminars, access to a gym facility, company marathons/fitness competitions, tools to quit smoking, etc.

Why do you need it?

If your first thought is, “It’s too expensive for us,” consider the return on investment (ROI). A corporate wellness program may be easier to digest when broken down by its benefits – consider these factors as you plan your company offerings:

Higher Employee Morale

With a wellness program, employees are set up not only to be healthier, but also happier. Exercise increases energy and focus, which in turn boosts productivity.

ROI – Boosted productivity

Stronger Workplace Relationships

Do you find that some independent departments within your company rarely interact? Hosting company fitness activities could be a simple solution to making employees feel more supported by giving them the time to connect and share stories about their job functions with their peers.

ROI – Team building

Recruitment and Retention

A wellness program can also be used as a recruiting tool to make your company stand out to prospective employees. While other benefits may be required by law, a wellness program tells an applicant that you are willing to go beyond what is required to keep them happy. Fitness activities can help initiate new hires to your team and streamline socialization and familiarity within your company. Plus, employees will likely feel more job satisfaction when they feel their well-being is cared about by management – hence, higher retention rates.

ROI – Improved employee recruitment & retention rates

A Look Inside Our Gym

Planned and developed with the help of our partners at Fitness Rangers, our private on-site gym includes:

  • Treadmills
  • Cycles
  • Elliptical
  • TRX systems
  • Squat rack
  • Chest-press rack
  • Lat pull-down machine
  • Leg-extension machine
  • Cable tower
  • Smith machine
  • Dumbbells (5 lbs to 100 lbs)
  • Kettlebells
  • Box jump
  • & more

 

For employees looking to add some accountability and structure, we offer workout suggestions for intermediate to advanced levels.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our wellness program participants!

Meet Our Wellness Warriors

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT

Fitness Rangers bootcamp led by Gina Shoemaker

FAVORITE MUSIC TO WORKOUT TO

80’s music

FITNESS HERO

Gina Shoemaker

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

“If it burns, you are getting close.”

FAVORITE HEALTHY SNACK

Snap peas

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT

Jujitsu style grappling

FAVORITE MUSIC TO WORKOUT TO

Surprisingly, Eminem. He’s not someone I listen to outside the gym, but while I’m trying to finish a circuit, his music has the perfect rhythm.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda

FAVORITE HEALTHY SNACK

Bananas, cliff bars, and cottage cheese – not at the same time

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT

Mark III bootcamp!

FAVORITE EXERCISE

Lifting weights

FAVORITE SONG TO WORKOUT TO

Mrs. Jackson by Outkast

FITNESS HERO

Juan Manuel Marquez

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everyone else. I hate that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

If you’re looking to set up a corporate wellness program at your company, reach out to Fitness Rangers or click here to learn more about their corporate wellness programs and corporate rates.

Apply to join our team today! Click here to see our open positions.

 

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