Pro Club Fitness is a Canadian corporation specializing in fitness facility consulting, equipment, and management.
We work with clients from a broad range of organizations of various sizes and across various sectors, from large public companies, universities and colleges, condos, resorts and hotels, golf and country clubs to small and medium sized enterprises. We scale our services and the client’s fitness facility to meet their needs, objectives, and budget.
We help our clients integrate fitness solutions into their operations so that they make lasting improvements to their facilities, help them improve their performance, and realize their most important goal of improving on their customer, employee, or member experience and ultimately on their bottom line results.
We strive to build a relationship with every client, for the long term. Our commitment does not cease once the project is completed. We continue to help our clients by managing their fitness programs to ensure their new facility improves performance and that their goals are achieved and exceeded.
MEDWAY, MA, February 22, 2012 – Cybex International Inc. a leading manufacturer of exercise equipment, is outfitting the state-of-the-art Allegheny Sports Medicine mobile fitness and therapy centers used by the world’s elite golfers on the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour in 2012.
“The world’s best players increasingly look to enhance their performance on the course through better fitness off it,” said golf legend Greg Norman. “Cybex equipment allows these players to exercise at higher levels of intensity without fear of injury or overuse.” The PGA TOUR’s four mobile fitness and therapy centers travel to all tournament sites to support the players throughout the season. The PGA TOUR centers are outfitted with Cybex Arc Trainers (scientifically proven to provide faster weight loss, burning 16 percent more calories than ellipticals), Cybex treadmills and exercise bikes, Cybex Bravo functional trainers, and adjustable benches. The mobile centers are staffed with professional therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers who assist the players with rehabilitative and preventive care as well as personal conditioning programs.
“To prevent injuries, endure the rigors of competitive play and succeed on the PGA TOUR, today’s professional golfers are continually focused on improving their performance level on the golf course through strength and cardio training,” said Paul Schueren, a physical therapist who has been with the player mobile fitness and therapy centers since 1988. “By using mobile fitness and therapy centers outfitted with Cybex equipment, more than 80 percent of PGA TOUR professionals are demonstrating that fitness and performance are linked at the highest level.”
Greg Norman, a fitness aficionado who was once the world’s No. 1 ranked golfer, has seen professional golfers change their attitude toward regular exercise and fitness. “When I was younger, we were told exercising was bad for your golf swing but I still made fitness a central part of my regular exercise and training regimen,” said Norman. “It’s great to see a paradigm shift with professional golfers who now make fitness part of their daily routine. Today, golfers are bombing their drives 300-plus yards and they’re healthier and stronger because of regular exercise.”
“Even the veterans on the Champions Tour realize the importance of making fitness a central part of their training,” added Norman, who held the No. 1 ranking for 331 weeks. “Thankfully, the old mentality that fitness hurts your swing has changed forever.”
Cybex, a manufacturer and supplier of strength training and cardio equipment for thousands of fitness clubs, hotels, resorts, colleges, universities and municipalities across the globe, recently introduced a new Cybex Golf Performance Program.
“Golfers are constantly evolving both on the course and with their daily routines. Refining their swing is as important as their fitness training techniques,” said Stephen Alvezi, Director of Sales, Cybex Golf. “At clubs, fitness facilities and on tour we see golfers are more focused on the concept of functional training to maximize effective targeting of muscles and joints used in their golf swing. Golfers are looking for any advantage they can get over their competition, and fitness is an area where they can raise their game to the next level.”
Mississaugua Golf & Counrty Club is one of Canada’s most prestigious and historic clubs, a place where its highly-regarded golf course is central to more than 100 years of greatness. But even perfection can be improved upon.
In an effort to provide members with the best possible facilities and services and to attract the next generation of members, a strategic plan for the Club was developed. The plan: To identify the long-term values, mission and vision for the future of the Club with the integration of a new fitness facility and associated programs. The goal: To adapt to the requirements of current and potential members by delivering new and improved services in a premium environment defined by first-class golf and fitness amenities and facilities. The solution: To engage the help of Pro Club Fitness to lead Mississaugua Golf and Country Club in the right direction with the addition of a new fitness facility. For several years, Pro Club Fitness has been an advocate of the addition of fitness facilities and wellness programs to help drive growth in the golf and country club segment.
Based on a review of the membership demographics, proposed fitness assessment fees and annual dues, fitness trends in recent years and all other market factors, Pro Club Fitness recommended that Mississaugua Golf and Country Club should continue to be perceived as a ‘Premier Private Club’; however, current and potential members must also perceive ‘exceptional value for money’ from the Club - Fitness Value Proposition. In order to remain a vital part of our society in the future, Mississaugua must offer their members a quality experience in a number of activity areas, have creative programs that facilitate the growth and development of social capital, adopt policies that reflect the modern society that they serve and create programs that encourage increased fitness. While golf and tennis are still important, an active recreation and wellness program will be a strategic pillar for Mississaugua Golf and Country Club now and in the future.
After months of strategic and budget planning, Pro Club Fitness proposed the integration of a fitness facility into Mississaugua’s existing clubhouse. After an initial facility design and equipment selection, Pro Club Fitness liaised with the Clubs architects and construction managers to develop a conceptual plan and equipment placement design to ensure that the facilities infrastructure requirements for the equipment, entertainment, and networking was satisfied.
The project development continued with Pro Club Fitness bid management which involved developing a bid package, vendors selection and invitation, bid review and analysis, and equipment sourcing from multiple manufacturers to ensure Mississaugua had the best equipment whilst still meeting their budget restraints. Pro Club Fitness ensures the equipment was installed to fitness facility standards and guidelines and schedules equipment preventative maintenance and services to help extend the life of the equipment and to ensure limited downtime during repairs.
With the project completed, Mississaugua Golf & Country Club will not only continue to be one of Canada’s most prestigious and historic golf club but will be a club defined by first-class fitness amenities and facilities.
As business owners or managers, it is important to remember that our most important assets are our employees. We want our employees to enjoy their work environment, and to bring the best of themselves to their jobs every day. Encouraging our employees to embrace fitness as a lifestyle choice pays off in numerous ways.
Article by Bob Doyle.
At work, there are days when projects don’t seem to end, deadlines can’t be met, customers can’t be satisfied, and colleagues can’t agree on a solution. The stress of these situations on employees affects the company through frequent absences. According to Calgary Corporate Fitness, a Canadian company specializing in workplace health solutions, an investment in a workplace gym can produce a return of up to $10 for each dollar spent on employee health because of a significant reduction in employee absenteeism and overall health benefits. A workplace gym translates into healthy, energized and confident employees, giving exponential returns for a company.
The workplace can negatively affect an employee’s sense of balance and wellness if employees can’t cope with their stress. A workplace gym provides an outlet to relax the mind and body for employees to regain a sense of control. Exercise increases serotonin levels and releases endorphins in the brain which creates a better mood and positive outlook on life. It helps employees focus productively on projects and tasks. The social aspect of exercise creates happiness to stimulate conversation and enhance creativity for a positive effect at the workplace. Physically fit employees have energy overall to contribute to the workplace at their optimal level.
Team Building - In addition to being a personal haven, a workplace gym can provide employees with a convenient and healthy outlet for team building. Lunchtime yoga or a Zumba class at the gym breaks up the day, allowing employees to share a common interest. Exercising at lunch fits into the busy schedules of many employees. Some employees might be motivated to come to work earlier to enjoy the benefits of the workplace gym and start the day with their colleagues on a positive note. Others might prefer to relieve their stress at the end of the day. A workplace gym provides team building benefits from dawn to dusk.
Sense of Accomplishment - The convenience of a workplace gym provides employees with an incentive to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Setting and achieving fitness goals and feeling a sense of pride with the results mirror the qualities held by valuable employees and recognizing a feeling of accomplishment brings a healthy attitude to the workplace. Fit employees who approach their tasks more easily and face deadlines in the same manner accomplish tasks and are able to revel in a sense of achievement.
Bottom's Up - According to Calgary Corporate Fitness, a workplace gym increases a company's bottom line. The company states, "For each dollar spent on employee health, the return is between $2.30 and $10.10." A workplace gym creates a sense of motivation for employees to come to work, hence reducing absenteeism. The adrenaline from working out increases employees' performance and productivity. Employees who participate in the fitness programs offered feel healthier overall, which reduces company health care premiums.
It's a win-win situation for both companies and employees.
Article by Priti Ramjee, Demand Media
The one aspect of improving on the golf course that most players overlook is fitness. Golfers are constantly evolving both on the course and with their daily routines. Refining their swing is as important as their fitness training techniques. At clubs, fitness facilities & on tour; we see golfers are more focused on the concept of functional training to maximize effective targeting of muscles & joints used in their golf swing. Golfers are looking for any advantage they can get over their competition & fitness is an area where they can raise their game to the next level.
You need to maintain a level of fitness in your muscles to be able to produce good swings over the period of 18 holes. If your muscles are out of shape, or you are inflexible in certain key areas, you will have trouble getting good distance, making consistent swings, & lowering your scores.
Not Just About Strength - One mistake that golfers make is thinking training & exercise is only about getting stronger & adding yards. If they are happy with their distance, they will neglect golf-specific exercises. The important point here is that golf exercise will not only help to add yards, but also prevent injury.
The explosive nature of the golf swing place significant stress on shoulders, wrists, joints & elbows & produce extreme torque forces on the lower back and hip areas of the body. If you are not strength training and performing appropriate stretching techniques during the off season as well as in season, you could develop game limiting injuries in these & other areas of the body. In a repetitive stress game such as golf, injuries are common – especially to the back. Nothing will knock you off the course longer than a back injury, so train your body for the course so you can keep playing as the years go by.
The results of introducing a sports conditioning program will be a more powerful swing with less effort & a decrease in potential for injury.
College students, especially online college students, have packed schedules. Classes, employment, and family or social obligations quickly fill up your calendar. It seems cruel to add another obligation to the list, but here’s one to consider: exercise. Scientific evidence is piling up that shows regular exercise provides important cognitive benefits that could make your scholarly efforts a little less taxing.
Recent human and animal studies show that regular aerobic exercise has profound effects on the brain. A recent New York Times article, “How Exercise Could Lead To A Better Brain” , describes experiments performed on mice at the University of Illinois. Mice who ran regularly on a wheel had more neurons—brain cells—than those who did not.1
Also, mice who ran regularly had more complex connections between neurons, meaning they were able to access their brain cells more flexibly. Finally, the mice who ran regularly did better on cognitive tests, such as completing a maze. There's evidence that this direct relationship also exists in humans.
The hippocampus is a structure in the brain that controls the formation, retention, and recall of memories. In most adults, the hippocampus starts to shrink slightly starting in the late 20s, leading to memory loss over time. Evidence from a 2011 study, recounted in the New York Times article mentioned above, shows that exercise prevents this shrinkage and may even promote regrowth.
A group of senior citizens were randomly assigned to a stretching program or a walking program for a year. After the year was over, the stretching group’s brains were scanned, and their hippocampuses had shrunken according to normal expectations. In the walking group, however, the hippocampus had grown. For college students, the implication is clear: regular exercise could benefit the parts of your brain that help you recall information.
In 2009, a Canadian school for learning-disabled and ADHD children took part in an experiment that involved having students exercise for 20 minutes on treadmills or exercise bikes before starting their math class. Teachers noted a marked improvement in students’ ability to concentrate, participate, and retain information during the class after they had exercised. Inappropriate behavior also improved in the group that exercised.
Additional experiments of this type, such as those taking place at Naperville Central High near Chicago, IL, suggest that three 20-minute sessions a week is the minimum dose needed to reap the concentration-enhancing benefits of exercise.
Numerous studies have shown that exercise profoundly improves your mood. A 1999 Duke study into the effects of exercise on depression had some participants work out while others took a well-known anti-depressant medication. By the end of the study, the exercise group showed as much improvement in mood as the medication group did. So college students looking to maintain their positive attitude to succeed can benefit from regular exercise.4
Prolonged stress can lead to health problems, such as heart attacks and stomach problems. Exercise, by helping you sleep better and easing anxiety, can relieve the negative effects of stress on your body. Many regular exercisers also find that they can focus constructively on problems during or after a bout of exercise.
So make time for exercise. Choose an activity you love that gets your heart rate up, whether it’s hiking, running, or dancing, and put it on your schedule the way you would any other appointment or class for at least three 30-minute sessions a week. You’ll soon be reaping the benefits that exercise offers the scholar: a sound mind in a healthy body.
If you're one of the millions of travelers who pack the gym shoes and exercise clothes before zipping closed that over-stuffed carry-on bag, how many so-called "state of the art" hotel gyms have you sweat in recently? Unfortunately, this pithy characterization has become a convenient euphemism for workout rooms that tend to make me cringe like a marathon runner with an agonizing side stitch.
It's not rocket science, for Pete's sake. Only hotels sporting a well-designed fitness facility equipped with recently purchased, top-of-the-line exercise equipment (no more than four to five years old), and modern audio/visual entertainment should advertise their facility as "state of the art." All others should rearrange the words of this misused term and simply state that their hotels offer art, and provide the antiquated machines' vintage.
Our research and personal experience demonstrates that seven out of 10 hotels alleging "state of the art" onsite gyms fail to deliver the goods. Sadly, many don't even come close--unless a closet-size room with a few machines bearing the look of M*A*S*H leftovers qualifies. The abundant online, in print, and over-the-phone misrepresentations amount to nothing short of blasphemy for athletic-minded travelers, and rightly so--exercise can be crucial to a successful business trip.
Recent studies indicate that a little heart pumping during out-of-town sojourns can improve reaction and alertness by up to 61% over non-exercising competitors. Moreover, exercise boosts immunity defenses against airplane, hotel and other pesky germs, reduces stress levels by triggering the release of brain endorphins, and helps capture those often elusive overnight ZZZs. And, of course, don't forget about the calories burned. Although 55% of business travelers have walked out of a hotel gym due to lousy equipment, according to a survey conducted by Lieberman Research for Westin Hotels, there are, thankfully, a significant number of hotel properties across the U.S. that "get it." The trick is finding the cream while sorting through the rest of the crop. And, don't think that a more expensive room rate will guarantee a better fitness experience. Often a city's best stay and play option for those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle is offered by a budget-priced accommodation.
Generally people go for the resorts to relax and recreate themselves and the resort is a place that attracts the visitors during the holidays. Here, in this article we are going to discuss a place or a resort where you gain nothing other than fitness and relaxation. It is a place where you get healthy and yummy meals that are nutritious and delicious with boot camp workouts and fitness retreats. You can expect services like fitness spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education with a variety of water aerobics and team sports. The best part of this fitness resort is its area of location and most of these resorts are located in a place that is surrounded by natural scenarios and beautiful landscapes.
Overall, this resort can be called as luxurious resorts and it is a place in which you acquire a well physical structure with mind relaxation. Due to various reasons we make ourselves under pressure and this fitness camps remove our stress and provides nothing other than relaxation. As I said above, you can expect a variety of services from these resorts and one among them is fitness spa. It is a water treatment exercise that makes your mind calm and also makes your skin to glow well. Apart from this, you will be taught with various boot camp workouts such as cardio workouts, weight training and other exercises that strengthen your physical structure.
Here, you will be taught yoga and meditation with stretching exercises and also, your exercises and daily routine activities will be monitored. Most of us feel hard to control our weight due to uncontrolled food habits and the fitness camps provide a fitness retreat service in which you learn all about healthy eating choices. You will not be offered with any junk foods so that you can focus on your overall goal without any interruptions. You can implement new healthy habits with a healthy lifestyle. To get the maximum results in a short amount of time, the people in the fitness spa centers will be focused on strength training exercises that are relatively simple with high impact moves involved. Boot camp fitness is so effective because all your muscle groups are involved to do exercises.
Abdominal area is the part in which most of your fat gets stored up and in this boot camp fitness classes, you are involved in exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups stomach crunched and squats so that your fitness level gets increased and your weight gets reduced soon. Spend your time once in a year in these camps so that you can gain life time fitness with controlled food activities. Some of the camps also provide services like cooking classes so that you can learn how to make your food a healthy one. Based on the location of the fitness resorts, you will be involved in some adventure related activities like windsurfing, rock climbing and Para-sailing.
Make yourself fit and strong by joining in these resorts and change your lifestyle program completely.
Fitness facilities are the hottest amenities in town, but not all are cut from the same cloth. We look at what “state of the art” really means, and some new developments making the most of the fitness craze.
Walk into a condo gym in the downtown core and you're lucky to find an empty treadmill. Or even enough personal space to stretch. Packed gyms and lines for cardio equipment are now the norm as Millennials trade in their big-box gym memberships for convenient fitness amenities just a few floors down. But it wasn't always this way.
“Gyms used to be an afterthought for condos, leftover spaces in basements where they'd throw in an elliptical and a multi-gym. Now it's the most-used amenity in any condo," says Mark Stables, founder and CEO of Movement Haus, a consult service for condo gyms. "Today's demographic, 20- and 30-somethings, they're demanding the best. They're well-educated and more design-savvy when it comes to fitness.”
But not all gyms are created equal. It's often "buyer beware" in a marketplace where developers advertise state-of-the-art facilities on paper only to build gyms that more resemble broom closets than functional fitness centres. "A lot of developers aren't able to define what state-of-the-art means. It's one of those terms that's been thrown around for years now. What does state-of-the-art look like? What does it include? They can't answer," says Stables.
"Typically in condos, you need to dedicate a certain amount of public space to amenities. A gym is usually part of that, but it's sort of forgotten, so you have big buildings with hundreds of units and small gyms with three treadmills," says Ben Rogowski of local developer Canderel Residential. I learned this the hard way. The building was still under construction last year when I moved into the King West Condominiums in Liberty Village, and I was naive enough to take the promise of luxury amenities at face value. Not only was the number of exercise machines in relation to the massive building laughable, but it turned out the gym wasn't properly soundproofed. The complaints from neighbouring units started in September, the gym's hours were reduced in October and then further reduced in November to the point of rendering it practically useless. Five months later, the developer still hasn't sorted out the situation, and residents are stuck paying relatively high rents or, in the case of owners, condo fees for amenities we mostly can't use.
"Noise is one of the chief complaints condo corporations bring to me when they want to redesign an existing fitness facility. It's important to work with an acoustic engineer and bring good experience to the table," says Stables. Situations like this underline the importance of digging beneath developers' "state of the art" and "luxury" come-ons. Look closely at building plans, ask the right questions and research the teams behind the design.
Do these things and you might find condos that build great gyms. 1 Yorkville is a 50-storey, 622-unit condo whose developers invested in two floors of extravagant health and wellness amenities. The fourth floor is a 14,000-square-foot spa area complete with a steam room, juice bar and open-air cold plunge pool and hot tub - the only such unisex water circuit in the city. One floor up is a 5,000-square-foot fitness area complete with fully equipped gym, yoga/dance studio and cross-fit studio. "People are a little tired of just walking on a treadmill or sitting on a bike. We want to give them options," says Allen Chan, the interior designer for 1 Yorkville. "The developers wanted to create something that isn't offered anywhere else. They were willing to dedicate this huge space to it, which is something you don't see every day,"
Other builders, realizing residents' gym expectations are surpassing the developers' level of expertise, choose to bring in outside help. Minto 30 Roe, a new building near Yonge and Eglinton, brought in Movement Haus, which handles the entire process from initial design consultation to operation of the fitness space. The Movement Haus team know exactly how many machines gyms need to serve residents and are well versed in the latest workout trends, so their gyms are on the cutting edge of function and design. "I look at the demographic, the size of the building and where it's located, then tell the developer what they need," says Stables. "A condo gym in Yorkville with an older demographic needs to be equipped much differently than one like Minto 30 Roe, where the residents will be in their 20s and 30s.” Minto 30 Roe has a 6,000-square-foot Movement Haus, which includes a one-of-a-kind "kinesis wall," a spinning studio, "gravity reformer" machines for Pilates devotees and a WiFi-enabled cool-off room. "The space is huge, considering the number of units in the building. Most developers would've allotted maybe 1,500 square feet for a condo this size," says Stables.
Canderel, the developers of mega-condo Aura at College Park, take another approach. They wanted to bring in a brand-name gym to fill the massive 42,000-square foot space they'd allocated for fitness. "We have 1,000 units in this building, so we thought we had a real opportunity to do something special and not just build the regular run-of-the-mill facility," says Rogowski. The gym owner/operator came in, got a vastly reduced rent and in return agreed to provide free access to Aura's residents. "It's a win-win situation for everyone, and the residents get an amenity that's head-and-shoulders above what they'd get elsewhere," says Rogowski. Canderel was thrilled to hook Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness, which made a serious investment in the space, decking it out with up-to-the-minute designer equipment, a unique functional training area, a high-tech spin studio that's the largest in town, a group fitness studio, saunas, steam rooms, an outdoor terrace and more. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the entire club. When it came to the design, it was important to Hard Candy to create a community feel. "It's a social atmosphere as well as a place to work out," says operations manager Justin Elie.In addition to communal spaces like the group workout studios and juice bar, Hard Candy's speaker system and music selection are top of the line. "It's about that party vibe and the power of music. Because we do such a great job with it, a lot of clients take out their earphones and socialize with other members.” But Aura residents needn't worry about all that loud music. "The whole club is acoustically sound. We did a ton of research and planning, enlisting sound experts to figure out how we can play music with a lot of bass without bothering the neighbours," says Elie.
With potential buyers and residents wising up to developers' track records and doing more research, elite fitness centres like those at 1 Yorkville, Minto Roe 30 and Aura surely won't be alone for long. When it comes to condo gyms, the Millennial stereotype is, for once, on the nose: we do want it all.
As workplace wellness programs are becoming more widespread throughout the country, the buzz is catching on. The bottom line of such programs is this: healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive employees. These programs range from simply offering information to workers, to subsidized healthy lunches, fitness education, and a company gym. Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. Here is why workplace wellness programs should matter to you.
The benefits for employers are obvious. They provide the company with strategic advantages by investing money in a program that will hopefully bring them lowered expenses in return, often in the form of better performing workers, and lower absenteeism and health care costs. Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. By providing workers with these services, companies are improving wellbeing and job satisfaction, as well as raising retention rates. The welfare of employees has a direct impact on the success of the company.
So why should you, as an employee, take advantage of a workplace wellness program? Every person has some sort of health risk to varying degrees, whether it’s unhealthy eating, lack of exercise or sleep, drinking, smoking, or even something genetic. Using a program can make positive change happen. Not only will you be more able to complete your job responsibilities, but you will have more energy and vigor to give to your family and friends when you get home.
Workplace wellness programs can help you get healthier, even if that simply means learning how to reduce stress and muscle strain when you are on the job. Depending on what your company offers, it might also help to lose weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, sleep better, and save money on prescriptions. Sometimes, all you need is a little motivation to get the ball rolling and a workplace wellness plan might be it.
Another great benefit of wellness programs is a built sense of camaraderie with your co-workers. You’ll have a chance to experience activities with them that aren’t related to work, whether in a walking club or sports team, by having lunch together, or by going to the gym. Social support is a very important part of weight loss and getting fit. By interacting with co-workers, you’ll have others to give you encouragement when you need it, as well as to hold you accountable to your goals. Plus, you’ll be motivated by seeing other’s positive results. By using a wellness program, you’ll be an important part of the team.
Costs for care, costs for absenteeism, vendor costs, the cost of doing nothing…there has been a lot of chatter and posturing online recently about this information as it relates to corporate wellness. In case you’re not quite up to speed on all the cost-related information, here’s an infographic that will give you some compelling, high-level numbers and information to digest. As corporate wellness goes, there’s a ton out there on ROI too. Whether it’s accurate is up for debate. If you’ve read anything we’ve put out over the last several years, you know that NIFS falls into the “do for your employees, not to your employees” camp when it comes to workplace wellness. When you treat your employees well and you provide the right services and amenities for the right reasons, there will be value to the business.
While an onsite fitness centre isn’t the right choice for every business, it is an amenity that falls squarely into our “for your employees” philosophy. If you have any heart for taking care of your employees like you take care of your business, here are three reasons you should be strongly considering adding a fitness center to your overall worksite wellness strategy.
Your talented people are what make your business thrive. Technology matters, bricks and mortar play a role (most of the time), and other physical and cultural elements contribute to your success, but at the end of the day, it’s your people who make your business what it is. And you’re counting on them to perform at the top of their game.Making it easy for your employees to exercise (through a corporate fitness centre, for example) is one way to keep your smart and highly valuable employees using their talents for the benefit of your business. Compelling research has shown that adults who exercise reap more than just the physical benefits of movement. One study showed that
The physical health benefits of regular exercise are so well documented that I won’t bore you with study after study here. Let me just take this opportunity to remind you of how easy it is to support your employees as they search for ways to get in the minimum recommended levels of exercise each day or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week.
What you may not realize is that the health benefits of exercise can still be achieved if the 150 minutes is broken up into very small increments throughout the day. Yes, 10 to 15 minutes of movement two to three times each day is enough. So you can start to see the math add up on allowing flexible schedules for walk breaks, or short group exercise class opportunities, as viable ways to help your crew move more.
A corporate fitness centre falls squarely under the “Employee Benefits” category, and the link between benefits and turnover has been well studied. Turnover, although regarded by some as a positive for business (fresh ideas, new energy, lose the dead weight, etc.), is still expensive.