Having employees who are fit and healthy benefits any company. It translates to greater productivity and to fewer sick days. Although the aspiration to be healthy and fit is a personal choice, companies can encourage their employees to do so by putting up a fitness facility inside the office. The cost of this investment will be so little compared to the benefits the entire company will reap from it.
Regular exercise improves blood circulation, makes the heart healthier, and decreases an individual’s risk from acquiring cardiovascular diseases. It improves physical strength and results to better endurance. Not only that, regular exercise also enhances a person’s immunity, making a person healthier and decreasing the risk of acquiring common colds and cough. Having healthy employees means less company expenditure on health care costs. Also, employees who workout regularly are seen to perform better at work, have increased concentration, and are generally more productive.
Attract Younger Employees
Younger individuals are known to be more health- and fitness-conscious than middle-aged people are, due in part to media and movie influences. A fitness center is seen to attract a younger workforce who pays particular attention to staying fit.
Having a fitness facility inside the office means that employees have a common venue to do non-office work. A gym provides a great opportunity for employee-employee interaction outside the work environment. Those who do not originally workout, on the other hand, are encouraged to try and often find that they like the benefits of working-out. Most of these individuals would say that they would not have gone to the gym had it not been in the office.
Convenient To Employees
Employees find the convenience of an in-office gym facility appealing. Instead of working out some distance from the office, they can easily workout right after work. Some employees even report that having a gym inside the office saves them from skipping a routine workout, something they often do when they are too tired to go to a private gym. Also, a corporate gym allows for greater time flexibility. Employees can easily reschedule their workout anytime of the day, like at lunch break, if they have to attend to something important after work.
Moreover, corporate gyms prove to have cheaper membership costs compared to private fitness centers. That is another factor that attracts employees as most are typically discouraged from going to the gym due to very expensive membership fees.