In many ways, the work of the residential, community, or corporate planner is transformational by nature. These people help develop the broad community vision and identify goals for the community or project. They also identify strategies for assisting the community in reaching its goals and fulfilling its vision. Transformational thinking can manifest in a variety of different forms. For example, community planning can be designed with an eye toward making a community healthier.
Gyms and fitness centers have been around for a long time, but in recent years a new kind of facility has caught on: the medical fitness center. What's the difference between a medical fitness center and an ordinary gym or fitness center? Why are medical fitness centers a better fit for some people? Take a look at some things that you should know about the rise of medical fitness centers.
The health and wellness of employees has become a priority for many companies. Not only do solid corporate wellness programs improve the health and productivity of employees, but they also make a significant difference in the company's bottom line, cutting costs and improving workers' compensation and insurance issues.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in a wealth of change to the insurance and healthcare industries. It has also had a profound effect on the way businesses provide for their employees' health and well-being. The rising cost of providing insurance for employees has lead to nearly 70% of U.S. employers turning to corporate wellness programs as a means to help their employees stay healthier, while saving the company money in the process. With most employers now providing employee wellness programs, corporate wellness is adapting to better meet the needs of its clients. Take a look at 5 ways corporate wellness is changing.
Today's fitness-minded consumers have a lot of options when it comes to workout spaces, so it's not enough just to be conveniently located. You have to set yourself apart and offer something that's unique or better than what other gyms, fitness centers, or corporate wellness facilities offer. Consider focusing on these 3 things to create the best possible member experience.
Leveraging leadership advocacy and wellness ambassadors to inspire participation and compliance in your programs will highly influence penetration rates and measurable outcomes for your business. This was evident in a cross-comparison case study between two large Silicon Valley based clients with a global presence. (Both employers were interested in implementing corporate wellness programs that reached beyond their fitness center walls, connecting their geographically diverse employee population.) We deployed a Global Fitness Challenge to meet these needs of both companies.
The platform solution and program design were readily available, but taking it to a global scale where resources beyond the local offices were primarily unavailable would require a new challenge. We launched two best practices: Wellness Ambassadors and Leadership Advocacy.