Corporate Wellness Program
Why Corporate Wellness?
Our mission is “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”
In an age of corporate cost cutting, health insurance for employees rank as the fastest growing cost component for employees. Companies are projected to pay $11,612 per employee healthcare cost in 2012 up from $6,385 in 2003. Interestingly, the retail price of a medium size family car will reflect $1500 of health care costs! When employers consider implementing a well-planned wellness program for their employees they need to view this as an investment as opposed to expenditure. Why? Simply for every dollar invested an employer can expect a $5.82 return. This is quantified by a reduction employee turnover and reduced health care costs. The key to a successful program is getting those considered ‘high risk’ involved in exercise and nutritional guidance. ‘High risk’ employees usually meet three of the following criteria. They are smokers, overweight, high blood pressure, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, stressed and have high levels of job and life dissatisfaction.
Extensive studies have shown that participants in physical activity programs report:
Exercise helps them achieve higher mental concentration and feel more alert.
They enjoy work more than non-participants and it boosts their moral.
Exercise improves reaction time, memory and decision making ability.
They are more productive, have more stamina and are sick less often.
Exercise induces sounder sleep and they handle stress better.
They have better rapport with co-workers and enjoy work more.
Conclusions of these and many other reports suggest that the question is no longer whether companies should get into employee fitness programs, but how best to design and implement for optimal results. Over 80% of companies polled cited that lack of resources and staffing were the main reasons for not implementing a corporate fitness program.
Protect your bottom line
Healthcare cost comparison only serve to highlight the difference between fit and unfit employees. For example, workers compensation claims per 100 employees who were obese totaled $51,021 compared to 100 workers with normal body weight which were $7,503. Workers compensation costs for smokers totaled an average $2,189 per person compared to $176 for non-smokers. Members of fitness programs filed 34% less workers compensation claims than those employees who did not adopt any kind of exercise or wellness program.
Many corporate wellness programs will adopt ‘work hardening’ exercise regimens that will strengthen the muscles required for frequently performed job tasks in repetitive manual occupations. Even for clerical or executive employees sitting at a desk for several hours a day puts strain on various systems in the body.
Smart employers are providing various incentives for their employees not to be just members of a gym but to actually use that membership as part of a corporate wellness program. It pays!
Why choose the YMCA of Pueblo?
Program and Benefits Overview
- YMCA of Pueblo will work directly with your company’s representative(s) to promote health and wellness within the workplace. Some of the seminars we offer encompass the following:
- Staying active while at work
- Career aspirations
- Conflict resolution
- Financial goals
- Grief and loss
- Environmental wellness
- Setting boundaries with others
- Foundations of nutrition and meal planning
- Relationships/connecting with spouse
- Retirement planning
- Sleep habits
- Stress management
- Education/intellectual stimulus
- Work/life balance
- Time management/avoiding procrastination
- Motivation/goal setting
-YMCA Joining fee is waived for employee - one time offer.
-Your company will subsidize a portion of the employee’s YMCA membership each month & the YMCA will match .50 cents on each $1 up to $10 each month per employee.
-YMCA will work with company representative(s) to design fun and healthy employee challenges and campaigns.
-Employees are eligible for the “My Fit Plan” Program and will receive an individual session that includes:
- One-on-one conversation with a certified personal trainer to gather general current fitness information.
- Basic introduction of selected cardio equipment which includes determination of target heart rate and perceived rate of exertion.
- Printouts for stretches and core strength exercises.
-YMCA will provide your company with monthly utilization reports.
-Your company could choose quarterly complimentary on-site group exercise classes led by a certified group exercise instructor.
-Your company may choose one week to promote their organization at the YMCA of Pueblo.
-Non-member employees may experience the Try the Y free during the company’s promotion week.
-Member pricing on all YMCA programs and classes.
-50% off the base entry fee for annual Corporate Cup.
-Monthly YMCA Newsletter for electronic or print distribution to employees. A YMCA Corporate Program creates a partnership between your company and the YMCA. This program will enable your employees to utilize all everything the YMCA of Pueblo has to offer and enjoy all benefits of being a member of the Y while working towards a healthier spirit, mind and body.
A YMCA Corporate Program creates a partnership between your company and the YMCA. This program will enable your employees to utilize everything the YMCA of Pueblo has to offer and enjoy all benefits of being a member of the Y while working towards a healthier spirit, mind and body.