Why Corporate Wellness?
Check out these statistics.
According to the CDC, “As a nation, 75% of our health care dollars goes to treatment of chronic diseases. These persistent conditions—the nation’s leading causes of death and disability—leave in their wake deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs.
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes. At the rate our country is headed, as many as 1 in 3 American adults will be diagnosed with diabetes by 2050.
Unscheduled absenteeism is a chronic problem for U.S. employers, conservatively costing $3,600 per hourly employee per year, and $2,650 per salaried employee per year!
According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 40% of all workers today feel overworked, pressured and squeezed to the point of anxiety, depression and disease.
In the U.S., 32% said they wanted to find new work. That’s about half of the 65% of respondents to the Right Management survey, who said they were either somewhat or totally unsatisfied.
See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/05/18/ new-survey-majority-of-employees-dissatisfied/
While some of these may be startling (or, not shocking at all, if you can relate), these statistics ARE preventable.
Companies Leap Ahead Using Health Programs According to the Wellness Council of America, a company who invests in health management programs:
Reduces sick-leave absenteeism by an average of 26.8 percent
Reduces health care costs by 26 percent
Reduces worker’s compensation and disability management claims costs by 32 percent
Gains an average of $5.81 for every dollar invested in health management programs (more than $500 per employee saved every year).
Crescent City CrossFit’s Corporate Wellness program is all about empowering employees and America’s workforce to be healthier, happier, more productive, balanced and all-around, well, individuals. We do this not only through CrossFit, a functional fitness program for people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities, but also through a holistic program aimed at enhancing quality of life for employees in the workplace.
“Corporate wellness programs” is a buzz-phrase that seems to be thrown around a lot nowadays.
But what is it, really?
Our corporate wellness program is an employee-incentive program that focuses on helping employees with things such as:
Incorporating work-life balance into their daily lives
Becoming more productive in the workplace through quality (not necessarily quantity) hours spent on the jobsite (ie. Working less but doing more), as well as decreased absenteeism
Engaging in fitness that is fun and enjoyable, with the added benefits of accountability and community
Learning and practicing stress management techniques
Receiving nutrition education and guidance
Setting (and achieving) both personal and professional goals
Addressing lifestyle factors that are counterproductive to one’s health and quality of life
Fostering social relationships and a friendly atmosphere in the workplace, and one’s personal life
Enhancing the environment to be one that employees look forward to being in, not dreading a long work day
Preventing illness and chronic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and other diseases
Educating on body mechanics, posture, stability and mobility to improve body aches and pains
Most importantly, providing a direct resource for engagement in meaningful occupations in life—both inside and outside the workplace
Sound too good to be true?
As a leader in Corporate-Wellness programs here in the heart of New Orleans Louisiana, you’re sure to get a completely customized program with systems that provide results for each individual employee.
Your Corporate-Wellness program can occur both on and off the job site. Our great team of coaches can come to you to lead daily, or weekly, classes; along with group lunch and learns, nutrition education, body compositions, lifestyle redesign consultations, ergonomic assessments, stress and time management skills, and more.
In addition, we also are currently offering a pilot program to five companies who contact us at 25% off the original price.
Companies throughout New Orleans are invited to sign up for a plan that works for them—either us bringing a program to you, or your company coming to one of our THREE area gym locations at a time that is convenient for individuals. For more information, and to customize a Corporate Wellness Program that works for your workplace, email or call: