Getting Paid to Sweat it Out – The New Era of Corporate Wellness

By Marcherry Garnica
Jun 22 2023

Getting Paid to Sweat it Out – The New Era of Corporate Wellness

Guess what? I’ve stumbled upon something that might make you drop your kettlebells in sheer surprise. But pick them up again because this is all about embracing a fitter lifestyle while getting paid for it. Yes, you read that right. I’m talking about a company that actually pays its employees to exercise. Sit tight as we dive into this exciting new development redefining the corporate wellness landscape!

We’ve always preached about how crucial exercise is for our physical and mental well-being. We’ve felt it ourselves, haven’t we? Those post-workout endorphins coursing through our veins, leaving us energetic and alert throughout the day. Now, imagine a workspace where this concept isn’t merely encouraged but integrated into the very fabric of the company culture. It’s not a fitness fairy tale, folks. It’s very real and happening as we speak.

Photo Credit: Nutrition Solution Instagram

This fantastic company Nutrition Solutions has prioritized the wellness of their employees to the point that they’re investing in their workouts. The meal-prep company set up a program that provides a free pre-work workout program to all employees on Wednesdays and Fridays. Many people can’t refuse a such offer of financial reward. It’s pretty simple and incredibly motivating. You log your workouts, hit your fitness targets, and voila, extra dollars start rolling into your bank account. You’re literally getting paid to get fit!

“If they come to those workouts, they are on the clock. They’re getting compensated whatever their pay rate is to be there,” says Chris Cavallini, CEO of Nutrition Solutions.

You might wonder, “Why would a company pay its employees to exercise?” Good question! They’ve got an equally good answer for that. Studies upon studies (you know, I’ve got a stack of them in my corner) show a significant link between regular physical activity and productivity. 

While serving in the military, Cavallini was “paid to train and stay fit,” he witnessed how regular exercise enhanced his discipline and overall well-being.

People who exercise regularly are less likely to get sick, have higher energy levels, have better focus, and are less stressed. As a result, they contribute more effectively to their workplace. So, this company isn’t just being super generous (although that’s a part of it). They’re investing in a healthier, happier, and more productive workforce.

How cool is that?

It gives them the benefit of getting [exercise] out of the way, so after work, they can go home, work on their personal goals, spend time with their family and loved ones,” Cavallini says.

Now, imagine if more companies got on board with this. We already know that regular exercise can be a game-changer for our health, mood, and overall quality of life. To have the opportunity to integrate it seamlessly into our work life and receive tangible rewards is just an extra cherry on the protein shake!

“I want to ensure my team has the tools to become the healthiest, fittest, and most dominant version of themselves,” says Cavallini during his interview with CNBC.

We’re already fitness enthusiasts who wouldn’t need an extra nudge (or a dollar) to hit the gym or complete a WOD. But let’s be real. In our busy lives, juggling between work, family, and other commitments, fitness often gets sidetracked. However, this initiative brings a new dimension to the work-fitness balance. It places wellness at the forefront, intertwining it with our professional lives, making it easier to commit to staying fit. And hey, if we get a little extra pocket change from it, who’s complaining?

To all fitness enthusiasts reading this post, let’s hope more companies follow suit, recognizing the importance of wellness for their employees. But until then, let’s keep sweating, pushing, and living the healthy life we love.

Stay strong and stay tuned for more exciting updates from the fitness world.

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