Sitting at desk for 8 to 9 hours a day, staring at the computer or a pile of papers, can negatively impact any individual. Sedentary lifestyle causes an increase in illnesses, so the best thing for every office employee is to become more active. While a lot of people have their own gym memberships, companies can provide more of an incentive for them to actually exercise by having an office gym. There are many long-term benefits for both the employees and company. It’s a win-win situation.
As full time workers, it’s pretty difficult to drive home in traffic back from work, take the children to activities, cook dinner, and clean up around the house. How would you have time to also go the gym? Having an office gym makes it so much more convenient, and you’re more likely to actually exercise. If you do regularly exercise, then the office gym will save you driving time.
Cheaper Than Gym Memberships
Gym memberships can be fairly expensive and often unaffordable. So many times, people won’t have gym memberships because, financially, it’s not worth it. With office memberships, it can be much cheaper and will motivate employees to exercise.
Decrease in Health Costs
It’s common knowledge that exercising regularly improves health. For instance, employees can lose weight and lower their blood pressure. The healthier you are, the lower health-care costs. And as a result, the health insurance premium will decrease.
Those who exercise are typically happier because exercising releases endorphins. It also allows you to sleep better each night, which then means you will have more energy during the workday. Since you are healthier, happier, and getting more sleep, you can then collaborate better and be more productive at work. Plus, anytime you need a productive break, instead of chatting next to the water cooler, you can run to the office gym and come back with greater focus.
Office gyms are becoming more common because of all these advantages for employees and even the company. At American Home Fitness, we provide top quality gym equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes and more. Having a variety of equipment is beneficial because there is something for everyone. With all the benefits from having an office gym, there’s no way you wouldn’t want to take a look into it. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial fitness equipment!