April 11, 2019

FitLife – Corporate Wellness


   


A Wellness Program tailored to businesses who place a value on educating team members and building a healthy workplace environment while providing the tools to make lasting, positive lifestyle changes.


What is a Corporate Wellness Program, and Why Do We Need One?

According to the CDC, each year, productivity losses linked to absenteeism costs employers $225.8 billion or on average $1,685 per employee.  Four of the ten most expensive health conditions for U.S. employers are linked to heart disease and stroke (Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, and Chest Pain).  In fact, medical costs for employees with diabetes are twice as high as for an employee without diabetes. Each of these conditions can be prevented or controlled with diet and exercise.  Full-time workers in the United States who are overweight or obese and have other chronic health problems miss about 450 million more days of work than healthy workers.  Increasing employee physical activity and promoting healthier food choices are two major steps in fighting obesity and chronic disease within your workforce.  Businesses large and small are seeing incredible returns on investment with Corporate Wellness Programs, as well as increased retention and decreased absenteeism.  

How Can CrossFit Northern Kentucky help your company with a Corporate Wellness Program?

    It is our goal to help your company create a “culture of health” by kicking off your program with a fun, educational Wellness Challenge.  Along with your company’s leadership team, we would like to tailor this challenge based on your company’s needs and goals so that employees have the tools and education they need to be the healthiest version of themselves.  Our vision is to create an environment for all employees to feel that optimal health is within their reach, no matter their budget or prior health history. We will help employees set realistic, sustainable goals by encouraging daily life habits and behaviors, never focusing on fad diet and exercise programs.  Wellness Challenges and Programs are successful in creating changes in healthy behaviors due to the culture change created in the workplace, as well as by providing support and encouragement from peers and management.

What services can CrossFit Northern Kentucky provide to my company?

    Three coaches from CrossFit Northern Kentucky will come to your facility to implement the Wellness Challenge.  Jenn Popil, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Registered Nurse with 10 years experience in adult cardiology and 3 years experience in Weight Management, B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; Kendra Ross, CrossFit Level 1 and 2 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting Certificate, CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate, USAW (United States of America Weightlifting) Certificate, Spot the Flaw Certificate, former Division 1 athlete with 6+ years coaching at CrossFit Northern Kentucky; and Brynja Thompson, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation level 1 and 2, Positive Coaching Alliance level 1, 2 and 3, SafeSport certified, Concussion in Sports certified, 15 years of coaching experience and a former Division 1 athlete.  Attached you will see the options we can provide for your company’s challenge. We will create and implement your unique Wellness Challenge for your company, tailored specifically to your needs and goals. While these are the plans we currently offer, we are also open to creating a program specific to your company if it were to better meet your needs. We are proud to offer an InBody screening, a non-invasive, highly accurate measurement of body composition, including body fat percentage, muscle mass weight, and a resting metabolic rate to base caloric needs on. We also offer nutrition education and counseling, physical activity counseling and training, stress management and sleep education included in informal Lunch and Learn sessions throughout the challenge.  We can provide private corporate classes at CrossFit Northern Kentucky, and/or memberships for the duration of the wellness program if you are interested in starting a corporate membership at CFNKY .

    To better help us understand how we can help you, we would appreciate you taking the time to answer a few questions.