Dorset business owners looking to make a positive impact on their business in 2016 are being urged to consider initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce by Poole-based fitness and nutrition experts 100% FIT - who run twice weekly corporate boot camp sessions for staff at Bespoke 4 Business.
Recent statistics from the Labour Force Survey show that 9.9 million working days were lost due to work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15, with minor illness the most common cause of short term absence, followed by musculoskeletal injuries, back pain and stress. All of which could potentially be improved by following a healthier lifestyle.
“It’s widely recognised that a healthy workforce can be beneficial for employers as well as the employees themselves. By creating a positive and healthy working environment, bosses can not only help boost morale, increase employee engagement and improve their employees’ work-life balance but they could also make substantial cost savings by reducing sickness and absenteeism” advises Scott Exley, owner of 100% FIT.
A former international athlete having competed for Great Britain as a decathlete, Scott has been a personal trainer since 1999 and also runs corporate boot camp sessions for local businesses that want to promote health, fitness and wellness to their employees.
“Employers are realising that healthy workers are more motivated and are absent less often, which in turn means increased productivity. They’re also known to recover from any sickness quicker and are at less risk of long term illness” explains Scott.
“Providing health and well-being initiatives in the workplace, such as subsidised gym membership or group fitness sessions, can also be used by employers as tools to recruit and retain staff. This in turn can help to reduce employee turnover and associated recruitment costs.”
Bespoke 4 Business is a longstanding client of 100% FIT with staff attending twice weekly lunchtime boot camp sessions for over two years. Director Anthony Tilley has witnessed the positive impact that working with 100% FIT has had on his staff, “Working with Scott has not only improved our fitness levels and general health, I believe it’s also helped to unite us much more as a team, which has led to increased productivity and motivation in the office. Our Tuesday and Thursday sessions are very much looked forward to and have certainly created more awareness of a healthier lifestyle among our staff, not to mention some healthy competition!”
The corporate boot camp programme run by 100% FIT can be tailored to the requirements of each business and provides nutrition and lifestyle guidance, aids weight loss, improves body composition, fitness, strength, agility and confidence, whilst providing personal development goals and an opportunity for social interaction outside of the office environment.
“Looking after your employees, as well as the wider society, can have a positive impact on your company’s public image and can help with your corporate social responsibility goals. Our aim for 2016 is to help even more local businesses to make a positive step towards increasing the health and wellbeing of their workforce” concluded Scott.
For more information, please visit www.100percent-fit.co.uk