Wellness Wednesday: FCSfit Your Workplace

By Sophy Mott posted 03-22-2017 12:00 AM


As our thoughts turn to spring (yay!), we may wish we were outdoors while confined to our classrooms or offices. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employed Americans aged 25-54 with children spend an average of 8.8 hours a day working.

Following the adage, "work smarter, not harder," how can one incorporate fitness in the workplace? Check out these tested methods from our friends at RealityWorks, an experiential learning technology company based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, whose company culture promotes the importance of safety and wellness for their entire employee body.

FCSfit Your Workplace!

  • Walk Across the Country Challenge – Encouraged employees to log walking or running miles for 4 weeks. The miles were plotted on a map with goals of reaching employees across the country.
  • RealActive Reimbursements – Provided registration reimbursement of $20 and a t-shirt to an employee who participated in a walk/run/bike event or any other physical event that required a registration fee.
  • Gym Reimbursements- Reimbursed gym membership fees for employees and their significant other when they attended the gym a twelve times in a month.
  • Walking Tracks – Created indoor and outdoor walking tracks for employees to utilize during their breaks and lunches.
You can read the full list here. Do you have any workday habits that help you maintain your physical wellness? Share them with us via email or on social media using the hashtag #FCSfit!