A Success Story
An Employee and a Corporate View
One Camper’s Experience
When Bill W. travels for work, he packs gym shorts and running shoes. Six months ago, workout attire wasn’t part of his travel wardrobe. What changed?
Last spring, Bill participated in an employer subsidized Boot Camp fitness program. The fact that it was subsidized and he could try it without making a big financial commitment was an extra motivator.
“The first two weeks hurt a lot,” Bill recalls, “but then it got easier. Every week, I felt stronger and my activity level increased.” Bill also strengthened his bond with coworkers, who inspired him to attend all the sessions. “There’s an element of peer pressure,” he says. “You have to show up because you don’t want to let the others down.”
When the subsidized program ended, Bill signed up for a second session and then a third. He continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy better relationships with his coworkers. Even more important, he developed the fitness habit, and now makes exercise a part of his regular routine.
The corporate Boot Camp program was a success, and Bill is committed to a healthier and more productive lifestyle.
A Corporate Perspective.
“Boot Camp created a lot of buzz in the office.
Participants are obviously very proud of their
commitment to fitness.”
After learning that 10% of Rock Bottom Restaurant employees were interested in a subsidized fitness class, Jennifer Saperstein, Benefits Manager, selected Fitness for Living Boot Camp. She felt the program’s team-based approach meant employees would boost their health and vitality while experiencing new ways to work together.
Employees met three days a week for five weeks at a nearby park. Jennifer deems the program was an overwhelming success. When the subsidized program ended, nearly 75 percent of participants signed on for additional sessions. Employees continue to enjoy better health, more energy and an improved spirit of teamwork and cooperation. “They would flaunt their bragging rights and share funny Boot Camp stories that made them laugh so hard they had tears in their eyes," says Jennifer.
Leveraging a nominal investment, Rock Bottom added a new dimension to their wellness program that benefitted both the employees and company.
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“It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done physically. There are so many exercises that you’re never bored.”
“I have more energy. I don’t have the afternoon slump anymore.”