LIV North Fitness Management division prides itself in offering engaging and motivating programs to our managed facilities and their members. However, there is always a greater purpose than having a lot of members participate.
When a challenge or program is planned, all aspects of wellness, as well as health indicators, such as sleep and stress management, are included.
Take for example the Amazing Race challenge that finished on May 3, 2021. Over 4 weeks, 126 competitors from 9 LIV North managed facilities competed in a virtual race across Canada for prizes. Sounds fun and motivating, right?
Having been involved in the wellness sector for over 45 years, LIV North staff know that small increases in daily activity have huge benefits at the organizational level. Some of these benefits include:
- Increased productivity – employees that move more in their day tend to be more focused, productive and sleep better at night
- Reduced stress levels – being in nature has been shown to greatly decrease stress levels
- More positive outlook – feeling supported, building connections and finding a sense of accomplishment go a long way in improving corporate culture, employee longevity and overall satisfaction at work.
Along the way, strategic activities were plotted out that focused specifically on the points above. Taking a mindful walk in nature to reduce stress and trying new activities such as theme based recipes were among those tasks. Activity levels were slowly increased as the challenge progressed to ensure all abilities and fitness levels could succeed was key to creating a sense of accomplishment.
For a more detailed look at the outcome results of the Amazing Race challenge, take a look at the infographic below.