October is recognized in Canada as Healthy Workplace Month! Every year, LIV North Fitness Management staff set out to assist our corporate clients creating a culture of health and wellness in the office. This year, that assistance included a virtual challenge!
Mission:LIVWell is a challenge that includes elements of physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing, and includes physical fitness, nutrition and mindfulness components.
During the 4 week challenge, participants were asked to select tasks from a carefully curated list and report back to LIV North on their completion of these tasks. All of the items on the list were selected as they would not only help to improve the individuals health and wellbeing, but would also provide some transference to co-workers and others in the office.
Below is some data collected using self administered questionnaires at the start and end of the challenge. As you can see, most participants reported positive changes in their lives which in turn always helps to improve attitudes and behaviours in the workplace!
If your workplace is interested in improving employee health and wellness and could benefit from a challenge such as Mission:LIVWell, reach out to the LIV North Fitness Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to chat!
Believe it or not, millennials now make up the majority of the workforce1. Has your employee wellness plan adapted?
Millennials get a bad rap. They are actually a hard working, problem solving generation as they have been forced to adapt to less than ideal conditions in a lot of areas of life. Many also feel the pressure to prove the stereotype of millennials wrong.
With that being said though, millennials come with some different needs than the Baby Boomers and GenX that share the workforce with them.
Here are 3 key points that the LIV North Fitness Management division keeps in mind when planning an employee wellness program that includes Millennials:
Make it adaptable.
While millennials may be hard working at work and do as they are instructed, in their own personal lives they expect programming to fit their wants and needs. This may include activities they can do on their time when they are ready and not scheduled activities. It should also fit into the area of wellness they enjoy – not just reading nutrition labels and the importance of sleep.
Make it available.
One stereotype of millennials that is true is that they live by their technology. Any wellness offering needs to ensure it is utilizing technology (mobile, wearables, etc.) and be as accessible as possible. Apps, gamification, and on demand services are very important.
Make it FUN!
In the past few years we have seen our traditional programming that involved checking the boxes in a scorecard transition to more grand, beautiful and engaging challenges to attract the millennials in. Everything from the website, emails and apps have to be considered for the look and the flow. Take the virtual Amazing Race challenge that LIV North ran in the Spring of 2021. A team of LIV North staff created and ran a very immersive virtual challenge offered at 10 facilities across Canada – from Halifax to Vancouver – with 126 participants joining in. It was fun, it connected individuals from across Canada and hit all aspects of wellness with options to fit the needs of the user.
This all sounds like a lot to consider and it is worth it! A workforce that can be slightly more engaged can result in profit increases as high as 12% – and that is just slightly more engaged, not even highly2.
If you would like to learn more about creating challenges and programming for your millennial workforce and to see how LIV North is offering engaging on site and virtual programming to 75+ clients across Canada, we’d love to hear from you!
For over 45 years, LIV North Fitness Management has been providing consulting, management and programming solutions for fitness facilities across Canada! Whether your facility is a corporate site, tenant building, community centre or virtual, we have a solution for you!
Learn more about the services that we offer by watching the video below. If you would like to learn more about how LIV North Fitness Management can assist your facility, contact us at email@example.com.
As Canada enters our second summer of battling COVID and coping with pandemic restrictions, we are all growing tired, frustrated and fatigued. While physical activity opportunities are limited or unavailable, we know that being active helps significantly with managing stress and depression. This year especially we want to highlight the ways people can get active and how important activity is for physical and mental health.
National Health & Fitness Day is June 5, 2021. To help Canadians be more active and stay safe, LIV North’s Fitness Management team is launching outdoor, audio guided workouts on their virtual platform – Optimal by LIV North.
These audio guided tracks include:
Walk/run tracks (great for beginners and advanced runners alike);
Mindful walks (combining mindfulness and activity, ideal for a break or at lunch) and;
Outdoor workouts (take your fitness class outside with the instructor in your ear).
From June 5th to 11th, LIV North is letting everyone try audio guided workouts!CLICK HERE to learn more and to try some of the audio tracks out in celebration of National Health & Fitness Day!
LIV North Fitness Management division has always included elements of wellness into our programming. With COVID raising concerns about mental wellness, stress management and employee burnout, a few of our LIV North Account Managers set out to address these concerns.
In the Spring of 2020, a few of our facilities took part in a virtual health fair that received great reviews from the participants and our clients. Now that we are 16 months into this pandemic the need for wellness has increased dramatically, hence the idea for a Wellness Week was born.
Wellness Week 2021 is a virtual event that takes place from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11th and includes 5 daily live sessions and activities. This service is available on the Optimal by LIV North platform as well as through several of our management projects that are hosting the event.
Below are some details about the 2021 event.
If your organization is interested in taking part and having access to the live sessions, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.