Wellness Programing for Millennial Employees

Wellness for Millennial Employees

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!  

You can reach us at virtual@livnorth.com or to discover more of LIV North’s services, visit livnorth.com or our virtual services site at virtual.livnorth.com.

1 – PEWResearch.com – Millennials are the largest generation in the labor force
2 – Achievers.com – 5 Ways Wellness Programs Can Enhance Employee Engagement

Who is LIV North Fitness Management

Who is LIV North Fitness Management

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 amenities@livnorth.com.

LIV North Celebrate National Health & Fitness Day with Free Audio Guided Workouts from June 5-11, 2021

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!  

If your organization could benefit from guided audio tracks or any of LIV North’s Virtual Services, let’s connect!  You can reach us at virtual@livnorth.com.

LIV North Fitness Management Hosts Virtual Wellness Week for Clients

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 virtual@livnorth.com.

Programming with a Purpose – The Amazing Race

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.  

Click here to find out more about the LIV North Amazing Race challenge.   If your organization could benefit from programming and results like this, be sure to contact us at virtual@livnorth.com

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