Why is Corporate Wellness Important?
American employers lose more than 300 billion dollars of productivity annually due to illness, sick days, absenteeism and sub-par performance (“presenteeism”). How much did YOU lose last year?
For every dollar an employer spends on salaries and wages, they spend a minimum of an additional 10 cents on health insurance and workers compensation costs. This is above and beyond the unintentional and often unrecognized costs noted above.
Why is wellness important in the corporate environment? Why should employers be concerned about their employees’ wellness?
The average employee misses 8.4 days annually due to illness or injury, totaling more than $63 billion nationwide. The employee with a serious or chronic condition (diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, cancer, etc.) misses 72 days annually, and works at diminished capacity when present. Nationwide, more than 2.5 billion work days are reduced or lost completely.
Is this the kind of workforce you intended to employ?
Have you budgeted for this reduction in productivity?
So you have employees who get sick. Everyone gets sick from time to time, right? Maybe so, maybe no.
Even the common cold is subject to a person’s immune system letting it occur, so if you have employees in stellar health, they may well not miss a single day or even be under the weather for years at a time. Which would you rather have? A workforce of vital, energetic hard-working individuals focused on results and available to work when and where you need them? Or, would you rather have a workforce of average individuals who use up most of their sick leave, (if not more than their fair share), and come to work dragging their heads and underperforming?
Wellness in the workplace has many benefits, and employers who have tracked their employees’ wellness, as well as those who have contributed to their employees’ wellness, have enjoyed increases in productivity, decreased healthcare costs, decreased workers compensation costs, and increased employee loyalty and higher morale.
About Our Program
Our On-site Corporate Wellness Program is tailored to each individual corporation and can consist of small group and personal fitness training, nutrition coaching, lunch-n-learn sessions, fitness challenges, and a full menu of wellness related programs to improve worker health, productivity, and morale.
Our Corporate Fitness System brings more than 30 years of experience to the forefront of corporate wellness programming, achieving the effective and lasting results that business owners demand. We have fine-tuned our system by working within our clients’ current business models to transform their most important asset into healthier, and more productive people.
Our program is a preferred provider of primary and specialty physical training and health needs within the corporate world. Our evidence-based, cost-effective care compliments the convenience, the needs, and the professionalism of the corporate office atmosphere.
We serve our clients and community by continual enhancement of the education and skills of our staff.
We will continue to develop collaborative relationships with community, professional, and healthcare organizations.
A Little Bit About Us
Greg Justice, MA, is a best-selling author, speaker and fitness entrepreneur. He opened AYC Health & Fitness, Kansas City’s Original Personal Training Center, in May 1986, and has personally trained more than 50,000 one-on-one sessions. Today, AYC specializes in corporate wellness and personal training.
He has been actively involved in the fitness industry for more than three decades as a club manager, owner, personal fitness trainer, and corporate wellness supervisor. He has worked with athletes and non-athletes of all ages and physical abilities and served as a conditioning coach at the collegiate level. He worked with the Kansas City Chiefs, during the offseason, in the early 1980’s.
Art Still, CCFS is a Certified Corporate Fitness Specialist through the National Corporate Fitness Institute, and a passionate advocate for Corporate Wellness.
Art was the second overall player taken in the 1978 NFL Draft for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a force against the run as well as an unstoppable pass rusher. Art was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, following the 1980-82 and 1984 seasons, and the Chiefs Most Valuable Player twice (1980 and 1984). He is third on the Chiefs all-time sack list with 72.5 and made 992 tackles and 11 fumble recoveries. He also led the team in sacks on six occasions and topped the team’s tackle chart three times. Art retired from the NFL in 1989 after playing 12 seasons – 10 with the KC Chiefs and 2 with the Buffalo Bills.
Art brings his uncompromising commitment to excellence on the playing field to the corporate world through his work with NCFI and creating custom wellness solutions in the workplace.