Workplace Wellness Challenges

You’re doing all the right things: Providing wellness and fitness classes, health screenings, and educational seminars and webinars. However, your employees are not participating fully. What’s going on? Your wellness program is only effective when employees participate.

Strive Well-Being can help you design workplace wellness challenges to accomplish your fitness and wellness goals. Whether it’s getting your employees to log on and interact with your existing wellness portal or becoming more active in your fitness center. Strive makes wellness easy!


Workplace Wellness Challenges Work

Strive corporate fitness and wellness challenge gives employees an incentive to get involved. It allows them to watch their progress throughout the competition. By the end of your Strive workplace wellness challenge, employees will be familiar with the programming you offer. They’ll be motivated to participate and will continue to see desired health improvements:

weight loss
lower BMI
reduced blood pressure
better nutrition

What are benefits of workplace wellness challenges?

Workplace wellness challenges created by Strive are all the rage because they’re effective. Corporate fitness and workplace wellness challenges are a great way to:

  • Engage your workforce.
  • Promote team building.
  • Improve employee health.
  • Increase participation in your employee wellness program.
  • Contribute to better ROI.
  • Lower health care costs for your organization.

Research shows that employee wellness plans are effective at:

Reducing absenteeism.
Minimizing health care costs.
Helping employees improve overall well-being.

Of course, your employee wellness program is only effective when your employees participate in it. Strive challenges can help get employees participating in classes, health screenings, and health education programs you provide. It provides incentive to get involved. And allows them to watch their progress throughout the challenge.

What can I expect from a successful employee fitness challenge?

Companies across the country have achieved significant results by implementing employee fitness challenges. It’s common to see “The Biggest Loser” contests and workplace walking programs, taking place in companies across the country. Examples of success include:


  • 32,000 employees participated in Kroger’s “I Can Do That! Walking Challenge,” encouraging employees to track daily steps and earn prizes. By the end of the challenge, Kroger employees logged 3.7 million steps and lost 57,500 pounds.
  • American Licorice Co’s annual 13-week “Biggest Loser Challenge” features onsite weigh-ins helping employees track weight loss progress through diet and exercise. By the third year, nearly half of the company headquarters staff participated in the challenge, and 71% of participants lost weight.

What are sample results from a successful wellness program?

Successful workplace wellness programs have yielded results like:

ROI of $3.27 in saved medical costs.
ROI of $2.73 for reducing absenteeism.
25% reduction in sick leave, workers comp, disability insurance, health plan costs.

The Amazing Race Challenge

We’ve designed successful events for a wide range of clients.

One of these large-scale events was a two day “Amazing Race Challenge.” Over 30,000 employees of San Diego County participated.

Strive helped San Bernardino City Unified School District increase engagement with an existing employee wellness portal. We created an onsite physical activity challenge with a variety of classes. It was combined with a county-wide wellness challenge event, managed by Strive. This program won an award from the National Counties Association.

Corporate fitness challenges can incorporate Strive’s varied programming:

Onsite Group Fitness Classes
Onsite Personal Training
Educational Seminars and Webinars
Onsite Nutritionists
Health Coaching

We provides plenty of options for designing a unique challenge that will appeal to your employees. To generate even more excitement, launch a fitness challenge with our Health Screening Event. This will allow you to record initial data like weight and BMI. Alternatively, we’ll provide an Onsite Nutritionist for a healthy cooking demo to get everyone excited about losing weight. Throughout the challenge, we’ll track employee improvements. Success of the wellness challenge can be measured by overall participation, by fitness parametrics, or both. It depends on your goals.

Here’s an example of a Strive Corporate Fitness Challenge. Strive conducted the World’s Largest Physio Ball Exercise Class and was awarded the Guinness World Record. Here’s a video of the challenge highlights.

How will my Strive challenge be managed?

Strive will assign a personal project manager to coordinate your fitness challenge. That single point of contact will handle:

Designing a workplace fitness challenge to meet your goals.
Providing marketing flyers and posters for your employees.
Getting employees signed up, distributing, and collecting liability waivers.
Arranging staffing or equipment needed for your challenge.
Setting up supporting programming like health screening events.
Providing ongoing reports to assess participation and results.
Billing and administration for your challenge.
Administrating additional Strive services or programs.

Work with Strive exclusively for your employee wellness challenge. Or, add challenges as part of a comprehensive wellness initiative. No matter what, your Strive project manager will take care of your entire program.

This means minimal administrative burdens from working with multiple vendors. We’ll directly bill health insurance providers that have designated Strive as a strategic vendor. For you, this simplifies the process even more.

Working with Strive, makes wellness easy!

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