How to implement an effective wellbeing program for your business

How to implement an effective wellbeing program for your business

When it comes to sorting and implementing a workplace wellbeing program it can be a bit of a minefield, especially if the health and fitness industry is not your scene!

With so many options, at so many prices and so many different companies all seemingly offering the same thing but different, it can be hard to know which way to go, and probably in many cases, you or your company will just give up on the whole thing all together!

But don’t!

Workplace wellbeing is a hot topic right now, and I can see these kinds of programs being critical for businesses to include in their employee offering in the not too distant future.  Why?

  • For the protection of your business. Probably not the nicest one to start with, but business is business… hands up who can see a whole host of complaints where people claim that their home set up has crippled their health – be that physically or mentally?
  • For productivity. Happier, healthier staff will take fewer sick days, probably be more productive and create a nicer working environment around!
  • To show that you care – staff loyalty is everything!  Happier healthier staff tend to be more loyal, and will also help you to attract better talent!

You can read more about the benefits here

So where do you start?!

In steps your wellness consultant (Moi!) to help decipher, design and implement a program suitable for your business, your staff, your goals and of course budget!

A wellness consultant like me can help you…

  • Determine what your company and your staff require exactly
  • Support and deliver all aspects of your wellness program
  • Arrange and deliver team building event on and offsite
  • A direct point of contact for you and your staff to check in with on all wellbeing issues
  • Analysis and tracking of staff wellbeing vs performance

Why might you need a workplace wellness consultant?

A workplace wellness consultant is a fairly new role on the scene, but I suspect it will become an increasingly vital role that many businesses will seek to include in their talent pools working alongside or within your existing HR and health and safety teams.  A wellness consultant will be able to help you design the best wellbeing program utilising their wealth of knowledge and experience within the health and fitness market as well as become a source of inspiration for your staff for seeking a healthier lifestyle.

A wellness consultant will help you:

To find the right mix…

With so many people now choosing to work remotely part or even full time, it is important that your company can offer a virtual solution as well as in-house so that no one is left out.

This could be simply giving your staff access to online (public) group classes for a low budget solution, or taking a more personal approach for your business and organising regular private classes and workshops held online or in-person

If your company has yet to return to the office then you may opt for 100% virtual, for now, and introduce in-person events later on when things return to normal.

You could even look to organise a wellness day off-site to promote team building – this could be a once a month, quarterly or even just a one-off as and when suits!  Organising an adventure or wellness day could be a great way to reunite and socialise again in a safe environment after such a long time apart due to the pandemic.

Choosing between Classes VS Workshops

Classes and workshops are both options that can be hosting in-person or online.

A class typically would be a regular feature in the diary, lasting between 30 and 60 minutes, in a follow-along format – be that yoga, fitness or relaxation.

A workshop is usually a little longer – 1 hour to half a day, maybe even a full day, focusing on one theme or skill, with 121 coaching and breakout sessions included depending on the topic.  A workshop might be focused on a yoga skill, or might be a talk about healthy eating or lifestyle habits.  These are usually one-off events, although you might wish to host once a month, looking at different topics, inviting guest speakers etc.

Seeking out suitable Incentives and benefits for extra staff engagement

Including benefits such as discounts to certain services or products, or incentives for example when people partake for a certain number of times they are rewarded with XYZ, are a great way to encourage stage to actively engage with your wellness program and ensure it is being used to its full advantage – reinforcing for you of course that it is money spent well.

However, getting access to benefits or creating a reward scheme is a job on its own, so a wellness consultant would be able to support you here as they may already have access to such schemes that can easily be plugged and played into your program.

Develop a community-driven program

A wellness program gives your company an excellent platform to get staff feedback, develop a strong company culture and build a community of loyal fans within your company. Perhaps you might encourage the use of the program and treat your staff to a wellness break once or twice a week during working hours to make use of the services offered without impacting on their homelife – the uptake is more likely to be higher.  Of course, within time and with regular attendance the benefits of optimum wellness will become clear to the individual to a point where they will make time at home to part take as well.

Offsite adventures & team building days are a great way to help your staff get to know each other, build relationships, even friendships, and create a friendly vibe back at the office!

Again, both aspects can take time to organise and manage in addition to your everyday role of running your business. A wellness consultant can take the load and sort for you, hassle-free – all you have to do is turn up!

Something for every kind of business…

Small businesses:
As a small business, budgets might be tight, but you want to be seen to be offing something!  A few options you might consider within your wellness program are:

  • A virtual offering – access to public online classes for free, or at a discount.
  • In-person classes, held at your office once a week or once a month, maybe at lunchtimes or early doors?
  • The occasional adventure day – escaping the office and getting to know each other whilst doing something healthy!

Medium to large businesses:

  • A virtual offering – access to public online classes for free, or at a discount.
  • In-person classes, held at your office once a week or once a month, maybe at lunchtimes or early doors?
  • Wellness workshops – onsite or online with guest speakers and interesting topics around healthy living.
  • Adventure days or retreats

International corporations:

  • With many working remotely you definitely need a strong virtual offering, this could include:
    • Access to live classes
    • Access to a video library of class options
    • Private online classes for teams or even for the whole company to join
    • Private online workshops
  • Adventure retreats – bringing the company together once a month, quarterly or even an annual adventure

Elite wellness coaching

Flotality can also offer elite wellness coaching for high-level individuals to support them with their nutrition and fitness, helping them destress and find clarity and focus when work is overwhelming and encouraging a healthier body & mindset.


Want to know more, or get a quote for your business?

Flotality offers flexible packages and pricing, our wellness programs are designed specifically for your company or organisation, no program is the same and can be tailored to suit your needs.

If you would like to discuss your requirements and request a quote, please contact Harriet Smith:

T: 07803146960


More articles on this topic:

  • Discover the top 3 benefits well begin programs have for businesses here.
  • Learn more about why your company shouldn’t neglect to introduce a workplace wellbeing program here.
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