Marathon Health Blog

The Perks of Being a Corporate Fitness Professional

Corporate fitness roles allow healthcare and fitness professionals to make a difference in the lives of individuals in ways that few other roles can.

In this post, we'll look at the different advantages a corporate fitness professional experiences in their career.

What Makes Your Company a Good Fit for Onsite Wellness?

Employers may believe that covering their workers with a comprehensive benefit plan is like trying to keep warm under a blanket that’s just too small. Pull it up to your chin, and your toes stick out. Tuck it under your feet, and your shoulders get cold. You can keep tugging at the edges, but there’s a limit to how much it can stretch.

The Benefits of Cultivating a Healthy Workforce and Workplace

Creating a benefits package that promotes a positive culture in the workplace has become an increased priority among many organizations. As a result, more employers are finding greater employee satisfaction and retention.

How to Conduct a Successful Ergonomic Assessment in Your Workplace

Recent studies have revealed disturbing risks associated with prolonged sitting and poor activity, as it relates to workplace environments. Such risks include heart attack, fatigue, back pain, tendinitis, and carpel tunnel among other injuries. The key solution for reducing such risks is often greater than yoga ball chairs and standing desks.

Worksite Wellness Programs That Will Unite Your Organization

Let’s face it – in the 21st century, “team building” has to be more than just off-site meetings and trust fall exercises. And “culture” needs to be more than just a corporate catchphrase. As “work/life balance” continues to erode, employees are increasingly drawn to companies that share their values and ideals.

How to Promote Effective Employee Health and Wellness

Long gone are the days where health promotion consisted solely of employee cafeteria walls covered in posters for weight loss contests and blood pressure checks. An effective health promotion program is multi-faceted and tailored to your employees’ needs. Here are some points to help keep your employees healthy consistently.

Improving Employee Satisfaction with Fitness Programs

Many executives know that happy employees are productive employees. There was a reason Snow White’s staff whistled while they worked, and there is a reason why many modern companies are spending resources on employee lounge spaces with free snacks, large TVs, ping pong tables and other trendy perks.

Reasons to Consider Careers in Health and Wellness

Many clinicians, if not most, choose a career in healthcare for the opportunity to work with and help others. Unfortunately the dynamics of our current fee-for-service healthcare system don’t always allow that to happen. Too often clinicians are met with the burden of seeing a multitude of patients in a day, which prevents them for having the time necessary to get to the root of a health problem and provide guidance for sustainable improvements.

How Investing in Employees Can Scale Your Business

When faced with a mandate to grow their business, many CEOs will first look at ways to increase revenue by cutting costs, and health benefits are often a casualty.

Though it might appear to be a prudent decision, in actuality cutting health benefits will hurt an employer’s bottom line in the long run. The best way to grow a business is establishing programs that help employees develop and achieve their optimal health, which will in turn help retain top talent and pay dividends for years to come. 

Changing Corporate Culture: The Culture Equation

With everyone touting corporate culture as the only truly sustainable competitive advantage, many executives are asking “how do I develop a corporate culture?” The answer is you already have one. But is it the one you want?