Workplace wellness and why step challenges are so 2021

Sick of step challenges?

We are too.

In conversations with our customers, one thing we hear frequently is: “Please don’t propose me another step challenge. I’m seeking something new!” Something different!

The Problem with Step Challenges

It’s no secret that workplace health challenges are a great way to motivate employees to take care of their health. However, traditional step challenges are becoming outdated, and many employees are looking for something new and innovative.

Step challenges have been the gold standard of workplace health challenges for years. However, they do not account for variations in levels of fitness and activity among employees and give already active employees an unfair advantage, whereas sedentary people feel excluded or discouraged when pushed to share results and track activity.

This can create a sense of competition and division, rather than foster a sense of community and support.

Personalized Solutions

Instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all approach, workplaces might be wise to focus on individual needs and interests instead.

By moving away from step challenges and embracing personalized solutions such as live stream workouts or on-demand exercises that can be done at home, employees can enjoy the flexibility to exercise when and where they feel comfortable.

Seasonal or themed campaigns can be a fun way to keep employees engaged and motivated. By setting recurring events (weekly, monthly, biannually) or offering a prize to whoever participates most or meets a goal the fastest,  everyone on the team can win at some point. That boosts motivation and accountability. Which at the end of the day, is the goal.

Innovative Solutions with Sprintcrowd

At Sprintcrowd, we believe in creating innovative, interactive, and personalized solutions to help employees lead a healthy lifestyle. Combining the best fitness professionals with the latest in machine learning and intelligent automation, Sprintcrowd offers an unparalleled user experience that leads to significantly higher participation and engagement rates for company fitness challenges.

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to engage your employees in workplace wellness challenges, book a demo with Sprintcrowd today to find out how it works. Let’s move beyond old-fashioned step challenges and start creating personalized, effective, and engaging workplace wellness challenges that everyone can enjoy.

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