Corporate fitness companies is a phrase used to describe businesses that provide or oversee physical activity programs and services for other businesses. The broadness of the definition means that there are many businesses and organizations that can appropriately be called “corporate fitness companies.” Unfortunately, not all service providers are created equally. This article will provide you with tips and information on finding corporate fitness companies.
Types of Corporate Fitness Programs
Before you start searching for corporate fitness companies you need to determine what your approximate budget is and determine the types of programs and services your interested in offering or providing for your employees. Some examples of the types of programs you might offer include:
- Physical activity incentive programs
- Discounted gym memberships
- Exercise classes
- Fitness challenges and contests
- Gym membership reimbursement or subsidy
- Onsite corporate fitness center
- Personal training or group training
- Seminars or presentations about physical activity
- Team fitness event
- Walking programs
- Walking trails
Obviously some of the items in on the list are not all that expensive, but some of them are very expensive. For example, building and staffing a corporate fitness center is very costly and is not something that many small organizations can afford.
Finding Corporate Fitness Companies
Where you look for corporate fitness companies depends a lot on the types of programs you want to offer, your budget and the number of locations your organization has. Following are some general perimeters that you can use in determining where to look for service providers:
Local Gyms – If you’re mainly interested in having onsite exercise classes, personal training, discounted memberships, fitness seminars and presentations then we highly recommend contacting a few local gyms. Every gym we’ve ever talked to has been willing to help with any and all of those types of things. Some – like seminars and presentations are generally offered free of charge.
Wellness Company Directory – Our wellness company directory is a growing resource that provides you with an easy way to search for and find local, regional, national and even international corporate fitness companies. The Wellness Directory gives you all the contact information, a description of the organization, links to their website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and user-generated ratings and reviews. It’s makes it easy for you to find information about the organizations and the types of services they provide.
Internet Search – This is another great way to search for this type of services providers. We recommend that you check both the organic search results as well as the paid search results. Most search engines identify the paid results though the distinction is intentionally pretty vague. Nonetheless, many of the major providers of corporate fitness programs spend a lot on search advertising which makes it pretty easy for consumers to find them there.
There are other ways to find these types of organizations, but this should get you started. Look for more articles in the coming days about evaluating service providers and on corporate fitness center design.