Corporate fitness programs have been around since the mid-1970’s but have been gaining in popularity since “Corporate America” realized that there are numerous advantages to employing healthy people. Studies have proven that a health and wellness program, backed by the employer, will significantly save businesses thousands of dollars by 1. Reducing health care costs 2. Increasing productivity 3. Decreasing sick days, absenteeism and worker’s compensation/disability 4. Improve employee morale, loyalty, camaraderie and team building Economically, having healthy, happy, productive people is crucial to the bottom line. Because competition can be fierce, having employees performing at their best should be a top priority. Your employees are your most important asset, introducing them to a healthier lifestyle generates success in all aspects of their lives. If an employer shows they have a vested interest in an employee’s physical and mental wellbeing, employees are more likely to be loyal and committed to the betterment of a company.