Every time you attend two work out classes and participate, you get a new gift card to a local business
Like many others, I’ve been working remotely for my employer for the past 12 months straight. As the pandemic started to intensify, the company I work for immediately unveiled plans to switch their employees to at-home labor. The cost of quarantining an entire office in case one person is infected was simply too high for the board of trustees, so they chose against taking that risk. I’m glad, because now I can work each day without constant fear of catching the virus from a coworker. Honestly, I’m getting more work done in the process. People were constantly talking in the office so it made it hard to concentrate from one minute to the next. Regardless of the advantages to working remotely, there is one huge negative side effect that we’re all facing in our own lives. We are now becoming increasingly sedentary, especially those of us who started buying all of their groceries on the internet for home delivery. As a result, our company unveiled a corporate wellness program for all of their employees to get them active and moving again despite working from home. They’re rewarding employees with gift cards to encourage them to complete exercise programs remotely with their webcams. Every time you attend two work out classes and participate, you get a new gift card to a local business. At first I wasn’t interested, but now I’m participating in every exercise conference call. I like the gift cards, but I’m doing it to get healthy. I’m starting to enjoy the exercises and it’s a rare opportunity to see familiar faces from the office from the safety of our own homes.