Why CrossFit Works
Cultivate Healthy Employees
CrossFit is effective at burning a high number of calories in a short and efficient period of time. CrossFit burns more fat than traditional weight training. It also is more effective at weight-loss than cardio-only workouts.
Crossfit training causes increase in strength, speed, power, and agility as well as improvement in aerobic and anaerobic endurance. It also leads to bigger arteries, which is good for the heart and the brain.
CrossFit workouts focus on muscles working together while performing functional movements (aka. movements your employees do every day). Improvements in flexibility and increased body awareness also reduce the risk injury on the job.
Wellness with Weights
Moving weight, whether it’s a barbell, kettle bell, or body weight, is highly beneficial to employee health and wellness. The best way to stop, prevent, and even reverse bone and muscle loss is to add weight training to workouts.
During a CrossFit group workout, employees feel accomplished, strong, and like they could tackle whatever comes their way. The single most important factor for long-term health-and-fitness success is having a support system. Working out in a group setting helps build this support system.
5280 CrossFit coaches are trained not only to teach and encourage, but to guide your employees through their workouts and help modify movements around their abilities. Our aim is to be the safest gym in the Denver area.
Traditional Gym Memberships
Membership vs Partnership
A traditional gym is basically a place where people rent out space and equipment for a low monthly membership fee. Globo-gyms sell more memberships, cheaply, than they could ever accommodate… hoping that the majority of members won’t actually come. That model works best when your employees don’t workout (Source: Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym – NPR Story).
5280 CrossFit, on the other hand, wants to partner with your employees on their fitness journey by offering programming to follow and a community to help them achieve their goals. The value of CrossFit is the high-level of coaching without the high cost of a ‘personal trainer’. In CrossFit’s small-group setting, our coaches are able to provide feedback and instruction to each person and provide individual support.
Exercise makes employees happy, increases dopamine (happy chemical), makes them better at handling stress, eases anxiety, fights insomnia and boosts confidence. What’s better than a happier workforce?
In fact, researchers recently suggested that exercise is “the best preventive drug” for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to Jordan Metzl, a sports-medicine physician at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery and author of The Exercise Cure: “Exercise is the best preventive drug we have, and everybody needs to take that medicine.”
CrossFit and Wellness
In today’s economic market every company needs to capitalize on the productivity of their staff. A fit workforce equates to a healthier business. Wellness programs are the way of the future for companies that want to protect their most valuable asset – their employees! When health management becomes a business priority, it can create healthier, happier and more productive employees, while increasing the company’s bottom line.
5280 CrossFit’s Corporate Wellness program is the answer to making your company a healthier, happier and more productive place. Our CrossFit program includes multiple options to bring fitness, nutrition, and education to your company. Our staff of certified and expert coaches will help employees who are committed see tremendous results. Whether it be a before work energy boost, a lunch-time work break, or a way to beat stress at the end of the day, our program can be an incredible benefit for your employees.
Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program with 5280 CrossFit
- Weight Loss or Management
- Improved Morale
- Improved Co Worker Relations
- Higher Productivity
- Reduced Turnover
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Reduced Insurance Premiums
- Health Care Cost Containment
- Increased Self Esteem, Daily Energy, and Motivation
- Educating employees about the benefits of an active lifestyle
- Stress reduction
- Improving strength and endurance
Company and Group Options
Company Purchase Plan
Employees enroll with no out-of-pocket expenses. Your company will be invoiced for the total classes attended by employees and it can either absorb the full cost or deduct a portion of the fee from the employee’s paycheck.
Group Membership Plan
Employees can receive a corporate discount for Unlimited or 3x a Week Memberships at 5280 CrossFit. Discounted group memberships require a minimum of 10 new members during enrollment. The discount is contingent upon the total number of employees enrolled.