U.S. employees spend an average of 50 hours a week, 50 weeks a year at work. The average person works for about half of their lifetime. Work is a source of pride, defines our career, and is responsible for many influences on lifestyle. As an owner, HR director, or wellness committee chair you can positively impact the lifestyles of your employees, creating more productive and satisfied workers... and Fleet Feet Sports Mishawaka can help.
The 2008 CDC Health Insurance survey showed that 36% of all adults were considered totally inactive. 37% of all adults were at a healthy weight, 35% were overweight, and 27% were obese with obesity percentages even higher in the Midwest and South. Obesity and high BMI have been directly linked to numerous diseases including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes which all result in higher healthcare costs to employer and employee.
How Fleet Feet Sports Can Help
Our mission is to promote active lifestyles in our community, from the inactive to the very active. By professionally fitting your employees for athletic shoes, inserts, sports bras, or recommending comfortable clothing we aim to motivate continued fitness. After all, who wants to walk 30 minutes a day in shoes that hurt and blue jeans? We offer two ways to educate and motivate your employees to live healthier lifestyles: No Boundaries 5K Training and scheduling Workplace FIT Events.
No Boundaries Beginners 5K
Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance have partnered to create a nationally recognized, award winning beginner's 5K training program. The goal is to get you off the couch and completing your first 5K in 10-12 weeks, complete with a detailed training schedule, 2 coached workouts per week, programs for walkers and runners, educational seminars, and a great team of motivators. Running and walking for exercise is one of the best lifestyle choices you can make, burning upwards of 400 calories an hour.
The staff at Fleet Feet Sports Mishawaka offer free seminars to just about anyone. One of our favorite forms of seminar is the "lunch and learn," where we bring our staff to yours during lunch hour. We go to schools, teams, gym classes, YMCAs, health fairs, corporate offices, and medical clinics, but we're always happy to try something new! Topics can be tailored to your group's specific interests, but often include: Shoe Fit and Comfort During Exercise, A Guide to Well-FIT Sports Bras, Tips for Beginning an Exercise Program, etc. Please contact Kristin Albers by filling out this form for more information or schedule a clinic at your workplace. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace FIT Events
Bring our in-store service to your employees, FREE! Our staff will set up on location and give your employees gait analysis, shoe and insole fitting, and explain the benefits of non-cotton, moisture-wicking socks! We can set up with your company for payroll deduction to make it even easier for your employees to get the footwear they need. Just fill out this form and select Workplace FIT!