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How to motivate your employees to be more active?

Entrepreneurs invest more and more in the health of their employees. And why not? Fit employees are happier, more productive, have less stress, are sick less often and so on. In addition, it has a positive influence on the team spirit of the whole company. Only advantages! But how can you motivate your employees to do more sport? We give you some practical tips.


Integrate sport in the workplace: practical tips

#1 Step counters

Give your employees a step counter and set a goal they can reach with the whole team by the end of the year. You’ll see, they will more likely take the stairs instead of the elevator and they will even challenge each other.

In 2015, Volvo gave each employee a step counter. The goal was to reach 555.555.555 steps with the whole company by the end of the year.


#2 Sporty meetings

Who said you have to sit on a chair to have a good meeting? Try something different for a change. You can also meet standing up or during a short walk outside. A walking meeting can be very productive and quickly lead to decisions. Or what about a meeting on a sitting ball or a home trainer?


#3 Custom sportswear

The perfect way to motivate your employees and to make your team stand out. A comfortable sports outfit, complete with your custom design. Custom sportswear is a nice way to integrate sports both in the workplace and at home and to encourage the team spirit.

#4 Squats for coffee

10 squats for a black coffee and 15 squats for one with sugar. Your employees were never so sporty!


#5 Group lessons at noon

What about group lessons at noon to keep your employees active? There will definitely be a lot of enthusiasts who would love to participate. There are many possibilities, just think about pilates, zumba or piloxing.


#6 Sporty teambuildings

A team building encourages a good working atmosphere, no doubt about that. And this could also be a fun way to integrate sports in your company. What about yoga, skiing or water sports as a team activity? Sporty and… definitely fun!


Custom sportswear: success guaranteed

Custom sportswear is the perfect way to get even more out of your efforts. First of all, it’s a nice gift for your employees, they will appreciate it a lot. Also, wearing the same outfit strengthens the group atmosphere and it has a positive influence on your HR. When you choose qualitative clothing, your employees will love to wear it. Even when they exercise in their spare time.

We, at Merchandise Essentials, design and produce custom sportswear. We use qualitative and breathable textiles that will be very comfortable for your employees to wear when they’re exercising. You can start from scratch to design your own sportswear. In addition, you can already order from 10 pieces. But you’ll definitely want more!


Have a look at our sportswear page for more information.

Interested? Do not hesitate to contact us!

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