What Is an Employee Wellness Program?

When you have healthy employees, your company reaps the benefits. A correctly designed wellness program can increase productivity, boost moral and reduce the stress of, not only employees, but clients as well. Wellness programs help employees make smart and healthy choices that can help reduce health care costs, increase vitality and diminish the rate of absent employees. In general, the costs of implementing a wellness program are minimal compared to the benefits, reports Gaebler Resources for Entrepreneurs.

Definition of Wellness

Wellness is “an active process of becoming aware of and learning to make healthy choices”. Wellness means more than simply not being ill; it focuses on keeping your body in good condition so it runs more efficiently and you stay well longer. True wellness is proactive; recognize that you have mental, physical and social needs to operate at top functionality.

Definition of Wellness Program

A wellness program is any program implemented by an employer to improve the health of its labor force. A good wellness program also helps “individual employees overcome specific health-related issues,” reports Gaebler. You can provide mandatory staff training, employee seminars or even operate through a third-party provider with a range of programs. Often, employers are willing to foot the bill because health and wellness directly affect productivity and profits.


Employers benefit from having healthy employees. Employees benefit from being healthy and having the assistance they need to address and maintain personal wellness. Many employees show weight reduction and improved physical fitness and stamina through company wellness programs. Reports also show an increase in well-being, self-image and self-esteem, while at the same time resulting in a decrease in stress.

Why Maximize Fitness?

Maximize Fitness can tailor your program specific to the needs of your employees, your time and your budget.  From Biggest Loser programs, to Bootcamps with pot lucks, and  Lunch and Learns with cooking demos, there is a program that meets the needs of your employer while keeping your employees engaged and motivated. We currently work with your fellow community partners, and would love to share our successes build camaraderie with your team as well!   Maximize Fitness will be the wellness leader in 2018 for the following companies:

Beckett Gas, Strongsville

Beckett Gas, North Ridgeville

RW Beckett, North Ridgeville

Hinkley Lighting, Avon Lake

Willoway Nursuries, Avon

North Ridgeville City Schools, North Ridgeville


Interested in hearing how we can lower your insurance premiums and create a healthier, happier work environment? Contact Lea today for a free consultation.