Reduced health care costs
The majority of U.S. health care expenses can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and asthma. Positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet, can often prevent these costly medical conditions before they arise.
Increased productivity and morale
Workers who exercise regularly tend to have more energy and be more productive while at work. As little as 30 minutes of physical activity, several days a week, can have a significant positive impact on workers’ physical and mental well-being.
Decreased turnover and increased recruitment potential
Many employees view health promotion programs as an added perk that makes them feel valued and appreciated by their employer. Employees who feel valued are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, decreasing turnover and the time and money needed to recruit, hire, and train new workers. Similarly, a well-being program can serve as a valuable recruiting tool as you seek to attract the best possible talent to your organization.
Employees suffering from a chronic health condition are more likely to miss work than healthy employees. Helping workers make positive lifestyle changes can reduce absenteeism and the drain it represents on company morale and resources.
Benefits the whole community
The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community. We nurture the potential of children and help people of all ages be more healthy, confident, connected, and secure. So when you join the Y, you create meaningful change not just for you, but also for the whole community.
Everyone is welcome
The YMCA is an inclusive organization for all.
Some employees may have income levels where they would qualify for financial assistance. In these situations the YMCA will calculate the rate based upon the application for assistance (before any employee membership discount) then reduce the fee (after the scholarship is applied) accordingly.