The implementation of an onsite employee fitness facility can seem overwhelming when you begin to investigate fitness equipment, the facility fit-ups, safety and liability concerns, staffing and programming. Often, the individual responsible for researching all of these variables, is left with an impression of excessive start-up costs and a large capital investment – that tend to over shadow the added value that this workplace amenity will offer.
Now that the hockey season has started, coaches will implement many on-ice drills designed to improve players conditioning, the ability to change direction, accelerate, and plain old overall skating skills. The foundation for all of these physical characteristics are; strength, power, elasticity of muscle, and recovery ability. Many players have just spent the past 4-5 months developing this in the conditioning room.
The high demand for convenient fitness facilities was certainly enough to justify this headline on the cover of On-Site Fitness' premier issue, but it fails to tell the whole story. Your goals involve more than just getting people into your fitness center. Your objectives must also focus on continued participation, motivation, and education.