CASE STUDIES 

Challenge

Sacred Heart has long understood the value of keeping their teachers and staff healthy. They were early adopters of employee wellness programs. However, when their corporate wellness solution failed to sufficiently engage employees, Sacred Heart decided it needed to change their approach for improving employee health and wellness and opted to bring a fitness program on campus. An onsite class was both convenient and gave employees a very tangible way to take another step in improving their health. The challenge was to figure out exactly what kind of program would be suitable for all employees and where to find a highly qualified instructor.

Solution

We provided a fully customized 12-week circuit training program based on Sacred Heart’s unique needs. The solution included:

"Silvie and I have worked together to create a Wellness Program for my company. She has been enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resourceful in suggesting ways to motivate my employees and get them healthy. Silvie provided other trainers for us who have conducted boot camps and circuit training which was very well received by my employees. In addition to coordinating our wellness program she has been teaching Yoga here for three years and she is loved by her class for her ability to connect individually with each student, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses and tailoring the class to their needs. I highly recommend Silvie" Juli Devincenzi, HR Director

 

  • Identifying a highly qualified instructor from our extensive network

  • Managing employee communication and reminders via email and SMS

  • Tracking and verifying participation for employees to earn rewards

  • Surveying participants to understand what types of programs they were most interested in and adjusting class content to ensure high employee satisfaction

    Results

    Because of the convenience and quality of instruction of our program, employee participation was extremely high, with approximately 66% of available spaces being filled every week. Employees noted that they liked the variety of exercises taught by our  instructor. Employee survey results showed that having our program onsite made employees feel more connected to their coworkers and workplace, believe their employer cared about their health, and would strongly recommend the program to their peers when school starts again in the fall.

    “I am so grateful to have onsite classes at our workplace. It makes it so convenient to be a part of these classes and hard to make excuses not to go! It has been fun getting to know my colleagues in a completely different way while exercising together.” -Yasmin, Sacred Heart Schools 

"Silvie and I have worked together to create a Wellness Program for my company. She has been enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resourceful in suggesting ways to motivate my employees and get them healthy. Silvie provided other trainers for us who have conducted boot camps and circuit training which was very well received by my employees. In addition to coordinating our wellness program she has been teaching Yoga here for three years and she is loved by her class for her ability to connect individually with each student, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses and tailoring the class to their needs. I highly recommend Silvie" Juli Devincenzi, HR Director

 

Challenge

As an employer with a well-established physical fitness- oriented wellness program, MacCorkle was interested in trying out some other wellness offerings. However, figuring out what else could be added was not obvious. In partnership with MacCorkle’s Wellness Committee, we created a program focused on reducing stress and improving mental health through mindfulness training.

Solution

We provided a fully customized 4-week onsite meditation program based on MacCorkle’s unique needs. The solution included:

  • Surveying participants to understand what types of programs they were most interested in and customizing class content to ensure high employee satisfaction

  • Identifying a highly qualified instructor from our extensive network

  • Producing an audio recording of short meditations that could be used between classes

    Results

    Because of the convenience of our program, employee turnout for the class was high, averaging approximately 20% of the total employee population. The regular participation in the class was attributed to employees being interested in learning how meditation can reduce stress and having time carved out specifically to relax from their hectic day. Based on the post-class survey results, employees cited that they felt that their workplace was more enjoyable, that their employer cared about their health, and would strongly recommend the program to their peers.

    “A meditation series for our employees that was a huge success. Rebecca was our instructor and she did an outstanding job in helping all of still the mind, let go of stress and re-focus on what really matters. Everyone who attended Rebecca’s sessions left feeling invigorated and perhaps more importantly walked away with tools that Rebecca taught us to help us reduce stress any time of the day. Based on our personal experience we highly recommend the wellness team for you and your wellness program.” – Bernard Lauper, CEO, MacCorkle Insurance 

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