It’s fun. It’s social. It’s active. It reduces stress and it will ignite positive lifestyle modifications in the lives of your employees! Pickleball is a unique and effective employee wellness programming option that will encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors that will ultimately enhance employee productivity and performance, all while helping to create a culture of wellness that permeates throughout the entire organization.
Is your Organization Healthy, Engaged and Motivated?
Creating a culture of wellness is critical — both for the health of the employees, and the bottom-line of the organization. An organization is most productive and profitable when all employees are operating at their best — when both the leaders of the organization and the front-line employees are healthy, engaged and motivated. An organization with happy, healthy and engaged employees is likely one that has health care costs that have stabilized or declined. It’s also one that is more productive and better able to retain and attract top talent.
Chronic Disease is a Huge Driver of Increased Health Care Costs, Increased Rates of Absenteeism and Lower Productivity
Chronic diseases and conditions — such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis — are among the most common and costly of all health problems. Chronic disease is a significant driver of increased health care costs, increased rates of absenteeism and lower productivity for your employees.
Fortunately, much of the chronic condition is attributable to modifiable behavior — behavior that can be changed. Modifiable behaviors — with two of the largest being physical inactivity and poor management of stress — contribute to chronic conditions which, in turn, drive approximately 86% of our nation’s health care costs.
Strategies that Change Behavior is a Win/Win!
The good news as an organization is that if employees are able to recognize, identify and improve various behaviors (physical inactivity and poor management of stress, for example), medical costs will be lowered, productivity increased and absenteeism rates lowered. It’s a win/win for the health of your employees and for the overall performance of your organization.
Looking for something Unique and Fun to Complement your Existing Employee Wellness Programming that will Generate Engagement and Ignite Positive Lifestyle Modifications in the Lives of your Employees?
Pickleball may very well be the answer. Yes, pickleball! Invented in 1965, pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. A combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton, pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball on a court approximately one-fourth the size of a tennis court. The game of pickleball is great for all ages and skill levels and only takes a short amount of time to learn. Perhaps most importantly, it gets employees moving as each game of pickleball results in approximately 500-750 steps – or the equivalent of about a ¼ mile. Pickleball is also a great stress-reliever and helps build employee morale.
Pickleball Programming Options — Igniting Positive Lifestyle Modifications & Habits in your Employees
The following programming options are to sure to complement your existing (or non-existent) employee wellness initiatives. It’s fun. It’s social. It’s active. It reduces stress and it will ignite positive lifestyle modifications in the lives of your employees. Contact us today to learn more.
1. Pickleball Lunch & Learn
In this 30-45 minute lunch & learn, participants will become exposed to the many benefits of pickleball — physical activity, stress-reduction, mental well-being, social, team-building, etc. Participants will get to demo the sport and will see first-hand why so many become addicted to the activity. In the lunch-and-learn, we will provide a list of local pickleball clubs in which employees can get plugged into.
2. Onsite Clinics
PickleballMAX will bring the introduction and instruction of pickleball to your organization. Whether indoors or outdoors on makeshift courts in your parking lot, we will introduce pickleball to your workforce, lead a brief clinic (instruction) and spearhead activities/competition amongst the employees. We will supply the paddles, balls and nets and will tape the court lines. We can even come prior to the event and do a lunch-and-learn session to generate excitement
3. Intracompany Pickleball Competitions/Tournament
In the intracompany pickleball challenge, teams from within your organization will be pitted against each other. Great team-building event! We will supply the paddles, balls and nets and will tape the court lines. We will also provide instruction before the event as needed — and will administer the competition.
4. Pickleball Company Challenge (Intercompany)
The Pickleball Company Challenge (Intercompany) will pit employees from local businesses against each other in the fastest growing sport — all in the name of fun, camaraderie and health & wellness. The Pickleball Company Challenge will be played on temporary courts in the parking lots of a local business. Portable nets will be used. Lines will be taped. With the make-shift courts, music, a healthy food truck and a charitable component, it’s sure to be a fun, festive atmosphere for participants and spectators!
5. Corporate Team-Building
With the help of puzzles, obstacle courses, targets, blind folds — and, of course, pickleball paddles, balls and nets — our unique, 60-90 minute corporate team-building event is designed to build trust, encourage communication and enhance collaboration amongst employees in an assortment of incredibly unique and fun pickleball “Survivor-esque” challenges and activities. Although participants may be required to use the pickleball paddle from time-to-time, it will not be within the context of “traditional” game play.