Health and wellbeing of the employees is the key to a successful business. The benefits of wellness practices in the workplace are priceless both for the employer and the employee, because not working hard, but not recovering enough is the main source of work-related to physical and mental problems.
Practices like Pilates, yoga or mindfulness reduce stress and improve the physical and mental health of the employees. Lower stress equates to greater satisfaction, creativity, productivity and reduced absenteeism as well.
Those practices also create unity and a positive atmosphere in your workplace which naturally results in an ultimate success in your business.
Urban Wellbeing provides your workplace with a variety of services your employees may need to be healthier, happier and more productive.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a specific exercise area for our classes. We do have high-end online classes, desktop classes or just your meeting room or any large-enough space will be enough for our sessions.
Increased productivity and motivation, reduced stress levels and sick days… These are some of the benefits of workplace Pilates classes bring along.
Pilates brings health, unity, motivation and a sense of oneness to your business.
Two main reasons for sick days in the UK are musculoskeletal problems and stress. According to the NHS, Back pain is the leading cause of long-term sickness in the UK, responsible for more than 15 million lost work days in 2013. Pilates is one of the best ways to deal with this fact and create a healthier and happier working environment.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles of the body and improving physical well-being. It is a low impact form of exercise and concentrates on the use of control and balance. Therefore, it is suitable for all age groups, all body types and genders. Our Pilates classes are designed a series of postural movements and exercises that build muscular strength and give your employees a greater mind and body awareness.
Improves health, reduced sick days
Increases memory capacity and productivity
Builds team spirit and promotes wellbeing
Improves memory, helps learn and think faster
Helps with sleeping and reduces insomnia
Stretches and elongates the muscles, improving flexibility
Optimises body and mind coordination
Helps to reduce back pain due to sitting long hours
Strengthens the core, improves the stamina
Improves body posture, flexibility and joint mobility
Regulates the breath, improves the lung capacity and reduces the stress level
Opens up chest and shoulder muscles, undoing the damage caused by long hours of sitting
Improves blood circulation, rises the energy level during the day
Strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of getting infected or sick
Those life-changing benefits of our professionally designed Pilates classes will bring your business health, energy and motivation which becomes a win-win situation for any business.
No space at your workplace for a proper Pilates or yoga class? Or not enough time for a full workout session? Then try our 15 to 30 minute desk-top workouts to relax, stretch and energize your employees without getting away from their chairs.
According to the statistics, sitting related injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) & Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) have dramatically increased in the past years, since the evolution of the personal computer. In United Kingdom, more workers are injured using a computer keyboard than operating any other tool.
A well-designed desktop exercise will help your employees regulate their breath, stretch their tight muscles, help with their posture related problems, reduce their stress levels and increase productivity. A short, on-site, group work out will also create positive and appealing working environment.
All Desktop Pilates moves are suitable for absolutely everyone and are designed to easily be practiced at your desk, sitting or standing, whilst wearing your work clothes.
Contact us for more details.
Reduce the stress and increase productivity at your workplace on online with yoga!
Yoga offers tremendous benefits both to employees and to the company, and does so conveniently and very cost-effectively. With the help of regular yoga classes, absenteeism rates lower down, productivity and the profits of the company are boosted, and a more positive and friendly working environment is promoted. Companies that offer corporate yoga usually enjoy lower health care premiums as well.
The expectations for performance are very high in the Corporate UK. Long working hours, the workloads and due dates create huge stress on the employees.
Bringing yoga classes onsite to the office or online at home has multiple benefits for a business.
Benefits of onsite yoga:
· strengthen the immune system and reduce absence through illness
· improve focus, concentration and brain efficiency
· improve the sense of community and team-building spirit in a company, resulting in a reduction in staff turnover
· improve the ability to keep a cool head under stressful situations
· reduce mental, emotional as well as physical stress and tension
· reduce physical, mental and emotional fatigue
· reduce the risk of burnout and depression
· lessen specific aches and ailments related to sitting behind a desk or in a car for long hours every day (such as back pain, neck problems, headaches, eye problems, …)
· lower raised blood pressure (caused by stress and deadlines)
· increase employees’ vitality
· improve self-confidence and success rates of employees
· support the general well-being and positive atmosphere
· help employees in building relationships with one another and improve communication
· create a more attractive workplace for current and prospective employees.
When you couple all of those benefits with a reduction in healthcare claims, bringing yoga onsite to the office becomes a win-win-win situation for any business.
You can’t be stressed or pessimist when you are laughing, and you can’t get negative about the person that you’re laughing with!
Laughter yoga can have amazing results in your workplace, even when working WFH! Laughter yoga is a very powerful tool helping business people reduce workplace stress and create a positive, focused and energetic workforce. It helps to boost confidence and morale, enhances creativity, focus and attention span, increases job satisfaction, strengthens immune system and reduces chronic pain.
Capacity: up to 100 virtually.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Your teacher: An experienced and insured Laughter Yoga therapist.
Logistics: If streaming virtually, you’ll be sent an exclusive Zoom link to start the class.
Mindfulness and meditation is now scientifically validated to have dozens of health benefits including reduced stress, blood pressure, pain and anxiety. It also increases focus, productivity, resilience and boosts immunity, creating a foundation for joy and wellbeing at work.
Mindfulness sessions are perfect for you and for your workplace to create a framework for wellness, reduce stress levels and create a calmer working/living atmosphere.
Mindfulness practice has been shown to:
Increase loyalty and retention
Improve teamwork and communication
Generate more revenue
Every mindfulness session is customized to you or your organization’s unique objectives, structure and company culture.
Breath is the most powerful tool that is given to us when we were born. Breath keeps us alive, energetic, healthy, calm and connected. There are different breathing techniques that helps human being to stay in harmony with life and get rid of the everyday stress.
This technique will help you become physically and mentally healthier; create a more positive working environment and help yourself or your employees work more efficiently.
We offer different techniques for different situations. Practical breathing to stay calm and focused, especially helpful ways for meetings and presentations which helps with stress and anxiety.
HIIT (High-intensity interval training) class
A high-intensity workout for the ones who enjoy sweat the stress out.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) boosts your metabolism and endorphins with short, sharp bursts of exercise. In this fun and energetic workout, you and your colleagues will be put through your paces by a personal trainer who will take you through various exercises to work all your muscles using your body weight only. All levels of fitness are welcome. HIIT is available as virtual classes, via Zoom until regular office life resumes.
“You are what you eat!” In this era, we are well aware of the importance of eating healthy to lead a physically and mentally healthy life.
Our corporate nutrition workshops and 1:1 consultations help guide your employees towards the healthiest food choices to boost brain power, improve mood and keep sick days at bay. With sick days costing UK businesses an average of £554 and 6.9 working days per employee (Catapult study, 2017) and the obesity rates getting higher each year both in the UK and on the rest of the world, investing in employee’s education around heathy eating makes a good sense for businesses.
Tai chi is a non-competitive martial art known for its self-defence techniques and health benefits. It combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness which makes it an amazing form of workout for office workers.
Tai chi can improve balance control, muscle strength and flexibility, as well as reduce pain and the symptoms of depression.
It’s a great way to keep office workers healthy and helps them control their stress levels. It also helps to create a calm and positive working environment.
By human nature, we all love an appreciate the feeling of being cared for. Corporate massage is a great way that your company say to its employees, “we care” which will definitely improve workplace productivity and motivate employees to give extra effort to everyday tasks.
Massage therapy also helps employees avoid the physical side effects of sitting at a chair for long hours, which is also a great way to reduce stress and relax the tension on the muscles. A professional Massage session can help relieve employee anxiety, which can improve focus and sleeping quality, impact wellness and may even improve retention.
Helps prevent absenteeism
Retains employees in your company
Happy team and relaxed office
Appreciation of the employees
Releases mental stress and tension
Improved focus and concentration,
Promotes creative thinking
Increases energy and vitality
Increases team morale
Relieves carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis
Relieves repetitive strain injuries.
Helps neck pain & back problems
Relieves tension headaches
Improves blood circulation,
Strengthen the immune system & increases resistance to Illness
Releases chronic muscle soreness & tension
We offer to bring the splendid benefits of yoga, Pilates, meditation and breathwork directly to the comfort of your home.
Since COVID has urged most of us to stay and work from home, our corporate yoga, Pilates, meditation and breathwork classes are now available to stream online.
By simply clicking on a zoom link, staff can join in for a stress-busting yoga or Pilates session from their home. One of our highly experienced and qualified teachers will guide you to have a relaxing, stretching and/or posture correcting session.
During this vague time of anxiety, fear and limited social connection, there has never been a more pertinent time to commit to a regular relaxation practice. And whilst offices and gyms are closed, we believe our online classes are the next best option for your mental and physical health.
Capacity: Our online classes can be streamed to up to 100 participants. Classes will be exclusively taught for your employees and are booked on a company, rather than an individual basis.
Duration: 15 – 30 – 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the time your employees might be able to commit.
Equipment: You will need a yoga mat and comfy clothes.
Logistics: You’ll be sent a link to access the class, which will be streamed via video to your laptop or computer. The class will be exclusively taught to your company. Simply let us know your preferred time and date and we’ll get it booked in.
Your Teacher: A highly qualified, motivated, fully accredited and insured corporate teacher.