The restaurant at Workery+ Vallila delivers a world of flavours
Workery+ offers a hotel-class service package, from which you can choose the options that are the best for your company. In addition to workspaces, the offering includes, for instance, services that promote well-being at work. A private gym for corporate customers was opened in Vallila’s Workery+. In addition to ordinary workout, the gym offers services focusing on well-being at work and personal trainer services, among other things.
The underlying idea of the Wellex gym is to promote overall well-being. The gym’s driving forces are CEO Tuomas Takalo and Business Director Saara Aura, who both have long experience in competitive sports, workout and individual coaching.
“This is a comprehensive coaching concept for companies, making it possible for all employees to participate. In addition to workout, our services include stress management and nutrition coaching, for example,” Aura says.
In Workery+, services that promote well-being at work are brought close to employees in the middle of the day. It is a great alternative to individual sports vouchers. During the working day, the gym can be used for organising break workout or lunchtime yoga, for example, which can be streamed to remote workers.
“We could make personal fitness programmes for the company’s personnel once a year, for example. The employer gets high-quality services for its personnel at a small cost. It is also tax-deductible and a competitive edge for companies,” Aura says.
According to Takalo, the concept has been made easy to implement and the aim is to promote well-being at work among a large group of people. Well-being has an impact on both job satisfaction and sick leaves.
Becoming a member is easy. The company signs a contract with the gym, after which the personnel get access to the gym. The price is approximately the same as an average gym membership in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Workery+ members get a discount on the gym’s list prices.
“The membership is aimed at corporate customers: companies do not need to invest in a gym and services, for which they may not always have the required expertise,” emphasises Aura.
Experienced coaches guarantee that just the correct goals and services can be found for everyone. In addition to gym visits, a company can offer its personnel services related to work ergonomics, break workout and the promotion of ability to work, for example.
The private gym is always ready for use and only a limited group of people visit it. This guarantees that there is room for everyone and crowding can be avoided. Safety and hygiene are key focus areas at the gym. Particular attention has been paid to air conditioning.
The gym and its services provide a versatile training environment that is suitable for a wide variety of people. Being a premium gym means that the offering also meets the needs of demanding customers.
“The idea behind the concept is that we are partners for the company on its journey. The concept develops according to the employees’ wishes,” Aura says in conclusion.
Gym details and services
Check out Wellex homepage (in Finnish).
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