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With the Olympics in full swing, it's hard to watch Simone Biles do a double back layout and not be motivated to get to the gym, or eat healthier. But chances are you've got a full-time job and a host of other responsibilities. So why not find a company that lets you take care of getting healthy at work?
At InHerSight.com women rate the female-friendliness of their employers on 14 different factors and get matched to companies that meet their needs. We looked through our database of tens of thousands of rated companies and found a handful of employers that women have given high marks for their healthy offerings including things like on-site gyms, gym discounts, walking desks, healthy food options, and more.
So whether you're training to be the next Olympic gymnast or a CrossFit junkie looking to get your classes reimbursed, or you just want an afternoon massage every once in a while, check out these five companies that are investing in employee wellness and see if you can find one that's right for you.
5.0 in Wellness Initiatives. More ratings.
As the leading online marketplace for wellness services, it makes sense that MINDBODY would score high in this area. True to their mission "to improve the wellness of the world," the company literally walks the talk, offering its employees 15-plus onsite wellness classes every week, three onsite massage therapists, $65 in monthly wellness vouchers, and a monthly outdoor activity (think dodgeball or outdoor yoga). With so many opportunities to stay healthy and active, it's no wonder employees have rated MINDBODY 5.0 in both Wellness Initiatives and Social Activities & Environment.
4.8 in Wellness Initiatives. More ratings.
No surprise here: lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) is known for the active lifestyle they promote (and for their reusable shopping bags, let's be honest). Employees not only enjoy discounts on the company's activewear, but they also receive "a weekly stipend to spend on athletic ventures, such as yoga [or CrossFit]." And, by the way, if you've ever read the outside of a Lululemon bag, you probably felt inspired to run a 5K, have a spontaneous dance party, or maybe spend more time with your friends. Lululemon promotes inner wellness just as much as physical activity, if not more.
4.5 in Wellness Initiatives. More ratings,
Well known for company benefits and perks, Google has a reputation for taking care of its employees. In fact, the internet company's highest-rated category on InHerSight is Wellness Initiatives, outscoring other big names in the industry, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. A former intern at Google says, "There were many classes open to interns and full-timers for learning courses, and they were open to staff too (like yoga instructors or masseuses -- which they had all over campus)."
4.5 in Wellness Initiatives. More ratings.
You can't say Nike (NYSE: NKE) without thinking about an active and healthy lifestyle. Wellness goes hand in hand with Nike's mission to serve and inspire athletes, and the company internalizes these values. Employees can enjoy benefits like onsite fitness centers and a variety of fitness discounts. As one InHerSight reviewer stated, "It is wonderful to be a part of a company that promotes this kind of well-being for all."
4.3 in Wellness Initiatives. More ratings.
This one may come as a surprise, but PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is another internet company on the forefront of promoting employee health and wellness. Similar to Google, Wellness Initiatives is PayPal's highest-rated metric. According to the company's benefits page, they offer unique wellness initiatives, including "a Stanford Navigator [who] helps employees research providers and health conditions, and make informed decisions about healthcare."
Do you work somewhere with great wellness initiatives? Take three minutes and rate your company on InHerSight.com.
Brienna Milam is a freelance writer based in Dallas. She is passionate about social justice, art, and pizza. When she isn't working or writing, Brienna can be found at a live music show or road-tripping across the U.S. Follow her, @briennamilam, on Instagram and Twitter.
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