Are You Wellness Ready for 2021?
By Denise Irving
A new year brings fresh beginnings and a sense of hope and promise. For leaders around the world they’ve been challenged with how to implement (and execute) wellness programs for their employees. No easy task especially given that the fitness industry was one of the more harder hit industries due to the pandemic. It sent gym goers into a downward spiral as fitness centers across the globe began to shut down. You can imagine the crushing impact this had on corporate wellness programs. As an entire industry was forced to pivot quickly, business leaders had to rethink the way they offered wellness to their workforce. But, in true fashion we adapted and the industry innovated, and innovated in a swift manner. Welcome Zoom! Online workouts became the rage and the offering spanned broader than the typical 5am’ers or 5pm’ers who hit the gym.
Wellness expert, author of Workplace Wellness that Works, activist, and international speaker, Laura Putnam viewed this as the perfect time to tackle these challenges and help organizations with knowledge, understanding, and strategies that can help leaders who feel strongly about keeping their organization mentally fit and healthy. She was recently cited in an article on TODAY, How fitness has changed in 2020 – and the trends to look forward to in 2021. Laura told TODAY that wellness initiatives are becoming essential. “What I’m seeing is that wellness is moving from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have,'” she said. She goes on to share what corporate wellness programs will look like in 2021 and feels that businesses will begin implementing official policies to encourage employees to be more active throughout their day and normalize activities such as walking meetings, team-based stretches or mid-day workouts.
Laura talks about the importance of movement and the impact it has on our bodies and mental state of well-being in her recent video.
If your organization is looking for inspiration, insights, and are ready to make wellness a priority in 2021, Laura’s keynotes are lively, spirited, with lots of easy-to-use tips to get everyone “in motion” and on the road to enhanced well-being. As the CEO and founder of Motion Infusion. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR.
Wellness industry insiders say “Laura Putnam is one of the new visionary leaders that has emerged.” Follow her on Linkedin to view more of her video tips on health and well-being.
Contact Diane Goodman to book Laura for your next meeting or to learn how she can help your organization reach it’s wellness goals!
Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Denise Irving is the Marketing Director for Goodman Speaker Management. Denise has an adventurous side, is an outdoor enthusiast hitting trails for runs and races anywhere she can with her canine companion, Stella, she also loves yoga, gardening, reading, and cooking. She is extremely passionate and committed to environmental and human rights issues and is the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Shenipsit Striders, a non-profit dedicated to trail stewardship programs in Connecticut and beyond.