Times are tough for so many businesses and wherever possible they are looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. For many businesses their most significant cost is the cost of their staff and recently many businesses have been looking to their workforce as one of the first places to cut costs. This however does not have to mean laying off staff, there are far more positive ways of making savings on staff costs. A research document, “Sickness Absence from Work in the UK”, has estimated that staff turnover and absence related to sickness or injury cost employers in Britain £19.9 billion a year, and caused a loss of 5.8 million working days per year. Because these numbers are so high, employee health and wellbeing is rapidly becoming a major issue for UK employers. One positive way that many companies are dealing with this problem is by installing an onsite fitness centre within the business premises. There are a number of tangible benefits to having an onsite fitness centre in your business. Perhaps the most important is the improvement to staff health as a result of increased fitness, however other benefits include having a happier and more content workforce, it increases the social interaction between employees, potentially creating a better team, and can also aid in the attraction and retention of good employees, because it is an attractive company perk. The benefits far outweigh the modest costs involved of engaging corporate gym designers to create and manage the gym. Energy Fitness Professionals are specialist corporate gym designers who are highly skilled in every aspect of setting up and managing corporate fitness and wellbeing centres. If you are looking to improve your employee benefits and thinking of installing a gym in your workplace, they are the perfect people to speak to. Their mission is to improve employee health and wellbeing through pro-active health and leisure services, delivered professionally by their expert team. They have been operating successfully in the UK since 1998 and are one of the UK’s leading workplace fitness providers; they pride themselves on delivering the personal touch and their service goes way beyond just installing a gym. If you would like to find out more about Energy Fitness Professionals range of corporate gym solutions for your workplace why not give their friendly team a call on 01483 237 050.