Working Out at Work
Most of us spend more time at work and at our desks than we do at the gym. What if going to the office didn’t mean giving up on your health goals? Instead, what if your office helped you eat healthier and even got you moving? May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, but take a look at a few ways Corgan’s Interior Studio team has helped employers create intentional spaces that encourage healthier decisions and promote wellness all year long.
All those trips to the printer can add up. Have a couple of meetings in the far conference room? You may not be that far from walking a distance equivalent to the length of a football field!
Varsity Brands/ BSN Sports wanted to give their employees the extra motivation to keep moving. Fitness and athleticism are a core part of the Varsity Brands DNA, so using their office renovation as an opportunity to reinforce those values internally was a no-brainer. Corgan turned their “cat-walk” type cut through into a walking track with a gallery featuring inspiring images of Varsity Brands coaches and student athletes. Markers on the track measure distances in relation to their most popular sports—1.5 laps equal the length of an infield baseball diamond or the length of one football field.
Corgan activated the space to encourage movement and fitness among Varsity Brands employees. Inspirational quotes and details like the large “HUSTLE” graphic provide visual destinations and create energetic areas to take a break, get active, and even catch up with colleagues over a fast-paced game of ping pong—a more purposeful take on the popular office amenity.
Toyota North American Headquarters
There’s no excuse for skipping the gym or swinging through a drive-through with the onsite fitness center, rock-climbing wall, and healthy dining options accessible anytime at Toyota’s new Plano campus.
The open design with strategically located destinations and a network of stairs open to each floor connects employees while encouraging movement and interaction. Whether at the start, end, or middle of the day the corporate gym removes the obstacles that usually stand between the desk and the treadmill while cultivating a better work-life balance.
Eating right and mindful wellness is easier and a natural part of the day with an onsite a bistro, three satellite dining locations, a large restaurant with courtyard views, specialty juice bars, a pharmacy, medical clinic, and convenient retail options. 90% of the people occupied office spaces are provided with views directly the outdoors—reconnecting the built environment with natural elements to improve wellbeing, productivity, and creativity.