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How much time does anyone one individual in the corporate world spend in the gym? Something tells me that the average amount of time per month would be pretty dismal. The corporate world is a busy one, with international clients and competitors, different time-zones, everyone chasing for the same dollars as profit, and is cut-throat to say the least. People are encouraged to commute more, eat in less time, work longer, work more often, and are not encouraged to stay in shape. How many executives do you see who die of heart attacks, strokes, or embolisms?
Team building exercises are designed to bring a group of corporate employees closer together through teamwork. Team building exercises are usually designed to take place outside of the office, to ensure that all employees are relaxed and are more likely to speak their mind. Some team building exercises consist of vacation trips together, paintball competitions together, running and bicycling events together, even group Olympic type events which are done as a team.
A new age is dawning in team building exercises. Corporate groups are beginning to sign up for Pilates classes, Spinning classes, Yoga classes, and Aerobics classes together. Some groups even sign up to martial arts and weight training programs together. It only makes sense that corporate teams should do so. In a world where predominantly everyone in the corporate world is exercise deprived, why not use fitness as a team building exercise?
Using fitness as a team building exercise, everyone can share their corporate successes in the office, as well as share their fitness successes together outside of the office. The team’s relationship would no longer start and stop at the front doors of the company! The encouragement and successes, in the office and in the gym, would be shared and encouraged by all within the team. This is the desired true goal of any team building exercise. So, why not also get into better shape in the process?
Corporations are starting to see this team building exercise trend. In fact, a great number of corporations are beginning to build excellent fitness facilities and child care facilities within their new buildings. So, not only can your bring your child to work and put them in daycare, but you can also jog for forty-five minutes with your team to help everyone get back into shape. I never thought that the words “team building exercise” would have a double meaning, but here is the perfect example. You are building your team’s sense of teamwork, as well as physically building your team up as well!
What other team building exercise trends are out there which support these fitness team building exercise trends? Well, for one, there is the walking fundraisers that are done every year for the March of Dimes and for Breast Cancer Awareness. Corporate teams will often turn these fundraisers into team building exercises by working together to ensure that they all walk a significant amount of miles before the end of the competition. Each team building exercise has its own rules but, in this particular case, could result in achieving more goals for everyone involved in the team building exercise, both in and out of the office.