5 Reasons a Hotel Staff Gym is Essential

Discover the growing trend of staff gyms at resorts, from international brands such as Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi to local resorts such as Kagi Maldives.

In the hotel industry, the heart of success lies in its dedicated employees, whose commitment to exceptional service shapes the guest experience. Hence, the performance of your property is intertwined with the welfare of your staff.

Several resorts are supporting their staff’s physical and mental health by developing a staff gym, which will likely result in:


Enhanced Performance and Productivity

One study revealed that workday exercise leads to a 72% improvement in time management and work completion.

Incorporating regular exercise into one’s routine necessitates the development of skills such as goal setting, consistency, prioritization, time blocking, and maintaining focus. By honing those time management skills and fostering discipline, employees are better equipped to organize their tasks, meet deadlines, and navigate their workdays more efficiently.

Moreover, regular exercise will boost staff energy levels and focus. They will become better equipped to handle the fast-paced nature of their roles, leading to more efficient and effective service delivery.


Stress Reduction and Work-Life Balance

Stress relief is one of the 4 most common reasons for going to the gym, according to a survey by a UK gym chain.  

The hospitality industry is known for its demanding schedules and high-stress environment. A staff gym provides an avenue for employees to alleviate stress and find balance in their lives.

Regular exercise releases endorphins, reducing stress and promoting a healthier work-life balance. By helping staff manage their stress levels, resorts create an environment where employees can approach their tasks with a clear and positive mindset.


Team Building and Camaraderie

A staff gym serves as a platform for team-building activities and social interactions. Group workouts or classes encourage employees to bond outside of their regular work roles, fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity. These interactions can strengthen the working relationships among staff members, leading to better teamwork and collaboration within the resort.


Reduction in Absenteeism and Turnover

A focus on employee well-being through a staff fitness center can contribute to a reduction in absenteeism and turnover rates. When employees feel valued and supported by their employer, they are more likely to remain loyal and committed.

Additionally, the physical benefits of regular exercise can result in fewer health-related absences, ensuring a more consistent and reliable workforce. In fact, 83% of companies with health and fitness benefits saw a decrease in sick leave, according to a study by Aviva.


Positive Public Image

Resorts that prioritize their employees’ health and well-being send a powerful message to both guests and potential employees. A staff gym showcases the resort’s dedication to creating a positive and supportive work environment. This commitment enhances the resort’s reputation and can attract top talent in the industry.


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Dhae Azheem

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