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Incorporating Health Fitness in Healthcare Recognition

February 21, 2010 by  

Some of our clients have adopted a comprehensive program theme of encouraging health fitness in their organization. They have asked us to incorporate lifestyle health fitness gifts into the award programs for their employees. Expanding a health fitness theme into a recognition award program does seem consistent in the philosophy of recognition. It conveys, “we care about you”, “we value you”, and “we want the best for you”. An award gift often is selected by an employee because it is something that they would not normally purchase on their own. Something special or out of the norm becomes something that has an attached association…in this case, their time of recognition.

When one thinks about anniversaries, special events, or moments of recognition in their own life, they will admit these are times of reflection. Often time reflection leads to personal assessment. During a time of recognition, a person may be ready to take a first step they have procrastinated upon.

For our clients we have assembled product ideas consistent with encouraging and supporting a fitness theme. In searching for health fitness products suitable for a recognition awards program, we look for broad base appeal and price points that will fit various budget levels. These health fitness gifts are interspersed in our award selection catalog along with other selection choices of heirloom gifts like watches, clocks, and crystal, lifestyle items like cameras, electronics, tools and jewelry. Following are some health fitness recognition awards that we have found for our clients.

At the lower level of budget spectrums there are items like the Oregon Scientific Pedometer with panic alarm. I know of two personal friends who have made a practice of daily wearing their pedometer and track a daily goal of 10,000 steps.

The “Biggest Loser” food scale by Taylor can help a person get started on a path of healthy food preparation in food portions for their personal diet.

How about items for active lifestyles like this Dunlap Golf Putter or the CamelBak Hydration Pack for walkers, hikers, bikers, or runners.

Oregon Scientific makes a few different models of heart monitor watches. The watch shown below also comes with a chest strap.

At the higher end of the budget spectrum a Columbia Northway Comfort Bicycle can be offered. When was the last time you rode a bike? When was the last time you owned a bike? A moment of recognition can mark a start of getting back to fun and fitness.

Lastly, another example we have seen good redemption in is exercise service awards. Here we show a Stamina recumbent exercise bicycle.

A comprehensive mission and value statement of an organization can be integrated into a recognition award program. At Award Concepts our first step in working with you is to listen, listen, and learn, learn. The better we know you, the best we can serve you and your organization.

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