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We Love these 5 Active Offices

June 6, 2017  |  Focal Team  |  Categories: Design

 
From design to policy decisions, check out this sampling of companies and workspaces that make wellness a priority for employees.

 
1. Avast
 
The security software company’s Prague office shows off a 1,100-square-foot fitness center, two weekly yoga classes, and sports teams that employees can join.


Pic via Office Lovin’


Pic via Office Lovin’

 
2. Clif Bar
 
The organic snack company’s airy headquarters in Emeryville, CA includes multiple fitness studios, a 40-foot climbing wall, and 30 weekly fitness classes.


Pic via Office Snapshots


Pic via Office Snapshots

 
3. Google
 
Frequently called the “world’s most attractive employer,” this one is no surprise. Among a host of alluring perks (just one example: employees receive $4,000 in “Baby Cash” when they give birth or adopt), Google hosts on-site physicians and nurses, runs free fitness programs, on-site gyms, volleyball courts, and bowling alleys, and provides free massages and free (gourmet) healthy meals for its 57,000+ employees. The photos show the internet giant’s Dublin campus, but all of Google’s offices are impressive.


Pic via Business Insider


Pic via The Next Web

 
4. Adobe
 
Adobe shuts down entirely for a week in the summer and in December, giving employees ample time to recharge. Their Lehi, Utah office, which features a rock climbing wall and basketball court, is stunning — nestled against unparalleled mountain views, natural light floods the entire building.


Pic via Office Snapshots


Pic via Office Snapshots

 
5. Brooklyn Boulders
 
This 40,000-square-foot space in Somerville, Massachusetts features a co-working hub set atop a 22-foot-high climbing wall, and features discounted access to amenities like a sauna, fitness classes, personal training and more. There’s no better place for fitness or climbing mavens–and no better place to embrace play at work.


Pic via Brooklyn Boulders


Pic via Brooklyn Boulders

 
….now I wish my office had a gym

 
Us too. It’s unsurprising that some of these notorious big-budget companies have the power to bestow such perks upon their workers. And while palatial gyms and free yoga sound pretty sweet, there are other, more feasible ways to shape a workplace around employee wellness.

Planning can start with a single standing desk (and leaning seat). And implementing basic standards like healthy air, water, and natural light can make all the difference — read up about the WELL Building Standard for more info.

You can find more impressive inspiration from this Fast Company listicle of company wellness perks (like Netflix, which offers one year of paid maternity leave. Go, Netflix!). Just try not to be too jealous.