But what about that hardcore exercise ball seating in meeting rooms? “The situation is not that radical,” Alessandri says. “Obviously people can choose whether to use wellness balls or a traditional chairs or even to alternate them.” The balls, he explains, are Technogym products designed to encourage the right posture, so the company wanted to make them available to employees and visitors.

Take the stairs.
Take the stairs.
Image: Technogym/Leo Torri for Vitra

Alessandri hopes that Technogym’s broad approach to employee health might inspire other organizations to address their own corporate wellness more intentionally. Wellness programs don’t necessarily require a massive exercise complex or even longer breaks, he explains. Simple acts such as encouraging employees to take stairs instead of elevators or offering changing rooms and showers to encourage people to cycle to work can make a big difference.

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