Everyone knows introducing exercise into meetings encourages greater engagement and creativity. Look at your attendees’ wrists and you’ll see a high percentage wearing activity trackers. But how do we get them moving?
Determine how much time your meeting has for exercise. Can you squeeze it in during a break or can you make it a part of the agenda? If you’re short on time and want to infuse it into the break time, make sure the attendees are informed it’s optional. If your meeting is primarily lecture style, you may want to insert 10 minutes every few hours to keep them on their toes.
What type of exercise do you incorporate into your meeting? Try and make the exercise fun and interactive. Maybe play Gloria Estefan and have everyone form a conga line and walk around the room. Maybe you take the group outside and do jumping jacks. The options are endless. You don’t have to keep it to a simple stretching exercise.
Have a wellness coach provide a brief endorsement video on the importance of physical activity that you can play prior to the session. Perhaps have testimonials from members on how physical activity changed their lives. Most importantly, make it fun, engaging and an opportunity for delegates to recharge. This is also an opportunity for you to make your meeting or event truly memorable for all delegates.