FitTripper donates 1 million Baht to get Bangkok back in the gym

Event Calendar Press Releases Thursday August 6, 2020 11:31
Bangkok--6 Aug--Spark Communications

FitTripper, a fitness marketplace, is donating one million Baht to support Bangkok’s fitness industry during its recovery from lockdown. The donation is available to companies in Bangkok who want their employees to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. FitTripper set up this initiative because they believe that inspiring healthy behaviors at the company level is an important step to improving the health and well-being of everyone.

Any company can register their employees for FitTripper’s free trial program and receive up to THB 3,000 (USD 100) of credits per employee. Credits can be used to book classes and services at participating gyms and fitness studios in and around Bangkok, using the FitTripper app to completely manage the program for the employee, the company and the fitness facility.

“For the free trial, there is no set-up needed from the company side,” said Sukritta Viryasiri, Project Manager at Wyn Digital Group, a Bangkok marketing firm. “FitTripper simply loads the fitness credits – called 'FitBucks’ – as balance into each employee’s account. We’re happy to be one of FitTripper’s first fund recipients to pass this benefit to our staff.”

After the trial companies can continue to use FitTripper as a corporate wellness benefit for their employees using the same registration and app log-in. Credits can be bought by the company’s corporate wellness program either to fully fund their employees fitness program or to extend them a partial fitness subsidy. FitTripper’s program is well-suited both for organizations that wish to provide a new channel for their existing wellness programs, as well as those seeking to experiment with company wellness for the first time.

“Now that gym doors have re-opened, and robust healthcare measures have been put in place to allow people to train safely, it’s paramount to support the fitness industry’s recovery in Bangkok,” said Rob Krieger, CEO and Co-founder of FitTripper. “In addition to physical health, visiting gyms and fitness studios also boosts mental health, as well as community bonding and engagement,”

Rob added: “We’ve also recently included livestream classes that can be taken straight from your living room, as we do respect and understand capacity restrictions and those who may not be physically ready to re-enter gyms. What’s most critical overall is to keep Bangkok active and to have local fitness businesses supported.”

Corporate wellness programs are proven to have a significant impact on company performance. A combined analysis of several high-profile studies found that on average, the results were a 28% reduction in sick leave, 8% increase in productivity, and an overall improvement in recruitment and turnover rates.

Companies often think to subsidize treatments for health ailments, such as through medical insurance, but they are not as aware of the benefits of preventative health practices.

To ensure maximum benefit of the program, FitTripper is opening it up beyond its current partners. All fitness facilities across Bangkok are welcome to join and benefit from the program and attract new visitors.

“We’ve been working closely with FitTripper for over a year now and it’s exciting to see them coming out stronger from this crisis,” said Cedric Gautier, owner of Elite Fight Club, a popular mixed martial arts training facility in Bangkok. “It’s been a challenging couple of months for everyone so we fully support their initiative to encourage people back to the gym, and done in the right way.”

Stang Disayanon, owner of Tone Box gym, added: “For a one-branch boutique gym like us, finding corporate clients is no easy task. Being part of this union of gyms & studios that’s able to package us all together for larger companies to enroll gives us a great opportunity to have new revenue streams. And it’s a great way to grow the fitness-lover market in Bangkok overall.”

FitTripper’s donation of THB 1 million sends a strong message to everyone that we can all help in the recovery, no matter the size of the business.
See more at https://www.fittripper.com. For questions or to enroll in the recovery fund trial, please contact corporate@fittripper.com

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