At African Dance & Wellness, under our AfroFit unit, we define wellness as a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit – absence of disease is implied. And recently we came to an agreement that it was not enough to offer dance fitness classes to individuals and groups at our studio alone. This realisation led us to establishing a Corporate Wellness Programme as we appreciated that staff well-being had a huge impact on productivity.
Studies have proven that organisations (large and small) with a wellness programme perform better than those who take staff well-being for granted. It’s also a fact that staff retention is higher in companies with a wellness programme, even when they pay less than those organisations without a strategy aimed at wellness of employees.
June 4, 2016 - Belgravia Sport Club - Minerva Staff Day
One such company that has its employees at heart is Minerva Risk Advisors, a Risk and Insurance company in Zimbabwe. Not only do they give AfroFit vouchers to employees, instead of take-away vouchers, it hosts staff days that also act as team building. Minerva are far ahead of the pack in the industry that they chose African Dance & Wellness to be its growth partner and provide a wellness service, with the first held on Saturday June 4, 2016. Employees agreed that it was a resounding success as they experienced the AfroZunza (Shake-off) workout. What is better than starting the morning by burning upwards of 600 calories?
In order to completely fulfil this circle of wellness we have partnered with Bio Innovation Zimbabwe, a research organisation deeply knowledgeable about traditional and organic plants, seeds and foods. They bring along samples to taste as well as products to purchase such as moringa tea, granola bars and baobab powder.
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