UBS Fund Services (Cayman) recently
held its third workplace wellness programme in its efforts to keep staff fit
Employees took part in fitness
classes, health screenings, ergonomic assessments and seminars on nutrition and
lifestyle choices during the three-month programme.
“The wellness initiative is good
for our people and it’s good for business. Neglected health issues can
contribute to increased benefit costs. If we can help employees identify and
prevent issues, we hope to have a healthier and more productive workforce,”
said Darren Stainrod, head of UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd.
Nurses from BritCay Medical checked
blood pressure, body weight, total cholesterol, and blood glucose and
triglyceride levels. “BritCay Medical values wellness partnerships with
companies such as UBS who place an emphasis on their employees’ overall
health,” said Rachael Evans, sales consultant at BritCay Medical.
Dr. Rob Bouliane of ChiroSpa
delivered a presentation titled Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well, which focused
on the concept of a healthy body, mind and soul, with an emphasis of the
effects of stress on a person’s health. The talk also included treatment
options using modern medicine compared with preventative care through proper diet,
exercise, and allowing the body function to heal itself.
Registered dietician Chad Collins
also gave staff information on nutritional choices.
Several UBS staff members also
enrolled in a three-month semi-personal training programme at the Kings Sports
Centre. The programme is run by Greg Reid, a National Amateur Bodybuilders
Association-certified personal trainer, who guides participants through a
fitness programme tailored to their personal goals. Participants also receive
advice and guidance on nutrition.
Mr. Reid, who is also a karate
instructor at the Kings Sports Centre, said: “I am delighted at the response
the programme has generated. UBS has demonstrated commitment to the wellbeing
of its staff. I also congratulate the staff members who have taken the
initiative to make positive changes in their health and lives.”
Phil Jackson, human resources
manager at UBS, was one of the driving forces behind the initiative and worked
with UBS’ corporate partners to design a programme motivating staff to take
charge of their own health and fitness.
He said the company also encourages
employees to participate in various corporate social sports leagues