by Omar Haneef
A lot of companies have fitness incentives, and they usually revolve around minute discounts on gym membership. While this is nice to have, it probably wasn't the $20/month that was preventing you from looking good, living longer, and living better.
But at Lleju, as an example of the crazy things we do, it gets a little more interesting.
Bill decided on a different tact here at Lleju: a 12% bodyfat target for men; 18% target for women. You have to hit the target by June, and again in November to show that it is a long term lifestyle change. This (1) rewarded people who were healthy anyway, and (2) didn't ask for mere weight loss which is not healthy.
What kind of incentive are we talking about? $15,000 which is probably the number that catches your eye. This is the largest health incentive we know of, and it is not related to the ostensible job functions.
The best part of the incentive scheme is that even if you fail to get the reward, you've made yourself healthier and better looking. One thing is for certain, come June, there will be a lot of attractive people at Lleju.