We+ provides a new social exercise program for organizations where social support, pep and positive peer pressure in small groups online gets participants to exercise regularly. Forget step challenges and complicated competitions with calculations of points or calories, and look forward to a super social and inclusive exercise program built on four cornerstones:
As social and easy to use as Facebook and Instagram. Set in a secure environment. All posts, photos and comments are only being shared within your group.
The group is the key to a successful behavioral change. In We+, it’s the magic of group dynamics that gets the participants to help each other to exercise regularly.
Everyone can participate – on equal terms. Regardless of current fitness level. A brisk walk is worth the same as a marathon.
A new race between teams and units starts every month and the top performing teams and individuals earns fame in the monthly We+ Awards.
Login to your We+ group online. Every time you have exercised, share your workout with your group via smartphone or web. The group members inspire and motivate each other to do their exercise.
ALL types of exercises are worth the same in We+. Any exercise ≥ 30 min. with at least moderate effort and noticeable accelerated heart rate counts. It doesn’t matter if it’s a power walk, yoga session or running.
During the year, groups and/or units compete against each other in number of exercises/week. A new race starts every month and winners are rewarded We+ Awards at the end of each month.
The organization gets a simple tool to evaluate and communicate it’s health initiatives and also gets access to strategic information about what types of exercise the employes likes.
We+ use the power of social media and group dynamics and offers the most fun and social exercise program your company ever tried
97% recommends a colleague to try We+. The users love the social interaction where they get inspiration from the group, builds new relationships and feel more acknowledged by their colleagues. Users also love that they become more energized with regular exercise.
We+ users are increasing their exercise level by 20-40% (and sometimes much more). That’s really good. But many still feel that the most valuable result is the team spirit that arise in the group. A new common topic of conversation that is personal, but neither private nor job-related.
We+ reaches everyone in the company. Unlike most fitness activities, We+ is designed with a built in “handicap system” so all employees can participate, not just those fitness lovers. A brisk walk is a low threshold to participate and contribute as much to the group as a gym workout, jogging or a triathlon.
HR and wellness managers at the company finally get a cohesive program that brings together all existing fitness activities. Easy to monitor and evaluate – with a key performance indicator that everyone understands and that can be communicated within the company.
Everything started on the 5th of may 2010. ”The power of the group is the solution”. Suddenly it was obvious. Oskar sat on the train home after spending a week on Nämdemansgården participating in a family program for those who live with or care about an adult with an addiction.
Nämndemansgården is one of Sweden’s top rehab clinics for alcoholics and drug addicts. A cornerstone is that you can not manage to make the change to sobriety yourself, everyone needs the help of someone in a similar situation to break their pattern of behavior. Helping yourself by helping others.
The power of group is strong and is fundamental for participants to succeed in their behavior change, to become and stay sober. Why not use the power of the group for another behavioral change – to get regular exercise in your everyday life?
The idea behind We+ was born.