Erin, I believe there might be a better approach as far as corporate wellness programming is concerned. I believe your approach should be bigger than stretches.
Here is my approach that I learned from WELCOA. WELCOA stands for the the Wellness Councils of America. They specialize in helping companies build award winning workplace wellness programs. If you are able, I really encourage you to become a member. It is well worth it if your intention is to go corporate.
WELCOA has 7 benchmarks of success as far as implementing successful workplace wellness programs. Here they are as follows:
1. Benchmark 1 -Capturing Senior Level Support
Erin, perhaps you might explain to senior level support the importance of following established scientific guidelines as far wellness and fitness programming is concerned.
2. Benchmark 2 – Creating a Cohesive Wellness Team
Erin, the team might consist of employees who you have observed live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy engaging in physical activity.
3. Benchmark 3 – Collecting Data to Drive a Results-Oriented Wellness Initiative
Erin, what do you know about the organization for which your provide wellness services. Have you had a chance to send out a survey monkey to learn a little about their thoughts on wellness and fitness.
4. Benchmark 4 – Crafting An Annual Operating Plan
Erin, this is where you and that Cohesive Wellness Team will have to collaborate.
5. Benchmark 5 – Choosing Appropriate Health Promotion Interventions
Erin, you might learn that you might need to increase the number of sessions you have with the company as far as your stretching program is concerned.
6. Benchmark 6 – Creating Supportive Health-Promoting Environment
Erin, again collaboration with the wellness team is pivotal here.
7. Benchmark 7 – Carefully Evaluating Outcomes
Erin, this brings us back full circle to your question whether one stretch is sufficient. Will the 15 minutes you have been allocated bring about the expected outcomes for the company.
Erin, this is much food for thought. Perhaps you might suggest to your company that they take out membership to WELCOA and you chair the wellness committee.
I wish you much success.