5 Steps to Improve Your Wellness Incentive Reward Program

Tips to improving your wellness reward selectionsSimplicity is Key to Choosing The Right Wellness Incentive Rewards

Austin, TX: When talking with my clients, one of the biggest obstacles I hear is that a wellness reward and incentive program is often too complex to get off the ground.

Many wellness coordinators are held back — meeting after meeting — trying to come up with the perfect incentive reward or gift for their employees.

In fact, it has gotten to the point where too many are spending more time finding the right rewards compared to putting the wellness program together.

It shouldn’t be that way.

Keep your wellness incentive simple.

Here are five simple steps to help improve your wellness incentive program:

1.) Don’t Involve Too Many People in the Decision-Making Process.

If you ask 10 people what they want to include for rewards, you will get 15 responses- everything from gym memberships, pedometers, restaurant certificates, T-shirts and everything in between.

All good ideas, but you need to start somewhere.

Limit it to 3 people max so you can kick the ideas around and make a decision.

2.) There is No Perfect Gift 

Stop looking for the one gift that will excite all your employees.

It just doesn’t exist– or I’d stock up our warehouses with just that one item.

Go with your gut decision and offer wellness incentive awards and prizes that you think will be appreciated by your employees.

3. ) Test, Get Feedback and Re-Test

Get feedback from your employees after the program has launched so that you can edit, tweak and make changes.

Do this a few months into the program or you will never get the program off the ground.

Momentum is crucial to getting results and you can always add incentive reward prizes to the mix.

 4.) Offer a Variety of Incentive Prizes

Rule #2 states that there is no one perfect gift.

Rule #4 builds on that premise by realizing that your employees will seek to reach different levels of achievement in the wellness program.

You need to reward and motivate those employees that need more of an initial push to get started — but not forget about those that are already fit, but want to improve even further.

Point programs are ideal for this structure – as they allow people to earn better rewards for achieving better results.

5.) Half the Reward is in the Presentation

Your employees want to feel recognized.

Pats on the back work great.

Mentions in the company newsletter are also a nice touch.

When awarding the incentive gifts or prizes, be sure to hand them out at team meetings so the employees can be recognized in front of their peers.

You’d be surprised at just how valuable recognition is to the feeling of accomplishment and achievement.

Recognition, coupled with incentive rewards are the foundation to a strong wellness program.

Here’s to a healthier workforce.


Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders. Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points.


New Wellness Program Incentive Reward: Food Scale

imprinted kitchen saclesAustin, Texas:Wellness Incentives Plus has just introduced their newest wellness reminder gift– a stylish 2-piece kitchen food scale…fully customized with your logo and message.

These translucent scales measure ounces, pounds and milliliters. Scale tucks into tray for easy storage. Great for wellness programs,  dieting programs and health fairs.

Meets FDA Requirements. Complies with FDA.

Measures 4 1/2″ W x 6 1/2″ H x 3 1/2″ D

Comes in four stylish translucent color options:Blue, Pink, Green, Black

Available from WellnessIncentivesPlus.com


Complete Imprinted Wellness Incentive Gift or Reward

imprinted wellness reard from Wellness Incentives PlusAustin, Texas:   Wellness Incentives Plus has just introduced their newest wellness reward gift– a complete circuit wellness kit.

This exclusive kit includes:

1) pedometer with button battery and

2) water bottle

3) carrying kit with earphone outlet for MP3 playerside zipper pocket to hold keys, ID or iPod with Thermo lining and features sport breathable mesh.

It has been designed to wear over shoulder or wrapped around waist. Strap length 39″. 600D polyester/thermal lining.

It is also child-friendly and has a mercury-free battery.

Complies with CPSIA, Prop 65.  3.5″ L x 3″ W x 8.75″ H

Available at WellnessIncentivesPlus.com



Wellness Incentives: Custom Printed Exercise Bands

New One Piece Workout Bands

imprinted workout bands for wellness programsAustin, Texas: WellnessIncentivesPlus.com has just introduced their latest workout bands–complete with your custom imprint.

Our Workout Band is made of Silver Latex material and comes with recommended exercises printed on the ends, with your logo centered in the middle.

Perfect fitness tool for everyone, it folds up great for travel!

Perfect for any healthfair, fitness program or corporate wellness gift.

Click here for more information about these custom printed exercise bands.


Imprinted Personal Massager: Useful Wellness Incentive or Award

wholesale imprinted massagers from Wellness Incentives PlusAustin, Texas:  Wellness Incentives Plus has just introduced this clear, star-shaped massager that feels like a real hand.

A truly feel-good promotion. Includes a 1-color direct imprint for under $2.

Use this massager as rewards for reaching a wellness plateau — a low cost wellness reward.

Available from Wellness Incentives Plus and wellnessmarketingsolutions.com


Wellness Kit Includes Pedometer and Water Bottle

Austin, Texas:  This all-in-one wellness kit includes a pedometer with button battery and water bottle.

Some of the other features include:

  1. imprinted wellness gifts includes pedometer and sports bottleEarphone outlet for iPod or MP3 player.
  2. Side zipper pocket to hold keys, ID or iPod.
  3. Thermo lining, Features sport breathable mesh.
  4. Designed to wear over shoulder or wrapped around waist.
  5. BPA free bottle.
  6. 600 Denier polyester/thermal lining.
  7. Mercury free battery.

Priced about ten dollars with your custom logo, this kit is ideal for any wellness incentive program or wellness reward.

Available from Wellness Incentives Plus and wellnessmarketingsolutions.com


Multi Function Wellness Pedometer

Imprinted Wellness Pedometer

The perfect wellness item to use for your corporate wellness program,new gym memebership incentive or even to use as a medical tradeshow giveaway.A multi-function pedometer that features a calorie calculator, count up / down timer, step / distance counter, time, alarm, belt clip and stopwatch. Batteries included and installed. It measures 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″.

This item can be ordered in quantities as low as 25 pieces and starting at just over $8 each wholesale.

For more information go to www.wellnessmarketingsolutions.com or click on the picture to the left.