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FLOW committed to employee health and wellness

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Kurt Dunn leads FLOW employees in a 'retro' theme aerobics demonstration session.
Stephen Price, Managing Director at FLOW Jamaica cuts the ribbon to the new FLOW Flex Gym. Looking on (L-R)are Mauleen Haynes, Employee Relations Manager, Kecia Taylor, FLOW Legal Counsel and a member of the gym management committee and Craig Reynolds an employee of FLOW and regular gym user.
Nickeshia Rankin, a flow employee uses one of the multipurpose machines in the FLOW Flex gym wih the help gym manager Kurt Dunn
Althia Mcpherson ,proprietor of Thia's Juice Bar serves delicious fruit smoothies to FLOW Managers( L-R) Pete Smith, Dwight Williams, Kecia Taylor and Carlo Redwood during the official opening ceremony of the new FLOW Flex gym.
Manager of the new FLOW Flex Gym, Kurt Dunn gives Managing Director Stephen Price tips on upper body exercises in the new facility.

The newly installed state-of-the-art fitness facility at the corporate offices of FLOW is a measure of the telecommunications company's commitment to its staff welfare, making it evident that health and wellness is a top priority.

On September 1, FLOW's managing director, Stephen Price, cut the ribbon to the new multimillion-dollar FLOW Flex Gym, located at the FLOW complex on Carlton Crescent, St Andrew.

Complete with more than 40 equipment points, the brand-new facility also boasts an aerobics room with further development plans to install an artificial futsal court and a juice-bar where employees will be able to access healthy treats throughout the workday. Plans are also under way to expand the offerings of the facility to include other forms of recreation.

Mauleen Haynes, FLOW's employee relations manager, explained that the new facility is one of many milestones set by the company as it seeks to promote health and wellness as a critical component of its corporate culture.

Led by a team of like-minded employee volunteers, FLOW has established a multifaceted Health and Wellness programme that incorporates regular check-ups done by the company's registered nurses for both employees in office and technicians in the field, counselling services, internal sporting competitions, and fitness challenges, as well as a monthly email series that equips employees with regular tips on how to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being. So far, Haynes says the programme is reaping results.

FLOW has also invested in a highly reputable fitness coach to help its employees achieve their physical goals. Kirk Dunn, more popularly known by his Body by Kurt fitness regime, is currently engaged as the gym manager at FLOW.

The new FLOW Flex Gym is open 24 hours and is accessible free of cost to FLOW employees.