Mar 5, 2021

Climbing, Cycling, and Cooking: A Massive Wellness Month

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Every year, Massive colleagues come together for our Wellness Month, where they can try out different activities linked to health and wellness. This year, we kept up with the tradition but due to us not being able to meet in person, Massive decided to bring the Wellness Month online – including a wellness challenge, weekly themes, and a streamed cook-along with one of Sweden’s most famous chefs.

Hiking, cycling, and cooking: this year’s edition of the Massive Wellness Month included a variety of different activities to promote wellness and inspire our colleagues. Usually, the Wellness Month is a physical event, but due to the current situation, the concept had to be revamped this year with social distancing in mind.

“The overall goal of the Wellness Month 2021 was to inspire people to participate in any way possible, and to experience some team spirit despite us not being physically together to do the activities,” says Magdalena Schultze, HR Director at Massive.

So, instead of physical meetups and hands-on activities, the Wellness Month went digital with the introduction of a challenge app where colleagues could divide into teams and compete against each other.

Every little bit counts

“The fun part about the app is that it doesn’t matter what type of activity you do – whether it’s running, going to the gym, playing football, or walking the dog – every little bit counts,” explains Karolina Lundin, CSR and Communications Specialist and one of the people involved in the Wellness Month.

“I think it’s important – especially now – to show that wellness is not just hardcore workouts. It’s also all the little things that we do in our everyday life that contributes to our health and general well-being.”

Ebba Dalqvist, User Researcher at Massive, was one of the people who took part in the Wellness Month. She’s an avid climber, but she says that the challenge and different activities inspired her to try to be active every day and take more walks than usual.

I think it’s important – especially now – to show that wellness is not just hardcore workouts. It’s also all the little things that we do in our everyday life that contributes to our health and general well-being.

“I’m quite a competitive person so a friendly challenge like this was super fun for me! I enjoyed trying to get the most points in my team, and though I never reached the most points at Massive in total, I found it very inspiring to see the people in the top three,” she explains.

“To me, physical and mental health is really important, so I think Wellness Month is a great way to inspire people to be more active and to try new activities.”

A very special cook-along

Each week of February also had a theme, with different colleagues sharing tips and tricks in our open Teams channel on the different subjects like hiking and cycling.

During the food-themed week, Massive brought in a very special guest: famous Swedish chef Tareq Taylor, for an inspirational (and exclusive) live streamed cook-along.

“We were so happy to have Tareq join us! Together, we made zucchini pancakes and Panzanella salad from scratch, and it was really nice to spend some time together apart,” says Karolina.

Wellness Month in numbers

During the Wellness Month, Massive employees:
  • Racked up 115 778 minutes of exercise
  • Did 2471 different workouts
  • Covered a distance of 7463 kilometers
Next year, we’re aiming even higher!

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