Why work-life wellness can save the workforce as we know it

Gympass surveyed 9,000 employees worldwide so leaders can better support employees everywhere. These insights were compiled into The State of Work-Life Wellness Report which serves as a starting point for uncovering and improving upon workplace wellbeing truths. Get the report now

 With the amount of time that people spend at work, isn’t it worthwhile to assess how this setting impacts broader life and wellbeing? We’ve gathered insights from thousands of employees, and found that: 


  • 33 per cent of respondents are not happy in their job (twice as many employees in large businesses are unhappy in their job)

  • 30 per cent don’t believe their work allows them to take time for their wellbeing

  • 45 per cent don’t think their employer demonstrates they care about their wellbeing (higher in larger businesses compared to small and medium sized businesses)

  • 78 per cent believe their wellbeing is just as important as their salary

  • 70 per cent would consider leaving a company that doesn’t focus on employee wellbeing

  • 57 per cent said their wellbeing was less than good (larger businesses had more people saying their wellbeing was poor or worse)

  • This presents a critical time for HR leaders to bridge their organisations’ work-life wellness gap.

    Key Takeaways:


    • We’ve entered a new health economy with an increased emphasis on personal wellbeing

    • Workplace priorities are shifting to factor in the way employers take care of their employees

    • Companies who act sooner than later can set themselves apart


    • By now, fitness has reached nearly all corners of the consumer landscape

    • There is an undeniable mind-body connection that makes fitness a critical tool in mental health & overall wellbeing 

    • People inherently test and optimize until they find what works for them in fitness, and employers should look to support their employees in this process


    • There’s a gap between the demand for mental health services and their current availability

    • People want to improve their mental health, but they need easy and tangible ways to do it

    • Employers can be a strong influence on the emotional resiliency of their workforce

    Click here to download the full report