Employees at Malone Do it Best Lumber in Greenville, Ky., don’t need to worry about getting a gym membership to stay healthy—they can use the gym at work.
A separate building on the property houses a room full of treadmills and weight machines.
“I used to work in the industry and owned and operated a fitness center,” store owner Paul Gabbard says. “Several years ago, I decided to use this building as a fitness center for our employees. I purchased pieces of equipment—used, but in good condition—and added to what I already had.” Now, the room is full of workout equipment his staff can use before or after work or during breaks. The store’s insurance policy covers employees who work out there.
“They can come over here and work out whenever it is convenient for them,” Gabbard says. “It helps them stay healthy, and it’s a nice benefit to be able to offer.”