The benefits of working at forklift maker Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing include good pay, rewarding work, and ... six-pack abs? The Columbus, Ind.-based forklift vendor recently opened a fitness and health facility at its North American corporate headquarters as a way to boost productivity and employee wellness.
Managed by wellness company Optum, the complex includes a fitness center featuring basketball courts, a yoga room, free weights, workout machines, and an indoor track. For those seeking alternative pastimes, there's a rec room room with a pool table, a pingpong table, multiple TVs, a shuffleboard table, and a videogame console. Open to both Toyota associates and their families, the complex also boasts a medical center and pharmacy, managed by Cerner.
Known to locals as T+Rex, short for Toyota Recreational Complex, the facility had its official opening last month. At the event, Toyota officials launched the T+Rex Fitness Challenge, an eight-week competition for associates that encourages participants to earn points based on weekly activities. The top three point-earners will be recognized at an event in May.