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Physical Activity Opportunities at Work

Gold Standard  Employer: RTI International

Physical Activity Opportunities at Work

RTI International has created a work environment that demonstrates to staff the value of physical activity, not only at work, but in everyday life. The main campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home to a softball field, basketball court, disk-golf course, an onsite fitness center, as well as a 1 .67 mile trail around the perimeter of campus. The trail allows RTI employees to step away from their offices for a walk, helping them to stay healthy while gaining the added benefit of increasing their productivity. Daily basketball games take place on the onsite court and newcomers are always welcome to take part, and in the late afternoons during softball season, teams gather to practice on the field in the middle of campus. The parking garages at RTI also offer bike only parking and bike racks for those who choose to commute to work.

To further facilitate and encourage employees and their families to participate in recreational and fitness sports, RTI created a Recreation and Physical Activities Group. The list of activities is extensive and, in addition to the on-campus sports, includes bowling, cycling, golf, racquetball, soccer, squash, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Numerous staff and their families enjoy and benefit from participating in these activities throughout the year.