The Best Virtual Holiday Activities for Employees

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With the holiday season sneaking up on us, it’s time to start thinking about fun and unique holiday party ideas… that your employees will actually want to attend! With many teams continuing the remote or hybrid work approach, it is important your employees still get to celebrate the holidays!

More employees are working remotely, and companies are hiring new employees globally. So how can you celebrate the season together? Don’t let your remote employees’ experience fall short with your company because of the distance! Enhance their experience with virtual holiday activities. We have outlined the top 5 best classes to help your team celebrate.

Virtual activities are the best solution to these problems! Whether your staff is based locally or remotely, you can plan festive events with ease. Here are our top five suggestions for virtual holiday activities. We know you’ll love them just as much as we do!

1) Holiday Stress Reduction Class:

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Shopping, family gatherings, and travel are all prevalent in December. The Christmas season can be quite stressful, especially for those who are juggling work and family obligations. All of these tasks can get overwhelming. That’s why we created this class! This class has been created to help employees combat holiday stressors in the most productive way possible!

Our holiday stress-reduction course outlines how to become a self-care pro (YES, there is more to self care than bubble baths and face masks!). It’s one of the best team-building activities for a virtual holiday party. Your employees will return from the holidays rested, reenergized, and prepared to work.

In one study, more than 75% of workers reported experiencing workplace burnout. Workplace burnout is a state of mental and emotional exhaustion that causes a loss of motivation. Respondents claimed that burnout has an impact on both their personal and professional lives. Help combat the rising numbers of workplace burnout and help your employees and your company.

Don’t let your workplace add to these statistics of burnout. Support your employees, especially when stress levels are high.

Give your employees the best gift of all… Give your employees the gift of stress reduction!

2) Virtual Mindfulness or Meditation Class:

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Mindfulness and meditation have proven advantages. Research has found that those who meditate benefit physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Mindfulness meditation has shown promising benefits in these essential areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Psoriasis
  • Fibromyalgia

Employees who engage in  mindful meditation are more inclined to demonstrate:

  • Stronger stress response
  • Higher resilience
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved focus and attention span
  • Innovative thinking
  • Better mood and outlook

Who would not love to experience all of those benefits? It sounds amazing to me! One of the greatest virtual holiday activities for workers is Twello’s Mindfulness 101 class. This is the perfect class for beginners. It will describe the distinction between mindfulness and meditation and the best ways to apply these practices to your everyday life! Don’t worry, there are no crystals or candles. We have been in the corporate world and that is why all of our content is geared directly toward employees.  Send your employees into the holiday season confident you gave them the best gift… Stress management tools!

3) Virtual Chair Yoga or Mat Yoga Sessions:

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Yoga is a fantastic approach to boosting well-being! It’s an exercise that your entire team will enjoy because it’s user-friendly for beginners. The following are a few well-known advantages of yoga:

  • Increased energy and motivation
  • Mental clarity
  • Stress relief
  • Cardio health
  • Protection from injury
  • Increased stamina
  • Increased concentration and focus
  • Building positive coping habits
  • Weight reduction

Employees who work in a busy workplace should take particular note of this. Hours of sitting and the stress of the typical office environment can be detrimental to one’s physical and emotional well-being. Giving employees access to mat yoga courses lowers stress and boosts workplace happiness. Besides, who wouldn’t love to be one step closer to finally touching their toes again?

An alternative to mat yoga classes is chair yoga! We all know the feeling of your back being unbearably sore from those uncomfortable office chairs! That’s exactly why we created chair yoga. Providing employees with an incredible stretch without having to leave their chairs provides the body with a reset and motivation for the rest of the day. Employees will be able to implement these stretches in their everyday lives between answering those lengthy emails or extensive meetings!

It’s one of the top virtual holiday activities that can be done. All you need is a chair and the will to try it! No matter where your employees are located, you may book a chair yoga lesson for all of your staff.

4) Mindfulness for Creativity Class:

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Whatever your line of work, you want workers that are creative. Employees with a high level of creativity are more likely to come up with new approaches to solve issues. They’ll create improved processes for managing consumers and stress.

The good news is that everyone has creative potential! Sometimes all that is required to develop a skill is nurturing that part of the brain. It should also be a top priority because creative employees are among your company’s most valuable assets. Creativity is a type of thinking that can be taught to your employees. That’s exactly where we come in! Using mindfulness tactics, our highly trained facilitators will teach your employees the tools they need to foster creativity.

You may plan sessions for your virtual team on topics like mindfulness that can increase creativity. It’s a positive and uplifting class that emphasizes team building and developing creative processes. It’s the ideal mix, with a little meditation thrown in.

5) Fun Fitness Classes:

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Does your team enjoy working out? The answer is most likely “no.” Well, Twello has made physical activity fun! I know, you probably don’t believe me. It is a BIG statement to say it is fun but Break a Sweat Boot Camp allows you to move your body while giving your brain a break. Everyone can take part, regardless of their fitness level.

With a mixture of positive benefits for your body and mind, your team will be left feeling more energized and ready to take on new challenges. This virtual class is the perfect fit to send your employees into the holiday season with!

Studies have found that including a fitness facility in the workplace can have amazing perks. It can increase output, morale, and team cohesion. Additionally, it will lead to healthier workers, which will improve business! Having the facility so close to work makes it easier for employees to pop in for a quick 15-30 minute workout at lunch or after work!

I know what you’re thinking… A fitness facility is a huge cost that just isn’t in the company budget right now. Well good news, Twello’s fitness classes are a great lower-cost alternative. Plus, we take care of all the planning so you can sit back and relax… Until you get to break a sweat with us! 

Bring your team closer together by laughing, sweating, and having fun with these low- to no-impact workouts!

Benefits of Virtual Team Activities

Happy, healthy employees mean a better company culture and higher production- and who would not want this? It is a win-win situation! According to Glassdoor, wellness programs are some of the most in-demand work perks. These virtual wellness classes are a selling point for new employee recruits as well as a star for employee retention.

What are just a few of the benefits of providing these perks for your virtual or in-person team?

  • Provide a better work-life balance
  • Motivate and encourage employees to improve well-being
  • Attract new talent
  • Build workplace morale and social bonds
  • Retain top-performing employees
  • Reduce absenteeism and sick days
  • Provide a better work-life balance

The advantages of making an investment in the wellbeing of your workforce are countless. This is a wonderful way to spend the holidays together even if you live far apart.

Bring Holiday Spirit to Your Virtual Team!

Close out the year with a bang! Any of the 5 classes we covered is the perfect way to show your employees how thankful you are for them. Looking for a few more class options? Twello has a class catalog of over 20 different virtual classes including mindfulness, fitness, and nutrition. Our virtual wellness classes are easy and quick to schedule. You can even plan a year’s worth of programs in 10 minutes! Does it really get better than that?

Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit with virtual activities for your team? Explore our catalog and get a quote today! Does the holiday season stress you out? You’re not alone! That’s exactly why we made the perfect guide for you. Check out the Top 5 Corporate Wellness Classes for Holiday Stress.

Questions about pricing, class recommendations, or availability? Thats what we’re here for!