What does it mean to be well?
Wellness at New Belgium is very important to our culture as it allows us "to operate a profitable company which makes our love and talent manifest.” We know happier people are more productive coworkers. We also know that to be happy, one must feel well physically and emotionally. Therefore, we place great value on wellness.
It is so important, in fact, that we formed a wellness committee comprised of coworkers with varied backgrounds and departments. The wellness committee meets once per month and helps coworkers pay for activities such as use of a gym, community races, wellness seminars, weight management, meditation, yoga, and smoking cessation programs, and even helps supplement the cost of these activities as well. Since this is such a passionate and empowered group, the New Belgium family reaps numerous rewards from their work.
The Almighty Bicycle: It is so prevalent in our culture that it is nearly impossible to avoid. In addition to giving each employee a bicycle on their one-year anniversary, we made sure the Brewery was built close to the town center so that coworkers could ride their bikes to work and enjoy the elation from doing so. In reality, though, some folks live in the foothills or other places too far to bike. For those cases, we have a stash of loaner bicycles that can be taken on a lunch-time ride or used to run errands. The bicycle keeps us healthy, makes our souls happy, and the miles per gallon are 8!
Healthy Eating: Our community kitchen is a great place to cook up a healthy meal from scratch, and you may want to include a few berries you picked just outside the door.
Seven All: When bare feet are in season (and even sometimes when they are not), the sand volleyball court is in full bloom each and every Thursday night!
Fitness: In addition to an on-site fitness area, we have discounted gym memberships and a number of shared passes to a local fitness club which can be used by all coworkers.
Non-Traditional Benefits: NBB provides non-traditional employee benefits such as coverage for 12 acupuncture visits per year which sprung from a meeting open to all employees on their thoughts regarding our healthcare plan.