Get Moving! Make Your Next Event Health Conscious

June 8, 2017

When planning your event you consider all the little details and how they may impact your attendees. As summer approaches take the time to consider what health benefits you provide at your events.

Taking pride in your health and well being has become more popular than ever. By doing your best to provide a healthy and active experience at your event you show your guests how much you care about them and their interests.

1. Health Conscious Catering

Providing vegetarian and vegan dishes on your menu at events is becoming more popular. Many people have transitioned to this style of eating, yet they struggle to find menu items that suit their dietary choices. By offering these options you are being considerate of your whole audience and perhaps encourage other guests to explore a new menu choice.

Giving your guests a selection of food choices ensures that you can offer healthy options. Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you could also provide smaller meals throughout the day rather than one large meal. This will help your guests refuel whilst avoiding lethargy.

2. Get Your Attendees Moving!

With the use of wearable technology, activity levels have become more engrained into our daily lives than ever before. Thinking of new ways to integrate fitness into your event is a natural progression in improving attendee experience.

One way to get your guests up and moving around is by having an active session, you might incorporate this into your event icebreakers or team building activities. Scavenger hunts can also be a fun way to get everyone involved at smaller events.

Optional fitness experiences throughout the event may work well for larger groups. Use your event app to announce a 5k fun run, a sunrise yoga session near your venue, or perhaps a dance session in the evening. All of these are great ways to mix fitness into your event and to encourage networking.

3. Utilise Your Event App with Gamification

Finding creative ways to immerse your attendees with the experience of your event is always a challenge for event managers. Event apps with gamification could provide your event with endless possibilities in terms of attendee experience.

One way to integrate gamification, while also targeting health and wellness, is to encourage activity to earn points on a live-display leader board. Many attendees have their own wearable pedometer that can connect to your event app or a digital leader board. Allow your guests to track steps and challenge other guests to get moving!

You could give away a branded pedometer to your guests as a welcome gift, encouraging all attendees to track their steps during the event and also providing an innovative sponsorship opportunity. Award prizes to the top steppers and host challenges throughout the day to encourage engagement.

Overall...

Everyone who goes to an event is trying to soak in as much of the experience as possible, but that doesn’t mean health and fitness has to fluctuate. As the planner, making health of your guests should be a top priority, In the long run your guests will recognize this effort and get the most out of the experience!