Alternative Energy

  1. Health Bonus
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    Health Bonus

    At Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S., employees can earn a $1,500 fitness bonus by completing health screenings, exercising at least three days per week, and working toward or maintaining a healthy weight. To help them achieve these goals, Chesapeake’s Oklahoma City headquarters offers a state-of-the-art fitness oasis, a garden with 65 plots for growing produce, and four restaurants with healthy meals for as little as $2 each. The focus on feeling and looking good extends beyond calories: An on-site health center provides primary and urgent care. The fitness center also offers $10 manicures and pedicures and $35 spray tanning.

  2. Fitness Center
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    Fitness Center

    The 72,000-square-foot, subsidized health club costs workers $10 per month for individuals and $25 for families. Amenities include Pilates reformer machines and a hot yoga pavilion in the garden. Spinning, yoga, Pilates, turbokick, abs, and Zumba are popular class choices.

  3. Rec Leagues
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    Rec Leagues

    Employees can join a variety of sports leagues and tournaments. The rowing league on the Oklahoma River is so popular that it’s offered year-round. Not into sweating during lunch? The “Lunch and Learn” educational series offers wellness instruction.

  4. Pool
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    Pool

    Scuba diving certification is one of the many classes available at the aquatic center. The fitness center also arranges scuba diving trips.

  5. Rock Climbing
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    Rock Climbing

    Beyond traditional exercise classes, offerings include archery, skydiving, flying lessons, fencing, boot camp, karate, sailing, kayaking, and meditation. There are more than 70 weekly exercise offerings.

  6. Arcade
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    Arcade

    An arcade has video games geared toward—wait for it—fitness, health, and wellness. The company’s arcade isn’t for couch potatoes.

  7. Cafeteria
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    Cafeteria

    Chefs prepare healthy meals at the restaurants, including grilled meats, fish, hot plates, sandwiches, panini, soups, and salads. At one restaurant, employees can order takeout via a touch-screen menu. Chefs offer Food 101 classes where they teach employees how to cook a variety of meals.

  8. Theater
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    Theater

    The Blue Room movie theater shoes free movies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for employees and guests.