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.
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.
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.
Scuba diving certification is one of the many classes available at the aquatic center. The fitness center also arranges scuba diving trips.
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.
An arcade has video games geared toward—wait for it—fitness, health, and wellness. The company’s arcade isn’t for couch potatoes.
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.
The Blue Room movie theater shoes free movies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for employees and guests.