Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be an overall goal in your life, and not a New Year’s resolution or sudden realisation only after you turn 40. Although it may seem like an expensive lifestyle due to the emergence of ridiculously priced superfoods, you can choose to engage in sports to enjoy the same health effects on your body! Your sports don’t necessarily have to be the boring few as well. Here are 5 fun activities you can try for maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
This game allows you to bump your stress away! Bubble soccer follows the same rules as normal soccer, which means you have to score a goal into the opponent’s goal post. The only difference is that you’ll be doing it while wearing a giant inflatable bubble! You can bump into other players to try to get the ball, and vice versa! Although it may sound daunting as it involves running into each other, the game is completely safe as the giant bubble covers your entire upper torso and provides a reliable layer that will cushion you from your falls. Furthermore, playing bubble soccer with your BFFs or even colleagues will guarantee you with an afternoon of laughs with the hilarious sight of them falling down in giant bubbles!
Laser tag is the closest you’ll ever get to your video game fantasies! Despite its similarity to paintball, laser tag is often preferred due to it being safer in nature. Laser tag uses no physical projectiles as players are eliminated when their infrared-sensitive vests are shot by the laser guns that use fire infrared beams. As the game requires you to be on your feet, it will do a great job of keeping you fit with the constant moving around! Laser tag certainly provides you a different experience from running on a treadmill in the gym.
Instead of guns, combat archery tag makes use of arrows. Players have to eliminate enemies with their arrows with the help of bunkers that they can take cover with! Similarly, combat archery tag will guarantee you a painless experience with the use of foam-tipped arrows that are disinfected and safety tested. Other than giving you your weekly dose of exercise, combat archery tag also helps you to understand your team players’ strengths and weaknesses while working on your coordination with each other!
Poolball, just like its name suggests, is a cross between pool and football. Being seven metres long, poolball is the longest pool table and smallest football field you’ll ever set foot on! Rather than a vigorous activity, poolball is more of a mind game that requires you to come up with clever strategies instead! Thus, poolball is perfect for everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. In fact, we believe the game can help you maintain a healthy and quick mind!
Have you ever aspired to be like those F1 drivers zooming down the lanes? If you’ve imagined how it would feel like to be inside one of those cars while experiencing the adrenaline pumping through your veins, Go-Kart is the activity for you! Go-Kart allows you to race up to 50km per hour in a racing machine against your friends on a competitive track. Do not worry if you don’t have any prior experience as Go-Karting will be as easy to pick up as a new sport!
For all these fun activities that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, do not hesitate to contact The Fun Empire to book a session now!
We would often hear of people wanting to build a great team or one that is able to work well together. While it may sound similar, they are actually two very different things that have different team building objectives. Leaders must first define the kind of team they want to build and move forward with team building activities. If you are not sure how to get started, here are 5 tips for team building in the workplace!
When it comes to forming a team, leaders must ensure that they communicate clear expectations to their members. From understanding the goals set to the goals being supported by the team. Team members will also need to understand how their efforts will contribute greatly to all projects and larger goals for the company. On the other hand, leaders will need to allocate time, discussion, and attention to the work produced by the team. Only then can the teamwork towards improving themselves and meeting expectations.
A common vision is especially important for team building. Not only that, but it is also one of the ways to ensure that a company is able to go far and succeed. Thus, you should spend a great amount of time visioning as a team. During this time, discuss what you want to create as well as the direction of where your company is headed. Ensure that all team members hold the same vision so you can progress together.
After setting goals and expectations, it is time for team members to work hard and achieve them. Give it a few weeks and call in for a meeting to review the progress together. With this, you can monitor how close you are to reaching your goals. Team members will also benefit from this reviewing session by providing positive and constructive feedback on each other.
One of the best ways for team members to bond is through team building activities. Team building games are also to teach them about passion, focus, and winning. There are plenty of team building games that are unique and fun which your team members will definitely benefit and enjoy. If you have got a sporty team, try bubble soccer and pool ball. Those who are adventurous can play archery tag, saber tag, or ninja tag. Remember that the games are meant to be for friendly competition and it should not convert into a serious competition.
It is easy for us to drown in the pile of work on a day-to-day basis. As such, taking occasional breaks from work is important for all team members as this can help to refresh their minds. What better way to take a break than with a celebration of achievements! Whether big or small, you should make time to celebrate. Reward your team members with gifts and this will motivate them to push harder and achieve greater heights in the future!
One important key to a high-performance team is to have team members gel well together and feel free to give out their opinions, all while listening to their leader. However, this isn’t as easy as you think it is. Getting your team to listen requires much effort, and one just can’t do it by force. Instead, you gotta earn that respect and let your team members listen to you naturally! Here are 6 tips on how to get your team to listen.
Ironically, to get your team members to listen to you, you need to listen to them first. When one of your teammates are talking, don’t interrupt and rush to tell them how your opinion is better than theirs. Instead, show them the courtesy of hearing what they wish to say. Even if you do not agree with it, simply show them respect by nodding and listening first before disagreeing. By listening to what your team members have to say, you’re encouraging two-way communication. This will earn their respect, and at the same time, allow them to be open to you and listen when you are the one speaking.
When one of your team members give a great idea, you don’t want to be like those bosses that pass off their employees’ work as their own and conveniently take credit for it. Giving credit where it’s due is not only the right thing to do but puts you in a positive light. Your team members will also learn to give you due respect and hence listen to your opinions in the future.
Would you trust a leader who gets by every day without having a vision? Chances are, you wouldn’t. Likewise, to gain your teammates’ trust, you need to show them that you are goal-oriented. This can be done so easily during work. For example, you should always be prepared for meetings, and make it a point to brief everyone in detail so everyone knows what they are working towards. By showing people that you have a plan and are not just blindly following, you will then become a true leader and your teammates will thus listen to you naturally.
Instead of maintaining a strictly work relationship, you should learn to care for your staff. For example, when they are on MC, instead of interrogating them and reminding them about deadlines, you should show concern for their health. You need to remember that your staff are humans too and experience the same stress and pressure you do. If you’re there to show concern and tide them through difficulties, you will then be rewarded with a loyal employee who listens to your opinions and advice.
There’s no easier way to make your employees happy. Humans are reciprocating creatures, when we put in effort into something, we subconsciously expect something in return. This might not even have to be a gift, it can be a team dinner, or even a simple “Thank You” would do the job! This will make your employees feel appreciated, and in return, feel motivated to do more for you and the company.
If you want your team members to listen to you, the most important step is to build rapport with them. This is where team building activities come into play! You should incorporate new team building trends into your team building sessions to help you bond with your team. Examples of such trends are exciting games that include bubble soccer, laser tag, archery tag, saber tag, ninja tag, poolball or saberFit and the list goes on!
Book your team building session with such games with The Fun Empire now!