Each month at South Motors Automotive Group in Miami, employees focus on a different aspect of their health.
Depending on the time of year, the dealership group's 1,200 staff members could be participating in voluntary wellness programs that target cardiovascular health, stress relief, diabetes, eating disorders or a gamut of other activities designed to improve their overall well-being.
"It makes a difference to them and has made a difference in their lives," said South Motors CEO Jonathan Chariff.
The group has 10 rooftops in South Florida and retails six brands — BMW, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mini and Volkswagen. It sold about 20,000 new and used vehicles in 2019.
One of the group's most popular wellness programs is a diet challenge in which individuals and teams compete to lose weight. As part of the incentive, South Motors gives out about $30,000 to winning participants throughout the entire company each year. The largest prize awarded to an individual was $3,500, Chariff said.
"Everybody has an opportunity to truly participate and, at the same time, work on their health," he explained.