4 Great Workplaces for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted by Leslie Caccamese on December 09 2013

Leslie Caccamese By Leslie Caccamese

The cubicle jungle can feel like a jail for those who prefer to be communing with nature and getting their heart rates up. We've taken a look at Great Rated! companies and found 4 great places for those looking to get out or get active as a part of their workday.

1. Clif Bar

Employees at this producer of high-energy foods certainly are high energy themselves. Fortunately, their employer offers many opportunities for them to get and stay active, including the ability to work out in the onsite gym while on the clock! Clif Bar's onsite gym features some 35 classes and an indoor rock climbing wall.

2. Professional Placement Resources

The surf-side setting at PPR offers employees at this health care staffing firm, an easy respite from long days on the phone. Staff meetings have occasionally been conducted on the beach, sandcastle building contests and beach volleyball tournaments are featured fun events, and employees enjoy the flexibility to take mid-day workout breaks. The company also sponsors and/or pays for employees' entry fees for a variety of local walks, runs, and bike rides.

3. The Clymb

theClymb Employee PhotoThis Portland, Oregon, online marketplace for outdoor gear and adventure travel uses its base near the Cascade Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Columbia River to make sure employees indulge in their favorite recreational pursuits. Employees at The Clymb get together regularly in and out of work for yoga, meditation, rock climbing and mountain biking. Every day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm, employees gather, employees gather at the front of the office to do 2 to 4 minutes of ab-strengthening plans

4. ACUITY

ACUITY's fantastic campus provides employees with great opportunities to get moving and enjoy the outdoors. Employees are regularly found walking their indoor "mall path" or enjoying the extensive outdoor paths in good weather. A new community garden invites employees and their families to sign up for small plots to grow their own fresh food!

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