“We have a very good atmosphere for sports nowadays throughout Kohler China,” said Meihuan Ouyang, process engineering director. “We have organized a lot of different activities to improve our health, including a Kohler Family Run hosted in different cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.”
Associates and their families gather often to participate in a variety of fitness events, including an annual 50-kilometer walk, organized by the local government. This year more than 50 associates gathered for the third annual event, which was held in a chilly drizzle.
The Foshan team was undaunted. Walking in groups according to speed, they snapped photos to capture memories and cheered each other to continue. Nearly every associate who participated completed the long-haul walk in less than eight hours.
But it’s much more than just walking, explained Zongjian Zhou, casting production supervisor, “We not only walk, but also participate in other exercises like running, badminton and other activities.” No matter the sport, the Foshan team bonds over a shared passion for community and well-being.
“We exercise together because it creates better teamwork,” said Hua Zhang, product support supervisor. “And it has improved our health a lot. It has changed our body composition and our mental well-being completely.”