How many in-house counsel can benefit from a nearby corporate health center?

Over a decade ago I worked for Merck’s law department as an employee and I took full advantage of the headquarters’ wonderful health center. Since then, other law departments I have consulted to have had available for their attorneys workout centers onsite. So, when I read about the law department of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in the Recorder, March 30, 2007, I noted approvingly a comment by its general counsel, Mark LeHocky: “I tried, and am moderately successful, in getting out to exercise most days, which is good for mental as well as physical health.”

He does not say that he uses a facility run by Dreyer’s but he certainly advocates mens sana in corpora sano. So should all general counsel. No data has come to my attention about how many corporate gyms are available to lawyers, but the benefits of them for law departments are manifest.

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