Working Well With Fitness, Yoga, And Wellness Tracking At The Office

Gym membership credits and health screenings are great ways to keep your workplace healthy. But wellness programs that come to your office, drag you out from your cube, and get you moving—or at least track whether you are moving—are better.

Fitness Training

What’s better for your staff fitness quotient than a service that comes to the office with a truck full of workout supplies and a certified trainer committed to pushing you—hard. GYMGUYZ (—whose Westchester-market owners have graced these very pages as Wunderkinds, might we add—does exactly that, and they’re doing it today for clients like Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Phelps Memorial Hospital. Get the GYMGUYZ van to your workplace for $10-$15 per person, depending on the size of
the group.

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The physical and mental payoffs of a yoga regimen have been well documented and need not be recited here (OK, refresher—the American Osteopathic Organization names cardio and circulatory health, as well as improved respiration, energy, and vitality, among the benefits). Two Westchester divisions of corporate yoga companies, YogaWorks in Irvington and Westchester Yoga & Tai Chi – Body & Brain in Scarsdale, partner with companies to bring yoga classes to workplaces.

Wellness Tracking

If you want to make a game out of it, Nuvita Corporate Wellness Solutions runs a 12-week Live Younger program, where co-workers work together—and compete—in an integrated program that comprises health coaching, technology, nutritional education. Everyone gets a customized fitness plan, and Nuvita makes it easy to track your cardio, diet, mobility, and education (online quizzes) with the MyNuvita online portal and a heart-rate monitor band. Convince your bosses to give a prize to the winner (whoever sticks most closely to his or her plan), or pool money and dole it out to the champ. 

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