Taking breaks with your co-workers might mean coffee and snacks. But you can get a new workplace buddy who can whip you into shape during breaks without any pain for the gain.
You know it’s difficult to get employees to go to the gym or even attend on-site programs. But now your co-workers can stay in their cubicle or workstation comfort zones and still get fit.
According to martial arts experts Phil and Liz Weaver, their new computer-based workplace wellness/fitness program for companies, Break Pal, is different. Unlike other programs, the movements are patterned after programs in Japan and are based on kung fu, kaizan, qi gong (chi kung), and yoga.
The exercises are designed to motivate employees to exercise in 3-minute to 15-minute break-sized “micro workouts” because they won’t be sore or stiff when they are done. There are even entry-level workouts for high-risk or obese employees.
And they are all designed to be done in the space of the average cubicle—some can even be done sitting at a desk.
The computer software runs on company servers and has social media inspired “pop-up” exercise hints that run throughout the day to further motivate employees.