1. CONGRATS ON COMPLETING ANOTHER FEARLESS FITNESS WORKOUT!!
Wanted to thank you ALL for coming out last week for our June workout. The workout was TOUGH – but you pulled through with lots of energy, strength, and smiles. If you have any feedback to share from the class feel free to send it my way. Keep up the great work so when we meet in July you’ll be ready to “BRING IT!” 🙂
Other Lululemon Athletica GRANT AVE Store Events this week:
*** Join lululemon rockstars Jessica Iyer and Clay Turk for Run Club Thursday nights at 6pm. Beautiful 5K and 10K routes around the city with a great group!
*** Sunday Morning YOGA! Please join us in our store at 9:30am for a complimentary yoga class! Sean Haleen is an Anusara-Inspired yoga instructor and has recently relocated to San Francisco from Vancouver, BC. Sean’s classes are playful and light, yet challenging and introspective. Sean invites all abilities, ages, etc., to his class so don’t be shy! We have extra mats!
*** Are you a fan of lululemon grant avenue on facebook? Check out their PAGE for more upcoming events and exciting updates.
2. FEARLESS FITNESS TIP OF THE WEEK: Working World Workout Tips.
Do you work through your lunch break? Eat at your desk? Loose focus during mid-morning appointments? Yawn through afternoon meetings? Suffer from lower back pain, stiff muscles, and achiness? These days everyone is working more hours and the “no time to exercise” is the daily expected excuse. Skipping workouts in an attempt to be as productive as possible might sound like a good idea…. but adding in some office activity could IMPROVE your productivity. With a little bit of creativity, there are ways to fit MORE activity into your working days. Want to up your energy, work productivity, prevent injuries, and feel better at the end of the day? SOUNDS GREAT to me! Here are a few tips to help you plan ahead and work workouts into your working world.
- TAKE THE STAIRS TAKE THE STAIRS TAKE THE STAIRS!
- Go for a walk…in the office. Hand-deliver that report or discuss an issue in person instead of via email.
- Wear comfortable shoes to work (or even WALK to/from) work if you can. Keep a pair of dress shoes with you or in the office and put them on only when necessary.
- Fill your water bottle. Drink it and replenish it often. (This might result in a few extra trips to the bathroom, but that’s okay!). Take the long way to the water cooler.
- Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair. This will strengthen your abs and back and you’ll work on your posture without even trying.
- Set an alarm to go off every hour to remind you to stand up and move around. Even if you just swing your arms or take a deep breath, you’ll feel more alert.
- Use the restroom on another floor and take the stairs
- Use a pedometer and keep track of how many steps you take. Aim for 6,000 to 10,000 steps a day.
- Deliver documents or messages to co-workers in person rather than by email
- Eat your lunch AWAY from your desk. Walk to lunch or go to a nearby park. Enjoy a longer route back to the office when your done.
- Get a headset for your phone so you can move around while you talk.
- Socialize and exercise. Grab a co-worker and walk around the block. You’ll be surprised by how many people will want to join you. Raining? TAKE THE STAIRS TAKE THE STAIRS TAKE THE STAIRS!
All it takes is a little creativity. Remember, any movement is better than none, so don’t feel like you have to do sprints all day long. Adding short bouts of exercise throughout the day will help you burn more calories and will also reduce stress so you can easily smile at your boss when she piles more work on you.
Take charge and encourage your office to become more FITNESS FRIENDLY. Your boss may not have considered how much more productive employees would be with a little exercise. If you can, respectfully request your boss to:
- Work with local gyms to provide membership discounts for employees
- Work with local personal trainers to provide monthly seminars or free body fat testing for employees (Some trainers will even do this for free).
- Set up daily or weekly walks during lunch or after work
- Ask your boss for extra breaks during the day to take quick walks
- Be active and inspire others to take their own health more seriously.
What if your boss could care LESS about fitness? TAKE CHARGE! You can do a lot to get others involved in working out. Plan lunches with other co-workers and brainstorm ways to fit more exercise into your working days. Get a group together and join a local gym ( see if they’ll give you a corporate discount). Hire a personal trainer to come and work with you and your co-workers during lunch (many trainers also offer great group discounts!). You want to be more fit and healthy?! Make a DIFFERENCE and advocate a healthier workplace. YOU CAN inspire others and help bring FITNESS into your office!
3. FEARLESS FITNESS CHALLENGE of the week: TAKE THE STAIRS!
WE ARE MADE TO MOVE – not sit at a desk 12 hours a day. This week I challenge you to MAKE time for activity. Start by TAKING THE STAIRS all week this week. Work on the 30th floor? Wear comfortable shoes and get stepping! Hope you feel your energy level rise with every step. Let me know how it goes as you work your way up the floors this week!
As always, THANK YOU for being an amazing Fearless Family. In the meantime, if you have any comments and questions – feel free to email me.
Thanks again for everything! I hope to see you soon 🙂