Exercise is a fantastic way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. There are so many health benefits of regular exercise regardless of your age, gender or physical ability. Encourage employees to get active with onsite fitness classes.
Exercise improves mental performance, self-confidence, overall mood, weight control, boosts energy, disease control and better sleep; relieves stress, promotes a better range of motion in the joints and can be social. All of these factors contribute to a happier, healthier and more productive employee.
Yoga is a fantastic way to get rid of stress. Giving you a chance to unwind, breathe and just relax even though the physical practice is challenging.
What is yoga?
The word yoga means to yoke, to bind or join the mind and body. To become one with yourself. Yoga can teach us many things; one of the most important is to breathe. Without breath there is no life! Many people do not breathe properly due to stress; this causes more stress and anxiety leading to conditions like panic attacks, muscle tension and stress related diseases.
In yoga you use your own body weight so it is safe for most people. It is fantastic for toning, fitness, building strength, confidence as well as re-aligning the body. Many people sit behind a desk or computers and don’t move about much.
For the time that you are in class you are so focused on the postures, your alignment and breathing that you forget about the world around you and all that matters at that time is you!
Yoga is not a religion; it is the connection and understanding between the body and mind through a focus on breath and movement.
Our body’s joints are like door hinges if they are not used often or poorly looked after they will rust and fall apart.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a type of exercise that seeks to develop core strength and stability, not bulk muscle. Much like yoga it helps the body to move in the most efficient way possible. It is achieved by using the Six Pilates Principles: Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration. These are designed to improve physical strength, posture, flexibility and enhance mental awareness.