OUR TAKE: Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business

OUR TAKE: Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business

I recently read an article published by Real Business based in the UK. The article was titled “Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business” and I wanted to add my thoughts to it as I believe it perfectly parallels to what Fitneff is all about.

Real Business starts off the article by highlighting a study by AJ Products, this study revealed that, “over 40% of people think that their current work environment has a negative impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing – as well as being detrimental to their productivity.” If this number seems concerning to you – that’s because it is. Almost half of all employees believe their job is damaging to their overall health.

January 30, 2020 — Kate Spenst
How to Get the Minimalist Active Office of Your Dreams

How to Get the Minimalist Active Office of Your Dreams

Scrolling through Pinterest, we are flooded with images of minimalist workspaces with traditional desk and desk pairings. But most are just the standard desk and chair – where are the active minimalist workspaces? So, we scrolled through several pages of Google images of minimalist setups to dissect and pinpoint what it takes to replicate that same minimalist aesthetic but suit an active workspace.  
January 23, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

Ah new year, new decade, same ol’ you with new ambitions. As quick as we are making these resolutions, nearly half of us break them by February and only a slim 8% commit to their resolutions fully. We are running down the list of top 4 popular new year resolutions, why they are so easy to break and what we can do to stick to them!
January 09, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
2020: Year of Clarity

2020: Year of Clarity

Happy New Year! Do you get it? Clarity like crisp, flawless 20/20 vision. It is a new year, a new decade, and it is still the same you, just with renewed focus for a goal! Part of achieving a set goal is outlining a plan, committing to small changes, and setting a timeline. We like to follow the SMART format for easy to follow goals that make them real and get done.  The Fitneff team each shared their own resolutions they are chipping away during 2020.

January 02, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
Remembering Fitneff Co-Founder - Devon Bolton

Remembering Fitneff Co-Founder - Devon Bolton

The Fitneff story began when Devon Bolton, Laurel Walzak, and Ron Bettin met during Queen’s University Executive MBA Program.  On this intense educational experience, we had a chance to meet some exceptional people, and Devon stood out with his passion and intensity. One evening over beers, the idea of designing a treadmill desk came to fruition, and the WalkTop was born; before we even graduated, Fitneff was formed.
December 24, 2019 — Ron Betttin
A Letter from Ron Bettin, President and CEO of Fitneff

A Letter from Ron Bettin, President and CEO of Fitneff

As the end of the year approaches, I have the time to reflect on the many things that I am grateful for, and I want to take the time to thank you, our customers, for your support in our mission to integrate movement into everyday life. 
December 19, 2019 — ANITA HSIEH
These 5 Low-Cost Activities Will Get You Moving this Festive Season

These 5 Low-Cost Activities Will Get You Moving this Festive Season

Don’t let winter be synonymous with hibernating and being cooped up indoors. There are many cheap and cheerful ways to embrace the cooler temperatures outdoors without spending a lot of money. Just layer and bundle up for the elements, once you start moving, you’ll even want to take off layers.

December 12, 2019 — ANITA HSIEH
Dear Santa: A Fitneff Gift Guide

Dear Santa: A Fitneff Gift Guide

We are leaving our offices these days seeing streets and stores decorated with dazzling light displays that remind us that Christmas is just around the corner (is it us or did American Thanksgiving seems much later this year?). Being Christmas Day is less than 3 weeks away, we are going down the list for active upgrades for everyone on your list this year.

December 05, 2019 — ANITA HSIEH
Integrating Movement on World Diabetes Day

Integrating Movement on World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year marks the 10th year I’ve been living with this disease – I think it is more important than ever to discuss the impacts of diabetes in the classroom and the office. Diabetes treatment can involve medications (pills, insulin) and/or increasing exercise and movement. Those with Type 1 Diabetes, movement is a crucial part of treatment. With two-thirds of Canadians suffering with either diabetes or is pre-diabetic, movement should be an important part of all our lives.

 

November 14, 2019 — Greg Axani
Teambuilding in a Co-working Space | Interview with ReSourceYYC

Teambuilding in a Co-working Space | Interview with ReSourceYYC

Fitneff headquarters at ReSourceYYC, which is a coworking space for a wide gamut of entrepreneurial businesses. We all have access to events, workshops, and communal spaces, like meeting rooms, printers, front desk, and of course, the kitchen; so, we naturally interact as a group. To bring people together beyond their desks, their offices, their companies, is no easy feat - but that is something that ReSourceYYC does on a regular basis. We probe Marlene and Shanel of ReSourceYYC for their teambuilding strategies and tactics. 

 

October 31, 2019 — ANITA HSIEH