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EIM Yoga ClassWe all know how illness and injury costs your company time, energy, and a lot of money. So naturally business owners and managers want to incorporate healthy living and activities to ensure employee health and happiness, which brings about subsequent increased productivity. There are several steps towards promoting well-being and healthy lifestyles that you can take to move your company and employees forward:

  • Offer on-site physical fitness or exercise facilities and/or activities. Having a gym or providing fitness classes gets your employees taking better care of themselves right away. Exercising on-site is convenient and eliminates excuses for people not to be physically fit. They also associate exercise with fun, friendship and camaraderie which not only improves their health, but also reflects stronger relationships during the work day.
  • Provide courses and seminars that are educational in nature. From healthy cooking and portion sizes to types of exercise and goal setting, seminars can help boost employee knowledge. Increased motivation and starting a healthy lifestyle discussions are other natural consequences which can prove tremendously important in developing a community of support.
  • Provide stretch breaks for employees. Stretch breaks are important and contribute to mental health and stability which have a direct impact on physical health and immune support. When employees have to work too long without a break, the mental toll it can take may result in burnout, turnover, unhappiness, and job dissatisfaction.
  • Allow for sick days and then permit your employees to use theirs without any guilt! When an employee comes to work sick, every other employee is at risk of developing the illness and most will get sick at about the same time, putting you as the employer in quite a bind. Some people are blessed with strong immune systems and will use few if any days. Others may be more likely to fall ill frequently and will feel even more obligated to force themselves into work; this not only puts others at risk but also lessens the employee’s capacity to recover and get back to work full-time.
  • Limit stress in the workplace…as much as possible. Obviously, most work days and places are stressful. From an ER nurse to the social worker to the sales clerk dealing with ill-tempered customers all day, the work day takes its toll. Increased blood pressure, sleeplessness, obesity, poor immune function, etc all result from too much stress and too little stress relief. Try to incorporate some team-building activities, potluck lunches, the occasional random afternoon off, and you’ll see results.

Work is hard enough – people need employers that are there for them as well as the customers or clients. Even the smallest companies can incorporate some of these changes and begin the process. Promoting a healthy lifestyle at work, where people spend the vast majority of their waking hours, is an absolute must.

Contact Energy in Motion to find out how you can improve the health and well-being at you company.

Tiffiny Marinelli, MS, CWPC


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Energy in MotionWhen you want to remember something badly enough, what do you do? You write it down on a calendar. Today, we have paper calendars, online calendars, mobile calendars…you name it. All making it pretty hard to forget anything. So, why do we conveniently “forget” to take care of ourselves? Because we don’t schedule it!

Another easy way to include fitness into your busy day is to exercise at work. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a work site fitness program (and with Energy in Motion everyone should be fortunate enough!) you can still move and get your heart rate up. Talk a half hour walk; hit a 30-minute class at a local gym, etc. The best part is that your heart will benefit and your productivity will increase.

Contact us for more information on how to bring convenient and affordable exercise programs to your workplace.

Tiffiny Marinelli

Energy in Motion LLC

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Understanding that fit, healthy employees lead to fit, healthy companies, employers are desperately searching for effective ways to “make fitness work.” Energy in Motion provides convenient and affordable workplace exercise classes for employees. Contact us at info@einmotion.com to bring fitness classes to your workplace.

Healthy Employees, Stronger Business

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Another December has rolled around…leaving us all to wonder “how did that happen?!” Soon we will be shoveling snow (remember, bend at the knees!) instead of digging in the sand. But, at Energy in Motion, we think snow, sand, leaves…it’s all good. Each season brings with it the opportunity to mix up our workout routines, to try new foods using what’s in season, and to look at the world with a different view.

As we reflect back on the year of 2011, we’ve had some fantastic opportunities and highs. We are committed, more than ever, to bring health and wellness to everyone and to continue sharing what we learn with you. We are excited about what 2012 holds in store (another new video release!). Most of all, we couldn’t have continued our success and growth without you. And for that we give a big, heartfelt “THANK YOU”.

Happy Holidays everyone! Best wishes in the upcoming year.

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As business owners or managers, it is important to remember that our most important assets are our employees! We want our employees to enjoy their work environment, and to bring the best of themselves to their jobs every day. Encouraging our employees to embrace fitness as a lifestyle choice pays off in numerous ways!

1. Fit employees are less likely to get sick. A person who is physically fit is generally more resistant to the “bug going around” than a person who is not fit. Reduced absenteeism and reduced health care expenditures are the result of a fit employee base.

2. Fit employees have more energy. One of the many benefits of regular exercise is increased and sustained energy throughout the day. This energy allows the employee to stay focused on the task at handing, bringing the best of themselves to each task.

3. Fit employees have more self-confidence. A fit and healthy individual tends to have a high level of self-confidence, because they have proven to themselves that they can accomplish what it takes to obtain a level of physical fitness. This self-confidence empowers the employee to challenge themselves, and strive for higher levels of achievement in the workplace.

4. Fit employees inspire confidence. An persona who maintains a high fitness level, tends to be a person in whom others have confidence.

5. Fit employees tend to take on more leadership roles. Because of the many positive benefits of a lifestyle, a fit individual tends to make a good leader

6. Fit employees set and achieve goals. Extraordinary fitness often demands that an individual set and reach goals related to their fitness. Learning to stay true to your goals and see them through to completion is a skill that is naturally brought into the workplace. An employee with the proven ability to set aggressive goals, and then REALIZE those goals, is a valuable asset to any organization.

7. Fit employees tend to have better attitudes. Fit employees generally “feel good”. They tend to have a physical and mental “balance” that results in a more positive attitude in the workplace.

8. Fit employees are less stressed. Regular exercise releases the physical AND emotional tensions that life brings our way, thus a fit employee tends to have lower overall stress levels than an employee who does not engage in regular exercise.

9. A fit employee base presents excellent team-building opportunities. Team activities like softball or tennis are wonderful ways for employees to take their professional relationships to new levels, and discover new ways of working together. Obviously, employees that maintain a level of fitness are more likely to participate in these activities.

10. Encouraging fitness demonstrates a concern for employee’s well-being, and pays off! Employees NOTICE when an employer shows concern for the health and well-being of their employee base through a variety of wellness programs. Further, it has been shown that employee turnover is significantly lower among employees that take advantage of a wellness program implemented by their employer.

By Bob Doyle
Source: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Doyle4.html

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Energy in Motion was featured in Hanover Florham Park This Week!!! Here’s the article…

What services does Energy in Motion provide?
We offer on-site fitness and wellness services for corporate and private clients, allowing busy people to take a proactive approach to health, fitness and stress management. Services include group exercise classes such as yoga, pilates, bootcamp, kickboxing, etc. personal training and wellness seminars.

Why did you start the business?
Tiffiny Twardowsky: Growing up, I was always physically active. I loved learning about the body, how it works and how it moves. In high school I started working as a lifeguard at a local fitness center. While I was there, I learned how to teach aerobics and started teaching aerobic exercise classes on a regular basis.

To further my learning, I majored in movement science in college. I continued on and received a master’s degree in health fitness management as well. During the course of my education, I always shared what I learned and began teaching a wide range of group exercise classes and working one-on-one with clients. The thought of sitting behind a desk for eight hours didn’t appeal to me, so I decided to “love what I do by doing what I love.” Thus, Energy in Motion was born.

If you could do it again, what would you do differently?
I think I would trust myself more and seek out a business mentor. Starting your own business, especially at a young age, is scary. Having an expert to call upon or share ideas back and forth would have been very helpful.

What’s the best business advice your parents gave you?
They advised me to never give up and to find your passion in life. I have definitely done both!

What personality trait helps you the most?
I’m very outgoing and personable, but not overbearing. I don’t force wellness and exercise; I educate, allowing people to find their own path to a lifestyle that works for them. I’m there to share my knowledge, encourage and help people reach their goals in a positive way. My upbeat nature and excitement about exercise and wellness gets others excited. This makes exercise fun, which makes people return for more. You need to find “fun” in what you do. Over the years, I believe this has really helped me connect with my clients, whether they are corporate or private.

What’s the hardest part of the job?
Nobody likes to do the filing or follow-up with people about late bills. The administrative tasks are definitely unglamorous. Also, finding new clients can be challenging at times. You are looking 24/7 for new clients, networking, listening for opportunities. … it doesn’t end when the workday is over.

The easiest?
Really, any part of my job that has me working with people and sharing what I love is easy to me. Teaching group exercise classes are way up there on my list of favorite things about my job. Seeing people having fun with exercise and coming back again and again is so rewarding.

What’s your least expensive product or service?
I offer on-site group exercise classes, which means corporations or organizations can provide my services at a much lower rate.

The most expensive?
Obviously, in-home personal training and private yoga/pilates training sessions cost the most. These individuals are getting undivided, personalized attention for the entire time the trainer is there.

Describe your most unusual customer, job or work experience.
While I was attending graduate school in Washington, D.C., I taught exercise classes at a facility that had a large population of deaf people. They all loved my class, but I noticed that it was challenging for them to follow the different moves. To prevent them from getting frustrated, I created sign language for exercise classes. It was a big hit for everyone! It allowed people who couldn’t hear me to follow the steps, and was a great cueing technique for “visual learners.” To this day, I still use many of those signs in class so that people can hear, and see, the upcoming steps.

When you leave the business, what will you do?
I’d have to say retire! Since my business is my baby, and I love what I do, I can’t see me leaving to do something more fulfilling. This meets all my dreams. Retirement is a long way away in the future.

In one sentence, tell us why clients should call you.
Energy in Motion LLC allows businesses of all sizes to provide the luxury of on-site health and wellness at an affordable rate to their employees. Fitness is not something only huge corporations can afford to offer their employees any more.

Where can we try a class in the Florham Park-Hanover area?
Try out one of our community Fitness Fusion classes held right here in Whippany. Fitness Fusion classes, a combination of pilates, strength training and yoga. Sessions begin from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the UACCNJ, 60-C North Jefferson Road. Sign up for eight to 10 classes at $10 per class, or $15 for individual classes. Purchased classes must be taken within the 10-week session. You can register the first day of class. Everyone 15 years and older is welcome.

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Any new Energy in Motion client that registers to hold three months of fitness classes at their location will receive a free health and wellness seminar* for their employees.

Energy in Motion offers a wide range of fitness classes perfect for your location. Our offerings include:

  • Zumba
  • Kickboxing
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Yogalates
  • Step
  • Resistance Training
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Boot Camp

Not sure which classes would work best? We are happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your employee’s needs, tour your facility to select a best class location, and select class times that would benefit the employee but not interfere with the work day.

As a thank you for selecting Energy in Motion, we will provide an educational “lunch n learn” program in your office. Among our popular seminars are:
  • De-Stressing At Your Desk
  • Heart Health
  • General Nutrition
  • Goal Setting And Motivation
  • Portion Distortion
Please contact Tiffiny Twardowsky via email at info@einmotion.com or via telephone at 973-983-9554 to learn more about our special offer and to schedule your free consultation.
Tiffiny Twardowsky, MS, RYT
Energy in Motion, LLC
*Free seminar is based on booking three months of fitness classes, with the first month of classes beginning before September 30, 2010 and a first month payment having been received. Seminar is open to all employees and includes 45-60 minutes of information, a Power Point presentation and leave behind materials. Seminar can also be presented as a webinar to include outside office locations.

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