Workplace Stretching Program

WORKPLACE STRETCHING BY INSPIRE TRAIN FIT

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Promote happy, healthy employees!

Inspire Train Fit offers a Corporate Stretching Program that can be done in the convenience of your office using our mobile stretch tables and fitness mats. Our team of Health Fitness Specialists will provide a safe and effective stretch program for your employees using PNF and muscle activation techniques. Individual and group sessions are available depending on a company’s size and needs. Individual sessions are 20 minutes per employee; group sessions are 45-60 minutes per class.

Benefits of workplace stretching include:

  • Improved flexibility and joint mobility
  • Reduced stress and muscle tension
  • Improved posture; lessens issues from sitting too long
  • Helps relieve “tech neck” and low-back pain
  • Creates bonding and increases workplace morale
  • Helps prevent workplace musculoskeletal injuries
Individual Stretching Packages 20 minutes/each
10-15 Employee Sessions $400
15-20 Employee Sessions $500
20-25 Employee Sessions $600
25+ Employee Sessions $800

 

Group Stretching Packages 45-60 minutes/class
Single Class/ 1x week $100
Weekly Classes/ 2x week $200

We proudly serve Darien, Norwalk, Stamford, New Canaan, Westport, and Greenwich.

If you would like to host a stretching program or wellness day for your employees please contact us at 203-644-6688.

http://www.inspiretrainfit.com

Safe Sunscreen

 

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Wearing sunscreen is very important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays that are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer are always present.

You may know that sunscreen is a good idea, especially if you spend plenty of time in the sun, but do you know if your sunscreen is safe?

Did you know that there are two different types of sunscreen available? Mineral sunscreen and chemical sunscreen.

Would it surprise you to know that some of the ingredients in your sunscreen could be harmful to your health?

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that 97% of Americans are contaminated with a widely-used sunscreen ingredient called oxybenzone that has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage.

USA Today recently published an article stating that Hawaii may become the first State to band sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals believed to cause harm to marine life and coral reefs. These are active ingredients in a host of popular sunscreens, including top-rated brands.

Check out the Environmental Working Groups 2018 Guide to Safe Sunscreen

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By Allison Milano- Stolar, MA MPH
Health Fitness Specialist

www.inspiretrainfit.com

 

 

Summer Time Wellness Programs for Employees

Show your employees how they can improve their health.

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  • Encourage Exercise
  • Offer Outdoor Fitness Classes
  • Offer Onsite Yoga classes to relieve stress
  • Provide Heath Screenings
  • Host a Wellness Fair
  • Participate in a company 5K Run
  • Offer Wellness Seminars
  • Provide Healthy Snacks
  • Provide monthly Team Fitness Challenges
  • Create Employee Vision Boards
  • Offer a Workplace Stretching Program

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Inspire Train Fit night at LYMBR

LYMBR

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:00pm – 8:30pm

LYMBR of Darien

Goodwives Shopping Center

25 Old Kings Hwy North

Darien, CT

Please RSVP to allison@inspiretrainfit.com or call 203-644-6688 to reserve your spot.

Free!! Space is limited!

An evening of FREE 20 minute stretch sessions with LYMBR.

LYMBR provides Personalized Stretching in their studio in Goodwives, Darien CT. Their method works to lengthen the muscles, increasing blood flow and space within the joint, leading to greater flexibility and decreased neural tension in the body. You will feel the results of your session immediately – feeling taller, more grounded, more relaxed and able to move with ease

Wellness Gratitude Raffle, Essential Oils, and Reiki Healing with Inspire Train Fit.

Inspire Train Fit, LLC is a multi-dimensional health and wellness business that believes in helping people move, feel, and live better through a message of change, empowerment, motivation, love, gratitude, and overall positivity. Whether you want to promote a healthier lifestyle for your employees, focus on your own fitness goals, host or attend a women’s motivational seminar, or enjoy inspirational active apparel, CEO Allison Stolar and the team at Inspire Train Fit can help you reach your goals.

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Workplace Wellness Matters!

Host a Wellness Workshop or Fitness Class at your workplace.

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Corporate Wellness Seminar Description

We offer a variety of wellness seminars and exercise classes that you can choose from to create a custom program that fits your organization’s goals. Weekly health and exercise classes can be scheduled during lunch time or after work hours.

Rules to Work-Life Balance – This seminar will help you find a work-life balance by setting boundaries, scheduling self-care, and eliminating negative thought patterns.

Vision Boarding – This seminar will inspire you, enlighten you, and motivate you to live the best life possible. You will create a vision board to layout your dreams and goals.

Healthy Back for Life & Ergonomics – This seminar will teach you the tools to reduce back and neck pain. You will get the tools to evaluate the ergonomics of your personal workstation.

Stress Be Gone – This seminar helps to decrease stress related illnesses and improve staff productivity with deep stretching and breathing techniques.

Superfoods – This seminar will teach you what foods to incorporate in your diet for a healthy lifestyle and increased energy.

Mindset – This seminar will coach you to train your brain to think positively and increase your personal strengths.

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Corporate Exercise Class Descriptions

We offer a variety of exercise classes to keep your employee’s motivated and inspired to get fit and stay fit.

The Workday Workout – This class will get your muscles and heart pumping. This 45 minute express workout can help boost morale and increase productivity.

Total Body Tune Up – This class will use multiply modalities to bring your body back into balance and tranquility.

Vinyasa Yoga – This yoga class includes mindful deep breathing combined with yoga poses and stretches that promotes a healthy mind and body.

Meditation for Beginners – This meditation class uses mindful deep breathing and visualization to relax and reduce stress.

Limber Up – This stretching class will increase joint mobility, reduce stress, and muscle tension.

Mat Pilates –This class uses mat based Pilates to strengthen the core, support the spine, and create body awareness.

The Power of Good Posture – This class uses body awareness and postural analysis to improve posture, reduce stress, and muscle tension.

Absolute Core – A highly effective workout that targets the abdominals and back muscles to increase abdominal strength and core stability.

Foam Rolling –This class includes lots of deep tissue rolling and myofascial release techniques. By performing self-myofascial release techniques on a foam roller, you can improve flexibility, reduce muscle stiffness, alleviate pain, restore motion and improve circulation.

Meditation in the Workplace

Mindful Meditation

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The intension of meditation is to bring the body to a state of harmony, peace, tranquility, and awareness. There are numerous clinical trials of the positive effects of meditation. Mindful Meditation has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety, and offer deep relaxation.

Meditation has been found to result in significant elevation of positive mood state and decrease in stress and cortisol levels.  Research on mindful meditation has demonstrated a reduction in symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression and even chronic pain.

Meditation has been demonstrated to exert a positive influence on the hormones and stress-related disease.

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Transcendental meditation is the most evaluated meditation technique in use today. Research has demonstrated a decrease in hypertension, cholesterol, insomnia, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and depression.  The TM technique originated as an ancient Vedic approach to health introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is described as a simple mental procedure practiced for 20 minutes, twice a day while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. A distinctive state of psychophysiological rest occurs where the meditator experiences a state of thought in the form of a mantra or a sound.  This state is deeply relaxing and it has been described as a wakeful hypo metabolic physiologic state.

Research on TM shows increased longevity, and improved cognitive functioning in seniors. TM has also demonstrated lower baseline levels of respiration, heart rate and cardiovascular disease

Source: Mosby’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine

By Allison Milano- Stolar, MA MPH

Health Fitness Specialist

www.inspiretrainfit.com

Workout for Bone Health

Strength Training for Bone Density

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Half of all women will have osteoporosis by age 60. One in five women will have a hip fracture in her lifetime, and 50% of them will never walk again. Men are not immune to this problem. 30% of osteoporosis happens in males, and 50% of men who suffer hip fractures will die within one year. http://www.nof.org

Benefits of Exercise

It’s never too late to start exercising. For seniors regular physical activity can:

  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve balance
  • Decrease risk of bone fracture
  • Maintain or improve posture
  • Relieve or decrease pain

Exercising if you have osteoporosis means finding the safest, most enjoyable activities for you given your overall health and amount of bone loss. There’s no one-size-fits-all prescription.

Before you Start

Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program for osteoporosis. You might need some tests first, including:

  • Bone Density Measurement
  • Fitness Assessment

The weight-bearing exercises are best for your bone health. Any exercise which force you to work against gravity such as walking, stair climbing, dancing, and weight lifting. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of weight-bearing exercise daily to lower your risk of osteoporosis.

3 Exercise Tips for Better Bone Health

  1. 30 Minutes of regular exercise daily
  2. Using a combination of different kinds of weight-bearing activities
  3. Start slow and increase your workout over time

Muscle & Bone Strengthening Exercises

Muscle and bone strengthening exercises include activities where you move your body, a weight or some other resistance against gravity. They are also known as resistance exercises and include:

  • Lifting weights
  • Using elastic exercise bands
  • Using weight machines
  • Lifting your own body weight
  • Functional movements, such as standing and rising up on your toes
  • Yoga and Tai Chi

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Goal/ Emphasis: Weight Training & Bodyweight Exercises for Bone Density

Time: 60 minutes

Program: 3 sets of 10 reps

Equipment: Dumbbells (DB)

Warm-Up Phases (5- 8 minutes)

  • 60 seconds March
  • 60 seconds Knee Lifts
  • 60 second Hamstring Pulls
  • 60 seconds Low Kicks
  • Repeat Sequence
  • Stretch

Work Phases (45 – 55 minutes)

Complete 3 sets 10 reps

Weight Training & Bodyweight Exercises for Bone Density

  • DB Sumo Squat
  • DB Lunges
  • Wall Push Ups
  • DB Back Row
  • DB Upright Row
  • DB Biceps Curls
  • DB Chest Press
  • DB Chest Fly
  • Bench Dips
  • DB Triceps Extensions
  • DB Shoulder Press
  • DB Deltoid Front Raises
  • DB Deltoid Side Raises
  • Cat n Camel 30- 45 seconds
  • Modified Knee Push-ups
  • Planks 30- 45 seconds
  • Bird Dog 30- 45 seconds
  • Glut Bridge 30- 45 seconds
  • Stretch

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