Serviceplan and NYC-based entrepreneur and fitness influencer Brian Mazza discuss how at-home fitness can help employees stay healthy (and sane) while working remotely.
New York, April 2020 – integrate fitness into your daily routine while working from home
As we all adjust to a new reality of social distancing and remote work, it’s important to find ways to protect our mental health and maintain productivity. While it would be easier to slide into a routine of pajamas and take-out, making fitness a part of your daily routine will certainly have a more positive impact on your well-being.
It’s no surprise that screen time has skyrocketed in recent weeks, along with new offers for streaming entertainment and at-home workouts. Companies from Nike to NEOU are offering live, on-demand fitness programs available on any device. Instagram, with over a billion active monthly users, has become a go-to source for health and fitness inspiration.
Brian Mazza, entrepreneur, fitness influencer and founder of High Performance Lifestyle Training (HPLT*), sat down with Serviceplan to talk about how fitness can transform employee productivity. Companies that prioritize wellness will have a healthier workforce that produces a better ROI. The below interview has been edited for clarity.
Tell us about yourself and High Performance Lifestyle Training*.
I am a husband and a father of two amazing young boys. I am an athlete and someone who really strives to be the greatest version of myself every single day. Creating HPLT has been a dream come true for many different reasons, but mainly because of the positive impact I am able to have on others. My [HPLT] summit allows an individual to understand their full potential in a group setting of like-minded people.
Can you explain why being mentally engaged and creating a lifestyle that’s centered around good health is important?
I always looked at fitness as just working out or just getting the job done when I was playing soccer. It wasn’t until I truly understood that fitness was a lifestyle choice, that I realized all the positive effects it had on my life. Working out is a small part of the formula, but a very important one. It sets the tone for your life and creates discipline which results in mental clarity.
What is the relationship between physical exercise and success in a corporate environment?
It’s very easy in today’s world to become lazy and soft. We need everyone to understand that being a High Performer can positively impact every facet of your life. Imagine the benefits of working alongside people that challenge you to be your best every single day.
What is your recommendation for employers?
Office spaces need to change, amenities for employees need to be health and wellness tailored, and more companies need to understand wellness in order to get a healthy workforce that produces a better ROI.
How important are team workouts for corporate culture?
I like this question! I think corporate culture is very stale – it needs to be more fluid and transparent. Companies are teams, and if an employee doesn’t do their job because they aren’t dialed in, they need to be replaced. Employees will better understand this if they are put into uncomfortable situations through fitness and team building together. There is something special about people sweating together.
KEEP MOVING by following along on Instagram @brianmazza and download his spreadsheet of at-home-workouts.
To learn more about High Performance Lifestyle Training, visit hpltraining.com or follow along on Instagram @hpltraining The experience is offered several times a year in selected cities in the USA. It will be expanding to Europe 2020/2021.
#WeSport is key pillar of Serviceplan’s company culture
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Namaste 🧘🏼♀️ Not only are we working from home but also doing our weekly yoga session by and w/ our colleague @juli_voggi from home – check out our stories for more details on her #Ownership project 💫 P.S. There might also be some exercises for you to integrate in your daily (home office) life ✌🏻 #WeSport #WeLoveWhatWeDo #MyHomeIsMyHoC #HomeOfficeLife #VirtualYoga #StayHome #StayHomeStaySafe #FlattenTheCurve #PhysicalDistancing
In the Serviceplan Group, over 4,000+ employees around the world are encouraged to excercise (e.g. Yoga with Serviceplan’s own Julia V.). Employees can use the intranet to find local health clubs and offers to boot camps or find Accountability Buddies for their health and wellness goals. The Munich office even has its own climbing wall that will be waiting for the employees to use, after the current Covid-19 crisis.
#WeSport is key pillar of Serviceplan’s company culture.