By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Staying energetic and healthy are two very important qualities during the workday. It is far too easy to become tired or out of shape when a person spends their entire day in an office or cubicle. Several different departments within Corporate Graphics are working together to beat the indoor working day blues by becoming active as a part of their everyday work schedule. The team consists of several ladies who are interested in becoming healthier and happier.
Yevonne Howard, one of the women who participates in the workout class, stated, “It keeps me pumped and energized for the rest of the day.”
There are a couple of different departments that are involved in the daily workouts. Data Entry began working out about five years ago. That department’s exercises are led by Edna McCormick, who stated about the workouts, “It makes me feel great . . . after I stop hurting.”
They work out twice a day. Another department that has recently picked up the exercises is Customer Service. “I enjoy motivating those in my department,” stated Tamara Johnson, the leader for the Customer Service Department exercises. Order Entry and Customer Service often work out together.
The workouts last anywhere from five to fifteen minutes, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. The workouts include several body stretches and low impact aerobic exercises. The women have also added step boxing to their workout routines.
“It gives me an invigorated feeling,” explained Salina Barfield.
The workouts have motivated more than just those who participate in them. It has also inspired others in the plant to become more motivated. “I enjoy seeing that it motivates others outside of our department as well,” shared Licia Newstead, one of the ladies from the Customer Service Department.
The daily workouts allow for a feeling of teamwork between departments and also increase the morale of the office. “It has been great for our team,” stated Karen Vickers. Gracie Mendheim also shared, “It has given new meaning to the term – TEAM-WORK!”
It also encourages the team to get up and get active more often. It makes them feel healthier and more in shape as well.
Corporate Graphics Gets Fit
By Kristin Finney