No matter how much you love your job, spending 8, 10, 12 or more hours on the hustle can wear even the most resilient executive down. That’s why we all need to be weekend warriors with hobbies and a solid workout regimen to balance out the stress, prevent burn out, and reinvigorate productivity. This is what keeps the creative, high-powered ideas flowing and successful people moving forward.
Aside from building up the body and mind with fitness, as any strong leader knows, the same goes for building a team. A leader is only as a effective as the support system underneath him. As for two junior associates, while indirectly competitors by default, both can make their office rivalry less personal and more beneficial to the team by getting closer.
While a round of golf is more relaxing, a workout challenge is a struggle the two of you will share and bond over. One may leave the other in the dust, but both still need to push through the uncomfortableness of it all.
The following workout is ideal for colleagues for two reasons:
The movements are basic, but not overly easy. And, it’s goal-oriented.
The 500-repetition inter-office challenge
Friday at 5. (Or, Thursday if you’d prefer to get the hell out of dodge on Friday)
- For CEOs/Executives and Directors, complete 50 repetitions of each exercise before moving onto the next.
- For Associates, Jr. Associates, and Assistants, complete 30 repetitions of each exercise before moving onto the next.
- For Interns, complete 15 repetitions of each exercise before moving onto the next.
Hell, who are we kidding? Those interns will probably smoke everyone. It’s 50 reps for everyone, company-wide.
Fastest to complete, wins
The winner is exempt from buying drinks.
Here’s to making the office competition healthier.
Watch fitness expert and HFP contributor, Wyatt Krueger, demonstrate with ease.
Have an office fitness rival? Is fitness and health a big part of your company’s culture? Post up a photo of Bob from Accounts Payable squatting his weight in pay stubs on social using the #humanfitproject. Who knows? Your story could get featured.