Take on the WLC with your work!

I think she needs the Whole Life Challenge?

~ Photo from Business Insider

Did you ever think of Challenging your Co-Workers in the Whole Life Challenge?

Why not get as many people as you can on-board at your work and see who can stick with it for 8 weeks?  It is perfect timing… You have one month to get the word out and people registered.  All the work on setting it up is done for you, all you have to do is submit your scores daily!  You may even be able to use this as a tax write off 🙂 You can come up with your own prizes at your own office if you choose. Pitch it to your boss…  Productivity will go UP!

Check out the video and article “Enhancing Corporate Productivity, Community with Group Fitness Programs: The Reebok-CrossFit Paradigm” from Forbes:

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As a university professor teaching Principles Microeconomics, we invariably talk about production, costs, and profit maximization.

And as a fitness enthusiast, I try to share with my students academic research on the connection between fitness and profitability.

But the burgeoning relationship between Reebok and CrossFit may take this connection to another level altogether.

And in the process, potentially setting a prime example for corporate leaders regarding how a company can simultaneously enhance their brand, their sense of internal community, and their bottom line by encouraging employees to be open-minded about embracing team-building fitness regimens.


Conceptually, understanding the connection between fitness and profitability is relatively straight-forward. Other things held constant, the logic is as follows:

– Corporate profitability rises with greater worker productivity and lower costs;

– Healthier employees are (a) more likely to be productive because of greater energy levels and higher self-esteem, and (b) will cost the company less money by virtue of fewer sick days, lower absenteeism, and reduced health care costs;

– Therefore, encouraging employees to be healthier should boost their productivity, lower costs, and thereby enhance corporate profitability.”

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Today’s Workout:

Buy In – Deadlift
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 E3M

WOD – “Damrap!”
Compare to September 08, 2011

This wod consists of two separate 7 minute AMRAPS with a 5 minute rest in between.
To get your score, you’ll combine the reps achieved in both AMRAPS

1. AMRAP in 7 minutes of:
200m run
10 floor to overhead (95/135)

Zone 4 – scale bar weight to 75/115
Zone 3 – scale bar weight to 65/95
Zone 2 – scale bar weight to 55/75
Zone 1 – scale as needed

2. AMRAP in 7 minutes of:
200m run
10 pullups
10 pushups

Total reps of pullups and pushups is your score.

Zone 2 – scale to assisted pullups and pushups from knees
Zone 1 – scale wod as needed

Cash Out – Our fav 5 way shoulder stretch and then roll out.



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