This article was written in collaboration with Peerfit .
My daily routine looks like this: sitting and drinking coffee. Sit down and start the computer. Check the hair in the bathroom mirror to make sure the dry shampoo does not look like dandruff. Sit and work. Small talk with colleagues. Sit and work. Bathroom break. Sit and work. Lunch at the desk. Sit and work. Maaayyybe makes it to the gym before crawling home for dinner, where I sit on my butt a little while, thinking about how tired I am. If sitting was an exercise, my butt would be in an amazing shape ̵
While the solution is pretty obvious – get up, Doy – to give in to this sedentary life is so easy. That's why Peerfit is the new BFF of my
Imagine a fitness subscription that allows you to sign up for a range of fitness classes and gyms near your office, with no downtime or price hikes. It's a good fit for Peerfit, but it gets better: Peerfit works with employers and your insurance company to settle the bill. And It comes with social networking tools that allow you to coordinate workouts with friends in the office.
Here's how it works:
- Create a personal account or a business account. If your insurance company does not sign up, you can subscribe to for $ 8.95 a month and then pay a discounted member rate for each booked class.
- Find your gym or training class. You can filter your type search (boxing, dancing, HIIT, yoga) and reserve your place with one click.
- Grab a friend. Once your class is booked, you can sync it with your calendar and invite employees with an email invitation, social media event, or sharing a special link.
- Sweat and save your butt on a chair before another full day.
I can confirm that the system works. Our fitness editor (and wonderful friend) Jamey Powell lured me into the world with an invitation to boxing. After an hour of lengthy jokes, punches and kicks, I felt revived and ready to destroy my tasks. A few days later, with a lunchtime session in my favorite New York City gym, 305 Fitness, I kept my momentum going. It's strange how becoming second nature will take time to move, if you have a kilometer-long list of courses to try and sweat well with.
Look, sitting may not be the new smoking, but being active with friends has benefits on benefits. Would you rather take a break from your desk and do something good for your body and mind? Trust me when I say that I can not imagine subscribing to 9 USD per month with more value than Peerfit. My butt agrees completely.