This article was written in collaboration with Peerfit .
My daily routine looks like this: Sit and drink coffee. Sit up and start up 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 I crawl home for dinner where I sit on my butt a little while and think about how tired I am.
You get where I go with it. If sitting was an exercise, my butt would be amazing ̵
While the solution is pretty obvious – get up, Doy – giving in to this sedentary life is so easy. For this reason, Peerfit is my
butt's new BFF.
Imagine a fitness subscription that allows you to book a range of fitness classes and gyms near your office without blackouts or price increases. This is Peerfit in a nutshell, but it gets better: Peerfit works with employers and your insurance company, and . It comes with social networking tools so you can coordinate training with friends in the office.
Here's how it works:
- Create a personal or company account. If your insurance / business does not cash, you can subscribe for $ 8.95 a month and then pay a reduced membership fee for each booked class.
- Find your gym or training class. You can filter your search by type (boxing, dance, 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 colleagues with an email invitation or social media event, or by sharing a special link.
- Sweat and save your butt from another full day on a chair.
I can confirm that the system works. Our associate fitness editor (and a wonderful buddy) Jamey Powell lured me into the world with a boxing invitation. After an hour of convoluted jokes, punches and kicks I felt totally refreshed and ready to destroy my tasks. A few days later, with a lunchtime session in my favorite NYC gym, 305 Fitness, I sustained momentum. It's weird how to make time for exercise second nature, having a mile-long list of lessons, and good friends to sweat with.
So, sit down may not be the new smoking, but active co-existence 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 think of a subscription of $ 9 a month, which is more valuable than peerfit. My butt agrees completely.