if you feel well, you work well. simple as that
covid 19 has changed the face of the australian workforce.
Whether working on the frontline or at home, now more than ever we need to be actively seeking ways to maintain our mental and physical wellbeing.
To move forward we need to stay strong, fit and healthy.
Just Believe Fit is currently delivering WORK WELL 30 minute express online via ZOOM to help people cope physically and mentally with extended periods of sedentary desk based work or with the increased stress of being on the frontline.
Our WORK WELL program consists of 30 min express STRETCH & STRENGTHEN classes held live every morning at 6.30 am and sent to you as a recording to do again or at a time that fits with your timetable.
These classes are full of variation and use a blend of Pilates,Yoga and Functional Fitness exercises for maximum benefit. With a focus on being accessible to non-exercisers as well as the more experienced, they are easy to follow and have modifications for different skill levels.
In addition to the physical benefits of improving blood flow around the body, releasing tension in neck and shoulders and mobilising the hips and lower back, the mental benefits are essential to general wellbeing. Classes give participants an opportunity to tune in, become mindful and create the clarity and calm needed to work well.
employers can now choose customised workplace classes online or subsidise passes for their employees to access our full Just Believe Fit timetable.
Customised daily or weekly exercise sessions focus on:
- counteracting the physical effects of being sedentary and desk based for extended periods of time
- improving general strength and flexibility
- reducing stress and anxiety
- maintaining a sense of connection between colleagues whilst working from home
- raising morale by helping staff feel valued and appreciated
Other online services can include:
- Education sessions on mobilisation, stretching and postural alignment to prevent prevent muscular strain and tension
- Simple effective mind body strategies for staff to stay alert, focused and productive during the work day
- Re-energising stretching sessions for participants during extended meetings and webinars
In 2016 Creature Technology Co. enlisted Marisa to start offering pilates classes to our staff one morning a week before work. It has been easy to see the benefits for the physical and mental wellbeing of those staff who have taken it up – including for myself personally. Staff are very appreciative that we have adopted Just Believe Fit’s program as it demonstrates that we are a management team that cares, and we have certainly noticed increased productivity/reduced absenteeism among the regular attendees. I have no doubt that it has been well worth the investment.
Tim Rolfe, General Manager
CREATURE TECHNOLOGY CO.
For the past 6 months, my workplace has had Marisa deliver pilates/yoga sessions for staff. I love that I can do a session before I leave the office for the day, and it keeps me focused to finish off my tasks for the day so I can attend the session. We have people from across the business attend, and I have got to know my co-workers who I dont' work closely with. Marisa does a fantastic job mixing up the sessions, and I love the "props" we use - the ball, the steering wheel - it keeps it fresh and interesting. I am very pleased that halfway into the second semester, I can now sit cross legged on the floor pre-school style, which I have not been able to do for a long time, and my leg strength for cycling has improved out of site. Thank you Marisa!
KRYS PEKIN Vic Gov
First time in 2 years that I stretched that much! Marisa was very engaging and enthusiastic – captured my attention!! It was great do “do” something, rather than listen/watch things. Will definitely be practising this regularly.
Travancore Staff PD Feedback
Marisa is a very skilled and experienced teacher in enhancing staff well-being by combining mental and physical activity to harmonise the mind and body in the context of every day activity in the workplace.
BEV ELDRIDGE RCH
Simple, fun, adaptable exercises – after doing some of these exercises behind the desk feeling revitalised, energetic, and more focused.
MEL HIRST RCH
This was very enjoyable, better than the standard mindfulness that we usually do. The movement was great, and didn’t look at the clock once! (not usual)
Travancore PD Staff Feedback
Stretch, Strengthen and Energise has been an amazing addition to my working day, both physically and mentally. I am desk bound for the majority of the day, so allowing myself time to dedicate to movement throughout the day made me less stiff, improved my posture and made me more alert.
Marisa is fabulous at judging the skill level of participants, and catering each session for a range of abilities. The exercises are teamed with reflective music and rhythmic breathing, so it is a holistic program that encompasses the mind and body.
Excellent wellbeing session – practical and supportive of our physical and mental health. Thank you Marisa
Travancore Staff PD feedback
On behalf of the organising committee for the Medical Radiation Science Educators’ Conference, I would like to thank you for your presentation on maintaining our physical well-being.
The feedback from the delegates was of the utmost praise for your enthusiasm, professionalism, and the passion with which you engaged the audience.
The session was a resounding success and balance of concern, and humour, really helped bring your message of physical well-being across to our group.
We can’t thank you enough, and would highly recommend your session to anyone working in an environment where there is a risk of sitting too long at a computer, or doing repetitive tasks.
Marisa helped develop Bowls Australia's Roll Back the clock program over the past 18 months. Her roll was to provide an exercise system to help our presenters ease older people back into fitness with gentle exercise that they could work on at their own pace. In 2019, her presentation at the Regional Bowls Managers' National Conference was enjoyed and well received. Marisa was such a hit, Bowls Australia asked for her to stage reboot sessions for all interested staff during the "lock down" period. It has been fabulous to have her class as something to look forward to each week and there is a possibility that these sessions may keep going after we are back on the road and in our offices. Any company who wishes to boost staff morale- give Marisa a call!Lesley Bates, Regional Bowls Manager for Bowls Australia
The sessions with Marisa are fantastic. She is a caring and thoughtful person and that comes through in the way she conducts her classes. She adds well placed humour and makes it a very comfortable experience, even for those for which exercise may not be the norm. Options are presented throughout, so everyone can find something that suits, and she constantly checks in to ensure safety and comfort. I would recommend Marisa in a heartbeat, and encourage anyone who is unsure to simply give it a go – you won’t regret it.
Clive Adams | Regional Bowls Manager (WA – North/East)
Empower your staff to stay fit and well at work
Whether it is a single stretch session at a conference or staff meeting to get your employees energised or an extended program of pilates and yoga fitness classes for a specific cohort, Just Believe Fit can get you moving in the right direction.
Feel well, work well, be well!
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