I am a loyal employee. I guess it has to do with general respect for the staff that oozes out of upper management. It makes a difference in how you structure your day to reward this attitude with as much productivity as possible. You try your best when you get accolades back in spades. Only the best bosses understand their true role. People don’t work just for money, although it certainly counts for a lot. They work by inspiration and gratitude as well. I am particularly high on my company right now because they put in a new gym. Wow! A gym for the entire staff right here in the office building. This is a real perk. Others I like are health insurance, life insurance, extra time off, adequate paid sick leave, and flex hours. Some of us even get to work from home from time to time.
A great office gym has more than a few pieces of equipment. It will have a set of weights, a treadmill or two so no one has to wait for another person to finish. It will have my favorite, the elliptical. Some say it is the poor man’s treadmill, but if you have weak knees, it is far superior. Elliptical trainers and machines are great options for those who need a calorie-burning but low-impact workout plan: anyone with joint issues, injuries, or other conditions. An elliptical places less stress on joints and bones than traditional running on a treadmill. In short, they offer a gentler but still effective type of home cardio workout.
For the ideal elliptical workout, you should pay attention to specifications like stride length, incline range, wireless compatibility, and additional features like water bottle holders, fans, and heart rate monitoring. Our company did and paid a pretty penny for a really good machine. I asked to see the product features and here’s what I read:
10″ Full-Color Touch Screen with Android™ Browser:Your entertainment options are virtually limitless with this luxurious, 10-inch touchscreen. Connect to your home’s wireless network to research the latest in fitness, read news, catch up on email, watch sports highlights, get on Facebook, and more.
Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor: Forever change the way you work out with heart rate training. Two hand-grip heart rate sensors are conveniently built into the elliptical handlebars so you stay in the right training zone for maximum results. Plus, the RE 13.95 elliptical is compatible with the Polar® Wireless Chest Strap so you can get a continuous reading throughout your workout.
iFit wireless technology built in—no module required. Access your iFit account from your enabled exercise equipment, computer, tablet, or smart phone. Featuring workouts powered by Google Maps, training with Jillian Michaels, and personalized goal-specific programs, this wireless technology delivers incredible results. Incline, decline, and resistance controls automatically adjust to match terrain and maximize results. Now, you can customize your own fitness program, access thousands of workouts, and manage your profile online.
Is there any doubt now that they purchased the best elliptical machine possible!