We believe in getting every Lely employee ‘future fit’, physically and mentally, at their own level and pace. On this page we inform you about all initiatives of #FitatLely. For example: you can now do a free health check at a pharmacy. And don't forget to check out our social wall to see how your colleagues stay fit!
Sign up for one of the sports lessons via the #FitatLely app. Prefer to exercise independently? The Lely gym is open on weekdays between 06.00 and 20.00 for your own work-out.
Small group training involves training for small groups (of a maximum of 5 participants) in the Lely Gym where strength training is practiced under supervision.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a workout in which you alternate between high and low intensity exercises or between a high intensity exercise and a short period of rest.
LES MILLS GRIT™ Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval workout. You are pushed to the limit and beyond!
Bootcamp workouts are characterized by increasing your strength and endurance.
Yoga teaches you to adopt the right posture, use your energy efficiently and really feel it by fully concentrating on breathing, balance and strength.
Spinning classes excel in the combination of exercise on a bicycle and uplifting music.
Breathe well (ice bath)
More control over your breathing means more control over your life. In this workshop you will learn which aspects are important for proper breathing. We go through a number of simple tests to gain insight into your current quality of breathing. Most of us need to improve our breathing and everyone else will benefit if they do. In this workshop we will guide a Tummo breathing session. This type of breathing helps prepare for the ice bath. We end this workshop with the ice bath experience, a perfect way to experience how to manage external stress levels with your own breath and then apply it during stressful situations in your daily life.
The #FitatLely program focuses on three main themes: Body, Mind and Food. You can read more about this via the links below. There you will also find information about the masterclasses that are coming up again soon.
Exercising becomes even more fun (and easier) with the new #FitatLely app. This app is free to use for all employees! Through this app you can view the #FitatLely program and register for all our training courses, masterclasses and 1-on-1 sessions. In the manual (via the button below) you will find the information you need to install the app.
As a Lely a.s.r. Vitality member, you can have a free health check carried out once a year at a branch of BENU Pharmacies. Check your BMI & waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar level and cholesterol. If you put your results in the app, you will receive 15,000 points!
Participate and earn gifts!
#FitatLely and a.s.r. join forces and all to your advantage! Lely pays for the membership, you start moving and earn gifts. How nice is it?
Very easy, press the button "I join" in the email of a.s.r. Vitality (sent April 1st). As soon as your account is activated and you have downloaded the app via the app or play store (via the buttons below), you can immediately start exercising and collecting Vitality points.
You can collect these Vitality points in various ways, for example by:
1. Achieve your daily step goal
2. An active workout that increases your heart rate (activity tracker required)
The number of steps you take in a day synchronizes - after pairing - with the pedometer (Fitbit, Apple Watch or similar) or the pedometer on your phone. Easy as that! With a workout aimed at increasing your heart rate, it is important that you turn on your activity tracker during the activity. The number of points awarded depends on the duration and intensity of the workout. So challenge yourself, because a higher heart rate means a higher number of points! Fun fact, you earn your first Vitality points directly by entering your results from the FIT check last year! You know, the bus visit.
Do you achieve your weekly goals? Then you can choose a gift every week in the app, for example a free product from Etos, a € 5 gift card from Intersport or bol.com. Not immediately in mind? No problem, save and redeem the gift cards! Curious about a more extensive explanation of the possibilities of the a.s.r. Vitality app? Then watch the iintroduction video below.
On the YouTube channel of a.s.r. Vitality, many more useful instructional videos can be found, for example about connecting your activity tracker, using the app and obtaining the Activity points.
If you are unable to resolve the matter or if you have any questions about your participation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the a.s.r. helpdesk. Vitality via WhatsApp; 06 5124 8836.
Not convinced yet? Our colleague Gerlof and top snowboarder Nicolien Sauerbreij also see the benefits of participating in the #FitatLely program and the a.s.r. Vitality app, have a look!
You can watch the activation video of a.s.r. below.
Science has discovered that humans have a second brain. Yes, read that once more: you
have a second brain. An independent brain that has a lot of influence on our hormonal
balance, general well-being and an influence on how we feel. This second brain can be
found... in your gut. ‘You are what you eat’ seems more relevant than ever.
What is this second brain and what does it do in my gut?
Not too long ago researches found an entire ecosystem right in the center of our body: millions of bacteria and neurons controlling our gut system. Neurons that, just like the neurons in our better known ‘head brain’, receive and send information around to activate processes and send signals of warning that we experience in the form of tangible sensations such as pain or that cringy feeling you experience sometimes in your life. Even though this second brain is not a conscious brain - it doesn’t feel the enjoyment of a beautiful summer day and doesn’t have a favorite song - but it does communicate with our conscious brain the entire time
How does that work?
While not being conscious itself, this brain ‘talks’ to your conscious brain the entire day. And not just that, your other brain, as it turns out, talks back and takes action. The most important job of your gut-brain is to control your digestion. Besides that, it is updating ‘upstairs’ on the entire process. We already knew for a while that a bad state of mental health triggers physical discomfort in the gut area, such as constipation, cramps and diarrhoea. But evidence reveals it also works the other way around: an unhealthy digestive system can trigger emotional changes and discomfort.
What do we do with this information?
A lot! It helps healthcare professionals to make a better treatment plan. You can help yourself as well by being aware of these processes. Feeling off for no particular reason at all? It might be that your second brain is trying to tell you something. Eat light and easy digestible meals and make sure you take your vitamins and minerals. Knowing you have a stressful period coming up? Be aware that healthy food will help you to cope better than fast food.