Introduction

We believe in getting every Lely employee ‘future fit’, physically and mentally, at their own level and pace.

What does that mean? That we make a number of workouts, sessions and masterclasses available that all colleagues, both national and international, can participate in. The goal is to get you enthusiastic and to let you enjoy all the initiatives. Will you join? Register for the weekly sessions and masterclasses.

Are you enthusiastic about our #FitatLely program and do you want to help us activate more colleagues? Then sign up via the button below!

#ActiveApril

Come up with a challenge and win a #FitatLely outfit!

Thanks to all fit colleagues, we have designated April as "#ActiveApril" and we call on you and your team to come up with a challenge together, register it with us and have a chance to win a #FitatLely outfit. Check here the rules of the game and how you can register.

Rules of the game #ActiveApril

  • Team consists of at least 2 Lely colleagues
  • The challenge can be on your own level, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself. The challenge can be quite challenging ;)
  • Register your team before the 10th of April at fit@lely.com
  • Share a weekly update with performance and a photo with the #FitatLely team
  • The chosen challenge contributes to interaction, team spirit and is motivating for all team members to participate

You choose the winner! Everyone can vote via Instagram on the 29th of April and we will announce the winners in the next mailing. Join us and sign up!

#FitatLely and a.s.r. Vitality

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?

But how?

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 fit@lely.com 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!

#FitatLely a.s.r.

You can watch the activation video of a.s.r. below.

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Weekly sessions

Below you will find the weekly sessions. These are on the same day and time every week. This series of sessions starts in the first week of April. All sessions are in English.

Home Work-Out

Mondays, 15:45 - 16:45 (CET)

Alternation of strength and cardio exercises, accessible for every level

Breathwork

Tuesdays, 08.30 - 09.00 (CET)

Different themes and breathing techniques to help you on your way to improved energy management.

Pilates

Thursdays, 16:30 - 17:15 (CET)

It is an effective workout that strengthens and stretches muscle groups at the same time in order to achieve a balanced and flexible body..

Masterclasses

Besides the weekly sessions we also organise a number of masterclasses. You can subscribe for these below.

Breathing

Thursday 8 April, 11.00 - 12.00 (CET)

Breathing is probably one of the most underestimated elements in improving vitality. In this Masterclass all the ins and outs of breathing are explained.

Brainhacking

Monday 3 May, 10.00 - 11.00 (CET)

The chemistry of your brain has a major influence on your performance. Your brain does not speak Dutch, but they speak Neurotransmitters. Signal particles that provide your brain power, processing speed, stress damping or mental flexibility. In this masterclass you will learn all about it.

Sleep & personal effectiveness

Tuesday 18 May, 14.00 - 15.00 (CET)

We sleep about a third of our lives, about 25 years added together. Strangely enough, most people know very little about sleep. Why do you need sleep? And what happens when you sleep? Get to know all these insights!

Food & biorhythm

Monday 14 June, 12.00 – 13.00 (CET)

Sleep, biorhythm, food, movement and (day)light are connected to each other; a busy life with work, social obligations and the pressure to perform in the best way possible, can be quite a challenge. In this Masterclass you will learn how to handle your rhythm and health in today’s modern world.

Body - a second brain

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

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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.

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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.

Social wall

Let your own colleagues inspire you! Also post your workout on your social channels with the hashtag #fitatlely

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