We develop programs that counteract the negative effects of sitting at work. Physiological adaptations to sitting are one of the main causes of chronic pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. They also increase the risk of injury in daily activities and sports practice.
Participants in our programs perform ‘movements breaks’ at the workplace that reverse over time the adaptations to sitting. They work in teams with individual variations based on a weekly assessment. Teamwork makes progress faster and keeps the motivation high.
Why do it at the workplace (and not at a gym)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently acknowledged that sedentary behavior reduces the benefits of a regular physical activity. In some cases, it may even nullify it.
The WHO also recommends daily aerobic activities and strength training twice a week. Unfortunately, research in biomechanics shows that the WHO recommendations for physical activity are inadequate for people adapted to sitting:
- Walking, jogging and biking do not correct the muscular imbalances and joint instability caused by sitting and therefore carry a higher risk of injury for chronic sitters.
- Low-frequency strength training cannot cause positive adaptations in chronic sitters. With safe loads, they either make little or no progress at all. And with adequate loads, they often get injured.
By contrast, frequent “movement breaks” correct muscular imbalances and raise gently their tolerance to exercise. They break the routine of sitting, lay the foundations of healthy habits and prevent injuries associated with casual exercise or sports practice.
Why trust us
Our programs are developed in cooperation with Lund University Cognitive Science. They are based on the latest research in motor learning and cooperative learning.
Our protocols are based on science, not the latest fitness trend. We recommend specific exercises and progressions based on biomechanics, physical anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience. Our exercises require either no equipment at all (bodyweight) or inexpensive tools (kettlebells).
Our coaching team has a unique blend of experience. All our coaches have first-hand personal experience with sitting-related back issues and have all rehabilitated themselves through exercise by training and/or competing in strength sports. They also have coached both casual gym goers and elite strength athletes, including national medalists and record holders.