The link between physical fitness and peak performance at work can be seen in some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and CEO’s. Want proof? Ok, let’s start with Mark Parker, CEO of Nike. He works out four days a week for two hours before heading into the office. Last quarter, Nike’s revenue was up 15%. Similarly, our favorite renegade CEO, Virgin’s Richard Branson has claimed that his daily exercise routine which he refuses to skip is responsible for an additional four hours of productivity each day.
So what is it about working out that makes you a top producer at work? To start, it gives you energy. If you don’t believe me, observe people you work with. Those who regularly exercise, seem to have better stamina than those you see hunched over a desk with a microwaved frozen lunch, right? That’s because expending energy happens to produce energy. So, even if you only have time to hike Fryman Canyon or Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles before work, do it. Your productivity will reflect the extra effort.
Another possible reason that Southern Californians who regularly work out tend to be top closers at work has a lot to do with the level of confidence that comes from regular exercise. It’s no secret that exercise releases endorphins, which also helps balance out levels of serotonin, which make you feel good. When you feel confident it manifests itself in a variety of positive ways, including your ability to be confident in your sales pitch, and your closing tactics.
If you notice people in your San Fernando Valley office getting promotions that you’re not getting, it may very well be the result of their healthy lifestyle which includes an emphasis on exercise. When you exercise, you feel better. When you feel better, you look better, and when you look better you perform better at whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. The mind-body link may not be seen with your own two eyes, but anyone who has worked out regularly will have their experience as proof that when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, being in shape is one of the best ways to do so.
At SY Performance our only goal is to help our clients to feel their best through incorporating fitness training into their daily lives. Based in Toluca Lake, California, SY Performance has trained some of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable faces, while providing semi-private training, injury rehab therapy, and corporate wellness programs to some of Southern California’s most reputable organizations and businesses. If you’d like to speak with SY Performance Head Trainer, renowned fitness expert Scott Yonehiro about how you can advance your career, by improving your overall health, contact us today.