Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to fit in fitness? You aren’t alone. Finding a workout that suits your busy schedule can be challenging, but it’s a crucial step toward achieving your fitness goals. Here’s how one UBC employee managed it.
Andrew’s Challenge: Finding Time and Motivation to be Active
Andrew is a busy working professional and a parent with a long commute. He plays on a community soccer team twice a month, but struggles to find motivation and time to fit more movement into his days. He would like some support in establishing a fitness routine, but can’t afford a personal trainer. He prefers working out in the comfort of his home without having to spend a lot of money on equipment.
How EFAP can help with Andrew’s fitness journey:
Morneau Shepell, UBC’s Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider offers LIFT virtual fitness sessions. These are available on on any mobile device, so Andrew can access support anytime, anywhere. After inputting basic information about his fitness levels and goals, Andrew will receive personalized workout routines for free. He can also chat online with fitness coaches who can answer his fitness, nutrition and recovery questions. For example, Andrew can ask for suggestions on how to be active with his family.
LIFT Sessions are equipment-free and last about 30 minutes. A typical program includes recommended workouts consisting of three sessions per week for six weeks, which can be done at Andrew’s leisure. Participants can work out on their own or under the supervision of an online coach in personal or group sessions. Through the support of live coaches and personalized fitness programs like LIFT Session, employees like Andrew can stay engaged, excited and on track to meet their health and wellbeing goals.
How to access LIFT virtual fitness sessions:
Getting started is easy:
- Visit workhealthlife.com and login using ‘UBC’ as your organization.
- Click on the My Services tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- Scroll down to find the LIFT Session Virtual Fitness section.
- Using the LIFT Session Fitness link provided, sign up, download the app and complete an online fitness assessment to get started.