Sport not only promotes your own health, but is also an ideal balance to your daily work routine. That’s why we at Globalfoundries have our own Globalactive Fitness Center, where you can keep yourself fit. Due to the current situation, our fitness center is unfortunately closed at the moment. However, in order to keep you active at home, our Globalactive Fitness Center offers at least 2 live trainings via Zoom every day since January 4th of this year. Check the course schedule regularly and choose your favorites. Every member can participate unlimited. A membership is already available for 16€ per month and can be canceled monthly.
To find out how the live courses have been received so far, we spoke to our studio manager Enrico:
Enrico: The online courses have started well, with participation numbers ranging from 5-35 members. It should be emphasized that for many of them, this also encourages children to join in. To further encourage this, a back class for all Globalfoundries employees will be held every Monday at 7 p.m. starting February 8, promoted and sponsored by the Culture Team. Of course, when we reopen will depend on prescriptions and current infection levels. As a first step, we will be reopening the showers soon, so at least those bicycling and members who go for a run during the lunch hour will be able to shower. In the longer term, even when open, the online course program will continue to be offered, as it is not expected that all employees will be back on site immediately. My goal is still to keep everyone fit or to make everyone fit, because a strong immune system and strong muscles are still the best preventive measures.
We also asked Carola and Claudia what their feedback is as active participants in the live courses:
Carola: At home, the live classes are wonderful to incorporate, either at lunchtime or in the evening. There are also many different classes, from back classes to Zumba to Tabata. There should be something for everyone. I’ve already tried some of them, even before in the studio and have to say that this is definitely an alternative for Corona time. With sound and picture it also works wonderfully.
Claudia: There’s an old saying: “You go to the back training all by yourself” – after more than 10 months in the home office without an ergonomic chair, my back was also showing signs of fatigue. I’m glad to be able to remedy this with the online courses offered, whether it’s the Backfit course or Pilates, the exercises are challenging and the camera (which you can of course turn off) encourages you to persevere. The back is better and I stick with it because it’s also a little time out for me.
With a course membership in Globalactive you can also collect another point in the GeVie Challenge. This gives you another opportunity to successfully complete the Health Bonus Program and secure one of 3 attractive rewards.