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Interview with Shay De Silva of Fast Fitness to Go

At Loszach Report, we are partnered with many fantastic companies working in the corporate wellness industry, and we want to spread the word about them!

We conduct regular interviews with the leaders of our partner companies to spread the word about the interesting services they provide, and find out what has inspired them to do what they do. We can all benefit from learning about the great services available for companies investing in corporate wellness.

This week we interviewed Shay De Silva of Fast Fitness to Go.

1)       Can you please tell me about yourself?

What led you to personal training and helping busy employees get in shape? How long have you been open / working in your field?

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and I love how my entire body and mind feel totally relaxed and energized after a good workout. I created Fast Fitness to Go because I believe that lack of time and equipment should never prevent someone from getting a great workout. Over the last few years, I have done quite a bit of traveling as a project management and marketing consultant. Between endless meetings and jet lag, I found it difficult to find time (and energy) for hour-long gym sessions. To fit in exercise, I created total-body workouts I could do quickly in my hotel room, and I was very pleased with the results! My equally busy colleagues kept asking how I stayed in such great shape, so I decided to turn the workouts into videos to share with them. And that is how Fast Fitness to Go began.

2)       What is it exactly that Fast Fitness to Go does?

Fast Fitness to Go provides fast, fun workouts that lead to MAJOR results for busy professionals. The goal is to eliminate all excuses. Our workouts easily replace a gym membership and a personal trainer. Every 30 days employees receive three brand-new 25-minute videos developed by a certified personal trainer to download to their computer. The workouts require no weights or equipment, combine cardio and total-body strength training, and are filmed in a variety of locations, so there is always something fun in the background.

3)       What makes your service different and really stand out?

The top reason Fast Fitness to Go stands out in the fitness industry is because people actually DO the workouts consistently. I have spent years scouring the Internet for workout videos that offer short, effective workouts. Most videos are at least an hour long and require a set of weights, which can be difficult to come by when you are on the road. There are very few workouts that can be done with no equipment, are available instantly, are not time consuming, and still produce good results. Even if someone finds an amazing 30-minute equipment-free workout, they will eventually get bored with doing the same routine after a few weeks. People stick with Fast Fitness to Go because they get three new workout videos on a regular basis.

4)       How can your service create positive change for business clients and their employees?

Countless studies have been done showing that healthy employees are happy employees, and happy employees are productive employees. In general, employees who exercise take fewer sick days, have improved time management skills, and work better with other team members. Companies with employees who exercise tend to spend less on healthcare claims.

5)    Why did you agree to partner with Loszach Report?

Fitness is an important aspect of employee health, but it is not the only aspect. I like that the Loszach Report helps companies create well-rounded corporate wellness programs.

6)       What advice would you give to HR people that manage wellness programs?

It is important to follow-up with employees regularly to make sure they know about the programs and are taking full advantage. Get feedback from employees to find out which programs they enjoy and use. Corporate wellness programs are only effective if employees are taking advantage of the benefits. Most providers, including Fast Fitness to Go, will be happy to make adjustments to their offering to ensure that employees are receiving value from their services.

Shay was also generous enough to share one of her videos. Download it here! The video will play with Windows Media Player, let us know if you have any difficulty downloading or playing it.

Shay de Silva is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She believes that everyone should be able to work out regardless of time and location. As founder and fitness coach at Fast Fitness to Go, she creates three new highly effective workout videos each month. Be sure to check out fastfitnesstogo.com.

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