Welcome to the Back and Stretch series. We have partnered with Iris Sokol, a certified Ergonomist with over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness industry to bring you three short exercise videos.
Each activity in this series is designed to be done within the comfort of your own home at any time during your work day. With no equipment required, these exercises are an accessible and effective way to strengthen your body; safely at home or the office.
*DISCLAIMER: The videos on this site are intended for instructional purposes only and are not to
be used as a substitute for professional advice or information. To avoid potential injury, be sure
to consult your doctor or other medical professional before conducting these
exercises. CompEAP is not liable for any injury or medical condition which may occur after following
along with these videos. Please be aware of any physical limitations you may have and
take care to not push your body past what is reasonable for you.
Fitness On The Fly
Is a 10-minute class that demonstrates how you can strength train key muscles anywhere, without needing any equipment, using only your body resistance and your surroundings. Iris will also show how you can do strength work during the day, at your desk to help easily incorporate fitness into your daily life.
Stretch Breaks At Your Desk
Is a 15-minute class that takes participants through a series of gentle, easy-to-do stretches they can do right at their desk. These stretches relieve tension in the key muscles that are affected by prolonged sitting; neck, shoulders, upper and lower back to minimize the discomfort that sometimes accompanies prolonged static positions and repetitive motions. Employees leave this seminar feeling relaxed, refreshed, and energized.
Is a 20-minute class that teaches participants simple, easy-to-do exercises that relieve tension in the muscles that support the spine and the lower back. This class is based on my personal experience of enduring and managing lifelong back problems, and the exercises shown are derived from a therapeutic approach to maintaining a healthy back. Please Note: This class is not for those experiencing acute back pain who should be seen by a Doctor or Physical Therapist before doing this, or any other type of exercise program.