I’ve been engaged to do a few short (15-20) fitness and wellness talks to a corporate audience. They will be able to stand up with a little bit of room around them and to sit down in an office-type chair, so I’m limited on teaching a movement class other than gentle stretches. I’ve got my three topics planned, but I’m hoping that my first three will lead to more engagements. Can we work together here to come up with a list of topics that would spark ideas not just for me but for others? Thanks!
Here are some of the topics that I’m working on. I haven’t made the titles interesting yet, just fleshing out the concepts.
Seated stretches for neck, shoulders, torso
Mindful breathing and how to do it to relax and to revitalize
Simple standing stretches (people will be dressed up)
Mobilizing the foot and ankle
Mobilizing the hips (gentle, standing)
Mobilizing the upper spine and shoulders
Daytime energy ideas that don’t involve caffeine
No need to clarify, Martin, thanks. I am solely brainstorming topics in a list format that might be useful to myself but also to others, not seeking entire content.
I like that idea, Bradley! One of the exec team members of this particular company does walking meetings.
Water vs. soda vs. caffeine. How much is enough? Ideas to flavor water.
Healthy mind platter – my boss is actually doing this one as she’s done and published studies in this area but I thought I’d add it to the list in case anyone else wants to use this thread as a resource.
I like Karin’s suggestion about the harmful effects of prolonged sitting. This topic could go along with a general discussion of movement of the body–the benefits of movement and how our bodies were meant to be active. This would go along with your gentle exercises–I believe in the power of educating and getting participants to understand the “why” behind exercise. It empowers them.
You could also add in a topic about getting up throughout the day (if the audience sits at a desk for most of the day) and walking or adding in some gentle exercises throughout the day. This one would go well with your daytime energy ideas section.
Hope these few suggestions help.