On this Independence Day, we would like to take the time to thank all of our WalkTop customers across America and the world. Our company is only a few years old and it feels like we have been working hard for a long time, but this is nothing compared to the 241 years that America has been an independent nation.
This past year we had the privilege to celebrate the 105th birthday of Olive Myhre, who is the grandmother of our President, Ron Bettin. Olive's positive attitude and work ethic has been an inspiration to all of us and we love her favorite saying: “If you don’t move, you’ll stop”! These wise words are true for her as she gets up every day with purpose and prepares to do something of value.
Upon reflection, it is hard to comprehend all the changes that Olive has seen since being born in 1912. In honor of Independence Day and Olive Myhre, we would like to reflect upon some the milestone in movement for America that have occurred in the last century:
Even with all of these great physical fitness inventions, nowadays, it is harder than ever to get people moving. This modern generation is experiencing health problems due to sitting too much like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and others. Let’s make July 4th a call-to-action to get America moving again… or it will stop!
Today, on International Women’s Day, I have chosen to profile Laurel Walzak, the female co-founder of Fitneff Inc. Laurel has been successful in so many areas of her career - first as a trailblazer in the sports business industry, then as an entrepreneur and most recently as an Assistant Professor of Sports Media at Ryerson University.
Laurel also spends a great deal of her time and energy outside the office in efforts to advance the careers of young women who are making their start. I asked Laurel some important questions about the role of women in business, and the role that she plays in advocating for other women in her life.
You could say that Jim Wachtel occupies a front-row seat in the corporate health and wellness industry. And, because of his job as a health care cost-containment strategist, he spends a lot of time in that seat, whether it’s in his office, in his car, or on an airplane travelling for work.
Now, he's literally taking steps toward better health without compromising his productivity. Read how he's no longer sitting down on the job with the Walktop Treadmill desk by Fitneff.