If regular exercise is part of your routine, taking an extended break from fitness can have a great impact on your body and on your mind. It’s not always practical to keep a gym membership if you have to move towns or if you are making a long-distance move. Plus, trying to get in a workout at your local gym while packing and arranging your move can be near impossible. What can you do? Turn to an app to help you get through those rough days that require an exercise break!
Here are some of the best fitness apps available right now — and most of them come at a small fee or are completely free.
The Couch to 5K App
Running outside is one of the few things that you can do while you move because hitting the pavement doesn’t require a gym. Even if you live in a colder climate, you can still get in a few decent runs on warmer days, and find a treadmill to use when it’s unbearable outside. The Couch to 5K app does exactly what it sounds like — it gets you from the couch to running a 5K in nine weeks.
The idea here is to use the app for 20-30 minutes a few times per week, and after nine weeks you should be able to run that 5k without any issues. Even if you’re not entering a race, simply being able to run a 5K means that you’ll get in a really good workout whenever you feel like it just by going for that long run. This app works with both iOS and Android devices.
This is one of the most popular fitness apps right now. Seven is based on the idea that anyone can workout for seven minutes per day — but if a seven minute workout sounds easy to you, think again. This app only works if you put everything you have into those seven minutes per day, and that means sweating as much as possible and exerting yourself.
The app includes workouts and guides, and can even remind you that it’s time to work out if forgetting to do your workout is your biggest problem. Exercise for seven minutes per day between moving, and you’ll feel amazing — you’ll also get a great workout. Seven works with iOS, Android, and Windows phones.
Yoga just feels great. Plus, yoga combines a lot of simple stretching moves with some great core strengthening moves, and what you get in the end is a really good workout if you do it right. FitStar Yoga is a free app that adapts yoga workouts to your current level. If a move is too easy, just record that information, and the app will make your next move harder. If you want an even more customized yoga workout (without paying a high studio fee), you can pay $30 per month for entirely personalized and customized workouts. FitStar Yoga is an iOS app that’s available through the App Store.
When to Workout
Okay, so when can you get in any kind of a workout between packing boxes, making moving plans, and getting everything set up in your new home? Here’s where an app like Seven comes in handy. All you really need are seven minutes per day to work out, so you don’t have stop everything that you are doing in order to make this workout happen. Otherwise, make the time to hit the road and work on that 5k — sure, you have a lot to do right now, but your health is also important, so do make time for it!
Hiring Movers in Boulder CO
When it comes to making sure that the moving company you hire has everything under control, you have to hire movers that can be trusted. Exodus Moving and Storage provides full moving services including packing, unpacking, and moving everything you own to your new place. We will coordinate with you well before the moving date, and we’ll make sure that everything you need to be in line for your move is ready to go when you are — or before you are!
We also have storage rental spaces in both Fort Collins and Boulder, so make sure to ask us about these rates. Call Exodus, your Loveland movers, today for a free rate and for any information you need about your upcoming move. As expert movers in Fort Collins Co, Exodus is here when you need us. You can also find us on Facebook — we’d love to connect with you there as well.
There’s a lot that goes into moving a business from the actual packing to figuring out how to reconnect all of those devices once you do move. The best way to get through an office move is to hire a professional moving company to help you with the bulk of your furniture and equipment (after all, you don’t want a friend or employee dropping that thousand dollar computer!). But you’ll need to orchestrate the move with your employees and office managers too — take a look at these office moving tips to make your move a smooth one.
- Start by talking to your office managers or pod leaders. Let them know when the move will take place, and what you expect each group to do. You can then delegate those tasks to the managers, and they can further tell other employees what has to be done to complete the move.
- Hold an office meeting, and let your entire team know what is expected of them during the move. If possible, try to keep the tasks that employees have to do on moving day to a minimum, but do let people know if they need to set up computers and workstations on a particular day.
- Show your employees the layout of the new office space. It can help make a transition smoother if you tell everyone that’s working in an office what they can expect. This way, nobody will be caught completely off guard by a space that they weren’t expecting.
- Let everyone know about the move many days in advance — or longer, if possible. You should prepare for some employees leaving if the new location is too far away from the old one, or if the new location just doesn’t make sense for some people. It’s not uncommon for people to look for another job should you move to a remote area.
- Make sure that everything you need to move is labeled clearly, and this especially applies to wires and cords that might be confusing to place once you arrive in your new location.
- Let the moving company handle most of the move. You don’t want to tell your employees that they have to spend a weekend day moving the office. In most cases, people won’t want to spend the extra time to move, and the move will be a lot less productive. Save yourself some hassles by hiring movers in Thornton CO or other locations to help you move quickly and efficiently.
- Make the date of the move known to everyone, and let the team know when they can expect to start working in the new space.
- Consider getting team input into things like what should go in the common area, what equipment needs to be included in the lunch room, and whether or not a TV is a good choice for the break room. Sometimes, including people in these decisions will go a long way towards making your whole team happy with the new space.
Hiring a Moving Company
If you’re moving to Boulder or any other area in Colorado, make sure to give Exodus Moving and Storage a call. We have extensive experience moving office equipment, and with making sure that everything you need in your new office space gets there in one piece. With a professional moving team, you can expect your office items to arrive on time, and to be set up the way that you want them to be. This way, your staff doesn’t have to engage in any serious moving, and that will make most people happy.
Give us a call today for a complete office move estimate.
If you’ve already hired the Denver moving company that you plan to use, you may be well on your way to being packed and headed in your new direction. If you’ve hired a long distance moving company, though, you may have to stop over at a hotel before you actually arrive at your new home. While hotel stays can be fun and relaxing, there are some things that you should make a note of if you want to get along with the housekeeping staff.
- The ‘Do Not Disturb’ Sign: ah, the DND sign. This sign exists so that housekeepers won’t bother you if that’s your wish and need, but you may find that some housekeepers knock on your door anyway. Why? Because they have to in some cases. Sometimes, hotels insist that maids knock to find out if everything is okay, and that may mean being disturbed. If you don’t want someone knocking, let the front desk know that you are serious about not being bothered.
- Need a cleaning? Here’s what to do: if you find that you need to have your room cleaned after you told the staff not to bother you (and they passed by your room), you can still have your room cleaned. How? Find the housekeeping staff on your floor, and tell them that you are in need of having your room cleaned, but do it nicely. Or, you can just call the front desk and let them know what you need.
- Stay awhile? Leave a tip. The housekeepers in any hotel appreciate tips, and leaving a good tip means that you may get a few extra things. Some housekeepers will organize your stuff, lay out towels on sinks to put your stuff on, give you extra products, or just provide you with everything that you need (including stocking the mini bar with extra water or folding your towels into swans) if you leave a tip. How much should you tip? One to two dollars is customary.
- Go green? Most hotels now have the option to “go green” by not asking staff to wash your towels and other linens. This might be good for the environment, but it’s also good for that hotel chain’s wallet. The less staff needed to wash linens, the less the hotel has to pay for that staff. So, your housekeepers might appreciate the day off, but they may also appreciate the work hours, so we’ll make it your call in this case.
- Housekeeping is hard! Just think of all those heavy mattresses, messes, and things that housekeepers have to do. Wouldn’t you appreciate a tip or two?
Smooth Hotel Sailing
It can be hard to be nice and friendly when you are jet lagged or just really tired from moving, but your long distance moving company should take care of all the actual moving, and all you have to do is get where you’re going. If you do have to stay at any hotels along the way, try and be as nice as possible. In this case, being kind to housekeeping staff will get you very far!
Booking That Long Distance Moving Company
If you haven’t booked your Denver moving company yet, call Exodus Moving and Storage to find out what our rates are, and how we can help you move. As a long distance moving company, we can easily move your things from where you are to anywhere in the world, all you have to do is call us to book today.
We also offer storage solutions in both Denver and Fort Collins, so ask us about our storage facility rates, or check out our Facebook page for more details.
A recent study published in the ‘Journal of Experimental Psychology’ states that creativity and the physical act of walking are closely linked. As it turns out, the brain and the body must both be in harmony in order for a person’s creative juices to flow. Researchers recommend that anyone seeking to boost creativity go for a walk, jog, or perform some other kind of exercise. So, maybe taking a longer lunch break in order to get some fresh air isn’t such a bad thing after all.
In fact, you don’t have to feel guilty about not sitting at a desk for an entire day. There is such a thing as working while you are exercising – and that can mean anything from walking to going to the gym. Since most people don’t have the luxury of taking two hours to hit the gym every afternoon, there are still some activities that you can do mid-day to help boost creativity. Take a look at these quick activity tips.
1. Yoga: You don’t have to sign up for an expensive yoga membership to enjoy this activity. Just check out some videos on YouTube, grab a mat or piece of the floor, and start stretching.
2. Go For a Walk: Even if it’s cold outside, the fresh air that comes with going for a walk may be just what your brain needs. Step outside, bring your thoughts with you, and take in some air. By the time you get back, you will have a whole new perspective on your current work problem.
3. Hit the Gym: If you do have a gym in your building or nearby, spend 30 minutes lifting weights or running on the treadmill.
4. Throw a Frisbee Around: Gran a colleague or two and toss a Frisbee around outdoors. You can talk about work ideas as you toss the Frisbee back and forth.
5. Find a Ball and a Net: Simply running back and forth around a soccer field kicking field goals into an unmanned net is fun. Plus, you’ll be getting all of that great oxygen while thinking about whatever work problem you’re facing.
6. Hit Some Balls: Is there a batting cage near you? Why not spend your lunch hour hitting some balls? This is a great way to take out some aggression, and you can also work on your swing.
7. Watch a Little League Game: If you happen to see a game in progress while you are on your walk, sit in the sunshine and let your mind wander a bit.
Your Brain Is Not Full-Time
It’s not possible to put your brain to the test around the clock. You can’t expect to come up with mind-blowing ideas for new projects when your brain is simply exhausted, and nothing exhausts a brain faster than sitting at a desk staring at a computer all day long. Explain the benefits of taking an outdoor break to your boss, and try to leave your desk whenever you feel like you need some outside time to think. Since when did thinking and creative brainstorming time become unpaid time? Work goes hand-in-hand with being creative, and that can only happen if you give both your mind and body a break.
If you happen to work as a freelancer, you might want to consider moving from place to place throughout the day. You’ll get a completely different perspective on work when you’re in a library as compared to your own home desk. The trick is to mix it up, grab that fresh air when you can, and stop feeling guilty about not being chained to your phone or desk. Take it from the researchers mentioned above, it’s important to move!
Should you happen to need help moving physical items, well, that’s our territory! Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for moving services and for help getting your stuff where it needs to go. We will make sure to move your items with care, while you take care of moving your body!
Exodus Moving and Storage has been serving the moving needs of Colorado and beyond for several years now. The dream of one individual became the cause of many, starting with one small moving truck and becoming a full service relocation company. Today, we are the best Colorado moving company and we our proud not only of our humble beginnings but of the teamwork it has taken to excel in such a large and saturated market such as the moving and storage industry. As the time of thanks draws near, we have so many things to be thankful for. Here are just a few at the top of our list.
At Exodus, we hand pick our employees. We don’t believe in the concept of day- labor or temporary hires. Instead we interview, do reference checks and drug tests and we hire only those fine folks that we feel would properly represent us in the field with our customers, every day. We take moving people very seriously, so we make sure that our staff receives ongoing training and fair wages, making our employee turnover rate one of the lowest in the country. We are also Choose People Certified because we are committed to being “happy place to work.” The people of Exodus are what make our company like no other.
We are proud to boast a damage ratio that is ¼ of the industry average. This is a result of the combination of quality workers and comprehensive training. When we were just starting out, every client and every referral meant everything to our business. We knew that our biggest competition was riddled with moving horror stories because of their lack of attention to detail and lack of accountability with regard to their staff. We are expert movers, proud of the work we do. And no matter how big we become, we still work under the philosophy that one unsatisfied customer is one too many.
We are passionately involved in our communities. At Exodus, we put our time, talents and money into the places that we live and work. We support green energy practices within our offices and have incorporated many green friendly procedures into our work. This includes our tree planting program for every move we complete. For this program we partner with Trees Water & People. We are also thankful for the freedoms we have and maintain in this great country of ours and regardless of political affiliation, we support causes that support our troupes and their families. Project Sanctuary and Colorado Hire Patriots are a few of the military support groups that we are committed to.
As we celebrate thanksgiving this year, we are setting our table with gratitude. We are thankful for the work we do, the communities we serve and the people who make it all possible. What are you thankful for?
After a whole lot of time, effort and careful thought, we here at Exodus are proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website! Thanks to our work together with the very talented marketing and design firm Davlin Marketing Group, we have given our total commitment to quality a new voice and a new look. We are excited that this effort has resulted in a whole new kind of user experience.
Mind: Information about Moving
At Exodus, we believe that knowledge is power. For this reason, we are happy to pass on the benefit our many years of experience in moving to our customers. We understand that making a move can be an incredibly stressful time in life and it is one of our main goals to make you feel like you are not alone during this transition. Right by your side from the very beginning, our new site is full of resources for moving including an 8 week moving planner, a full list of moving supplies provided to help make your move easier and even a list of preferred partners offering home services to make you feel right at home in your new neighborhood.
Body: Professional Movers in Action
With over 75 years of combined moving experience, we have a knack for getting the job done right. We excel at both residential and commercial moving and are happy to take care of every detail for our customers. Our new website showcases this ability through things like an explanation of our Moving Method, FAQs and answers about residential moving and a new section on our virtual warehousing capabilities. We feel that our new site has a lot to say about what you can expect from a truly professional moving and storage company.
Heart: We are a People Business
One thing we are very clear on as a company: the center of our business is people. We take excellent care of the people we work with and as a result they take excellent care of those we work for. As proud members of the communities we live and work in, we volunteer our time and resources to charities, community organizations and are proud military family movers. We are happy to be a green moving company, doing our part of give back to our community and our world. Our new site, gives a more personal view into the talented team that we employ in Denver and Ft Collins as well as the wonderful feedback we get from all the people we serve and the community organizations we further. At Exodus, we move people and we are proud to offer our new website to show you why we are the best moving company in Colorado.
Who we are and what we do are one in the same. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to provide quality. They claim that customer satisfaction means everything to them. And that may be true even and especially when it comes to the bottom line. But at Exodus, people are the single most important thing in our business. And that applies all around, to our employees, our clients and our community. We put our money, time, effort and heart into the things that matter most to us. And that is what makes us better than any other Colorado Moving Company. The Exodus difference is people.
We Choose People
Exodus is a Choose People company. This means that we pass the test and come out on top as a great place to work. We work hard, we play hard and we value family and balance. Unlike many others in our industry, we have real employees doing all our moves providing unequalled accountability in our market sector. We provide consistent schedules, family friendly offices and competitive salaries making our employee turnover rate lower than any other Denver moving company. We firmly believe that happy employees are better workers, parents and citizens at large. For this reason, the Exodus difference starts with our people.
People Choose Us
We are constantly in a state of collecting feedback from our customers. Moving is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. We strive and work hard to go the extra mile to make it easier, less hectic and to create a sort of calm in the storm for our clients. Thanks to this commitment to service, our track record is pristine. Our client surveys come back consistently with glowing recommendations and most of our clients go on to recommend our moving services to family and friends.
Whether it is pianos that need moving for art projects (Pianos About Town) underprivileged teens that need dresses for Prom (The Fairy Godmother Project) a race that needs run to donate supplies to school kids (The Denver Metro Mile benefiting Donors Choose) or our own in house tree planting for every move we complete (in cooperation with Trees, Water & People), we are committed to being involved in the neighborhood around us. We love Colorado, we love our country and we love our world. At Exodus, we show value to our community by not only showing up when they need us most but by finding creative ways to be involved, everyday.
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When it comes to taking care of employees, no one does it better than Exodus. We take pride in putting our workers on payroll in an industry where temporary “hired guns” are the norm. We believe that our customers’ ultimate satisfaction starts with our staff. For this reason, our hiring process is rigorous including background and reference checks, drug tests and detailed interviews followed up with comprehensive, job specific training. The final step of the hiring process includes a personal orientation with our CEO to make sure the core values that we hold so dear are clear to our new hires. Not only does this process put us a cut above other Colorado Moving companies, it has earned us an employee retention rate that is 40% higher than the industry average. This is because we know who our employees are and they know what we stand for as an organization.
But creating company loyalty is not our only goal. We are also dedicated to expanding our employees’ knowledge about moving and storage so that their skill sets can continue to advance over time. One of the important ways we do this is by facilitating ongoing certification with the American Moving and Storage Association.
What is the AMSA?
The American Moving and Storage Association is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality standards of Moving and Storage companies throughout the US. Through education, certification, the creation of industry wide ethical standards, regulation and advocacy, the AMSA seeks to eradicate fraud and to promote positive consumer experiences during relocation. The organization includes a membership of over 3,000 movers and acts as a trade association contributing to the establishment of best practices among moving companies.
Jason Kendall CMC Certification
One of the important qualifications offered by the AMSA is the Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) certification. This certification requires elite testing, a written commitment to a specialized code of ethics, and biennial renewal. Currently, there are only eight CMC’s in the entire state of Colorado. We are proud to announce that Jason Kendall, our Account Manager, has received this coveted certification from the American Moving & Storage Association. Joining Exodus’ Ilan Levy and Jake Atchison who currently hold CMC titles, Jason and our team hold the only three CMC’s in all of Fort Collins, CO.
In the world today the term “success” gets thrown around often. And in general, the only thing consistent among each situation is that everyone has a different definition of what the word means. Some people measure success by financial standards. The amount of money in their bank, the value of all that they own, the diversity of their investment portfolio. And while at Exodus we absolutely support the presence of monetary success when it is earned through good, honest hard work, unlike many other companies, we feel it is merely an inevitable result of our true focus: excellent customer care.
At Exodus, we define success through people; the ones we employ and the ones that we serve. It’s a simple equation: Happy People = Success. This is evidenced through our high employee retention and amazing customer reviews. After so many years in the moving and storage industry, we have seen a lot of businesses come and go. As a Colorado mover we have watched the rise and fall of several companies with similar competencies. But the thing that seems to always make a difference in the long run is their orientation (or sometimes lack thereof) to maintaining quality experiences for all those involved in the business process. And because we understand that satisfied customers mean everything to our success, we are always truly excited to receive positive feedback to let us know that we are defining and achieving the “success” we work so hard for.
“Moving crew was great to deal with & very friendly & professional! Great bunch of guys! See you again in 1 year!”
“Our crew was fantastic. We are moving again in 6 months and I plan to specifically request the same crew if at all possible.”
~ Mr. Cloudman
The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:
Date of Move: April 16th 2011
Moving Crew: Jason
Client Name: Michelle
On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?
Office Staff 10
Overall Cost/Value 10
Work Ethic Efficient 10
Overall Impression 10
Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:
The Colorado crew should get an 11 as a rating. Thank you ALL!!
Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES
This week we have been highlighting our latest national recognition for employee satisfaction as a Choose People certified Company. You will find their logo proudly placed next to our other affiliations including the Better Business Bureau. We have seen the value of treating our employees like family since the very beginning and are happy to make our offices a family friendly place where our staff can bring their children and can easily organize both family vacations and work with us to provide time when unexpected events come up. These are just a few of the ways that our management seeks to create a comfortable environment of trust and a feeling of safety within our ranks.
But the main benefit that Exodus receives from our happy employees is their impact with both our customers and our community. The simple truth is that goodwill spreads and happiness and fulfillment generally multiplies itself. We know that taking fantastic care of our staff is a major focus for us every day. And when we receive so many positive customer reviews on a regular basis, it continually confirms that our priorities are in the right place and that the good we represent and uphold is being experienced by those we serve in the field during what is often a very stressful time in their lives. We are proud to deliver peace of mind by way of excellent service through our amazing employees.
The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:
Date of Move: Feb 19th 2011
Moving Crew: Wayne and Jimmy
Client Name: Cheryl
On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?
Office Staff 10
Overall Cost/Value 10
Work Ethic Efficient 10
Overall Impression 10
Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:
The guys were aware of the need to hurry because of my budget and did a fantastic job!
Would you recommend to others? YES
May we use you as a reference? YES
A Note from a Happy Client
On behalf of the entire board of the Global Village Museum, I would like to thank you for your good service and generosity during our move to a new location on West Mountain. Wayne and Joe were great!
Global Village Museum
Executive Board Secretary